Project help ....

I've never really been into scrapbooking, but I am working on a project & have been wondering if digital scrapbooking might be useful. I don't want to put a lot of money into it either. If you have any website suggestions, advice, ect ... I'd love to hear it!

Thanks a bunch:)
  • jodimn
    I am not a scrapbooker either. I don't have the time to do it, but I like to have my pictures in a book and not just on the computer. I used apple's program, iphoto, to make our "scrapbooks". It was easy to do and cheaper than scrapbooking (as long as you didn't make too many pages!). I do a book for each years of the girls life and big family vacations. I have heard that other photo sites online also make good books like that as well.
    by jodimn at 08/10/09 8:03AM
  • kendricks
    I've used mypublisher--very easy to use and the software is free. Look for buy-one-get-one free deals before you order your book.
    by kendricks at 08/10/09 12:57PM
  • bigdeborah
    ^I agree. Mel has used mypublisher for lots of her books (and made a couple for me!) and they are great! I have tried snapfish and photo sites like that, but there are only certain layout options, whereas mypublisher lets you decide how many pics you want on the page and if you want them horizontal or vertical, etc.
    by bigdeborah at 08/10/09 3:45PM
  • mel_ody
    I love scrapbooking! I'm haven't looked into any of the programs mentioned above but a good friend suggested Foto Fusion and I LOVE it. I did a book of Indi's first year and printed it using Shutterfly and Indi loves paging through it. It's about $50 for the basic program though, but it was well worth it and I will use it for both girls over the next few years. It has background paper, cute "stickers", various fonts, you can turn font any direction, cute frames, organizes your photos into folders and then it's click and drag, etc. It's really like doing it by hand, but awesome because if I have 5 minutes I can work on it and then push the save button!
    by mel_ody at 08/14/09 12:51PM
  • saricbradley
    HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY MAYA!!!
    by saricbradley at 08/18/09 2:26PM
  • dressednyella
    I've been wanting to try the photobooks I've seen at walgreens.com. If you sign up with Walgreens, they send you great deals on photos and photo gifts. In fact, I'll forward the latest email I got to you. It looks easy. You just choose a theme and your pictures and they print the book. I think I may do that for grandmothers sometime. I enjoy scrapbooking but it gets overwhelming to me. Have fun! Happy Birthday to Maya!
    by dressednyella at 08/21/09 2:12PM
  • kendralulu
    How was your weekend? :)
    by kendralulu at 08/24/09 3:34PM
  • kendralulu
    I was wondering!! :) ~ I'm glad Maya had a good birthday; can't wait to see pictures!!

    I thought this was really good 'the embodiment of brokenness'.
    by kendralulu at 09/09/09 4:12PM
  • ktjb17
    I hope ya'll have a wonderful Thanksgiving!! :) Give Maya a kiss for me!
    by ktjb17 at 11/25/09 10:27AM
  • kendralulu
    What are you doing for Christmas? We will be in Marble Falls the day after Christmas & the whole weekend. I hope we get to see yall!!! :)
    by kendralulu at 12/11/09 11:41AM
  • kendralulu
    Thank you! We love his room; it turned out really well. Yes, I'm feeling really good; it's such a blessing!!! Let's get together in the New Year!!! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas! :)
    by kendralulu at 12/12/09 2:23PM
  • grace
    I know she has Call Me Irresponsible, Crazy Love, and the self-titled CDs. I don't think she has the It's Time one. Fyi, I recently taught her to download songs on Amazon onto her new MP3 player so an Amazon gift card might work too. Just a thought. :)
    by grace at 01/09/10 11:42PM
  • whipsmile
    Alex's dad lives near Burlington, where fortunately, there is a church there. VERY happy about that.
    by whipsmile at 01/19/10 10:20AM
  • ktjb17
    CONGRATS!!!! I was stoked when J told me!!! :)
    by ktjb17 at 02/10/10 10:40AM
  • kendralulu
    How are things going??? :)
    by kendralulu at 02/16/10 7:39PM
  • raifhaus
    So happy for you!!
    by raifhaus at 02/26/10 4:27PM
  • kendralulu
    It was so good to see you!!! Weston is so cute! Can't until this weekend! :)
    by kendralulu at 03/15/10 11:21AM
  • kendralulu
    I got your card the other day! I love the picture of Weston!! Thank you! :)
    by kendralulu at 04/30/10 9:15AM
  • kendralulu
    Thank you so much! I really appreciate it!!! :)
    by kendralulu at 05/11/10 10:31PM
  • kendralulu
    Things are going fine. I'm still healing.....so ready to be a 100%. Thanks for checking on me!
    by kendralulu at 07/11/10 12:38AM

My baby likes ....

Jackson 5 :) Our house is full of fun these days. Maya keeps us very entertained & busy. She is in the 'pre-walking' stage. Just taking a few steps here & there. Not sure I'm ready for her to be walking soon, but ready or not it will happen!

I'm really excited to be starting a short class in the coming weeks. A few other moms & I will be going through the book titled, 'At Mother's Knee'. It is a workbook of sorts with info & ideas about doing regular Bible lessons with your children. Should be very encouraging.

We studied more from Isaiah yesterday & I wanted to share a few of my favorite verses.

'Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.' Isaiah 40:28-31

  • beckylboyer
    I'm interested in that book too. I could use some suggestions in that regard. Maya is growing so fast!
    by beckylboyer at 06/22/09 1:36PM
  • kendralulu
    I need to come to that class. What a great idea! I always think of my Dad when I hear that verse; he loved eagles. I bought him a box with that verse on top; it's now on my night stand.
    by kendralulu at 06/22/09 3:04PM
  • kendralulu
    We need to get the kids together for a play date!
    by kendralulu at 06/22/09 3:04PM
  • tortilla
    OOhhh! I like them, too! My kids are way into the Beatles so I need to switch genres soon! :)
    by tortilla at 06/22/09 5:25PM
  • beckylboyer
    So where can I get this book then? Always looking for more help in this regard.
    by beckylboyer at 06/22/09 10:43PM
  • curlie
    So sweet :)
    by curlie at 06/22/09 11:35PM
  • dressednyella
    That sounds like a really good study!
    by dressednyella at 06/24/09 2:42PM
  • kendralulu
    Thanks for the invite! What night are yall doing it? ~ Yay, I can't wait to see you! My weeks are usually pretty open; I have something every Monday & Thursday morning (for an hour or so).
    by kendralulu at 06/24/09 10:50PM
  • ktjb17
    Awww, Bella is taking some steps too! It's such an exciting time! :) Maya is such a beautiful girl!
    by ktjb17 at 06/25/09 7:26AM
  • saricbradley
    I enjoyed talking with you the other day. Hope things go well with your class. We are starting the book "Plugged In: High Voltage Prayer" by Edwin Crozier. I was reading over the material for class and the first chapter yesterday, I'm really excited, this is going to a very useful and helpful study for me, I know my prayer life isn't as good as it needs to be, so I'm excited in growing in this area. Love you sis, kiss Maya for me.
    by saricbradley at 07/01/09 10:21AM
  • kendralulu
    That would be great! Monday & Thursday aren't good for me, so I guess that leaves Tuesday or Wednesday. :)
    by kendralulu at 07/17/09 9:31AM
  • kendralulu
    Did you want to shop or let the kiddos play?
    by kendralulu at 07/19/09 4:00PM
  • emilylankford
    I was thinking the kids could play & we could visit, but I'm up for anything :) What do you think?


    by emilylankford at 07/19/09 11:18PM
  • kendralulu
    Sounds good! You could come to my house. Let me know what time works for you. :)
    by kendralulu at 07/20/09 8:38AM
  • emilylankford
    Yea !!! We have a play date :) What do you think about 10:00 ? Does that conflict with Jacob's naptime? I really don't have any set plans for tomorrow, so any time is fine with us.
    by emilylankford at 07/20/09 9:28AM
  • kendralulu
    That sounds good! Jacob only takes an afternoon nap now, so that is perfect. :)
    by kendralulu at 07/20/09 6:38PM
  • emilylankford
    I think I remember, but I'll keep your # handy just incase I get lost along the way! Lunch sounds great ... I don't want you to go to any trouble. I'm not much of a tomato eater, so I would vote sandwiches. I can always bring some food along or give you some moola. Can't wait to see you two :) I need to pick some tomatoes out of Josh's garden ... I'd be glad to bring you some if you like them.
    by emilylankford at 07/20/09 7:51PM
  • kendralulu
    I had so much fun today!!!! Let's do it again soon! :)
    by kendralulu at 07/21/09 4:56PM
  • emilylankford
    I did too! Yes, we definitely have to do that again!!
    by emilylankford at 07/22/09 2:05PM
  • kendralulu
    We are planning on coming to the meeting Friday night! :)
    by kendralulu at 08/06/09 10:36PM

Prophets ...

I am really enjoying our Bible classes surveying the OT. We are spending some time on the books of the prophets. WOW! There is a lot that I miss while reading or don't really understand, but WOW! Tomorrow we will be discussing Micah & I wanted to share some verses that really struck me ...
'Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance? He does not retain his anger forever because he delights in steadfast love. He willagain have compassion on us he will tread our iniquities underfoot. You will cast all our sinis into the depths of the sea. You will show faithfulness to Jacob and steafast love to Abraham, as you have sworn to our fathers from the days of old." Micah 7:18-20

What an awesome God we serve!
  • heatheronthehill
    One of my favorite passages in the whole Bible is in Micah... ch. 6:6-8. Amen to your last statement!
    by heatheronthehill at 05/23/09 1:18PM
  • bigdeborah
    So true! I am teaching the young children from Genesis right now and I have learned many things that I don't remember from stories that I have 'known' since a child.
    by bigdeborah at 05/23/09 2:38PM
  • dwatkins
    I love that passage a lot. :)
    by dwatkins at 05/25/09 6:34AM
  • dressednyella
    That is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
    by dressednyella at 05/25/09 10:20AM
  • tortilla
    That is wonderful! I am so glad that you love the Word so much. We need to stay so excited about it!! :)
    by tortilla at 06/08/09 10:27PM
  • sharon
    It was so wonderful to see you!! Thanks so much for all of the encouragement to everyone this weekend. :)
    by sharon at 06/09/09 9:55AM

Thinking ...

sometimes I don't do it enough & other times I fear I do WAY too much of it. Anyone else ever feel that way?

Our trip to Missiouri was wonderful & exhausting all rolled into one. It was fantastic to spend some time with the Boyers. I enjoyed seeing our college friends as parents and it did me much good to stay up late talking with such a sweet friend. Sorry for keeping you up late, Becky =]

The St. Louis portion of our trip was great. The gospel meeting was very encouraging & we enjoyed seeing so many brethren who are very dear to us. My regret is that I did not get to visit one-on-one with more people, but alas I'm pretty air-headed in crowds & the time did not allow for proper visits =[

I'm busy planning for our Cinco de Mayo Fiesta on Tuesday night. This year I'm going to try some new, authentic Mexcian dishes. Should be tasty & fun!
  • tylerhairston
    Me encanta cinco de mayo! Es muy muy fantastico y divertido! Yo quiero ir a la Lankfords para la fiesta! :)
    by tylerhairston at 05/01/09 3:26PM
  • ilovebball77
    hey emily this is julia from kirkwood church, i just wanted to say hi cuz i didn't get to say hi when you came to st. louis. i wish i would of got to see you and your little girl but i didn't get to make it to any of the meetings:( well i hope you are doing well:)
    by ilovebball77 at 05/01/09 5:22PM
  • beckylboyer
    I wish we could have come along for the meeting too! It was so good to be with your family. I just now got my pictures on the computer so I'll need to post some. I cried when you got in the car. I wish we didn't live so far away from such encouraging friends. And I feel the same about thinking!
    by beckylboyer at 05/02/09 9:11AM
  • tortilla
    Wish I could make some fresh tortillas for you! ;) AND salsa!
    by tortilla at 05/02/09 9:46PM
  • dressednyella
    ooooh...I wish I could come to your Cinco de Mayo Fiesta!
    by dressednyella at 05/03/09 11:06AM
  • mini_lizzie
    yummy! what dishes did you make?
    by mini_lizzie at 05/08/09 11:41AM
  • tylerhairston
    Thank you for thanking me Mrs.Lankford! Your the hostess with tha mostess! :) Your party was great fun!
    by tylerhairston at 05/12/09 8:47PM
  • mini_lizzie
    empanadas are delicious! we have bakery's out here that ONLY do them! next time, try a tres leches cake. it is a mexican cake and honestly the best cake you'll ever eat. :)
    by mini_lizzie at 05/12/09 9:29PM
  • mini_lizzie
    and thank you for your kind words! i try to have a good outlook on life in general and it is very easy to do when you give it all to God, everything works out the way He wants it! :) it makes like more beautiful if you know that and can live that way.
    by mini_lizzie at 05/12/09 9:30PM
  • carolattheriver
    Did you hear that we have another red headed girl?
    by carolattheriver at 05/14/09 10:10PM

Happenings

So, I was a completely terrible guesser this year for March Madness. The very first day of the first round was my shining moment. Things most certainly went down hill from there... Oh well, it is still a fun family tradition!

Things with us have been wonderful. Maya is a crawling machine these days & keeps us thoroughly entertained. We are getting VERY excited for our upcoming trip to Kansas City & St. Louis! Lots to do before then, but it always gets done.

Our Sunday morning & Wednesday evening bible classes are covering the Divided Kingdom right now. I have truly enjoyed reading through these Old Testament books again. I'm overwhelmed by the courage & faithfulness of Elijah and Elisha. I keep asking myself how I would measure up ... kind of depressing to know how far away I am ... at the same time motivating for me. What are you studying?

Of course, I'll leave you with a few pictures ... just because =]

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  • emwhitt
    I love the pictures! So precious!
    by emwhitt at 04/09/09 10:26PM
  • pianomdl
    She is so precious! And I absolutely love her bumper! We just started studying the Sermon on the Mount. So far, it's been incredibly interesting. We just finished a study on how to study, how to pray, and how to get to heaven. With the exception of Von Williams' Proverbs class I had in high school, it was one of the most beneficial studies I've experienced. I can't wait to see you all next week!! :)
    by pianomdl at 04/09/09 10:34PM
  • tandielq
    Wow, how can it be that she is growing this fast??!! We are studying Evangelism and it is a great class so far!
    by tandielq at 04/09/09 10:38PM
  • bigdeborah
    I teach a 2 yr old and 4 yr old on Sun and Wed. We are talking about Isaac this week. I just started in Genesis 1 when I started teaching and have learned a lot of details that I have forgotten about the OT events, so it has been really great for me.
    by bigdeborah at 04/10/09 12:18AM
  • bigdeborah
    Maya is adorable! I'm so happy for y'all!
    by bigdeborah at 04/10/09 12:19AM
  • whipsmile
    what a blessing. :-)
    by whipsmile at 04/10/09 9:13AM
  • courtcraig
    She is so adorable! I love her red hair!
    by courtcraig at 04/10/09 10:48AM
  • nikkicw
    She is so cute!!! Looks like you all are having blast...just like us. We can't get enough of Mason.
    by nikkicw at 04/10/09 10:58AM
  • butterflyhomerachel
    I love the pics!
    by butterflyhomerachel at 04/10/09 4:01PM
  • beckylboyer
    Well I need excuses to clean the house well and try to keep it that way! :) Is there anything I can get at the store that you guys like to have around - favorite snacks or drinks? I have a pack n play for Maya. What else should I get out. The high chair? We have everything still around I just might need to drag some stuff out. Let me know. I can't wait to see you!
    by beckylboyer at 04/11/09 12:31PM
  • mickeydee_003
    Hey! will you be at the gospel meeting in kirkwood too? I hope so, because I'm thinking about maybe coming to hear josh! :)
    by mickeydee_003 at 04/13/09 10:41AM
  • saricbradley
    My niece is the cutest thing ever! ;)
    by saricbradley at 04/13/09 1:56PM
  • kendricks
    She is so adorable! Bella is crawling everywhere, too:) I know you are loving this stage of Maya's life:) It's so fun to see the world through their little eyes--everything is so beautiful and exciting!
    by kendricks at 04/13/09 2:40PM
  • kendralulu
    She is too cute!! :)
    by kendralulu at 04/13/09 10:33PM
  • ewalker
    Hey, could you email me your email address, please? Thanks :)
    by ewalker at 04/16/09 4:32PM
  • neentothebean
    SHe is just so, so cute!!! Hope to see you all next week:)
    by neentothebean at 04/18/09 9:07PM
  • ewalker
    I thought I had an email from you somewhere and I finally found it :)
    by ewalker at 04/20/09 4:02PM
  • tortilla
    She is such a doll! I am sad that I have not gotten to meet her yet!! Maybe soon!
    by tortilla at 04/20/09 9:10PM
  • dianna
    I actually did well this year in the bracket. I came in third...yay! ;) Maya is definitely a cutie pie!
    by dianna at 04/21/09 12:01AM
  • roseofsharon
    cute pics. And one of these days I'll get her baby gift in the mail. :)
    by roseofsharon at 04/24/09 10:09PM