Church Scrapbook

Posted by Kathy Torrence on Jun 14, 2008 in Crafts, Scrapbooks, Today's Photo

One of my largest and most overwhelming projects this month was to make a scrapbook for our pastor, Dr. Rev. Lanie Price, who is leaving us in a few weeks to go to another church.

Our church has been through a lot in the last few years including a church fire and rebuilding project, so there was a lot to include in the scrapbook.

In order to get the book completed, I had to let go of my OCD side and keep the pages simple – if I agonized over each embellishment on every single page, I never would have finished. Instead of traditional journaling, I included one more scripture verses on each page that reflected the subject.

Still, this book was an enormous amount of work in a small period of time – and my messy house proves where all of my attention has been focused lately!

I will be presenting Lanie with the book tonight – and will also be making a speech to the 200+ people who will be attending the Celebration Service – yikes! But I think I have a good little speech and I’m happy with the book turned out – I’ll just be relieved when the speech is over and the book is out of my hands.

I thought I’d include photos of the pages of the book here on my blog for members of the church to view (since she’ll be taking the book with her). There were also a few additional pages not included here that contained letters and cards given by members of the congregation.

P6130051 P6130058 P6130059 P6130060 P6130061 P6130062 P6130063 P6130064 P6130065 P6130066 P6130067 P6130068 P6130069 P6130070 P6130071 P6130072 P6130073 P6130074 P6130075 P6130076 P6130077 P6130078 P6130079 P6130080 P6130081 P6130082 P6130083 P6130084 P6130086 P6130087 P6130088 P6130089

Just as a point of reference, I started the book at our last Scrapbooking Ministry meeting on May 31st and completed the book yesterday. Can you see why I haven’t had time to post in a while? :)

I did make it a bit easier on myself by purchasing coordinating products from the K&Co K-Ology “Hannah” collection. I bought one of the “Scrap Pad to Go” paper pads and actually used the whole thing and had to buy another.

I think the result was well worth it – I hope that this book will help Lanie to remember her years at PUMC.


Congratulations, Andrew the Graduate!

Posted by Kathy Torrence on Jun 14, 2008 in Family Stuff

It’s been a busy few weeks at the Torrence household! Lots of endings, goodbyes and celebrations.

Andrew graduated from eighth grade this week – we’re so proud of him!



His was the last class to graduate from St. Bridget School in Glassboro – the school is merging with another next year.

He also attended his eighth grade dance last weekend – what a handsome boy!


I can’t believe he’ll be going to high school next year!

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