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Friday, May 25, 2012

A brand new sketch is up at Creatively Yours. Here is Sketch #16-12...
and here is my interpretation.
I decided to do a 2-pager with this sketch to scrap some of the photos of our trip to Tennessee this past weekend with Carley's Girl Scout Troop. Here is page one...
and page two.
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you will head on over to S:CY and give this beautiful new sketch a try!! Until next time....

Monday, May 14, 2012

Hi Ladies!! I'm so excited to share my first post over at the For the Luv of Art Blog. I got the pleasure of working with the Prima Almanac Line, which gave me the push to finally get some wedding photos scrapped. These photos are of Carley and Nana sharing a moment together at mine and Jason's wedding.
Head on over to the FTLOA blog for more details and to pick up your Prima Almanac Line today!!!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day I have been blessed in my life to have not one...not two...but three Moms to celebrate this Mother's Day. Here we are with all three at our wedding:
To my God Given Mom (in the middle), I thank God every day that He made you my mom. Thank you for raising me, Sherry, Melinda, and Cindy to be close and to take care of each other. Thank you for always putting us first, even now...although we are ALL okay and it's time to start worrying about yourself for a change. Thank you for teaching us to love our enemy and reminding us that God loves them, too. Thank you for your sacrifice, even through the hardest of times, you were the ray of light offering us wisdom and showing us what unconditional love is all about. Thank you for wanting to protect us and fix our problems and for always being there when we need you and even when we think we don't. Thank you for sticking up for your Grandchildren even when they NEED to be in trouble because you love them so much you hate to see them punished for anything. Thank you for working with me every day...most days even working harder than I do to take care of these babies we are blessed to keep. Thank you, Mom!! I could never tell you enough how much you mean to me, how lost I would be without you, how blessed I am to have you, and I much I truly, deeply love you!!! To my Momma-in-Love (on the right), Thank you for raising the man of my dreams that I would one day marry. Thank you for pouring into him a love for God that is like no other. Thank you for raising him to love God, to be the head of his household, and to be the Godly example we all need. Thank you for showing him how to love...first of all me...and second, Carley and Gavin. Not only is Jason a God-send to me, but he is a God-send to them as well. Thank you for teaching him what it means to have honesty, loyalty and integrity and the desire to always strive to live right and be right. Thank you for accepting me and Carley and Gavin into your heart and for always being there for us when we need you. Thank you for cleaning my kitchen when you stay the night, even though you know you don't have to do that!! But, I do appreciate it and I appreciate you!! I am so blessed to have you as my Momma-in-Love. I couldn't have prayed for a better one. I love you!! To my Mama Brenda (on the left): I know sometimes it's hard when you are a part of a blended family. I know we have been through a lot but I am thankful for where we are now. I love the fact that I can have you and Mom together in one place, whether it's for holidays of birthday parties and knowing that what differences that were had in the past are gone. I know people look at us crazy when they see a Mother and a Step-mother together in harmony...but that is what family and forgiveness is about. I am thankful that we can be that testimony of what forgiveness is and all come together and be a family. Thank you for always being there with a gentle ear and big heart. Thank you for loving Daddy and for being a wonderful Maw Maw to my babies. We love you!! I think being a Mother is one of the hardest jobs on Earth and the most rewarding. I also believe it is one of the highest callings given by God. It's an important job to raise our babies to love the Lord, to be mentally secure and sound, and to help them because successful adults. It is our job to pray for our families, to heal wounds and kiss boo boo's, to give hugs and encouragement, and to be there with open arms while raising our kids to be independent. It's hard to sit and let your children learn from their mistakes while your heart aches to fix it for them. It's also hard to be the glue the holds the family together. Sometimes we feel that we may have been forgotten and it's easy to get discouraged when you are fulfilling a calling like we as mother's have, but God sees everything that we do and He is always there. Sometimes I can't help but ask God what made Him think I could do this. It's because He knows we can. He has faith in us to be all that we need to be for our children and our families. I thank Him every day for His blessings and for giving me two of my most precious gifts, Carley and Gavin. So to all the mother's out there, today is your day!!! A day to celebrate all that God has blessed you with and the calling that God has placed on your life. Happy Mother's Day!!!

Friday, May 11, 2012

I'm back today with a new sketch from Creatively Yours!! Here is sketch #15-12:
Here is my interpretation:
I love this picture of Gavin looking over Myli Scott's shoulder. They had been boyfriend and girlfriend for so long in pre-school and on the day Jason and I got married, they became cousins. So precious!! Head on over to Creatively Yours and link up your interpretation of this sketch. I'll be looking for you!! Thanks for stopping by!!!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Wow...it's been a month...

I can't believe it has been a month since I last updated. It has been so busy, not to mention the sickness that took us 3 weeks to get over. Thank goodness, we are all well and back to our normal every day!! I wanted to share a few pics from Carley's Birthday Party the end of March. Gavin had accidentally deleted the pictures off my camera. I was just sick...I just knew they were gone forever. Thank goodness, a Dear Friend from church, had a program that would recover them off the SD card. Thank you, Tamara!!! I am forever greatful! Here is her cake that her Papa Terry made her. Her party theme was a Luau and she loves Monster High.
Her flip flop pinata..
Yes, she is crazy about Justin Bieber!!
Here's G-Man being silly!!
Last, but not least, her and Myli Scott with her cake.
We all had a great time. Most importantly, Carley had a wonderful party!! Thanks for stopping by to visit! I'll be back tomorrow with a new Creatively Yours Sketch!!