Good morning! Hope you had a great weekend! I sure did! Had great family time. On Friday, my mom & I got pedicures. It was really nice. She's been really positive. It's just crazy to me, her strength and courage. She's an amazing woman. It's unreal how God uses experiences like hers to bring people closer. Rebuild relationships. Teaches us compassion, empathy, and love that we didn't REALLY know before. I'm learning a lot from this experience. I know she is as well.
On Saturday, my hubby had something to do, so I took my kiddos to a (County) park. It was great! We fed the ducks, played on their really cool playground, threw rocks into the lake ;). We were there for about 3 hours. It was amazing! It seems like we spent all day Sunday at church, which wasn't a bad thing. Lots of service, which is always good for the spirit. We taught Sunday School in the morning, then helped with & cooked dinner for the kids' youth program (Marines for God). I also watched a few movies (on cable - not out anywhere) with my hubby. I don't know how on earth I got so lucky to have found that man. He is the best guy I know. Awesome husband, dad, son, and uncle. I just love him to pieces.
This was just one of those weekends where you KNOW that you are SO blessed you could burst! Sometimes I feel kinda bad for NOT acknowledging that everyday. It's evident everywhere. All around me. Sometimes I get so busy that I don't thank God enough for it. I should be doing it every day! I hope to be more diligent about that. Have to not get so wrapped up in everything. He deserves that Glory!
Ok, so, I also got my craft on in MAJOR ways this weekend! I've been so busy the past few weeks making things with my Paper Niche kit... I mean, I couldn't stop! There was SO much goodness in this month’s kit. Unbelievable goodness. But since they haven't released the kit yet, I haven't been able to share all those projects with you (hopefully TOMORROW... maybe Wednesday).
Anyway, what I wanted to share with you all today is a mini-book I made for my baby girl. “Alivia @ 2 & a ½”. I used this lovely - super girly - patterned paper (and brads) by My Minds Eye. The chipboard book is Maya Road - love love LOVE this book!! It’s SO fun! She’s such a sweet girl, my little Lulu. And she loves all of our scrapbooks so much, and just adores when she’s in the pictures, so I thought this’d be real fun for her. Got myself into trouble though, because now my niece, Paige (9 ½), & my son, Christian. (5 ½) want one too ;). Ooooof course they do. I have my work cut out for me. Here's a looksie:
Of course, I had to use my coveted Lawn Fawn Stamps on the cover. I just always feel like everything I do needs - NEEDS - a banner. This banner. I used 3 LF Sets, Banneriffic, Jessie's ABCs, and Critters in the Burbs. Sigh. I love them so. Hoping & praying Paper Niche starts carrying Lawn Fawn (begged them to check em out at CHA & my fingers are officially crossed!!). Also, don't mind my wonky pics. I'm desperately in need of a new camera. Either that or I suck @ taking pics of inaniment objects. Whatever! Well that's today's crafty goodness ;). Hope you have a Happy Monday (if there is such a thing hee hee).
Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
2 days ago