Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tuesday's Challenge 8-25-09

Hello friends! I nearly let today slip by without your challenge! Your challenge is to make a special card for a friend and send it to them this week. Just to let them know you are thinking of them;) Be sure you come back here and tell us when you've completed the challenge!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Big day

For the past 10 years, all I have known is motherhood. Today is the day I never wanted to come. My baby started Kindergarten today. I can't explain the emotion that has run through my veins today...it's a mixture of pride, caution and sadness all in one. I'm so very proud of my children, I take great pride in them...to me, they are my most prized possession. Now life will take a new direction for me, one I always wanted to avoid. Nevertheless, as I tucked them into bed last night and prayed with them, I gave them an extra squeeze and thanked the Lord for the wonderful opportunity to invest in their first 5 years - with no regrets. I became the designated hugger at school this morning:) I walked around and hugged mama's who needed to know it was ok...eventhough inside I was kicking and screaming...I was so proud of my son for walking in to a strange place and immediately being so confident. He assured me that he loved me and gave me the "thumbs up" as he walked away...as if he knew he needed to console ME! So here is to all you mama's who have dedicated your life to prepare your child(ren) to take on the world. You've done a great job, mama!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Take me out...

to the ballgame! Sam and I (and a friend of his) took the kids to see the Texas Rangers play baseball yesterday. Sam and Austin went last year, but this was mine and Brook's first time to watch a major league game. It was a ton of fun and we are already looking forward to next time:)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tuesday's Thoughtful Challenge #2

The first challenge must have been a difficult one. Only two responses! I will make your second challenge a bit easier. Call an old friend or someone you haven't talked to in a long time. They've probably been on your mind, but you "just haven't had the time". Do that this week, let them know you are thinking about them:) Remember, these challenges are to build us up as we build up others. Respond to this thread when you've accomplished your task!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tuesday's Thoughtful Challenge #1

Hello there! I am going to try to challenge you every Tuesday. Each week there will be a different, simple challenge - however, this is not a scrapping challenge, but a challenge to better yourself. A challenge to live a life of purpose. Today is your first challenge.
I challenge you to find someone who is in need. This could be someone who is having trouble crossing the street , someone who needs to go ahead of you in the grocery line, or even someone who just needs a hug. We are surrounded by hurting people. Be sensitive to those around you and be their angel today:) There is no act of kindness that is too small. When you complete your mission, come back here and let us know how you are affecting your world! I look forward to hearing your story.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Online crop all weekend!

I'm gearing up for a big online weekend crop over at Paper. Come join us for challenges, games, and fun scrappy prizes!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Best Friends

I am so very blessed with many many friends. My sister, Jenny, happens to be the one who has been with me through it all - and still loves me:) Today's blog entry is dedicated to her. She inspires me daily - not only as a sensational scrapper, but so much more.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

August sketch

Here is a new sketch for you:) It was inspired by a layout created by my sister, Jenny. Thanks for allowing me to sketch your Easter layout, sister! Happy August!