Bible Verse of the Day

Monday, August 11, 2008

Thank you, Suzanne!

Thanks to my friend, Suzanne, for this lovely gift! It means a lot that you consider me a friend, as I consider you my friend, too.

And what good is friendship if you don't pass it on?

The rules for the "Blogging Friends Forever" award are:
* Only five people allowed
* Four have to be dedicated followers of your blog
* One has to be someone new or recently new to your blog or lives in another part of the world.
* You must link back to whoever gave you the award.
* The winner can put the logo on his/her blog.

Tammy - Life on Possom Trot
Colleen - Scrapping Granny (Yes, I know you already got it, but you are a faithful reader!)
Pam - Blah Blah Blog
Ginni - My Scrappy World (You too!)
Rach - Dutch Femka

Friday, August 8, 2008

Happy Anniversary, L'il Darling

Today is our 27th wedding anniversary. We really believe that God chose us for each other and we are so happy that we found us. If I hadn't been a music major required to play in the basketball band in college and he hadn't had a bad day at work and wanted to play his sax, he would never have sat next to me at that basketball game and asked me out. There are so many "coincidences" that brought us together that we can only believe that we were led by the Holy Spirit to each other.

We've had our ups and downs, but then what marriage hasn't? Those things that have caused us pain have only worked to make a stronger marriage. And the good times have only cemented that strength. We have two smart and loving boys that are growing into smart and wonderful men. What more can we ask for, but many more years of loving each other and having more fun?

I love you, dear.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Weekend Creations

I was kind of busy creating things this past weekend. I belong to a reunion group (an accountability group) made up of women who have been on the Walk to Emmaus, a spiritual retreat. I've been with this group of ladies for almost 12 years now. Some have gone, others have come, but there are a few of us that remain together. Although I don't get to meet with them often, because of my job, I still feel part of the group. We had lunch together in July and I always take a picture, either at Christmas or in the summer, and send it to each of them. I made cards for each of the ladies in the group and sent them the photos in the cards. I made eight of these:

Part of scrapbooking is to use, well, your scraps. And an efficient use of scraps is to make greeting cards from scraps leftover from creating a layout. Being the backwards person that I am, I created the layout after making the cards. I wanted the layout to have the flavor of the cards, including some matching elements, like the quotes and stamps. I really like the way it turned out:

In addition to those projects, I am trying to keep up with a Challenge A Day on 123-Scrap, so this weekend the challenge was to make a layout from the pictures and papers we gathered in a different day's challenge. I had just gotten some pictures from my SIL from her trip to Germany with her best friend and their sons that I wanted to scrap. They'll go in my nephew's album for him someday, but I had fun with it. Without further adieu, here's familie:

(Sorry for the scanning issue and their names were put on the layout after I scanned it) Love you, DB!