Monday, February 23, 2009

I've been in hiding over the weekend and today. My sweet hubby has been out of town for business the past ten day prior to the weekend and he leaves again tomorrow for a week. I've been just enjoying my time with him until he goes again.

I've also been getting ready for my two DS's birthdays. The oldest, Garrett, is this Wednesday and my wee-one is the following Tuesday.

I'll be back later with more to share... and yes, I *will* get those photos downloaded! I know, I'm such a procrastinator.

Have a blessed day ♥ Thanks for visiting!


Saturday, February 21, 2009

Hello Friends!

It was Lauren that got me hooked on Pink Cat Studio stamps. The projects she has made - especially with the Billy and Lily stamps are just out of this world fabulous. (You have got to see her card for today with the Enchanted Lily set ;-) I only have a few of the Billy and Lily sets but it's only a matter of time before I get them all. :-) In fact, Melissa's newest set, Enchanted Lily is soon to be released and it's simply adorable! Check out the blinkie on my sidebar. Isn't it sweet?
I have a few Billy and Lily cards to share with you. I thought they were downloaded to my computer but no, they must still be on the camera. Hopefully, I can get them posted on my blog later today. I've really been having fun with these sets!

Have a blessed day ♥ Thanks for visiting!


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Okay, about a month ago, my wonderful friend, Sarah, tagged me for this fun challenge. Sorry it took me so long to do this but, better late than never, right?

The rules for this challenge: Go to where you store your photos on your computer. Go to the 7th folder and pick the 7th photo. Post that photo on your blog along with a short story about it. Tag 7 people and leave a comment on their blog or email them letting them know you chose them.

This is my picture - Joey's first birthday! ♥ Oh my goodness, where has the time gone? Joey will be turning 4 in just a few weeks. This is me, of course, holding Joey while unwrapping all his gifts. My DD, Kelsey is in the picture too. It was such a fun day with the whole family celebrating with us.

I'm going to pass on the 'tagging' of 7 new people only because I am so late in doing this.

Thank you, Sarah, for tagging me. It was fun going back and looking at all my older pictures. I have so many and one of these days, I really have to go and organize them a bit.

Have a blessed day ♥ Thanks for visiting!

I got this email from my SIL today and I thought it was pretty cool. Here it is so you can enjoy it too:

39 Tips for Better Life - 2009
1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant.
2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
3. Buy a DVR and tape your late night shows and get more sleep.
4. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, 'My purpose is to __________ today.'
5. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.
6. Play more games and read more books than you did in 2008.
7. Make time to practice meditation, and prayer. They provide us with daily spiritual fuel for our busy lives.
8. Spend time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6.
9. Dream more while you are awake.
10. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
11. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, almonds & walnuts.
12. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
13. Clear clutter from your house, your car, your desk and let new and flowing energy into your life.
14. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, OR issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
15. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
16. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.
17.. Smile and laugh more. It will keep the NEGATIVE BLUES away.
18. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
20. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
21. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
22. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
23. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about..
24. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
25. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: 'In five years, will this matter?'
26. Forgive everyone for everything.
27. What other people think of you is none of your business.
28. REMEMBER GOD heals everything.
29. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
30. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will... Stay in touch.
31. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
32. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
33. The best is yet to come.
34. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
35. Do the right thing!
36. Call your family often.
37. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: I am thankful for __________. Today I accomplished _________.
38. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.
39. Enjoy the ride. Remember this is not Disney World and you certainly don't want a fast pass. You only have one ride through life so make the most of it and enjoy the ride.

Thanks for visiting! ♥ Have a blessed day

Hello Everyone!

I've been homebound this past week with my wee-one who's sick again. He's had fevers for the last four days - high ones! I've taken him in, and although he has a nasty cough to go along with the fevers, the doctor says it's just viral and it just has to run it's course.

So, in between taking care of him and housework, I've been tweaking my blog. It sure is a learning experience! I have *so* much to learn!

Anyways, I'm really going to try and make a go of this and keep up with it the best I can. I probably won't post everyday at first, but I'm hoping that one day I can.

Thanks for visiting!

Have a blessed day ♥