Tai Chi with Dr Paul Lam

Wednesday, July 5, 2017


I just realized that I hadn't updated our cover photo in FIVE YEARS!!!
I know this because the baby in the first photo is now the little girl in the current photo.
Man, have we been through some............. STUFF.
Five years ago, we were welcoming Caddie Othelia May Cooper into our lives. What a honey-bun. Kolten was about three years old and we probably should have included his Daddy in this photo session. Lacy and Shawn had gotten off to a rocky start, but he came around beautifully and eventually asked her to marry him in 2015. Unfortunately, that euphoria didn't last long and we lost Shawn only 28 days later in a horrific car accident. Lacy and Kolten, all of us, were devastated. For a little while, we weren't sure if we'd lose Lacy too, just from grief. Five-year-olds can be so resilient and Kolten taught us all how to deal with his daddy's death. It was just as much a part of his life as the fact that he was starting Kindergarten in the fall, and he told everyone so. He even asked Mommy one day if he could tell the UPS driver that Daddy had died. She finally told him that not everyone needed to know. smh...
Only three months before that, we were Blessed to welcome Hunter Reed Cooper into our family. Caddie's brother was quite the little charmer from the get-go and still is. Anne had finished her stint in the United States Marine Corps and was home again. Neither Hunter's nor Caddie's fathers were much interested in being part of their family so Anne was pulling triple-duty as mom and dad x2.
Which brings us to 2017. Our two daughters are quite amazing. Lacy has earned her LPN certification. Anne is an assistant teacher at a local daycare. Lacy has found a wonderful man, named Nick, who fits in with us very well and is a fantastic male role-model for Kolten. Kolten adores him and even Shawn's family approves. Anne has many suitors, but not one who she's willing to completely share their lives with yet. Time will tell.
So, here we are. Freddy and I are doing well. He's semi-retired and enjoying life, most of the time. He has his days, when his back is very sore and he walks like an old man. My knees are shot due to years of obesity and a mostly sedentary lifestyle. Doesn't help that I have very little motivation to do anything about it. I love my job in the school district and plan on staying there as long as they'll have me. I'm also greatly enjoying the fun I'm having digital scrapbooking for various creative teams (CTs) making layouts, managing teams and providing publicity for six designers now. Their links are on the right side. Over there >>>>>>>  Just updated the blog layout a bit too. I really have to make it a habit to get over here more often. I have layouts that you might like to see. I'll try better.
For now,
Be Good
Be Kind
Be Safe
Never let an opportunity to say 'I love you' pass
Love and Blessings

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

New Releases + May FAB4 Promo at PBP - May 30, 2017

We have loads of new goodies for you this week!  We have an amazing selection of New Releases PLUS it's time for another FAB4 Promo! You won't want to miss a thing! 
We're thrilled to introduce this month's FAB4 designers Bekah E DesignsBellisae DesignsCreated by Jill, and Fayette Designs.  Click their links to SAVE 40% in each of their shops! 
You'll see LOTS of 4's during our FAB4 Promo4 Designers, 40% SALE for 4 Days. They have also created 4 Coordinating Mini Kits (plus some gorgeous Add-Ons), and are offering 4 Coordinating Subscriber Freebies. Phew...that's a LOT of 4's!

We think you're going to absolutely fall in love with their FAB4 CollectionD is for DadCheck out the Mega Bundle below - you'll get all of the mini kits and add-ons and SAVE 58% PLUS you get TWO FREEBIES (BEST DEAL)!  The Mini Kit Bundle is discounted 45% + you get FREE Paper pack, and the individual packs are discounted 40%! So get them while you can! They're all on sale through June 3rd - 4 DAYS ONLY! 

You'll find everything in the FAB4 Category in our shop!
Save 58% on FAB4 Mega Bundle & 45% on Mini Kit Bundle!
Grab these deals FAST!
The FAB4 Bundles are only available during the promo! They disappear at 11:59 pm ET June 3rd! GRAB THEM QUICK!
Save 40% on the individual Designer's Packs!
FAB4 CT Inspiration
Gorgeous layouts created by our CT with the FAB4 Mega & Mini Kit Bundles!
Layout by Julie using Mega Bundle
Layout by lbrtychic using Mega Bundle
Layout by Julie using Mini Kit Bundle
Layout by Alanna using Mini Kit Bundle
Layout by Chaos Lounge using Mini Kit Bundle
Layout by Zanthia using Mini Kit Bundle
FAB4 Subscriber Freebies
Each of our FAB4 designers has created a coordinating freebie for their newsletter subscribers. Click each image below to subscribe & collect all four! Watch their future newsletters to keep up on new releases, sneak peek drawings, subscriber discounts & exclusive subscriber freebies!
The rest of our design team has been busy, too! I know I sound like a broken record, but our designers just continue to amaze me with their talent and productivity...all to help you preserve your memories! Be sure to grab your favorites while they're on sale! Enjoy!
Congratulations to yorkiemom for her layout "Block Party".
This gorgeous layout was voted LOTW by the scrappers on our site.
The large photo on this layout is simply awesome and it captures the pure joy in her face perfectly! I love the use of a plain coloured background paper to match in with the green blocks. The clusters are stunning. A truly gorgeous layout!
Click on the image to go to the gallery and leave a little love!
Don't miss out on the goodies with our May Mojo Challenges in the ForumWe have some fabulous freebies & you can win amazing prizes by participating...but do it quick. They're only available through the end of the month! Check out some of the gorgeous layouts that our May Participants have made!

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