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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Scrapbook Challenge- Feb. 26-March 5!

So, the challenge this week was to include a picture of ME in the layout. Obviously, Tracy knows how tough it is to get us "family legacy makers" to get IN the pictures. Well, long ago and far away, there was a time when I actually showed up in some pictures. Not so much anymore....but here were two that I found at Anne's 1st birthday..........awe!!!
Love and Blessings,
Stay Gold,

Thursday, February 24, 2011

THE most valuable lesson I can share..................

THE most valuable lesson I can share..................

When nothing seems to be going right.................GO LEFT.

Oh my, this is something I've tried to live by all my life, teach my daughters, share with friends. It's kind of that "pick yourself up by your bootstraps" mentality that I was raised with. You CAN change your circumstances. You CAN start over. I'm absolutely crazy about quotes and adages, sayings and words of wisdom. I speak "cliche", so get ready, here it comes.

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about Dancing in the Rain." ~Tiffany Wilson

"It doesn't matter how many times you get knocked down, but how many times you get up." ~Vince Lombardi

I truly believe that every day we get up is an opportunity to start over. We have a choice to believe we're going to have a good day or a bad day. If we start the day thinking that it's going to be bad, there's very little hope for the day turning out "good". But, if we start each day thinking, 'THIS is going to be a GREAT day!' then, even if things go "bad", we have a better chance of dealing with them in a positive way. ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING!!!

I remember reading one of those perpetual email stories a long time ago. It was called "ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING". I saved it. I read it periodically when I need a lift. Bottom line, guy was shot in an armed robbery. The last several paragraphs of his story are:

-----After 18 hours of surgery and weeks of intensive care, Jerry was released from the hospital with fragments of the bullets still in his body. I saw Jerry about six months after the accident. When I asked him how he was, he replied, "If I were any better, I'd be twins. Wanna see my scars?"

I declined to see his wounds, but did ask him what had gone through his mind as the robbery took place.

"The first thing that went through my mind was that I should have locked the back door", Jerry replied. "Then, as I lay on the floor, I remembered that I had two choices: I could choose to live, or I could choose to die. I chose to live.

"Weren't you scared? Did you lose consciousness?", I asked.

Jerry continued, "The paramedics were great. They kept telling me I was going to be fine. But when they wheeled me into the emergency room and I saw the expressions on the faces of the doctors and nurses, I got really scared. In their eyes, I read, 'He's a dead man'. I knew I needed to take action."

"What did you do?", I asked.

"Well, there was a big, burly nurse shouting questions at me", said Jerry. She asked if I was allergic to anything. "Yes", I replied. The doctors and nurses stopped working as they waited for my reply... I took a deep breath and yelled, "Bullets!" Over their laughter, I told them, "I am choosing to live. Operate on me as if I am alive, not dead." -----

I think we all have to OPERATE as if we're going to LIVE, not die.

"Live, Live, LIVE! Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving!" ~Auntie Mame

Love and Blessings,
Stay Gold,

Monday, February 21, 2011

Scrapbook Challenge- Feb. 19-26!!!

White...Black...and one other color... Okay, I can do that. Obviously, for anyone who's looked at the last several posts, I've changed formats for Anne's DD book. It finally occurred to this old brain that I could do the 12x12 format and still put it in a video. (the edges will simply be black)......duh!
So, this was one of the Challenges this week. White, black and one other color. It was kind of freeing. I'm not really a minimalist, so I had to step back a bit. I love these pix of Anne and Lacy. Lacy thought she was such a big, big girl when they would sit together and play and Lacy would "teach" Anne all sorts of important things.
That's it for this week.
Love and Blessings.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Scrapbook Challenge- Feb. 12-19!

Okay, how flippin' cute is this kid?!?!?!?

I just had to do it. He's so cute, he's so cute, he's sooooooooooo cute!!! The entire family just loves him so much. We had a great night tonight. Lacy made dinner for the whole family. We ate together, all at the same table, all at the same time. It was a delicious Spicy Orange Chicken. We had wine. We had dessert. Now, we're watching TV together and actually talking. Wow! So, now I'm on to scrapping some awesome danceline pages!!! STNH!

Love and Blessings.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Just had to Share!!! I'm so Proud of Them!

This is my daughter, Anne's, danceline team! These are posters that I made for them to encourage them on their way to Sections tomorrow! STNH (Soaring to New Heights) is their theme this year. They are AWESOME!!! I am so proud to have such a talented daughter and to belong to such a great group of parent boosters. I had to share.
Love and Blessings.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Scrapbook Challenge- February 5-12!

Okay so since the main subject here, Anne, is an 18-year-old, high school senior, getting ready to enlist in the Marines!!! I'm pretty sure these pix are over three years old! Where does the time fly?!?!?
Ain't she cute?! Well, yeah, she still is.
So, this ain't too bad for the year. I've actually completed several weekly challenge layouts.
We'll see if it lasts.
Love and Blessings.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Scrapbook Challenge- Jan. 29-Feb. 5!!!

Well. Here it is! I got Kolten's 1st Christmas page done. I just love the template, but I don't have a credit. I found it years ago and it didn't have a name attached, dang it. Oh well, Love it still and if it's "yours" THANKS!
Love and Blessings.....

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