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Friday, June 8, 2012

More Scrap Pages...Only Two Months Behind...56 out of 212

Oh Good Lord!
Obviously, I'm so NOT good at keeping up with my blogging or my posting scrap pages or anything in general.   So, here are a couple of my pages...my favorites of the last couple months.
I love this because it has several pix of our first nephew, Alex, born 13 weeks early!!!  And he was the cutest peanut!  He and our daughter, Anne, were best buds and still are.  

I was excited about these two because I'm still working on my youngest daughter's DD book.  Well, I guess I got a bit carried away with picture-taking................duh and I really decided I needed to consolidate.  So I began doing Hilite double layouts.  She had a busy year.  
Now this one still makes me cry.  The groom is a former student.  The groomsman in the top right is a former student.  The beauty on his arm is our daughter, Anne.  It was an amazing event and the three of us moms were sobbing.  When I asked who we were crying for, both said, "we don't KNOW!"  hehehe.........
This was from my first trip to Edisto Island, SC.  Mom took us three girls down for a special Girl Only trip.  We picked up Aunt Joye in Rock Hill and headed down.  We spent two days in Charleston, two days in Savannah and finished off by hitting the Biltmore Mansion on the day before we left for home.
Since I'd been there only a year before, Freddy bowed to me to plan our trip down to pick up Anne from USMC Boot Camp.  Again, we flew into Charlotte and stopped to visit Uncle Roger and Aunt Joye, but went immediately down to Charleston and stayed there for two days.  On the third we decided to head towards Savannah again, but got waylaid ..................... ALL the way out on Folly Beach!  What a find!  Would go there again in a minute!  And plan to.....................
And our GOAL!  To grab our little peanut! after 13 weeks of Boot Camp!  We couldn't have been more proud!  First we get to see and hear her after 13 weeks of nothing but letters.  And to add to our thrill, she was promoted during Boot Camp for being in the top 10 of her entire battalion!!!  She was pinned by the Commander and had lunch with some big-wigs!
So, that's not all of them, but that is what I've been doing for the past couple of months!  
Love and Blessings, my friends!

Monday, April 9, 2012

MY First Wordart Freebie

Okay, now bear with me please. My hope is that you can click on this image and it will open up the WA and you can right click and save it. It's one of my favorite quotes and something that I'm going to use in my All About Me scrapbook.
PLEASE let me know if it works or doesn't..............but please also be kind. I'm quite new at this. I've nabbed freebies from so many of my talented friends out there in cyberland, it's time to give back.
Love and Blessings.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Love you Dad! Say "hey" to Daddy, Mildred, Russell, GG, Gramps.......

Jack Cooper Obituary: Jack Cooper’s Obituary by the Star Tribune.
God Bless my wonderful father-in-law, Jack Cooper.  I was Blessed for knowing him and loving him and having him love me, my husband, our children and grandson.  Rest In Peace Dad.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Scrapbook Challenge......(btw, 190-5=185 pages left in 2012)

Just had the most amazing trip at the end of last week. HAD to scrap it immediately.
So, here's the deal, my bestest online friend and fellow Marine Mom, Sandi Coast, just graduated from Army basic training and Fort Leonard Wood, MO. Yeah, she's 51 years old!!! This woman is phenomenal!!! All I did was drive 1200 miles in three days to surprise her and watch her graduate and receive the Inspiration Award. GO.....Google Sgt Sandra Coast! You get through 18 pages before you even begin to get "sgt", "sandra" and "coast" as separate words. There are over 200 posts on various news, blogs, media about this fantastic, Hard Corps, soldier!!!
I am proud to even call her friend!
Here's one article that just chokes me up.
And here's the video clip the local media did on the day of her graduation.
Love and Blessings.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Fun Scrap Challenge (not all here, but.....210-20pages done=190)

Perhaps I should have actually listed the Astrology sign, but I think people who want to know can figure it out. The challenge was to find a picture of yourself when you "became an adult with your whole life ahead of you" and then to get some characteristics of your astrology sign and make a layout. I love a challenge, especially one that specifically tells me what to put on the page. I do feel like I'm quite imaginative and creative. I'm definitely a dreamer. My favorite color is red, but I find I scrap in blue more often than any other color with shades of teal and aqua being my very favorite.
I told Fred about this layout at dinner tonight and said that I was using "that picture of us right after we got engaged, where you were sitting in Mom and Dad's living room in one of the lowback chairs and I was on the arm, leaning into you...." He said, "I remember that picture!" We both thought about how great a time that was in our lives. We were just starting out, knowing that we didn't want kids for awhile so we could just enjoy being married and really getting to know each other. And we did! It seemed as if nothing could go wrong and our entire life WAS ahead of us. The kids came along 10 years later and we still have an amazing life!!!
Love and Blessings!

ps. I'm a Pisces.....

Saturday, January 14, 2012

212 in 2012...210-3

This is for the scrapbook weekly challenge too. "Use 7 pix". Conveniently, I was already getting this layout done. There will be a second page to this as well...............duh, I have no fewer than 12 pix of Kolten for any given "event", even if that event is Tuesday!
So there ARE two other layouts for this post, but I CAN'T get them uploaded!!! ARGH. I'll get it done and get them here...... I will, I will, I will.
Love and Blessings

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

My 212 in 2012 Project......

August 2011!!! Are you kidding me? I haven't posted anything here since August! Okay, well I guess we had quite a bit going on with Anne going off to boot, graduating, and shipping out. I just can't believe I haven't scrapped anything or posted anything about it!!!

Okay, the game plan is to complete 212 pages in 2012. So I'll have to do minimum 4 pages each week. I'm thinking there's no really good, simply, methodical way to go about it because I tend to get easily bored with working on the same theme over and over........ SO! Gonna jump around a bit.
The first is page is from an album I've wanted to do for years. It's "All About Me". So this one is called "My Survival Kit" ... all of the things I love and want and need for survival. My family, friends, and passions.
This one is from Christmas 2011 (this year). I was so Blessed to have everyone home for Christmas. Lacy and Kolten were with us and brought Shawn too. It was good. They're trying to see if they can work things out and be a family, for Kolten and for them. Anne was home on leave from Camp Pendleton. It was wonderful because, when we sent her back on January 2nd, we recognized that we don't have any idea when we'll see her again. She'll graduate MOS school the end of January, be assigned to her PDS (permanent duty station) and head there immediately. Then she'll probably be deployed in June. She might get some pre-deploy leave, but we just don't know.
So, we're getting ready to leave for church on Christmas Eve and Anne sneaks up behind me and says, "Do you want me to wear my blues?" and I'm almost crying when I say, "Yes, please." Lacy was the one who actually insisted on the family picture.
I am so Blessed!
Pray for me. 4-5 pages a week is gonna be a challenge! I'm 2 out of 212. It's a start.
The other thing I want to do with each post is include a favorite quote.

"We would worry less about what others think of us if we realized how seldom they do." ~Ethel Barrett

Love and Blessings!

Remember Me

Sweet Thing