Friday, November 28, 2008

Always Know I Love You

I decided rather late this month to participate in the challenge at Blush-n-Dusty. The challenge is to create a page about something you are thankful for, using Dusty Bear's For Fall element kit and to include some journaling.

I have many things in my life that I am thankful for, but the most important of all, are my children. I cherish each of them. I love watching them grow up and I am so glad that I have had the opportunity, to view the world through their eyes. I hope they always know how much I love them.

Always Know I Love You digital kit credits: For Fall, Dainty Elements, Crumpled Papers - Pastel,and Crumpled Papers - Bold from Dusty Bear.
Fonts Used: Kunstler Script & Lucida Handwriting.

We had a wonderful week of mild weather. Raquel seems to be the only one who has fully recovered from her cold. The rest of us are still suffering, to various degrees. Ayden seems to have it the worst, (poor baby) and she certainly has been a bit miserable. Raquel got her report card this week and is doing quite well. Mr. "Kap" is her favorite teacher and she has been enjoying school this year. She is having a sleepover this evening with her best friend, Ellen, to celebrate. We are thinking of setting up our Christmas tree on Sunday. We finally bought an artificial one last year, so that means we can have it up longer, for the girls to enjoy. Ayden has been seeing all the beautiful trees in the stores, so I think she will be quite happy to have her own at home. It's hard to believe it's almost Christmas time again. It is going to be lots of fun with Ayden this year.

Hope you have a good weekend.

Saturday, November 22, 2008


There are all kinds of moments in life. Some we wish we could forget and some we will always treasure. Memories can fade over time, but the moments captured in pictures can not be changed. Perhaps that is why it is said, "A picture is worth a thousand words."

This is the only picture I have of my father with my grandfather. (I love the little details, like the toys my dad and uncle are holding.) Not long after it was taken, my grandfather, Karl, returned to service and was later declared missing. The journaling reads: "This picture was taken on Karl's final leave home during WWII. (left to right) Hans Joachim, Elfriede, Eckhard, Karl & Arno. Shortly after it was taken, Elfriede and the children fled to a refugee camp in Denmark. The Russian soldiers ransacked their home in Penkun, Pasewalk, Germany. The marks on the picture are from their boots. Relatives recovered the picture and returned it after the war."

Family Moment 1943 digital kit credits: A New Beginning Digital Scrapbook kit & freebie from The Dapper Doxie
Fonts used: Kunster Script, Narkisim & Pristina

This week at our house was rather a long one. Ayden, Raquel and Vern have all been sick. Raquel stayed home from school most of the week, but was starting to feel better Thursday. Ayden finally seems to be feeling better today and more like her sweet little self. She REALLY dislikes taking any medicine, so it's pretty hard to give her anything to make her feel better. We had a pretty good snowfall earlier this week, but the temperatures are supposed to be mild, so most of it will probably melt away before we get more.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, I hope you have a nice weekend!

Friday, November 14, 2008

In My Heart

The girls and I decided to go on a little road trip last weekend. We actually left a little earlier than we had planned, as Raquel couldn't wait to see her grandparents, brother & cousins. We had a good visit with everyone and took home some wonderful memories. The girls really enjoyed spending time with Kyle and his new kitten. This picture was taken the last time we went for a visit, in May, on our way to the park. Kyle has actually changed his look quite a bit, since this picture was taken. He makes me feel like such a tiny mom. Sometimes it's hard to believe, he was little, like his baby sister.

In My Heart digital kit credits: Peacock Whisper and Fairy Kisses in Blue mega kit from Blushbutter (dragonflies by Art Within Designs using kit elements).
Fonts Used: Dilana Experimentype & Wenceslas.

We are supposed to have some nice warm weather this weekend and the snow we did have, has melted. It's nice being able to spend more time outside, before winter arrives. Ayden & Raquel didn't really mind the snow at all. I'm sure it won't be too long before there is more for them to play in.

Hope you enjoy your weekend!!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

From this Moment On

Deb, at Doxie Designs joined in the Digi Shop Hop Crop this month, and the theme was Weddings. She made this lovely kit, called True Love, to go with all the other designer kits. Each kit is only $2.00 for the month of November, so hurry over and get hers.

Deb gave me the opportunity to play with True Love and make up a couple of quick pages, that she is offering as a posting bonus. These pictures were taken at our niece's wedding. Andrea was such a beautiful bride. Thank you very much Andrea for letting me use your pictures.

From this Moment On I & II digital kit credits: True Love from Doxie Designs
Fonts used: Porcelain, Monotype Corsiva & Dolphin

Ayden & I spent the week running around getting winter boots and vehicle maintenance done. Just in time, it would seem, as we woke up to a beautiful blanket of snow yesterday. It was probably about time, but it wouldn't have hurt my feeling much if the snow could have stayed away for another week or two. Vern started sheeting the roof on the house, he is currently building, this week. So he wouldn't mind if the snow stayed away either. Ayden loves stopping by the job site to check out all the changes and explore. Every time we go to town she figures first we should get Raquel from school and then we should be going to check out the progress. Raquel finally got her school picture proofs. (She was sick on the original day and had to wait for retakes.) But it seems waiting was worth it, as she is quite happy with them. She has a long weekend coming up and is really looking forward to the time off.

Hope you are having a nice week!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Better Than A Super Hero

There are all kinds of "super heros" in the world. Most of them never get the recognition they deserve. I sure some of them go about their lives wondering if anybody notices. One of my favorite quotes is, "Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle." Sometimes it is the smallest things we do, that brighten another person's day.

I scraplifted this quote, from a page, I saw in a gallery not too long ago. Raquel and Ayden definitely think their big brother is a super hero. They both adore him and look forward to visiting with Kyle, when he comes. I'm sure they'd love to see him more, if they could. I took these pictures when we went to Kyle's grad in May. All the girls had a terrific time playing in the park with Kyle. I think, it was the first time my kids, have all actually been to the park together.

Better Than A Super Hero digital kit credits: Fairy Kisses in Blue mega kit and Digital Essential Frames from Blushbutter.
Fonts used: Vestite Y Andate! and Wenceslas

Trick-or-Treating was lots of fun and the weather couldn't have been better! Raquel invited her friend, Ellen, along and we all had a wonderful time. Raquel was a good witch and Ayden was a forest fairy. Raquel really enjoyed that I decided to dress up, after all Halloween is her most favorite holiday. I put black spray in my hair, that will be the last time I do that. What a mess it makes. I guess you will just have to wait to see the pictures. I promise to do a Halloween page soon.

Hope you all had a happy & safe Halloween as well!