Sunday, April 25, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
A very lovely brother in Christ, Andrew, died after courageously battling cancer and other infirmities for more time than most people could endure. He has been an inspiring example of NEVER giving up, even when doctors/"experts" tell you things are hopeless. But, knowing that Brother Andrew will no longer be in pain or distress is very comforting.
His funeral was a great comfort to everyone. His brother has that same sense of humor that I came to enjoy the years I worked with Bro Andrew in the sound booth at church. It was truly the kind of funeral that Andrew would have wanted. Not a complete downer, but with quite a bit of laughing and reminising. Bro Andrew had written two different songs, one called "Pauline's Song" and one called "Ezequel's Song." Each song was played during the service. Beautiful tributes.
I look at his life, only 29 years of it, and think, wow, most people don't get half the blessing and love in their whole long lives, as he got in his. His wife, Pauline, is an awesome woman of God, friend and incredibly faithful human being. She has been a true servant, in every way someone could be. I think I saw her comfort more people this past week, which is a true testimony of how she truly is.
Thank you, Bro Andrew, for being a great example to us all. You will never be forgotten.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
I had a very lovely time last time with some scrappy friends.
On another note, my scrapping mojo (desire) is and has been real low. Not sure why.
I think I need to start pulling scrappy stuff together to purge what I haven't used or won't use and get the yard sale planned.
Plus, I decided I will be moving into an apartment or townhouse with my friend Deb, within about 4-6 months, so I need to purge for that reason as well.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
Yes, my blogging skills are definitely NOT mad skillz. HAHA! But here I am to try again.
I want to blog here as well as post some crafting projects.
So I renamed my blog to First Light Of Dawn. Catchy, right?
The above photo shows what will be my three modes of daily devotional and inspiration, beginning tomorrow. My Bible, my journal and a singles devotional that I won at church camp a couple years ago and never read.
I know I have said this before, right here on this blog, but I will say it again.
I will be trying to blog at least once or twice a week, and hopefully much more.
So sit back, read, laugh, cry, smile, and pray with me for big, positive life changes!
Sunday, July 19, 2009
This is her train toy we got her for her birthday! She picked it out over dollies and all things pink! She LOVE balls and putting things inside other things! (Dump and fill)
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
I used Kraft and lime green cardstock for the colored background paper, and Die Cuts With a View Old World paper for the photo mats. I inked the edges with Stazon Timber Brown ink.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
This is a 12x12 LO of my great niece Andrea for Tink's Bling Challenge in VCW COF on scrapbook.com.
We were to do a one or two page LO ... and count Bling points.
1 point: each Rhinestone
each Blinged letter
5 points: each silver gold or metallic add on
10 points: Each item that has glitter on it
Each Stickled item
15 points: Blingy Paper
20 points: Blingy Ribbons
My blingy items:
I Stickled the butterflies, and all of the title letters.
I have a blingy Rhinestone border around the photo, blingy trails behind each butterfly, blingy flower centers all over the page and on the small flowers, a blingy flower on the large bloom. The paper is that super cool SEW CUTE PP from Prima. I used the very cool Martha Stuart lacey border punch on the green journaling mat.
Alot of the items on this page were from my Swirlydoos Whimsy Kit for March!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
AMERICAN IDOL - KID STYLE!
Here is Mason and his friend Daysia performing for the "audience."
Quite the talent!! No bashfulness here!
Mason, I love how much of a ham you are!!
Here are some more photos of family CUTENESS!!
Connor and Mom enjoying time together.
Look who is sitting up now!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Oh boy, I have not been doing good with keeping my blog up to date! I will try to get better at it! Whew, do I have so many pics to post!
Here are some random holiday images around our house from Christmas.
We had lovely holidays, with Megan and Andrea spending most of their three weeks at our house. What bliss that was to have a baby going through milestones in the midst of the holiday stuff!
Here are some photos of major CUTENESS from the December visits,