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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Went to watch the girls swim this week ..what a couple of cutey's love you girls
Hannah the banana ...is turning into a water baby to ...

ABI ---the little fish

Hope you will enjoy this little video of the swimming ..there was not a lot of battery left ..seems I left the video camera on ..the whole trip and ya ..did not have much to take videos with ...waaahh


video

Friday, February 27, 2009

video

Well you all know Missy played basketball so here is a small video of her ..she is #18.

Next sport coming up is touch football ...

Hoping to get some of her guitar lessons on the blog ...she is so cute ...I know grama

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

This was an honor to work on ...this our Pastor's daughter and his granddaughter ....Andrea w is a worship leader...she has a few Cd's out .. and also has become involved with PAOC check this site out ...

PAOC ------- We Exist to Strengthen and Extend the Ministry of the Local Church.

Well here is Melissa and Rayne ...the last game of the year ...they lost in the game ..but put up a good fight ...way to go Stringers

In the first layout the kit used was The Spirit of Summer ...the second layout is CathyJoe Designs..awesome kits both of them

Monday, February 23, 2009

Well I know it is late posting this ...but Happy Birthday Ellesia...I will be posting more ...the big 13 th party is Friday ...limo and all that stuff ...can't wait . But today is the really birth date ..so again HAPPY BIRTHDAY 13th ELLESIA


This picture below is done using the Spirit of Summer a beautiful kit made for helping the fire victims in Australia...now my kit of Spirit of Summer is very special to me ...a friend a lady who I look up to .. who has helped me to step out and try different layouts ...next to my SIL Mrs Miles(Barb) who has taught me so much ..this lady KimB is there for all ...she sent me this kit for me so I am hoping all of you will enjoy this layout .




This is Abi's Rocketship she made at play school...she gave it to her sister Missy.


It is so cute I just had to do it into a layout.


Way to go Abi .....

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Like my new guy ..Samantha and Corey picked him up for me ...wow another flamgino ..
I love him...

Happy Birthday Hope...wow 13 today ..have a good one ...

Monday, February 16, 2009

Sorry I am so far behind on my blog ...it was an awesome Valentine day ...
Love ya Bare ...
"Love is not written on paper,
For paper can be erased,
Nor is it etched on stone,
For stone can be broken .
But it is inscribed on a heart,
and there it shall remain forever."









Sunday, February 15, 2009

Thia was sent to me by my daughter ...yes it is one of those chain letters that you are to send to all ...but I am learning ...that here is where it should be ..to all that read this blog ...please remember people are people they make mistakes ...we have our attitudes...please always remember to look, listen , and don't also take everything has an offends or oh well....this story says it all ....
One day, when I was a freshman in high school,
I saw a kid from my class was walking home from school.
His name was Kyle..
It looked like he was carrying all of his books.
I thought to myself, 'Why would anyone bring home all his books on a Friday?
He must really be a nerd.'
I had quite a weekend planned (parties and a football game with my friends tomorrow afternoon), so I shrugged my shoulders and went on.
As I was walking, I saw a bunch of kids running toward him.
They ran at him, knocking all his books out of his arms and tripping him so he landed in the dirt.
His glasses went flying, and I saw them land in the grass about ten feet from him..
He looked up and I saw this terrible sadness in his eyes
My heart went out to him. So, I jogged over to him as he crawled around looking for his glasses, and I saw a tear in his eye.
As I handed him his glasses, I said, 'Those guys are jerks.'
They really should get lives.
' He looked at me and said, 'Hey thanks!'
There was a big smile on his face.
It was one of those smiles that showed real gratitude.
I helped him pick up his books, and asked him where he lived.
As it turned out, he lived near me, so I asked him why I had never seen him before.
He said he had gone to private school before now
I would have never hung out with a private school kid before.
We talked all the way home, and I carried some of his books.
He turned out to be a pretty cool kid.
I asked him if he wanted to play a little football
with my friends
He said yes.
We hung out all weekend and the more I got to know Kyle, the more I liked him, and my friends thought the same of him.
Monday morning came, and there was Kyle with the huge stack of books again.
I stopped him and said, 'Boy, you are gonna really build some serious muscles with this pile of books everyday!
' He just laughed and handed me half the books.
Over the next four years, Kyle and I became best friends...
When we were seniors we began to think about college.
Kyle decided on Georgetown and I was going to Duke.
I knew that we would always be friends, that the miles would never
be a problem.
He was going to be a doctor and I was going for business on a football scholarship..
Kyle was valedictorian of our class.
I teased him all the time about being a nerd.
He had to prepare a speech for graduation.
I was so glad it wasn't me having to get up there and speak
Graduation day, I saw Kyle.
He looked great.
He was one of those guys that really found himself during high school.
He filled out and actually looked good in glasses.
He had more dates than I had and all the girls loved him.
Boy, sometimes I was jealous
Today was one of those days.
I could see that he was nervous about his speech
So, I smacked him on the back and said, 'Hey, big guy, you'll be great!'
He looked at me with one of those looks (the really grateful one) and smiled.
' Thanks,' he said.
As he started his speech, he cleared his throat, and began 'Graduation is a time to thank those who helped you make it through those tough years. Your parents, your teachers, your siblings, maybe a coach...but mostly your friends...
I am here to tell all of you that being a friend to someone is the best gift you can give them.
I am going to tell you a story.'
I just looked at my friend with disbelief as he told the first day we met.
He had planned to kill himself over the weekene. He talked of how he had cleaned out his locker so his Mom wouldn't have to do it later and was carrying his stuff home.
He looked hard at me and gave me a little smile.
'Thankfully, I was saved.
My friend saved me from doing the unspeakable..'
I heard the gasp go through the crowd as this handsome, popular boy told us all about his weakest moment. I saw his Mom and dad looking at me and smiling that same grateful smile.
Not until that moment did I realize it's depth.
Never underestimate the power of your actions..
With one small gesture you can change a person's life. For better or for worse.
God puts us all in each others lives to impact one another in some way.
Look for God in others.
'Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.'
There is no beginning or end.. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

No I did not do a card just to my husband to my kids or grandkids ..I did a card to say I love you all ..and pray the best for you today and the year to come. All the family and friends and those I have meet online ...

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY

Friday, February 13, 2009

Hope you will enjoy the layouts below
Boy it is so neat to escape and just do layout's ... I have had the privilege of getting to know some of the awesome talented ladies who design these awesome kits ..so people like me can maybe ..just maybe put something together that looks awesome ...and this last couple of weeks have been hard ones ..so I do really want to thank all ...for the support and the encouragement ...THANK YOU to ALL

This is a layout using a lyric I thought was so my SIL and BIL ..I love them dearly!!! Now this layout is using KimB's kit called Hearty Tarty ...you can always pick this kit up at DSO.


Now this is our SIL Neti ...awesome lady .... love her dearly. The kit used here was LPand3dogs..she also has more awesome kits and you can also pick them up at DSO

Now this is Bare and me and yes I do love my husband ..and I am so glad he stand beside me ...see in the last few years my health has changed ..and I am not that skinny person( if I ever was )..but you know what I mean ..but he still says I Love You and Honey I am right beside ...and that means a lot to me ....

The kit used in this layout is by a lady called CarJazi Scraps another lady who is very talented.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

ATTITUDE
“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on
life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more
important than the past, than education, then money, than
circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what
other people think or say or do. It is more important than
appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a
company ... a church ... a home. The remarkable thing is we
have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will
embrace for the day. We cannot change the inevitable. The
only thing we can do is play on the string we have, and
that is our attitude ... I am convinced that life is 10% what
happens to me, and 90% how I react to it.
And so it is with you ... WE ARE IN CHARGE OF OUR ATTITUDES”
by Charles Swindoll
Barry just finished taking another course for work and this was one of the points. And I thought it was good. Hope you enjoyed it ... something to think about .
Well this is Neti ...she allowed me to do a layout and SIL.. I hope you like it and it looks
ok to you ...it was fun .
I have a few more pictures she has sent me ...so I will be playing ..

Now this beautiful blooming cactus is Neti's that right Neti's ..she gives the plant a cup of coffee and it blooms like this for her ...gotta try that one ...way to go girl



I know that Jordana birthday was Saturday ..but Mindi just sent me some pictures and I bought anew birthday kit ..so again Happy Birthday Jordana...I know you got spoiled....

( now in my first layout ..I used one of JoanneBain kits and in the birthday layout I used ..LPand3dogs make sure you visit her site ..she has some awesome kits)


Saturday, February 7, 2009

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday Jordana
Happy Birthday to you
We love you and miss you
Happy 8th Birthday
(thanks to Albina`s Secrets for the kit Silk Shade)


Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Well Feb the 4th ...a great day ...a day to remember...

Some may wonder why Feb 4th... nothing great happen that day no war.... no great sale....

But something great did happen Miles and Barb were married....

Now a lot of you know Barb is my sister-in-law...but she is more than that she is my best friend ...my guardian angel on earth...she lets me be me...and she is my sister in the Lord. I was there when Barb gave her heart to the Lord...and I have had the privilege of watching her grow in the love of the Lord. And I have seen this friend blossom and grow. She has a heart of gold and shares all that she can. Her first love is the Lord ...and the next is the man she married this day. The Lord handpicked and put together these two. Now what can I say about Miles. He is a teacher , man of God , a praise and worship leader ....you see the love when he leads praise and worship at church ...and you see the same love when he looks at his wife , his partner, his friend, his soul mate. And it is true what the Lord put together...let no man divide. These two stand on the Word and on their love ...and they stand united. I pray this day be filled with all that the Lord has for you two...and He blesses you doubly this year.

To Miles & Barb ...Barry and I wish and pray the most for you two and send all our love.

Melissa says have a fun day.

ALL our LOVE

On your anniversary

XXXXX

OOOOOO

Monday, February 2, 2009

video

Well can you believe it the groundhogs ..from Canada to United State all saw their shadows ...oh no not 6 more weeks of winter ....ugh ....

So don't put away those snow boots yet .

Hope you enjoy the little video ..it is Melissa , Keisha and Drew