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Happy Thanksgiving! How are you doing? Is it a good day? Today is Thanksgiving in the United States. Do you have things to be thankful for? This little guy is just one of many things I have to be thankful for. This “look” is so typical for my little night owl. He is sensitive, smart and always thinking about something! These little flowers are a new technique I learned from Gabrielle at http://gabriellepollacco.blogspot.com/ She has the most amazing layouts! I love doing these flowers!! I sprayed them with Glimmer Mists to match my layout!
Out for publication
( by the way, my 5 year old took this picture! Not to shabby!)
Out for Publication
Here is the journaling for this layout:
Something as simple as peeling off soaking wet socks off of little feet reminds me that these “mommy” days are quickly fleeting. I think about all the things I do as “mommy” to help my children grow into strong and confident people, it actually goes very quickly.
Next year my oldest will graduate from High School. It seems like yesterday I was putting on her socks and shoes! I have prayed for my kids. I have prayed that I am doing the right thing to help mold them into productive, respectful, discerning, responsible, happy, strong adults that love God. My oldest will graduate in 2010, baby girl will graduate 2023!!! Maybe somebody should be praying for MY strength!
I was looking for a quote about marriage because I feel that our marriage is strong and it breaks my heart that everything I found was sarcastic, rude and pessimistic. Now I certainly don’t pretend that our marriage is perfect but it is strong. Marriage is a partnership, it does take work and investment but if you are both equally committed to making it work, to each other and to God you can make it!
Before we were married one of the things we decided on was the D word – it is not allowed (divorce). That was rule number 1 if we were going to make it! Rule number 2 was that our problems (everybody has them- shocking I know!) stayed between husband and wife. I don’t remember if we had any other rules but I know that having common interests has also kept us on task – even if we were having a tiff.
Every time I turn around somebody is telling me about another couple getting divorced- it’s so sad because it does not get easier with a new person. Marriage is work but it can also be fun, your mate should be your best, closest friend. Mine is.
Today my five year old asked if he came out of my tummy and who came out first. I was a little taken aback about what I was hearing and I tried to get more information from him. He got more adamant about knowing the order in which the kids in our family came out of my tummy. My little night owl knows he’s adopted but apparently there was a slight misunderstanding! By now my stalling has aggravating him and I decide to get backup and call on hubby. . We ask him if he knows that he is adopted (which he should we’ve never not talked about it) and he says “yes but WHERE did I come from?” So we explain that he came out of his birth mothers tummy but that she could not take care of him so we took him in and adopted as our own. We remind him that we love him very much and are so happy to have him as our son. He is looking at us as though we are crazy and says “who is this birthmother?” We have one picture and show it to him. Hubby asked “but who is your mommy?” He points to me and walks out. Just like that, happy as can be, on with his little happy self. Meanwhile I feel like I wreck!
You never know when you are going to be on the spot for one of these conversations and I always think I’m going to be ready but when it happens…well let’s just say I don’t feel very confident at those times! I am always second guessing myself wondering if I said the right thing, or too much, or not enough. I know I will make mistakes but part of it is that these kids have been through so much already, I don’t want to add to their insecurities! Personality flaw, maybe. But maybe it’s not just about them it’s about God changing me and making me stronger while helping my little ones.
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