Sunday, December 28, 2008

Valley of Vision

Thou God of all GRACE,
Thou hast given me a saviour,
produce in me a faith to live by him,
to make him all my desire,
all my hope,
all my glory.
May I enter him as my refuge,
build on him as my foundation,
walk in him as my way,
follow him as my guide,
conform to him as my example,
receive his instructions as my prophet,
rely on his intercession as my high priest,
obey him as my king.
May I never be ashamed of him or his words,
but joyfully bear his reproach,
never displease him by unholy or imprudent conduct,
never count it a glory if I take it patiently
when buffeted for a fault,
never make the multitude my model,
never delay when they Word invites me to advance.
May thy dear Son preserve me from this present evil world,
so that its smiles never allure,
nor its frowns terrify,
nor its vices defile,
nor its errors delude me.
May I feel that I am a stranger and a pilgrim on earth,
declaring plainly that I seek a country,
my title to it becoming daily more clear,
my meetness for it more perfect,
my foretastes of it more abundant;
and whatsoever I do may it be done in the Saviour's name.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Scrap-Tastic Goodies

So I know I've been MIA. Such is life right now. lol, I've got a TON of goodies from the Fabulous (if I do say so myself) Frosted Elegance kit from Scrap-Tastic....which I designed! lol. (three out of the four of these are done with Sally's sketches from Splitcoast Stampers, the other one is from pencillines.)

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Scrap-Tastic Stuff

I got the January Project kit over at Scrap-Tastic this month too...and not just the main kit (which is totally yummy and I got to design!)'s some stuff I did with the Cupcake Cutie Card Kit.

(This one and the one below both use some of the new Pink Paislee Sweetie Pie Postcards...aren't they so cute?!?!)

(there is stamping on the inside of the card that shows through the window a bit, but it didn't photograph well.)
I just LOVE this Painted Lady pp by Kaiser. I just fussy cut around the wings a bit and then bent them up for some dimension, inked the edges and added my sentiment and was done!

Saturday, December 20, 2008


I'm not usually this bad about updating...but with the morning sickness kicking in, along with the early pregnancy tiredness, two littles, Christmas, and DT work....I've been struggling to get the bare minimum done lately! lol. Sorry about that. Anyway, I think things are looking up sickness wise...we had Christmas with my family today and it was wonderful! I can't wait to weed through my photos tomorrow and see if I got any gold! (I'm soo bad about getting good shots at Christmas!)

Anyway, I've got a TON of stuff to be looking for that in the next few days too. Thanks for sticking around even when I wasn't! lol

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Catching up

So I've been doing my December Daily...just got a bit behind posting!

Day 6

Day 7
and yes, that is what you think it is!!!! :)

Friday, December 5, 2008

December Daily: Day 4

Yesterday I wasn't feeling great and I wanted something that was special but simple. I decided before I even looked through my photos that I only wanted to do one page so that I could fix that whole nasty problem of my days being on the front and back of a page instead of facing each other.

When I saw this picture of Kessa from yesterday morning I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it! (as always the photo is clickable if you want to read the journaling, and I highly recommend it as it will give you a good laugh!)

Dinner Party Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Dinner Party Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Can't you just see Kessa in this?!?!

December Daily: Day 3

And here's day 3. I had it done just didn't get it posted last night. (the picture is clickable if you want to read the journaling.) Have a great Friday!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

December Daily Day 2

Here's day two of my December Daily! The first page says "For unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Savior, who is Christ the Lord!" and then there is hidden journaling under the picture of DD looking at her bible and playing with her little people nativity that says, "We got Kessa and Zeke this Little People Nativity this year as part of their x-mas present but decided to let them have it early and it came in today! After setting it up and playing for a few minutes Kessa ran and got her Big Picture Storybook Bible and started flipping through it. All of a sudden she got very excited. "Look! There's baby Jesus!!!" She had found him in her Bible. She got to play with him AND read about him!"

and as always....some randomness from today! ;)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

December Daily (Day 1)

As is a before and after of my December Daily Day 1.

Here's the Before:
And After:

The journaling on page one says "Kessa and Sophie helped me make Peppermint Mocha Cookies...they turned out great! (and they tasted pretty good too.)

Under the picture of Zeke it reads, "Poor little guy." Zeke got first for the first (and second!) times today. Those goldfish...much prettier here than how I saw them again later. I still don't know what's wrong, he doesn't eve have a fever. I'm praying he wakes up all better tomorrow."

And for the fun of it...some pictures from today. :)
Sophie had a good time playing babies today! (but Whitie never got too far either! lol)
yea, I'm one of those "cool" (or crazy!) mom's who lets them jump on the bed! I mean, when else do I get to see that look of sheer delight on my daughters face?!
And out Little People Nativity came today! Woot woot! Everyone had fun playing with it.

Advent Conspiracy

I saw this on Virginia's blog and I'm loving it. We are in. We are ALL in. We too have been trying to figure out how we want our family to celebrate/remember/enjoy/worship CHRISTmas.

Monday, December 1, 2008

December 1st

Wow....can you believe it's December?!?!? We had quite the....eventful start to the month...lots of interesting things to record in my December Daily. Just popping in to share a few photos...tomorrow I'll start my daily sharing of my D.D. pages. :)
(you're never too young to have a drinking buddy!)