Tuesday, October 31, 2006


of paper! i did this layout
for a challenge! and i loved it...
i loved that paper could
evoke such emotion!
Emma ~ you little cutie...you picked
out this paper for me so long ago and i
feel so bad that i haven't used it ~ until
today! Everytime i'm looking through my
paper i see this and it brings a smile to my
face...you always can bring a smile to my
face..it is a constant procession of joy & laughter
with you! What a gift from God. You truly
bring a gift of laughter to our home.
Thank you sweet baby girl! i love this
"You never saw Him, yet you
love Him. You don't see Him,
yet you trust Him...with
laughter & singing!"

Monday, October 30, 2006

...a promise

nothing can separate
you from my love.
(can also been seen here :) so excited)
have a blessed day,
i'm off to visit my Nan
for the day :)

Thursday, October 26, 2006


i went to visit my Nan.
she has been diagnosed with an
aortic aneurysm.
the Doctors say she has less than
a year to live.
you immediatley think
"i really should
live each day like it
were my last."
then i thought, no, that would be
so selfish. we would only
do what i wanted to do!
so instead i need to
"love like there's
no tomorrow".
then they'll remember the

i made it through the
entire visit without
a tear, until it was
time to say good-bye.
i even made it though
one good-bye.
then i went back for
one more.
i look her in the eyes and said...
"God bless you, Nan".
as soon as i brought God into
our good-bye, i brought
in true love.
"God is love".
she held me
through my tears.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Thursday, October 19, 2006

so easily sidetracked...

i'm supposed to be
packing the van, but
this news:
has got my
mind thinking...
and not about

i'm off...

on a little road trip...
my Nan is in the hospital
so we are going to
take her some love!
take care,
God Bless You...
see you Monday!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

angel footprints

I am sending an angel
ahead of you, to guard
you along the way.
I was so taken back by the
beautiful clouds on my morning walk
that I had to take some pictures.
I thought the page could be called
"my heavenly"
...when Andrew saw the pictures
he said, "Dada said those are
angel footprints"!
So angel footprints it is!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

be bright

Brighten the corner where you are!
Brighten the corner where you are!
Someone far from harbor you may guide across the bar,
Brighten the corner where you are.
Ina D. Ogden

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

a layout and a love song

i made this layout for my sister
as a gift to hang up in her
new scrapbook room.
i have been so blessed to receive
the most moving music CD i have
ever heard. it is by Brian Doerksen, and
is titled Today.
there is one song called
I See the Cross
it's amazing...
Come share His Resurrection live forvever
Through His death and life
I see the cross
And it's all I need to see
I see the cross
And it calls me to believe
No other way to be reconciled
To receive complete forgiveness
No other choice could have set us free
Could have paid the price for justice.
May God bless you,
come share His resurrection.

Thursday, October 5, 2006

for favorites....

the trendy tin shows up better here

i finally thought of an idea for my
it is so much fun and very pink!
i decided it would be exciting to let
each member of our family
pick a "favorite" treat
each month and then
i would bake it as a gift to share.
i sewed "pockets" on each page
of the accordian style album
with page protectors so i could
easily change the recipes.
i'm using a little magnet to
keep the title of the month on the front,
then i'll be able to change
it as needed, easily!

Monday, October 2, 2006

beautiful change

so beautiful...you bless us
with a favorite season for
many. Lush green surrounded
by a countless number of reds,
oranges, and yellows. Thank
you for adding changes to
our lives...You protect, bless,
shelter, hold, comfort...with
your unchanging love.
Amazing. I thank you very
much. "Oh Thank you God,
His love never runs out.
Creation & creatures applaud
You." So beautiful. Love.

Sunday, October 1, 2006

a little joy

it's always to fun to add more joy!
so i made my girls a
"joy in my heart"
wall hanging!
it was fun to surprise
them with it :)