Sunday, June 24, 2007

additions to my scrapspace

the "and" sign bought at Wmart on clearance for $1.00, painted it black; hung another black shelf and unpacked all of my wood mounted stamps; just enough room for all of them, so can't buy anymore. definition of gratitude ordered from lisa&becky--love their stuff, love that word! bought the two black shelves at a resale shop for $8.00 a piece, not sure what they were originally used for but they work great for me. took trim off of Noah's old bulletin board then painted it wall color. works superb!

white shelf from Target for $12.99. love it, not quite deep enough but it works. black boxes from Lowe's for $3.99 each work great there too.

  "laugh" from HL with a 40% off coupon. painted it white. white clothespins from Oriental Trading glued to the wall with Diamond Glaze, my new fav adhesive. if it sticks to concrete walls then it will stick to anything.
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Asa the all-star!


We spent the weekend at Asa's all-star tournament cheering the boys on. They lost, then won, then lost to end their journey in the tourney. I am so proud of Asa for his determination and dedication and for his love of the game! and I am thankful to God for him allowing me to be a baseball mom--it's something I never thought I would want to be but I love it!
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Monday, June 18, 2007

Andrew is an All-Star!


Just got home from Andrew's last minor league game. They won and he made the allstar team! So proud of him!
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Father's Day



Here are my men--golfing and swimming! What a great day we had!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Walking barefoot on Jerry Clower's grave

After church this evening, we took a ride through the East Fork community that Jerry Clower always talked about and found the cemetery where we thought he would be buried. And after only a short search, we found his grave. I got out of the car and walked barefoot over to where this famous man, from such a humble and little known area, is buried. What a strange way to end our Father's day. I was really looking for his home which I assume would be huge and I know is somewhere down that road, but we didn't find it.

We started our day with 9 holes of golf at the CC. All of the boys played with Jimmy and I drove the cart and just enjoyed watching all of my boys play together. Then we had a picnic and swam for a while. The boys have been begging Jimmy for a very long time to swim with them and he never will so today was indeed a treat for them. We came home for a short nap then to church and dinner in McComb.

On this day I am so very thankful for my daddy and for all he has ever done for me. You never really realize what all a parent does and does without until you become a parent yourself. And I am also thankful for the father that Jimmy has become. Words cannot begin to describe what an awesome Christian example he is for our boys.

Hope you had a GREAT day!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Layouts I did yesterday

SOLO is the title of this layout because this was the first day that he rode a bike without training wheels.

This layout is of a picture taken of me and my boys on Mother's Day. The wording is a song entitled "Tending Sheep" and the words are these:
I have a little flock of sheep, and they are mind to tend and keep. and I must guard them every day for little lambs, when left alone, will lose their way. So many voices say to me, a sheep fold is no place to be. Your time in there is dull and slow, and lambs leave very little roorm for you to grow. (Chorus: So if I ever start to stray, deceived by thought of green pastures, remind me, Lord, that keeping sheep will lead to happier ever-afters.) Oh, surety there will come a day when all the lambs have left my side, and I am free to roam about and go exploring other meadows, green and wide. Yet something whispers in my heart that when my sheep have left this pen I'll long to stroke their little heads to draw them close to me and have them young again. So while they still are in my care I pray that I will clearly see these little lambs wtihin my fold are tender gifts the Master Shepherd has given me.

That just says it all, doesn't it?


Lastly this layout is of a pic of Luke that I captured one day when he was waiting ever so patiently (NOT!) at one of the many baseball practices that has has sat through this season. He was drawing with his tongue sticking out like he always does when he is concentrating. In fact, all of my boys did this in their preschool years. The title of this layout is "little ARTIST." Love him!
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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

introducing My scrapspace!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Well, here it is . . . my scrapspace!!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited about it! so nice to have a room (well half of a room for me) all for scrapbooking. Those of you who don't scrapbook won't understand and those of you who do will be green with envy b/c this is a dream come true. I didn't really have a plan in mind when I started however it has evolved into something I am very happy with. I have a few things left to paint (like the leg on the right side) and a few things left to hang up but for now it is complete enough for me to start playing--fun, fun! So who wants to join me in my new room?
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Sunday, June 03, 2007

it's been a while since I last posted . . . .

so much going on here. enjoying our summer. living at the country club, sporting our new tans! working on my "studio" as I am going to call it although it is a small bedroom that I will be sharing with Jimmy as his office but my side will be called my "studio!" sounds good doesn't it.

Best news I can share today: Asa made allstars last night. He wanted it so badly and he deserved it. He is really a good little athelete. But you know, small town politics are involved in little league baseball so we didn't know if he was going to make it. So I gave him the speech about if he made it or not, he is a great little boy and he played very well and there were a lot of kids to choose from this year, blah, blah, blah. I felt so sorry for him as we waited to hear his name called. They called him last!!!!!!!!!!!! his was the 12th name called and boy was he grinning when he got his trophy. He later told me that he had his fingers crossed--so cute! I remember how heart broken he was when he didn't make it last year so my heart was really wanting him to make it this year. You know his brothers have all made it before so he wanted to "live up to that" so to speak. He was chosen as 1 of 12 out of about 75 and if I am not mistaken, he was the only one who was not one of the coaches's sons. Told you it was political!