Saturday, March 28, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
You light my path through all my days and bless me with Your loving ways.
I lift these hands, dear God, to You, in troubled hours when joys are few.
You bear me up on eagle's wings and see me through each test life brings.
I lift these hands, dear God, to You, please grant me health and healing too.
Then fill my heart with love and caring, precious gifts You've made for sharing. Amen.
[From Wheat Ridge Ministries, Itasca, IL http://www.wheatridge.org/]
Monday, March 23, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Forsythia in bloom
Garden sculpture on the deck
Old mum & old watering can
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise. James 5:13
I'm singing songs of praise for all God's blessings, and giving Him thanks in all circumstances. My happiness flows because of Jesus' love and care for me.
Here are a few fotos since getting back from the Caribbean vacation. Ella keeps my world constantly "spinning" literally and figuratively!
I'm anxious to get some vacation fotos printed and work on the Close To My Heart acrylic album I haven't tackled yet...I've enjoyed seeing those other consultants have made and am so motivated!
Ella's new Caribbean-motif dress fit her just right. The bright colors of the people in Central America and Mexico are so vibrant. I wonder what our neighbors would think if we painted our house a bright Caribbean blue with hot pink shutters?
We just saw a blue jay eat peanuts we left for him on the deck.
She's very into birds and planets right now...yes, planets...and knows their names and talks about the rings around them!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
We left winter behind and cruised from New Orleans to Costa Maya, Mexico, Santo Tomas de Castillo, Guatemala, Belize City, Belize, and Cozumel this past week. We literally soaked up the sunshine, fresh air, good books, pools and hot tubs, shuffleboard and ping pong, local music, and rested--we accomplished our goal! That's a vacation.
It was heavenly to feel warm breezes and 85 degrees. Our bodies, minds, and souls have been renewed and rejuvenated. We didn't use a watch or a clock once--that's a vacation.
As the Creoles say, "Whadahurray, mon?" (We learned a little Creole!) That's a vacation.
DH and I got to hear & see the howler monkeys (and a few alligators too) on our river rafting excursion in Belize. We sampled all the local beers but none can compare to good old Busch. That's a vacation.
We didn't write or mail one postcard. We didn't make one phone call. That's a vacation.
I haven't used paper, adhesives, and embellishments nor cooking utensils in almost two weeks. That's a vacation.
DH used tools only once in our stateroom--to break open his luggage lock. That's a vacation.
We spent most of our time walking the upper deck tracks, eating fresh fruits and veggies, lounging by the pool, staying dressed in swim suits and accessorizing with sunscreen. That's a vacation.
How I missed our family--vacations are good and necessary--but how good it is to be home!
We thank the Lord for our safe travel and for the time for needed rest.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Memory Keeper Box (10 x 10 inches with magnetic lid)
Basic (a chipboard monogram; frame for photo) ... $25
Spice It Up (more embellies) ...... $30 and up
Coordinating 9 x 9 inch accordion album ....$20-$25
Art Keeper Box (14.5 x 13.3 inches; removable lid) ...$25-$30
(This box will easily hold memorabilia & art measuring 12 x 12 inches; great for preschoolers' -- teens' special treasures)
I'll customize your order in favorite school colors, with requested names, and with your requested photo mat sizes.
My Pages Talk -- add a small audio recording embellishment! ... $20
( You can record a 30-second message that can be played repeatedly, protected, or re-recorded; battery operated; battery is replaceable; it's a great addition to a box or album for a shower or a baby gift to hear the heartbeat or parents' voices, a grandparent's gift, a military soldier's album, a child's keeper box, for a wedding, anniversary, or a birthday)
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(Note that tax and shipping are extra.)
Monday, March 2, 2009
Celebrate the day! Sing "Happy Birthday" to Dr. Seuss, and read one or two of his books as a family.
If you're a scrapbooker, check out this site: http://scrapbooking.lovetoknow.com/Dr._Seuss_Quotes_and_Scrapbook_Ideas