Sunday, January 25, 2009

Much to update on!

I'm sorry for my negligence in updating my blog. It's almost been a month! So much has gone on this last month that I don't know where to begin.

My sweet Mema passed away towards the beginning of the month. My mom called and said that things were not looking good for her. My mom had hospice coming in to the nursing home to be with her. I felt a strong prompting by the Holy Spirit to go that afternoon to see her. My mom met us over there and we visited with Mema for a bit. I'm not sure that she recognized us, but I was so glad we were there to give her our love. She passed away just after midnight that night. Things went into full swing the next day to prepare for the funeral, which was held down near Houston.

While we were in Houston we got to see my Grandmother (my dad's mom). We had an absolutely wonderful visit with her. We havne't seen her in several years. She is also in a nursing home and my aunt is with her every day of the week. She looks wonderful for 90. Here's a layout I did about our visit.

That reminds me that just after we got back from our Christmas camping trip, I was asked to be on another Creative Team! This one is for Brenda Smith designs. The above layout is using her products and template for a challenge she is about to issue on color blocking.

Then my oldest son celebrated his 13th birthday!!! Wow! I simply find it almost impossible to believe that he is already 13. Do I feel old? No! LOL I was 18 when I had him, so I'm not old - yet! Heehee!

My parents then celebrated their 35th anniversary! Wow! That's a long time. They have taught me that Love is a Verb and not Noun! The original plan was to have a party for them at their church with several of their friends. My sister and I had everything going when my Mema passed away and I, again with the leading of the Holy Spirit, made the executive decision to cancel the party and just do a dinner thing with our immediate family. Kimbo and I were also working on a very special project for them. An album of their 35 years together. It's not done, but I have gotten through 10 years. Kimbo picked out the pictures and I was putting them together. We put it into a slideshow format and showed them after we took them to Razzoo's for dinner. I have to do more scanning, and that is my primary scrapbooking project right now.

Here's what we showed them:

Here are some layouts that I have made for various challenges or for my Creative Team obligations:

Currently I'm reading Passionate Housewives Desperate for God, A Charlotte Mason Education, and 100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum. I'm working with Big P on a philosophy of education for our children. I'll share more about that later. I really will! :D


Latte-n-Libre said...

we were sorry to hear about your Mema. I hope you received my email with our regrets :( Congrats to your parents on 35 years!

Tasha said...

How lovely!!! Your grandmother does look good for her age!!!!
What a blessing.
I love, love, love, the scrapbook for your parents!!! Can't wait to see it in its completeness!


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