Tuesday, December 18, 2007
This kit is "Under the Covers" and was a gift from a very special friend! Thank you so much, I'm happy to use it for a picture that means so much to me.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
So here's our little "Funny Face" on a rare "Little Lady" day. This pic was taken on the day of the Junior High Prom last year. I think she looks every bit the lady in this pic but if you look really close you'll see the hint of mischief in her eyes. lol We love you, "Funny Face".
This kit is "Carol" by cjsscrapbookingwithattitude.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Well, I spent the better part of 3 hours at the doctor's office this morning (kinda makes me glad I don't work there anymore) only to find out that I have chronic bronchitis and I'll be on antibiotics for the next 3 weeks, plus an inhaler and cough medicine. This is not good since we are doing the Christmas Cantata at church this Sunday morning. We had practice tonight....I'm singing sopran-alto ! LOL Hopefully, the rest of the choir will cover me up...or maybe I could just lip sync. lol Anyway, I'm praying I'll have some sort of normal voice by Sunday.
This is not a real good time to be sick since I still don't have our tree up and haven't done even the first bit of shopping. Can we say "gift cards all around"? Oh, I almost forgot, when I got back from the doctor this morning, Gary says, "Honey, I've got a problem." (Great, I'm thinking.. he has a problem. Does he have any idea what 3 weeks worth of antibiotics can do to a female.) "What's the problem, sweetie?" He replies, "You know that tooth that I broke a couple of weeks ago?" Yeah, the one I told him to go to the dentist about when it happened. "Well, it's really hurting, could you call the dentist for me?" He's been sitting here all morning, tooth hurting, and he waits for me to get back from the doctor so I can call his dentist....Ever so nicely, I reply, "Of course, sweetheart...that's what secretaries are for." Could someone please pass the wassail???
Monday, December 10, 2007
Another page of CJ that I'm including in the DVD I'm making for her. I've just got to tell you what she told me after church last night. She gathered up her bible and jacket off the pew beside me and then put her arms around me and said "Mamaw, I want to do something good to change the world someday." and I said, "Baby, you've already changed my world for the good and I feel sure that you can do anything that you put your mind to." I am so very proud of this child, who at the tender age of 16 is so focused on the needs of others. She got off to a rough start when she was born but God let her survive and I feel certain that it's because He has a plan for her life.
The kit used for this page is "Brownie" by Kleopatra at kleopatra-scrap.de
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Another popup "unable to fully install". Call tech support again...got a nice lady with a TN accent. lol She tells me problem seems to be Yahoo toolbar.. UNINSTALL cable stuff, get rid of Yahoo toolbar, reboot and start all over... IT'S WORKING!! Finally!! But, man, my head is killing me cause I'm just not the most computer savvy person in the world. LOL If I wake up in the morning and this thing has a problem, someone is going to be in big trouble!!! lol Pray for me and my poor little computer. You may want to pray for tech support people also. LOL
Leaving love and hugs here for you all.
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
This is Carol's "Just About Anyone or Anything" kit and it's available at CJS scrapbookingwithattitude. Thanks, Carol.
Saturday, December 1, 2007
This is CJ ( Candace Jasmine) , one of our granddaughters. She has been the subject of of lot of my pages. This is the child who we weren't sure would live at birth. Our son and daughter-in-law had lost a baby boy three days after his birth just a year and a half before. CJ was their one last attempt at having a child. Well, God saw fit to bless us with this beautiful, loving, giving granddaughter and we continue to thank Him and praise Him for her. She attends a private Christian school, where she is a straight A student and will graduate in May at the age of "Sweet Sixteen".
This is the picture that I've been waiting for. For over a month now, CJ has been talking about her "Sweet Sixteen" dress and her party. All the things a girl of sixteen dreams of, but not once has she mentioned a present. When we asked her what she wanted, her standard answer was "I don't want anything, there's nothing I can think of right now." In fact, when she sent out invitations to her party, she included the line "in lieu of gifts, please bring an unopened toy for Toys for Tots." This child just melts my heart.
The kit used is "A Touch of Pink" by email@example.com
Friday, November 30, 2007
I just got off the phone with Dad and Mom and the Hospice nurse had just left. Dad's skin tears are looking some better and Mom says his hip has all the pretty shades of green, yellow and purple all over it. But thankfully it doesn't hurt.
Thank you all for stopping by and leaving the love and hugs. That just really makes my day.
I love you all,
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
I hope to get back into the swing of things soon, it's just been really hard for me to focus on much else right now. Would you believe I haven't even thought of putting up our Christmas tree and decorations yet? (and then there's packing to do for Linda's and my trip to Vegas) Goodness.... I've got to get on the ball!!!
Love to you all,
Friday, November 16, 2007
This is my dad. He will celebrate his 92nd birthday next month! I continue to be amazed at the wisdom this man possesses. He's been a hard working man all his life and continues to try to do things that I sometimes wish he wouldn't. Like raising a garden year round. My parents live in southwestern Arizona where the summer temperatures are usually in the triple digits. Some of the vegetables are for him and mom but most of them are given away to friends and family. Dad tells us great stories about his life. He was a "real" cowboy in his younger days. I love to hear about the cattle drives and how he herded the cattle across what is now 4th Ave. , the main street through town. At one time he was even a poker dealer and he knows every trick in the book, so there's no cheating when you play cards with Daddy! lol. He proudly served his country in the Air Force during World War II. He's been a truck driver, a mailman and a welder. He is full of stories and I could listen to them all day long. Yep, I've heard most of them time and time again, but I still love to listen. My dad is my hero, a wonderful, loving, understanding and very wise man. I am truly blessed.
This kit is "For The Men" by CJS. It is available at cjsscrapbookingwithattitude.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Another pic I took at TJ and Amber's wedding. I love the pics of the left hands on the boquet. I did pics for our 3 sons weddings with this same pose...they all used different colors...peach, light blue and mauve. Wonder if I could put together a page of those pic plus TJ's lavender?? Would be quite a colorful page, wouldn't it? lol
I made the page in PSE5, again using "Purple Passion" by Debbie and Laura at 2mrssumnersdesigns.bravehost.com
This is a new kit called "Purple Passion" by 2mrssumnersdesigns.bravehost.com
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Background and frame from cjs "Autumn Walk" kit free on cjsscrapbookingwithattitude, pilgrim family a free gif on the web, pumpkins are a free png on the web, (Tennessee Gobbler stolen from Ms Gerri Pilgrim's blog.)
Thursday, November 8, 2007
The kit for this page is "Miss J" by cjs. You can find it and other wonderful freebies at cjsscrapbookingwithattitude.
The kit used is Kleopatra's Brownie Kit, a freebie found on the web.
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Nothing fancy here. I was just playing around in PSE5 (I'm telling you Carol, I'm not getting much better at this) and this is what I came up with. My dear husband and youngest son, doing what they do best (according to them, lol). If they are such great fishermen....how come I haven't had fish for dinner in such a long time?? Really though, the idea is just for them to spend some father and son time together. They don't care if they catch anything or not.
Friday, November 2, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
This kit is "Old Rose" by finnishmom at digiscrapsdepot
Monday, October 29, 2007
Off to the left in this picture, you can look down and see the river running along the same path only it's about 300 feet below the road. On this day it was misting rain and the leaves are starting to fall, though they have not fully turned yet. My goal is to make just a little memory of the beauty my grandsons and I shared. Maybe, one day when they are older, they will drive down this same road and say.....
"I remember when Mamaw used to drive us down this same road to show us how pretty it was. Those were the good old days."
This is the new kit from cjsscrapbookingwithattitude called "Miss J".
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
It appears that Seth has a serious problem. We are considering Chocoholics Anonymous, lol. In all seriousness, though, please keep my niece, her husband and their two little angels in your prayers as they live in San Diego and the fire continues to rage there with no let up in sight. Also, keep everyone in that area in your thoughts and prayers please. I just got an e-mail from her and so far they are not in the direct path but they are packed and ready to evacuate at any moment. Because of the winds, the fire is going in all directions.
Sorry, I almost forgot to give Jenny credit for this fun kit. It's Yummy For My Tummy and can be found on her blog site http://jensscrappingforyou.blogspot.com
Monday, October 22, 2007
My great-nephew, Seth. I think this pic is so cute. He loves his chocolate. The background and frame are from Jenny's newest kit "Yummy for my Tummy". See this and her other great kits on her blog at http://jensscrappingforyou.blogspot.com/ Thanks, Jen this is a really fun kit.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Wow, I hope everyone had a Sunday as full of blessings and I did. We had such wonderful services at church today, both this morning and tonight. God was truly in our midst!!
OK, camping was fun this past week, peaceful, relaxing, hot, cold, dry, rainy!! You name it, except for snow we had a little of everything. Monday it was in the 90's, so we ran the air conditioner, Tuesday was sunny but windy so that was really nice. Wednesday it was cool but comfortable, Thursday..rain all day, we ran the heater. Friday....Doggone COLD! I guess this was truly the last camping trip of the season. lol
Well, I must be off now...got lots of catching up to do. When you are a social butterfly, like me, (LOL) you have lots of friends' blogs to visit.
I love you all,
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Love you all and miss you.
Sunday, October 7, 2007
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
This page was made using the new kit from CJS ScrapbookingWith Attitude called "Autumn Walk". It's available on Carol's blog. Thanks, Carol and Judy...it's lovely.
Monday, October 1, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Love and Blessings,
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
This page was made using CJS "Victorian Beauty" from cjs scrapbooking with attitude. It's such a beautiful kit and I thought it went perfectly with the quote.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
This is my maternal grandmother, who died when my mother was 6 years old. It amazes me how much my younger sister looks like her. I did this page using a freebie kit called "Sage Green" by Sherry C's Creations. You can find this beautiful kit and much more, just click on Sherry C's link at the right.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
I know you all have heard about how the mind wanders more and more when you get older...well, believe me, it's true! Today my mind is wandering all over the place and just when I catch up with it, I find it's moving on to something else. LOL
You know, several years ago, I probably couldn't have put my thoughts into words on paper, or type as it happens to be here. But God works in mysterious ways... I had a stroke a little over 5 years ago which left me sometimes unable to make what's in my mind come out in words. Believe me I used to be quite a talker, lol. I figure this is probably God's way of saying "Jude, you need to be quite and listen for a while." Amazingly, He let me keep my memories and also gave me the ability to put my thoughts on paper. I've developed a love of journaling. I love writing about my pictures, somehow seeing my memories in print seems to make them all the more special. And I find that I can now write what I could never have put into words from my mouth. So from time to time you may see some of that come out in my passion for digital scrapping. I hope you enjoy the ramblings of an old lady and please feel free to leave comments right underneath each post.
Monday, September 17, 2007
Sunday, September 16, 2007
A scrapbook page using a picture of my mom that my daddy carried in his wallet for years. The picture was taken in the 1960's so that...
I've had this page just hanging out in my external hard drive for a while...just because it means a lot to me but unfortunately not t...
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