Friday, November 28, 2008

So Who Went Out...

So, time to fess up!  Who was crazy enough to participate in the time honored tradition we like to call "Black Friday"?

I must admit I was awake at 5:00 a.m., but only to use the bathroom and then climb back into bed for another couple hours.

Last year I took Adam out with me for some early morning shopping and was so appalled by all the pushing and crabbing that I vowed to NEVER be foolish enough to go out early again.  I did hit a few spots late in the afternoon and was still able to come away with some GREAT DEALS.  So the old adage "the early bird catches the worm" isn't always true. 

Well, if you ended up being one of the brave souls that concurred the madness - God bless you and I hope you were able to find exactly what you were after.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Meet "Sky"

I don't know about Thanksgiving Day at your house but at our house it is never a dull occasion.  There always promises to be some type of drama or excitement.  Well, this year proved to be no exception.

Earlier in the day we adopted this precious puppy from a good friend of ours.  Say hello to "Sky".

We chose Sky for the name because of her crystal blue eyes - they're sky blue.  She is a beautiful mix of cattle dog & husky (hence the blue eyes).

Well, I hope you all had a very blessed Thanksgiving Day and ate plenty of goodies.  Stay safe and I will chat with you again real soon. 

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

1st Place

I was finally able to finish a layout with the photos of Ethan and Matthew's first Cub Scout pack meeting. They got to share the 1st Place award for most popcorn sold in the pack.  I'm so proud of them!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Thanksgiving Sale

The entire store is 40% off the week @ 4 Scrappy Sisters.  
Come check out all our new arrivals and monthly kits.
Spend $50.00 or more and get free shipping!

Friday, November 21, 2008

My New Flavor

I discovered this spectacular coffee while at one of my son's football games this season.  On that particular night it was bitterly cold - a night that made you so desperate you'd even drink the concession stand coffee to stay warm.  Well, to my utter shock the coffee was out of this world delicious.  I even made a special trip back to the stand just to get the brand name.  Come to find out it's a seasonal blend sold at our local BJ's wholesale store.  Needless to say, the next morning I was at the wholesale store with 3 huge cans in my cart!  

I must also add, their cans are each a work of art - I love that!  I've post a link to the manufacturer so, if anything, you can look at the cans themselves.

"My New Flavor"

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

First Place!

What an exciting Monday night we had - our first Cub Scout Pack meeting!  Both Ethan and Matthew shared the first place award for greatest popcorn sales in Pack 507.  They were both elated, not so much by the wonderful gift cards to Bass Pro Shop, but more by the fact that they now won the right to "pie" one of the leaders.  Well, Ethan pondered his choice for several minutes and then decided the best candidate would be...Dad!  Take a look at this most joyous occasion...  
I must admit, that was my favorite part of the evening as well!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Ponder This...

Philippians 4:13 - I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. 

The road to success is not straight. There is a curve called Failure, a loop called Confusion, speed bumps called Friends, red lights called Enemies, caution lights called Family. You will have flats called Jobs. But, if you have a spare called Determination, an engine called Perseverance, insurance called Faith, a driver called Jesus, you will make it to a place called Success.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Autumn Is Here

Finally!  I absolutely love autumn; the cool, crisp nights, apple picking, High School football games, hayrides, and especially the deep rich colors of the falling leaves!  I was able to capture a few amazing pictures of the spectacular Virginia foliage, as I was driving into work the other day.  I was so thrilled with them that I just had to spend Saturday morning scrapping them.  I used the gorgeous November #3 kit from Transparent Touches & Tag.  They complemented the photos perfectly.

I also made this fall vase & tag using the November #3 kit (except: orange ribbon and flowers).  The "vase" is actually an old coffee pod cylinder we no longer use. 

Happy Autumn Everyone!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

A Few New Creations...

...well, almost new.  These are two layouts I did back in October.  

It's hard for me to believe that my Adam is old enough to attend his very first Homecoming dance :)  Wow, where oh where does the time go?

And then there's Matthew...what a silly, silly boy!  He loves my new sunglasses.  Honestly, they don't look that BIG on me :)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

All Heaven Rejoices

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.  For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.  John 3:16-17

This was Ethan's chosen scripture for his baptism service; what a powerful statement of God's eternal love for each and every one of us.

I can't wait to get a moment to scrap this blessed occasion, but until such time I just had to share these special photos with you all.

Ethan, baptized into the family of Christ October 19, 2008.