Monday, February 23, 2009

~ Singin' for the Lord ~

As many of you know, singing is my life's #1 passion. I have been preforming in different arenas since I was about 5 years old. Well, just this past weekend the band I'm in, Frontline, finally got together and had a group photo taken. The band has been "Praising the Lord" through music for nearly 12 years now. I was honored to be asked to join them a couple of years ago. I LOVE these guys so much, but love our mission even more!

Our next concert will be Sunday, March 8th @ 6:00 p.m. at Berea Baptist Church in Rockville, VA.

Friday, February 20, 2009

I Want My Sofa Back!

Okay, I had just 45 minutes before the "big yellow taxi" pulled up in front of the house and kids pilled out. So I thought maybe, just maybe, I can close my eyes for a few minutes, NOT! I turned the corner to find this on my sofa...

::I say with as much sarcasm as I can muster up::
-- if it's not the kids and all their friends, it's the dogs! huff.....

Yummy NEW Paper Company

~ Marks Paper Company ~
Take a look @ their two new collections...

There are six papers per collection and they are all double-sided.

Magnificent stuff! But if that's not enough to get you excited, how's getting these lines for FREE? All you have to do is click the link below and leave a blog comment - that simple! GOOD LUCK =)
Marks Paper Company

Thursday, February 19, 2009

~ Grandpa's Gals ~

Just this past January we had a wonderful 4 day visit with my husband's oldest daughter, Erin and her four children. They live out in Utah and we rarely get the opportunity to see them for an extended period of time. So imagine my joy when I saw this weeks sketch @ 52 Sketches 52 Weeks, and knew that I take the perfect photos during their stay. The layout below features Allie (3 years old) and Erin's newest addition Miley (4 months old). Seeing that Woody and I have only boys in the house, I was simply gitty over the chance to scrap girly photos and to use the color pink =)

~ Grandpa's Girls ~

Here are a few close up shots of the embellishments used and some of the detaling...

Here is a look at the #7 Sketch from 52 Sketches 52 Weeks:

Keep on scrappin' and I'll chat with you again later =)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

I've Been Tagged...

...and lived to tell about it =)

I was tagged by Julie Bonner and these where my instructions - go to the place on your computer where you store your photos, then go to the 6th folder, then the sixth photo. Take that photo, put it on you blog & tell it's story.

Well, be careful whatcha ask for cause here's my photo:

This photos story:

Back during Christmas we took the boys to visit Santa @ our brand new Bass Pro Shop. The store is one of the largest in the country. It was decorated magnificently, with trees two to three stories tall, reindeer tracks leading to Santa's workshop, carolers caroling and fresh cookies with hot chocolate - just amazing.

This picutre is just one of the many novelty items they had out for display. I just loved the old truck loaded down with fresh cut Christmas trees - it reminded me of something you might see traveling along a snow cover country road on a Thomas Kinkade Christmas card. Plus, the logo on the door says, "RedHead", which I have two sons with bright red hair, so it really spoke to me.

Thanks for the tag Julie, and remember "what comes around, goes around" =)