Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Home is a wonderful place to be!!

Tonight is the only night this week all three of us are going to be home at the same time, so we are going to carve our big, beautiful pumpkins!

We found these beauties at Green Bluff while we were visiting Heidi. Of course, I can't do anything small. I have to find positively perfect, pleasing pumpkins with the right amount of personality! lol! Heidi and Travis already carved their masterpieces and I am hoping she will send pictures so I can post them. I am going to make a pot full of chili and some hot apple cider for dinner and we will roast pumpkin seeds while we carve. Benjamin is always a good sport and usually comes up with an amazing creation! I look forward to being home tonight...(insert big sigh of contentment here!)...home truly is a wonderful place to be.

I just have to post my latest creation for the So Sketchy Blog by Alison Cope. She gave me a sketch for a 2 page layout and I had a blast with it. It brings me back to the old days when I thought I could only do 2 page layouts. I haven't visited that train of thought for quite some time. I didn't scrap a major event like Christmas or a birthday, but it was a major event in our family. I decided to use the pictures we took when we moved Heidi into her very first apartment. Doesn't she look happy? She has such a cute apartment and she and her roomates have truly made it into a home! I love the pictures of her daddy and brother giving her hugs. Soooo sweet! We are so proud of you girl!

I used Studio Calico goodies in this layout-October Afternoon papers, Heidi Swapp accents, American Crafts Thickers, Anna Griffin Alphas and Prima Florals and jewels.

My bible study reflected on Israels Feast of Weeks-which was a time for the Israelites to remember their former bondage. In the same light, I was enslaved to sin until I asked the Lord to be my Savior. Through His Grace, God has given us great freedom and generously gives to all who ask. May I have the spirit of giving generously as the Season of Giving approaches, though, not just at Thanksgiving, but all year through. I must have an attitude of Gratitude!

My top ten List:

I am thankful for...

1. My God and King

2. My family-my sweet hubby, my kids, My dad and Carrie, and the rest of our extended family! We are blessed!

3. My home-it is the most wonderful place to be!

4. My two sweet dogs Lily and Charley

5. My jobs-they don't pay alot, but I enjoy them both!

6. The landscape where we live. We are surrounded by God's amazing creation!!

7. My hobby-scrapbooking has become a way of life!

8. My friends, not only the physical, but the virtual too!

9. Music, it fills my soul, and blesses my heart!

10. My memories...I am so thankful that God has allowed us to remember those things that are precious to us!! I love you mom!

May you be thankful for all you have today!



Nat said...

Ohh what gorgeous pumpkins. We are still on the hunt here. They mostly sell small tiny pumpkins here in teh city. The layout is amazing!!!

Susan Beth said...

Love the layout and the pictures. You do have so much to be grateful for! Love that you let us all know about it.

Anonymous said...

Oh when I read your top 10 list I would so love to beable to live closer so we could get together for visits!
I also am so grateful for the 'gifts' I have been given. My home is also my refuge.


karen m. (akaliz) said...

gorgeous lo. those are some big pumpkins...can't wait to see your carvings!

wonderful things to be thankful for...you are a lucky gal!

Denise said...

Thanks for sharing your Gratitude list. What a blessing you are! I love your positivity. I always leave your blog counting my blessings. :o)

mommy2alex said...

Have a wonderful fall evening, sounds perfect!
Love that layout, is beautiful!!

Jessica said...

wow!! super busy lady. Loving the picture of the pumkins and of course love seeing your art. just beautiful!

Sarah C. said...

Gorgeous layout and wonderful list of things to be thankful for! It's so easy to get caught up in the not-so-good of every day and forget. Thanks for the uplifting post! :)

vtpuggirl said...

Such a beautiful layout! I did a real hack job on my pumpkin, so sad about it! Hope you have better luck! I'm sure it's easier when you aren't having to pick up a toddler every two mins. I think your work amazing, and just gets better Kristi!

Lisa Spiegel said...

That's a great layout! I may have to scraplift it!

*reyanna klein* said...

Love, LOVE what you did with this SC kit! That kit has been my favorite so far, and I just adore every layout I see done with it. Your is simply gorgeous! (And your daughter is beautiful!)

Helsbells said...

Wow Kristii, that layout is amazing! I love that you've used so many photos :)