Sunday, March 29, 2009

Smile, It's Monday!!

Ok, so I am having to convince myself to smile today!  The weekend went by so fast and this week is going to be so busy!!!  I still have to go in early and stay late all week at school, I have to work tonight and Wednesday at Hallmark, and we will travel to Billings on Saturday for soccer. Soccer will be questionable, however, as we have several inches of snow on the ground from a winter-like storm yesterday.   But, I will choose to remember that "This is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it"!  So, as I'm typing this post, I am smiling!!  The day will be what it is and I will choose joy today!!

Prom was a successs this year!! It was not traditional in any sense of the word, but I do believe that the kids had a great time!!  I have several pics of my handsome young man!! Boy, does he clean up nice!!
They went to dinner at a cute little restaurant and then went on over to the school for the Grand March.  The Grand March takes about an hour and a half and they were #59, so they were done in the first 40 minutes or so, which was a good thing because she had a singing engagement that she had to attend.   He drove her to her school so she could perform and they were done with that about 10:30.  Benny texted his friends and they had already left the dance.  Wow, that was quick!!  They ended up going to the show and watching Monsters vs. Aliens.  They loved the movie!!  Then they came over and played Halo.  Nontraditional, but they had a great time!  You do what you got to do!!

Scrapping the Music #79 is based on Dave Matthew's Everday.  It is a fantastic song to scrap!!!   I hope you all hop on over and check out this week's challenge!!
I chose the lyrics Fight for everyday, Love everyday for this week's layout.  My 
sweet middle daughter continues to meet challenges as she tries to meet her goals and my heart just aches for her.  It just seems like it is one thing after the other and I sense she is getting worn out.  Keep fighting my sweet girl.  You are growing stronger every day!! 

As I have been working on my bible study this week, I have been meditating on Esher 4:14, "And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?"  What is our destiny?  Why are we where we are?  God has a plan for each and every one of us, and I have to be in tune to his leading and guiding.  What is His plan??  What is His plan for my sweet girl??  These are the Questions I will be pondering today!!

May you be in tune with Him this day and choose to smile!!
Kristii

18 comments:

Lisa T. Howard said...

Thank you for the inspiring words and for sharing how they apply to your life. I will pray for strength and direction for your daughter today. The layout is BEAUTIFUL and it is even more so now that I know a bit of the story behind it.

Your son looked especially dapper! Sounds like they had a blast despite a non-traditional night. I'm sure it will be one they will always remember. Hope your busy week goes smoothly.

walesk said...

look at that handsome boy! he looks so happy too... awesome!

beautiful page, as always :)

Susan Beth said...

He looks great! Your upcoming week sounds so busy, but I know that God can see you through, and He is worthy of your smile! Keep your chin up and He will have something just for you this week!

Mia said...

Your boy looks so handsome Kristii! They look so cute together! Gorgeous couple! Love the new layout and the story behind it!

Amy Adams (aka Scrapitgal) said...

Wow - what a handsome couple!! Now that sounds like a PERFECT non-traditional prom night - just fun and that's what counts!!

We had snow too, but although I dislike the snow, I secretly am smiling inside because it delays my hectic schedule trying to shuffle three kids to soccer practices all week - a little delay in soccer is fine with me!! Love your LO!! Such vibrant color!

Rita said...

I love your positive outlook. Your DS looks very handsome and I'm glad he had a good time with his non-trad celebration. Prom is a bit overrated IMO so he probably got to participate in the best parts!

Gorgeous LO of your DD! Love that flower! Did you make it?

Lorry said...

Kristii, thanks for sharing your life and family with me. I love that Ben and his date had a very non-traditional prom, they looked fabulous and will remember that nite forever! You have always inspired me with your faith and choice of words, thank you and I pray your week goes well.

Amy Coose said...

Love the prom pics! They make a cute couple. Great LO!

Sarah C. said...

Weekends go by way too fast! Sounds like your DS and date had a great prom evening. And love the gorgeous layout. Hope the paths for your DD open up a bit and soon. Have a wonderful day and thanks for sharing that scripture & your thoughts. :)

Lindsay said...

Thanks for sharing those fun prom photos, Kristii! They both looked great and it's so good to hear they had a good time! Your LO for Scrapping the Music is beautiful (as always) and I pray that your daughter keeps working hard and trying to meet those goals! I know she has so much support from you! Take care!

Jocelyn said...

Wow, thank you for the inspiring words!!!! I have had a tough day today, and wondering and feeling a little sorry for myself, my test results did not come out as I had wished and now I am a biit frightened!!!! Needless to say, turn into your Blog and God offers me your friendship!!! You son looked so HANDSOME and I love the untraditional prom!!!! I saw the LO on the STM and I knew it was yours before I saw your name!!!! I need to do one of these if I could just find the time this week!!!! I will be keeping you and your family in my prayers and hoping that your daughter will find the path and direction that she needs!!!! Have a wonderful Monday, sweet friend!!!!

mandysea said...

Oh wow Kristii, look at that debonair couple!!!
Love love love your stm LO! Fantastic colour - especially those flowers!!

JgWM said...

Thank you for your kind comments on layouts. Your blog is inspiring, I love your pages and color combinations. You son is very handsome.

Your daughter will, learn much from this experience and her mother.

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Carla said...

Sounds like prom was a really great time for all the kids!! Sometimes non-traditional can be a good thing!
Love the layout, your layouts are ALWAYS so inspiring to me! And I am sooo glad that you can wake up on a Monday with a smile on your face!! Be optimistic, and things tend to look a little brighter for you!

Barbara said...

Thanks Kristii, your making me smile today just knowing the special you!

Close To Home said...

the pics are just so fine! :) i love that verse you shared...in fact, the story of esther is one of my favs to study!!!!!!!!!!

I am so glad to know you- Miss Queen of Scrapbookin!! :) Your pages are always lovely!

Mara... said...

Oh Kristii, your boy looks amazing! And what a lovely couple, you got some good pics!!!

And your LO about your Daughter is so touching and beautiful. It reminds me that there will always be challenges, no matter how old they get. Hang in there!!

- Brenda - said...

You do have a very handsome son and the page you did of your sweet daughter is gorgeous! We too had snow here (Wyoming) and there's more to come - ugh. I'm trying to think positive, as it is moisture that we truly need. Thanks for your inspiration. We are here for a purpose and sometimes it's so hard not to ask "what are we doing here?". Hugs :)