Monday, April 20, 2009

Spring is finally here!!!

We actually saw the sun a bit on Saturday!! It was glorious!!!! The grass is quite green and I am seeing little buds on my China Rose bush!!  For the next three days we have should have  temperatures in the 70's, that is, if the weatherman is accurate in his forecast!!  I love this time of year!  It is a time of renewing, restoration, revitalization and it gives me hope for tomorrow!  I need to hold on that outlook in these difficult economic times.  My husband's pay was cut by 10% last week, but I am so very thankful that we still have jobs.  We just have to hold on.  Hopefully things will begin to look up soon!!  We still have room to cut back and so we will do what has to be done with a thankful and gratful heart!!  It is time to renew my thankful list!!

I am thankful for: 
1.  My Lord and Savior in whom I put my trust!!
2.  My husband-who works so very hard!!!  You will be rewarded for all your hard work-I just know it!!
3.  My children-who are healthy and amazing!!!
4.  Our jobs, though they may not be paying as much, we are still gainfully employed!!
5.  Spring!! The warm sun is good for the soul!!
6.  My home- our sanctuary in these trying times!!
7.  DVD's - our replacement for cable!!
8.  Memories - my  mom has been on my mind a lot lately!!
9.  My co-worker, -I am blessed to work with a wonderful woman who gives Godly counsel and encouragement daily!!
10. Scrappy friends  It is fun to share this passion with all of you!!

We went to Helena on Saturday for the District Music festival and had a great time.  The day was full of amazing musical talent!!  I am so pleased to say that the Chanson Choir will be going to State in two weeks!!!  Benny had a great time, but he was completely worn out by the end of the day.  We had to leave early so he could go to work Saturday night, but he was able to sing with both of his groups!!  

I have a layout to share with you from the Scrapping the Music Challenge!!!  This week's challenge is based on Toby Mac's song Made To Love.  Such awesome lyrics!  
The journaling states:

Whatever happened to a passion I could live for?
What became of the flame that made me feel more?
And when did i forget that...

I was made to love You
I was made to find You
I was made just for You
Made to adore You
I was made to love
And be loved by You
You were here before me
You were waiting on me
And you said you'd keep me
Never would you leave me
I was made to love

and be loved by You


I decided to use a picture of me when I was younger for this layout because of the innocence that is represented in youth.  I was made to love Him and be loved by Him.  Lord help us to trust you completely like little children trust their parents!!  You are Great, Mighty and Awesome and you Care about us.  You will never leave us nor forsake us!!  This I know to be true!!!

May you have an awesome day remembering that you were made to Love Him and be Loved by Him!!!  



Nat said...

so loving the layout of yours! And can't wait the chorus picture seen to be scrapped.

Anonymous said...

Oh that layout is just darling!!!

Lisa T. Howard said...

Kristii, I love the way you interpreted the Scrapping the Music challenge. So beautiful!!! Enjoy the sunshine!

Jocelyn said...

Kristii; it was so wonderful to read your thankful list!!!!! Spring is wonderful isn't it!! We had just a small taste of it on Friday and now it is rainy and cold again.....but we are expecting warmer temps by the end of the week!!!! I just adore your LO!!!! I always do, sweet friend. Have a wonderful Monday!!!!

Carla said...

Awesome layout Kristii!! So glad you have a wonderful day full of spring to enjoy! God Bless you girl!!

Connie said...

Beautiful work!!

leah said...

Lovin' how you used the new prima paper, fabulous song! :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Can I trade U???? is going to 100 DEGREES here VERY SOON!!!!!!! LOL :):):):):):):):) Today...was in the 90's! :):):):) LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEE your thankful list, the photo of the boys...and YOUR STM like WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW!!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEE that photo, the colors...JUST GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):)

Close To Home said...

beautiful words, beautiful page, beautiful memories, beautiful song....thank you for always putting God's love in your posts! They are gifts!

Susan Beth said...

Yeah for Ben advancing to state! Yeah for spring and 70 degrees! Yeah for having room to cut if you need to! Yeah for such a long list of things to be thankful for! and Yeah for you sharing such a great layout with us.

Julie said...

stunning missy k just love it all

Lea L. said...

Your layout is gorgeous Kristii!! Such a beautiful scene you have portrayed on it!

And I agree...the weather has been absolutely glorious!! I wish I could have skipped work today to just play in the sun!


Maren said...

You seem to be such a positive and proactive woman, I'm really impressed by your outlook on life. :) What a great layout you've made also!

Have a wonderful day!

Mara... said...

Simply amazing layout, Kristii!! I love the green and that tree and that adorable photo of you! So glad you got a glimpse of spring. It was seriously 95 degrees today for me...yikes!!

Have a great week!!!

Melanie Wilkerson said...

great list... made me smile!

Anonymous said...

I so love your layout! The way you used those Webster pages is yumm!

Would of been fun for you to do a video of Benny and then we could see/hear the performace.

scrappermimi said...

So sorry about your hubby's pay...times are so tough! Hugs! Your LO is gorgeous as usual! Pefectly embellished!

Staci said...

I just love that layout, kristii, and I love that you used a photo of little you! Sorry about your husband's paycut, but you have such a great outlook - I loved reading your thankful list!

Stacey Michaud said...

that layout is just so stunning! I adore it! Love how you make a top ten "gratitude" list!

Deanna said...

LOVE the new background! Looks FAB!