Thursday, August 27, 2009

Catching Up!!!

I have so much to catch up on, including my sleep!!! I can't believe how much that trip to South Carolina wore me out!! School started this week, so Monday through Wednesday was extremely busy!! I worked only a half day today, went to MSU with Heidi, and came home and took a nap I am feeling much better now!!! What a difference a nap makes!!!

I didn't get a chance to post my Scrapping the Music layout for this week before school started. This week's song is I Would Stay and is STM's 100th Challenge!!! Whoo hoo!!! Happy 100 songs STM!! I chose to scrap the graduation picture I took of Benny on Parent's day and I chose the lyrics I have to learn, have to try, have to trust, have to see, have to know that I can Be Myself. Benny had to do all of those things at Basic Training and he has grown tremendously!!!

My friends over at AC Bailey have been having some fun with a Summer Shades Swapp! Each participant takes a picture in the shades, and then creates a layout featuring the picture and sends them to the next person on the list. This week it is my turn!!! What do you think???
I will post my finished layout later in the week!!!

I hope you all have a wonderful Friday!!!


Sunday, August 23, 2009

Benny is Home!!!!!

What a glorious day!!! Benny arrived home from South Carolina yesterday afternoon after a long two days of traveling. Whoo hoo!!! He is soooo happy to be home!! I flew into Belgrade at 11:30 yesterday evening after a very long day of flying and I am sooooo happy to be home too!! Benny and I had a wonderful time on Family day at Fort Jackson. I cried tears of joy when I saw him for the first time!!! We toured, talked, shopped, played mini golf, bowled, and totally enjoyed our time together!! I just have to say how proud I am of my boy!!! He showed discipline and maturity and became a squad leader at the tender age of 17, what an accomplishment!!! We are so proud of you son!!!!

Benny in front of the Barraks. Isn't he handsome!!!

Benny showing off his empty bottle of detergent!! Proof he actually did his laundry!!

Graduation Day!!!
What an exciting day!!! I didn't see much of Benny on Graduation Day, but that was ok! We had such a great time on Family Day and I knew that I would see him at home very soon!!!

Life will return to normal tomorrow as I go back to work at the school!! I am sooo ready to get back into a routine!! Benny will be going to soccer practice tomorrow morning at 8:00, whoo hoo!!!! I think it is all going to work out and Benny couldn't be happier!!

With my late arrival into town yesterday, I wasn't able to finish up my Scrapping the Music layout until late tonight. I will take pictures of it tomorrow and get it posted asap!!!

I hope you all have a great day!!


Monday, August 17, 2009

It's Monday!

I hope you are all having a happy day!! I have been looking forward to this week all summer long!!! I get to see Benny on Thursday!!! I fly out to South Carolina on Wenesday and I will be there for Parent Day on Thursday!!! Benny's graduation is on Friday and I fly back home on Saturday!! Gooooo Benny!!!! I just can't wait to see him!! I have been watching Parent Day videos and it is very moving!! I am bringing a box of kleenex with me that's for sure!!! Until then, I have library training today and tomorrow and then I have to report to the school on Monday. I am pretty sure I will at least have half days in the Library and for that I am very thankful!!! We are trusting the Lord regarding insurance and income!! Things are still sooooo hard!! I trust it is all going to work out, but it will only be by the grace of God that's for sure!!!

If you get a chance during your day, please pray for Benny. He is missing soccer tryouts this week and there is a good chance that he will not make the team. That will be so sad with it being his senior year. As a mom, I really hope it works out, but I just have to remember that it was his choice to join the military his junior year instead of his senior year! He really is flourishing there, so for that I am really grateful!!!

Scrapping the Music!!!

This week's song at Scrapping the Music is Kiss Me Through the Phone by Soulja Boy. I took the lyrics "I miss You" and decided to make a page for my sweetie. It seems like all we do right now is work just to stay afloat in these difficult economic times and I want him to know that I miss him. Miss the time we used to have together. I hope things will brighten up soon!! We so need a break!!!
Well, I am off to work!!! I still have to post my vacation photos and Little Red Scrapbook layouts, so I will be back later on tonight! I also have to visit all of your blogs! It is time to be organized again!!!

Have a great day!!!


Friday, August 14, 2009

Celebrate Color Me Daisy!!!

Whooo hooo!!! It's Color Me Daisy's first birthday and we are celebrating with a Blog Hop and Crop!!!! Each Daisy girl will sponsor a challenge and there will be two different drawings, one from all the comments left on the blogs, and the other from those who enter layouts based on the Daisy Girls' challenges by uploading them in the "Celebrate Crop and Blog Hop" folder in the CMD gallery. Visit the Color Me Daisy Blog for complete info!!!!

My challenge for you is to Celebrate Friendship!!!

You can choose to make a layout, mini album, or cards!!! The choice is yours!
For the challenge, I made 2 cards that tell my friends just how "tweet" they are!!

To be eligible for the Crop drawing, be sure you upload your projects to the CMD gallery with some type of "Celebrate Friendship" theme!

Also, leave me a comment here, and you'll be entered in to the drawing for the Blog Hop prizes!!!

Make sure to stop by the Daisy Girl's Blogs for more chances to win!!!!!

I can't wait to see what everyone creates!!!

I would love to thank Michelle for a wonderful year!!!! Color Me Daisy Rocks!!!
Have a great day,

Monday, August 3, 2009

Happy Monday from SeattleWashington!!!

Happy Monday everyone!!
Hello from Seattle, Washington!! We are having a blast with our kids and I just wanted to quickly check in and say a quick hello and post some Little Red Scrapbook sneaks!!!!

Have a great week everyone I will see you all next Tuesday!!!!