Showing posts from June, 2006

Make Yourself Informed...RAK Involved

This blog entry is in honor of my dear Aunt Evelyn. My aunt recently passed away. It was a shock! Although she was advanced in age and had been struggling with Parkinson's disease, my aunt was handling life wonderfully and gracefully. She was never known to complain about her personal discomforts. She was energized by her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Her passion in life was her family and her love for Christ. She lived her life pursuing both.

My Aunt Evenly become very ill around Christmas and continually was seeking medical help. Due to the nature of the Parkinson illness physicians put off her symptoms to either the Parkinson's or the medication related to the Parkinson’s. When she was last hospitalized she was finally diagnosed with Breast Cancer. But it was inflammatory breast cancer. It is a killer that most people are not aware of, even doctors. She passed away quickly but in a great deal of pain as the cancer quickly took everything away from her. I&…

Cute and Awful

Well, it has been a wild week and a half at my house. I had a tooth cut out and I can tell you right now if it could go wrong the dentist said I made every percentage there way happen. Pain does not begin to describe what I went through. Yikes! My tooth, they discovered, was fractured. Most likely happened in a car accident 6 years ago. The fracture was laterally at the gum line and move down through the root. Through the years my gums began to grow into the fracture forcing it apart and allow bacteria to build up. The pain began and so did my journal to @$##. Well, needless to say I'm on the other side now. But during the early time of my recovery I was sleeping on the couch trying to recover. My sweet husband took this picture (AWFUL) of me sleeping on the couch with my best friend! It was so funny when I discovered it on my camera this morning!

While all this was happening to mom, Jacob was doing a great job helping to keep the house clean. While cleaning the dog's dish it s…

Father's Day

Wow, we celebrated with a cookout and tons of fun with the kids. Everyone was there. We count that a blessing as we know that Tabitha getting a job out of state or even out of the country is always possibility.

Pictures as follows: 1. Hannah and Jim with the Bass; 2. Jim and the girls; 3. Jim and the kids; 4. Jim and our daughter-in-law. Although it was a rocky start...I bought the wrong present and ended up taking it back before the evening begun. Anger and tears included in this one.

Here are the answers to Sophie's Challenge:

Nope, mom picked it out of a book.
Over the weekend when I bought the wrong present for my husband and he got mad with me and made me cry because I did not like disappointing him on his day and for once LIKE I have to do many times...could he not just fake it and say he liked it? Geez
Nope not in the least.
6. D…

Recap of my Weekend

I fought the scrapping bug this weekend in order to make more memories to scrap! My husband and I with our son Jacob went to the zoo. Since we are members we go often, but it was "enrichment" day and we enjoyed the animals moving about much more than usual.

I love the Giraffe picture because they were in a cluster and it reminded me of the movie the Lion King. LOL The other picture is of me and Jim but look very closely to the Kola in the background. My son is getting better at his photo taking skills.

I just wanted to add this picture of me and Hannah. She truly makes my world complete.
1. She smiles and the world is alright.
2. She is young, but can play practical jokes on you in a heartbeat...just like her father.
3. When she is unhappy she's lets you doubt about it.
4. When she is playful and fun, she takes it to the limits.

She is truly my heartbeat!

WOW, I did IT...with HeLp!

I posted a banner finally. I had help, but they taught me a lot! Check it out. I plan on tweaking it a bit over the weekend, but it certainly is better than before. Great learning curve. Leave a comment to let me know what you think.

Here is an altered item that I made for several reason, one being for my husband's Father Day/Birthday. It was fun, but hard to get it so that I could use both sides of the Coin Holder. He really liked it alot. Hannah is his favorite 2 year old right now. I truly enjoyed doing this.

Inside Outside

Other views of the outside

I'm the RICHEST Woman on Earth!

Yep, that's me. No, I did not win the lottery, or win the 10,000 dollar suitcase, but I did take a good, hard look around me and realize I'm truly very WEALTHY. I have four of the most wonderful children on the face of the earth. They are good, with good hearts, a good work ethic, great ambitions, and I'm fortunate that they all live close to me. Well, two are still in the house, but with Tabitha's career I'm lucky she is not living across the world somewhere. They are all healthy and beautiful children.

I have a wonderful (although she can drive me nuts at times) mom, a beautifully talented sister and she has a wonderful family. My in-laws, although it's been a long, tough road, are wonderful people with great hearts.

In a world of bankrupt people and families I am truly the WEALTHEST person on Earth!!

"I Dare you To Scrap Your Life."--DLL

P.S.....if this works the first Video is a little diggy camara video of my son at his spring concert...Jay's …