Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year everyone!! I have been a little under the weather for about three weeks now..but thought I would put together a New Years BB page to start the year out for us.:) I didn't put the year on this page so that it can be used for other years too if wanted.Hope you like it and can use it!
You know ..this last year has been rather interesting. Not sure what is going on in the world..but we do have confidence that God knows what he is doing and has his children's best interest at heart.We DO know that our Lord spoke of these times in his word.Matthew 24..and when we see these things coming about to..KNOW that our redemption draweth nigh.:) Those of us who have given our hearts and lives to him..have an assurance during these difficult times...that he is for us and not against us....that he hasn't appointed us to wrath...that yea..though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death..I will fear no evil..for thou art with me...thy rod and thy staff..they comfort me. This last year the Lord has been teaching us..to TRUST him...to believe and have faith that he is for us and not against us. How many of us actually have that kind of trust? The kind that says ...I know there is something going on here that I don't understand..but I don't have to understand it ..because I KNOW the Lord is in control and is working everything out for good! The PEACE that comes from that kind of trust..is exactly what the Lord wants from his children. For us to REST in him and let him handle the situation.After all..he started this in the first place and who are we to question if he can finish it? God ceased from his work on the seventh day...and rested. That tells me..that we KNOW the end of the story...and it's a happy ending!!YAY!
I wish for you ..Peace and Joy this coming year! :)

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  • Tuesday, December 29, 2009

    Nicole


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    Sunday, December 20, 2009

    Friday, December 18, 2009

    I wanted to show you a really cute Christmas card I got from my dear friend Judy (link in sidebar). Isn't it adorable?! She sent it to me along with some wonderful and cute hand made trinkets.Cross bookmarks, and some intricate designs she had done by quilling. See the bottom left corner of the card for reference.:) Plus she sent some other sweet things like "plant a prayer" seed packets..etc.:) This card looks a LOT better in person..but the lighting is off and I didn't use a light box...mainly cause I don't have one.LOL Thank you soo much Judy for your Sweet gifts!:) I LOVE them all!

    This is a BEAUTIFUL card from my dear friend Barb! Look at all the wonderful embroidery she did on it and the COOL sequin frame..How Sweet! Thank you so much Barb for sending it to us! We LOVE it!:)

    This one I am telling you about...is from my friend LilyBelle. Her link is in my sidebar too!:) I went to her blog the other day and she said she wasn't sure if she was gonna make any more Christmas kits this year. I asked her ..."IF" you do decide to do one..would you consider doing a Nativity one...cause I had been looking for one. Well..to my surprise..she did a BEAUTIFUL Nativity one for me. These are some ideas for pages that can be done using the papers and elements from her kit. It's totally free and still there for you ..if you would like to have it!:) No strings attached to these papers and elements.Yours to do whatever you want with!! Thank you soo much LilyBelle! I LOVE it! :)


    I hope each and every one of you has a Marvelous CHRISTmas this year!


    Sunday, December 06, 2009

    Nicole and Troy's Engagement and Party

    This is my niece,Nicole, and her fiance,Troy, at Disney World.They had planned a trip there earlier this year and unknowingly to Nicole..Troy had planned the perfect spot to "pop the question".In front of Cinderella's Castle. How ROMANTIC!:)

    We went to their engagement party last evening .It was held at Troy's folks home.These are a few pics I took to have as a reminder and hopefully ..make some layouts of ..soon.:)

    Williams Brother's BBQ.mmmm Baked Beans and Brunswick Stew.:)

    This is my Nephew Eddie ,his wife Jennifer and their cutie... Katlyn.
    I wanted to point out the picture that is on the table behind Jennifer.It is of Troy proposing to Nicole.They placed it in the frame with a mat that was large enough around it so that everyone could sign their names on it instead of having a guest book. Terrific idea if you ask me.:)

    Nicole baked and prepared for two days making these scrumptious goodies for us.Isn't this a "Sweet" table? Literally!!:) From the front right..going toward the top of the pic...Choc chip and peanut butter cookies..Rice Crispy treats, Oh..I forgot what the next ones are called..but they are made with caramel,peanut butter and chinese noodle thingys.LOL Fudge that was loaded with marshmallows and sliced into perfect sized pieces and in the center of the platter...strawberries. Key lime pie..Pretzels dipped in chocolate,pineapple chunks,white chocolate with candy cane pieces mixed in it, more chocolate chip cookies with chocolate icing dobbed on top and in the center of the table..a plate of brownies. There were small bowls of Christmas candies placed in various spots to fill in.:) Great job Nicole!

    Thanks for stopping in:)

    Hugs,
    Valinda