Monday, November 23, 2015

Miss me, yet?

Have you missed me yet?  It's been a while since I've posted to my blog and for that I do apologize.  I had a lot going on and didn't know if anyone was interested in hearing about it!  Before I start, let me show you what I've been scrapping because sometimes that shares more in to our lives than mere words can describe!

*please click here for credits*
I love fall and love the leaves on the ground!  It's one of my favorite things about fall.  Although my most favorite thing is seeing the leaves change their colors, seeing the rainbow fall colors appear almost as if overnight!  I love the smell of fall from the cool, crisp air all the way to the warm burning leaves smell.  I enjoy fall and have been very thankful be in an area that has that season!
 
*please click here for credits*
Probably one of the hardest things our family has gone through has been the unexpected death of my grandmother.  I am very lucky to be in my late 30's and still have my grandmother in my life, much less in my children's lives!  That blessing has been taken away as she was called Home to our Lord and Savior.  I will never forget the last time my son and I were able to spend with my grandmother, a few days prior to her death.  It was such a sweet moment, my 2-year old singing "Twelve Men", "You are my Sunshine", "Jesus Loves Me" and many other childish songs.  I do not think my son will remember his great-grandmother, but I will cherish this moment right down to the last hug and kiss before we walked out of the room.
 
*please click here for credits*
 

*please click here for credits*
 
My oldest is having a hard time with her daddy being gone.  When we first started this year, we knew it would just be a year and figured while it would go by probably slowly, it would go by.  We had no idea the many changes that would happen this year.  For the first time in eight years, my oldest left the homeschooling world and was enrolled in public school.  That's right, she started school the middle of 8th grade year--a year that is very rough on anyone to start school.  We thought she would succeed, but after moving away from the military community and in to an area where she had to figure out who she was, I'm not going to lie, she struggled to find who she was and who she is.  This year has had its ups and downs, mostly downs, but we are taking each day as they come.
 
Well, that's all I have for you, layout-wise.  I have scrapped a lot layouts, but nothing really recent as I'm going through and trying to scrap older photos of the children so I can get their albums ready for the printers. 
 
What have you been up to these days?
 
 

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Holiday Paint

Did you play along in last month's RAK Challenge over at MouseScrappers?  If you haven't done so, you might want to check out this month.  This month, I created these two paint clusters using this month's color swatch!!

 
You can find my submission here at MouseScrappers.
 
I wonder who else will play along this month!
 

Sunday, November 01, 2015

MouseScrappers FB Fan Freebie

It's starting to get cold out there!!  With all this talk of cold weather, I can't help but think of Frozen, which inspired me for this month's MouseScrappers Facebook Fan Freebie!

 
You get these four journal cards in both horizontal/vertical that should work with all styles of scrapping!  Just hurry, because this MouseScrappers Facebook Fan Freebie is ONLY good during the month of November!  Get it before you forget!