God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time; Enjoying one moment at a time; Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will; That I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him Forever in the next. Amen.
--Reinhold Niebuhr
"Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But, if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything."
---Muhammad Ali

"We are driven to create at this deep wordless level of the soul because we are all fashioned in the image of a God who is an Artist." - Michael Card, Scribbling in the Sand.

Friday, July 27, 2007

I played the last few days in the scrap room; and I've got a couple of what I think are interesting layouts done.

I love this picture of Cortes he is such a camera hound! I just love the expression on his face he looks like he's saying what in the world do you want out of me!


And this one is another Niki Photo. I love the Giant Heidi Swap photo corners. And I used the Heidi Swap Ghost star as a mask to give another layer to the layout. I love the Jenni Bowlin paper but find it kind of hard to work with.

I've also cleaned up some photos today:



For some reason I've been thinking of my kids non-stop for the last few weeks. I keep hoping and praying that some day they can all become friends again. My two oldest have become closer and closer and I so love that. I just hope that some day they can all find the love that I know they have for each other. But, I know that won't happen for a while; there are too many forces working against it. But, some day I know that those forces will lose and that God will prevail and my family will be whole. Until then I will enjoy the time I have with them; and spoil Mikaela totally completely rotten.


And I will also take the time to spoil my Maya rotten! She was so cute this week, it was vacation Bible school week and she told me all about it. It was so cute I can't believe she will soon be 3 years old. She has grown up so fast; she will be going to Disney in September for her 3rd birthday. She can tell you all about seeing Disney World.

I'm also planning on heading to Disney in the spring with Michelle, Jim and Madelyn. So lots of Disney trips in the planning stages.

And it won't be long and we will be planning a family trip with Sabrina, Brian and Mikaela. That will be a really fun trip since Brian has never been to Disney and I think he feels it's a little like Cedar Point or Kings Island. I don't think he understands just how massive it is and how enveloping it is.

Well I need to think about bed, I can't believe it's already 11:30. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

God Bless,

Jane



2 comments:

Dee said...

Great LO's Jane. Love what you did with the Heidi S stuff. She is one of my favs!

donnacr said...

Have faith Jane .....one day all will be much better for you and your family .
Great layouts