Welcome to another edition of For Real Friday!! I'm still trying to get into the blogging groove after taking an unexpected break last week. So many things happening all at once, and then add sickness on top of it all. Not pretty!!! But God is good. And I continue to lean on His promises to help me make it through each and every day. Whether they are pretty, or pretty ugly!!!
Stamps: Crazy For Cupcakes
Paper: Crumb Cake, Certainly Celery, Ealry Espresso, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette DSP
Accessories: Oval Scallop Punch, Oval Punch, Square Scallop die, Basic Rhinestones, Scallop Ribbon Punch
Color Challenge: COLOUR Q #78
Sketch Challenge: THE PAPER PLAYERS #40
Recipe Challenge: STAMPIN' SISTERS IN CHRIST #82 Paper Piecing
Phillipians 4:6-7 "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
Thanks Stampin' Sisters in Christ!!! Oh how I needed this reminder!! So often I start running away with the "What ifs..." of life and I forget to leave my anxieties at the feet of Jesus. He is so faithful to take care of all my needs and grant me the peace I desire. If I would just remember to stop and ask!!
Hubby and I started an accidental tradition the year 14yo man-child turned 5. He had never been to Disneyland and we decided to take him and his little sister. Little sis ended up getting a fever the day before, so we went with plan B and left her with grandma and headed down to the happiest place on earth with just the three of us. What a wonderful time we had!! We could give him our undivided attention and he got to rule the day. So when little sis turned 5, we also took her to Disneyland by herself for her very first time. What a completley different experience!! Instead of Tom Sawyer's Island and Pirate's of the Caribbean, we spent the entire day visiting every princess and getting their autograph. Fast forward to this week when we finally took 5yo number three (he's almost 6!) on his first trip to Disneyland.
He loved anything you could drive, shoot or run across. He was too chicken to volunteer for the Jedi Training Academy, but it was fun to watch. He disliked anything that spun around in a circle. So the Teacups were not a crowd favorite. He's our only kid that gets dizzy easily. The Disneyland fireworks show is amazing! And we loved the Aladdin show too. Just so much fun!!!
What a special blessing to be a parent. And what a wonderful memory to have of each one of our children as they got to experience something as exciting as Disneyland for the very first time. It's nice to have an innocent 5yo in the house still. It helps to alleviate those days when 14yo man-child gets in the car after school and asks how old you have to be to get a tattoo. Ummmmm... old enough to buy your own groceries and pay your own taxes!! This would be the same 14yo man-child who called me during a wedding rehearsal dinner to ask if he could get a mohawk. I passed that one on to youth pastor hubby. Who promptly got out the clippers the next morning and gave said man-child the haircut of his dreams. Just in time for school. Yikes! I need to remember to take a picture so you can share in my misery.
So that's part of the reason I've been MIA for the last week. The other part is I just haven't been feeling very creative. Maybe once my Summer Mini pre-order arrives, I will feel like stamping again. There's nothing like new stamps to get your mojo going. :)
Thanks for stopping by!