Hello, friends! I hope you are having a fantastic summer! I know I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus here lately, but I’ve had alot of things pulling and tugging at me. May and June were challenging months for me (and our family as a whole) with alot of physically and emotionally draining things. I had to make a decision to not worry about the blog, not worry about Stampin’ classes, and move forward one day at a time. God has given me strength and stamina, and strength to make it through the peaks and valleys. I’m still stamping………just taking it slow and easy this summer. That’s really not unusual for me — I typically don’t do as much Stampin’ Up! stuff during the summer months. So bear with me, and expect great things this fall. Stay tuned for details on my new Club Class and new product classes.
BUT THIS WEEK…….on Thursday evening @ 6:30 p.m., I’m having a card class using ALL NEW SUMMER FLOWER STAMPS and these are two of the cards we will be making. We will make a total of five cards and all of them will be quick and easy using new Stampin’ Up! floral images. These will be VERY versatile cards. Add the greeting of your choice for a Birthday card, Thank You card, Sympathy Card, or Thinking of You. Many other greetings to choose from, as well. Cost is $10 or FREE if you place a $20 order. Please RSVP by Tuesday evening.
And now for some family updates:
Allyson has completed Nursing School and will soon be an “official” Registered Nurse. She is studying for the NCLEX so that she can get her license and begin work in August. Hopefully she will be working at one of our hospitals here in Waco. We are looking forward to having our first-born back in Waco and she is an amazing help with Lila! She looks forward to bonding with Lila even moreso, as Lila came to live with us after she was already gone to college, and Lila loves having her as a big sister!
Lindsey is serving in a Campus Outreach Missions Program this summer called Summer Beach Project in Panama City Beach. She is really having an amazing summer full of spiritual growth. We were blessed to have her and her boyfriend, Ben, here for 10 days in May right before they went to Florida. She begins her Senior year at Samford in August.
Sarah graduates in the Top 10 at Lorena HS on June 5th. She has had a fun summer traveling to LA for a 9 day Mission Trip/Choir Tour with her youth choir. She came home for 3 days before heading off to Glorietta, NM for Youth Camp. She is now home for a few more weeks before heading to Samford in Birmingham, AL to begin her college career! She is super-duper excited, and I’m very happy for her. I’m MUCH calmer about my 3rd one leaving for college, and it helps that her sister will be there for one more year to cheer her on!
Lila is approaching her 5th birthday, and continues to grow and mature each day. Life is crazy with a toddler around here, and there is never a dull moment around here! She keeps us running (and laughing) and drains us of our energy! Once August rolls around, we will be entering into our new life with only a Kindergartner at home and things should settle down just a little. We still have our little foster baby, but she will probably be leaving this fall, as well. We have plans to “officially” retire when our current baby leaves……after 11 years of fostering. We feel like we are ready, and pray that God can continue to use us in other capacities. We just feel that the time is right for us to stop. It has been a tough decision, but we are ready.
Supplies for the Wisteria Wonder Garden in Bloom Card:
Welcome to my blog! I am in my 17th year as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. I love sharing my creative projects with others! When I'm not stamping or scrapbooking, I enjoy quilting projects, crocheting, sewing, or shopping. I have 3 biological children and we recently adopted a little bundle of energy who started out as one of our foster children! She keeps us busy and enjoying life to the fullest!
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