Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from the Derrick Family!  We are finally getting back into the groove after a busy December, and I’m ready to start working toward blogging once again.  Hopefully I can get in the habit of updating it more regularly and keeping you inspired with some stamping and sewing projects, as well as some “life” happenings in our neck of the woods.  2016 will be an exciting year, for sure!  We are having our…

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Happy New Year! I’m back!

I’m shocked that it has been one full month since I last blogged!  It wasn’t really intentional, but it kinda was.  I took a little break to enjoy the Christmas holidays with all of my girls, and never did ANY stamping once my December classes wrapped up.  As you may remember, we adopted our little 4 year old on Nov. 26th, and had a season of extreme gratitude this year during Thanksgiving.  Right before Thanksgiving, I…

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Gotcha Day!

This week is all about family!  You won’t find me stamping and you probably won’t see many posts about stamping!  But today is “Gotcha Day” for my little Lila…….and she is officially a Derrick girl!  We had about 50 friends and family join us this morning for her Adoption Consummation.  We are so blessed and it is a wonderful Thanksgiving!  All of my college girls are safely at home, and we are soaking in four…

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Merry Christmas!

The Derricks wish you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  I’m behind on getting my cards in the mail — but this is one of the family photos on the card.  And may you enjoy this little poem….the owner of my company sent it to us. CHRISTMAS IS FOREVER, Not for just one day For loving, sharing, giving, Are not to put away Like bells and lights and tinsel, In some box upon…

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Visting Kimi…

We were blessed to have a sweet visit with Kimi’s adoptive family……and meet their newly adopted son, Levi, today!  We received Kimi as a foster child about 4 years ago, and had her in our home for about 18 months.  Many of you will remember her beautiful curls and the special needs she had.  She is a testimony of God’s goodness and faithfulness to all of His children.  She has been adopted into the most wonderful…

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I’m still here…

I just realized it has been 8 days since my last post!  Bear with me, folks, I promise I’ll get back in the groove one of these days.  Hopefully very soon!  I have been busy working on various projects that got put off when my brother died.  I have made some curtains for one friend, finished a baby quilt for a shower gift, sewn a fabric cover for an electrical cord (28 feet long!), pieced…

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I’m home…….and David’s home.

I’m back in Lorena — my Earthly home.  David is in Heaven — his Eternal home.  I guarantee you that his home is doing way better than my home!  And it is much more glorious, beautiful and pain free.  I’m so blessed to know that my brother is in Heaven.  Mom and I talked about whether we believe that our loved ones in Heaven can really SEE what we are doing here on Earth.  Or…

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It’s been a week!

So sorry that the blog got neglected this week!  But I was a busy momma, a tired momma, and a praying momma.  We’ve had some amazing moments this week, and some struggles, too.  I have been praying for God’s guidance in some areas of our lives and we are waiting on directions.  We are praying we hear HIS voice loud and clear.  There are two main things that we are praying about and I’d like…

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Three Mountain Retreat

I am thrilled to be getting back in the groove today, and happy to report that we had a great Spring Break last week.  We didn’t get to vacation anywhere (thanks to Sarah’s soccer schedule) but we did some fun things and enjoyed having Allyson home from college.  I left Thursday night to go to Three Mountain Retreat in Clifton, TX.  I have been attending retreats there with some of my long-time friends for over 10 years.  We…

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Framelits Treat Holder and our Samford Visit

I’d like to show you a little 3-D Candy holder that we made at our group meeting this past week.  I got this idea from Stampin’ Up! Co-Founder, Shelli Gardner.  She showed us how to make it at Leadership, and I really liked the simple beauty of it all.  Shelli’s used a gorgeous NEW stamp set (that I haven’t ordered YET), but I think this sample using “Four Frames” is pretty cute, too.  To make…

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