Sunday, January 30, 2011

Week 4

The portraits I did of my niece last spring are hands down some of the best I have ever done of her.  It doesn't hurt of course that she is extremely beautiful. She looked stunning that day next to her sweetie in his uniform.  The red doors are at the 2nd Congregational Church a few blocks from my home. It's hard to get people to want portraits there but when they see how stunning these were...they don't hesitate now. To view the challenge template for week the link below the image.

                                                                                     Week 4

Week 3

Week 3. Various pictures I have taken of my cousin Lori's sweet little Lily. Lily was born 
a month after Dalton so it's kind of interesting to watch them both grow together. Lily is a
very expressive little girl. She's very animated and very vocal. She also has the most
beautiful eyes. Don't you agree? To view the week 3 template click link below image. 

                                                                             Week 3

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Week 2

I managed to finish another scrap page. This one took me awhile. Could not get the elements right. I stumbled across this kit that I had downloaded for Jaelop Designs and the word art was perfect for the brown and blue color scheme. I had to create the tag at the bottom and don't think I did that bad. To view the challenge template click link below picture.

Week 1

I've decided to do a Scrap Page a week challenge. Sort of....I'm using the templates, doing one a week, but not actually going to enter them in the challenges. Hope this gets me off my rear and scrapping more of these photos I take.  I am 3 weeks behind so I have a few to catch up on. So far I like the templates. Lots of journaling. I like that.

Here is week one. To see the challenge link below picture.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

3 Great Things About 2010

For all that I lost in 2010..I gained some incredible things in my life also.  3 sweet, adorable little people entered our family fold.  Wyatt in January, Dalton in July and Lily in August. The circle of life is a curious thing, and reminds me that even though there is sadness and loss, there is also life and happiness. God is great.

Wyatt Sean born January 20th.....   

Dalton Matthew born July 6th....

and pretty in pink Miss Lily Anna born August 7th......

Saturday, January 15, 2011

So Long Ago, So Far Away

Have not posted in awhile. Seems like the things I love most are gradually slipping away from me and I feel so powerless to stop it.  Tuffy is now completely paralyzed in his hind quarters.  After spending hundreds of dollars on testing and specialists, there is still no clear diagnosis of what is happening to him.  Best guess is that it is a blood clot, or a few small blood clots. I'm not buying it though. It happened gradually, not suddenly like a stroke would be..and the vet has never said anything was wrong with his heart..which is how the blood clots form. Even so, he is started on an herbal blood thinner. I pray that it works. That something works.  Kind of at my wits end with this. I feel like I'm being punished, losing both of my boys so close together.  I know that is not the case, but sometimes it feels like it. Sometimes it feels more than I can take.

But then I feel a little head nudge my hand and start to purr.  Tuffy is still Tuffy..and truthfully, he was never a very active cat to begin with. He loves to eat and to be near me. And those things haven't changed. I don't know...sometimes it seems like everything good in my life happened so long ago, and I'm trying to get back to a good place but it seems so far away.  I'm trying to stay positive, to focus on the things in my life that are good. One foot in front of the other I suppose. I have no choice.