Monday, November 26, 2007

Handed Down Heaven....

My Grandma H used to make Tea Ring each year during the Holidays! It was the best tasting sweet bread that one would ever eat! I cherish the recipe that was handed down by her. Dennis graciously steps up to the plate to make this goodness each year! Yesterday our family had signed up for fellowship hour at church...and Dennis decided we should share this wonderful tasting bread with our church family! He and Taylor woke up early on Saturday am, and spent the whole day making 6 "tea rings" from scratch! Our friends Doug and Joy have a double oven, so when it was time to bake, off to their house we all went!

The bread turned out fabulous, and tasty as I was told! Unfortunately, I was not able to eat any as Friday afternoon I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, with my blood sugars in the 400's! Just as I thought my back was progressing, and life would be less complicated, we were hit with this. I just have to pray that Our Maker will get me through this, as He has done so many other times in our life!

So, needless to say, our family will be undergoing a major lifestyle change. The worst temptation is all the "goodies" during this time of year! We will all learn to eat more healthy, which is a good thing! Today my afternoon snack was carrot sticks, which was not typically me, but will do!

We did get our tree up this weekend as well, and are trying to get into the Holiday spirit in our house! The boys want the impossible: a Nintendo Wii.........hopefully, we will be able to get our hands on one!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Someone pinch me...

WOW WOW WOW! I got this wonderful email from Dawn at KMA/ telling me that I had been chosen to be their Guest Designer Girl for the month of November. When it rains it pours! I feel so honored, and can't wait to submit some layouts for them this month!

Here are some recent layouts that I have completed....

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Colorful Times!

Dennis and Taylor were troopers this weekend, and made our white walls colorful! When we bought this house a little over a year ago, the previous owners had painted every room in this house very nicely. They forgot ONE room though.......the living room! The room you walk into when you walk through the front door! All you saw was WHITE walls. I have decided over the years that WHITE walls are not a favorite of mine. So, we took a little spin to Home Depot, and came home with 2 gallons of Sequoia Grove. Obviosly, painting was not on my list of things to do with my back, so my trooper of children (Taylor) jumped right in to help his Dad! Josh and I made a short trip to Barnes and Noble for yet another book, and returned to this on my wall in the living room! They were working hard at having fun with a mundane task! I love the new color on my walls now! I feel more cozy.......and hope to make guests feel more welcome!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Filled with Excitement!

There is this wonderul scrapbook site that I frequent many times daily, where have have met many wonderful girls who all love to scrapbook as much as I do! Well, during the month of October I submitted a layout using Cosmo Cricket products to enter into the running to be a Guest Creative Team member for the month of November! I was thrilled to find out that I was chosen for this! Here is my LO that I submitted! It is from our NM visit in August. When you have time, go by and check out!