Saturday, August 28, 2010


I saw this tree in someones pasture while out with Destiney and the babies.
There's something about it that just amazes me and yet can't really put my finger on it.
Although it does demonstrate to us how fragile the line between life and death can be and
maybe even remind us to live each day to it's fullest and appreciate that we have that day.

Half alive and thriving and the other have dead by some mysterious force that
made it's way through her trunk and left her to fade away.

I still look at it and wonder what happened?  Do you happen to have any ideas?
Maybe lightening?

Thursday, August 19, 2010


I love Fairy's and Angels and have collected them for years.
Found this little beauty in Mom's yard one day while visiting and thought
she was so pretty.

Little fairy in the garden,
Please help my flowers grow,
For such bright colors in the yard,
Will bring a smile I know.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Announcing the arrival of our 3rd grandchild.
Alexia Grace Trujillo
Born: August 17, 2010 at 1:22 a.m.
Weight: 7 lbs. 9 oz.
Length: 20 inches

Hold Papa's hand for the first time.

Of coarse I gotta get my kisses in and just look at all that
black hair!

And the proud and very happy parents with their new angel.

My heart is full of joy today and I couldn't be more proud.
Love you both and kisses to peanut *giggle*

Thursday, August 5, 2010


For some reason one year the girls came up with family game night
and decided to play candy poker.
Now every time we get together to play games it becomes
candy poker but most times we play on the holidays.
Thought I'd share with you our family game night tradition in
hopes to hear about yours!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


I started by creating the cover.  This is my handy click it tool for punching
wholes and it works really well.  So I used the back cover of a sketch pad cut it
in half then punched my holes.

Then cut all my pages and punched those by measuring them with the
cover wholes and put in my rings.

Inside pages.

Then comes the fun part, decorating the cover.
I used a alphabet scrapbook page for this journal.

Then used card stock paper for inside of cover to clean up raw edges.

Used one of my new Magnolia stamps and got this image.
Pulled out my color pencils and colored the image.

For each color I use a light and dark color in the same color family the lighter
color for coloring and the darker for shading.

You can see the coloring better here.

Add a little theme saying.

And here it is finished and ready for my first entry.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


This little fella was found on my porch floating in the top of a glass
of rain water. I didn't bother him just took his picture, I'll leave the
job of getting him out of the glass to dear hubby.
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Sunday, August 1, 2010


Rain, rain, go away!
Come again some other day!
Me and Papa sit in wait,
To do this chore if we may.

Papa says it must be done,
To keep things safe for us little ones.
And I can't play with things like this,
There's too much danger we might miss.

So if you could, rain please go,
Then me and Papa, we can mow.
And I can play as little boys should,
Me and Papa, we sure would.

~Annette Smith~

The other day I was walking to my car and saw this image by the porch.
Thought it was so sweet Tyler parking his lawnmower by Papa's.
It is time to mow as you can tell, but it had been raining for a couple days.
So they parked the lawnmowers waiting on a clearer day.
I just think it's so precious.
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