This weekend I pulled out a few stamp sets from the Holiday Catalog that haven’t seen much love from me. Among the Branches is a stamp set that is high on that list.
I love the Into the Woods Elements (the wooden leaves) but each time I go to put them on a card I struggle where they “belong!” This card seemed easy to place them and ended up I loved how they fell…
I’d be lying too if I said I didn’t hoard wooden elements of any kind. Do you find you do the same? Maybe I just like the way they sit in my tins on my shelves? Who knows but I loved using them on this card.
I love all the gold and yellows together from the Washi Tape, thread and ribbon. Coordination overload on this card wouldn’t you say?
I have to say this weekend was one of our busiest in a long time. Saturday was family clean day. I can’t tell you how excited my kids were- NOT! Our garage is nothing short of a disaster. The probability of ever putting a car inside the garage is pretty low. While cleaning out the garage was NOT on my list of to do’s, it happened and we felt pretty good about it once it was complete. Russ now has a truck full of garage sale items ready for our church wide garage sale next weekend. I’m thankful it’s out of my hair.
I also decorated our home with all my fall and halloween decorations. We now look a bit spooky. The kids do love that.
Then Sunday was a beautiful day. We attended a beautiful wedding for my cousin. Him and his bride looked amazing and the wedding was awesome. He just joined the Air Force and they will be moving to VA. They are super excited and have NO earthly idea the adventure they are in for. Of course myself and a few of his family have given them both the crash course in military life. He has seen it his entire life so maybe he does have a sense of what’s going on. They will start out like most military families… poor as dirt but rich in love. I will be praying for these lovlies for awhile. They are young, but they are beautiful.
Here are a few photos from yesterday. His bride was absolutely stunning and his face told the story as she walked towards him. It’s my favorite picture. Can his cheeks get any bigger?
Then the most blurry picture captured my favorite moment of the day.
Dancing with this guy was the highlight for me. At 14, he is not shy AT ALL about the love he has for his mama. This makes my heart so happy. This guy is struggling right now. Teenage years are not easy. Sometimes I feel like he is a little alien in his body. I went to kiss him goodnight last night and his room was dark. When I bent over to kiss him his cheeks were wet. My heart sank because I knew they were fresh tears. He is worried about this school year and the expectations of the IB program. He has everything it takes to succeed in this program except one- responsibility. It’s a battle he struggles with daily. He is the kid that loves to have FUN and responsibility is not fun. Can you do me a favor? Will you pray for this insanely adorable and fun boy of mine? He really needs to be uplifted.
In other HOT news… I’m off to visit my little brother Shane who has been admitted to the hospital this morning. We thought it was kidney stones but there are no stones found. He’s in terrible pain and they continue to run tests. Prayers appreciated for him too. He is a pretty tough man. For him to be admitted I know the pain was unbearable.
Love to each!!