Thursday, June 18, 2015

Happy Father's Day (a little early)

I know it is early, but if I don't do this now, it will not happen.  We are gaining on the unpacking and settling in.  The guys got the porch floor back down, the grass is growing, the garden is looking lovely... now, if I could just move a little faster between the houses and get DONE with all these boxes.  They are so over rated!!  With it being father's day weekend, I am going to take a break from that work and do some more.  We are having our first family gathering since we moved in.  I'm hoping that dad will feel up to eating, as he has his first treatment tomorrow and we have no clue what to expect. 

For my prayer warriors, please keep him in your prayers.  The chemo didn't do what we had hoped and prayed it would do.  As far as we know the cancer has not spread but the spot they were concerned with has grown and so he has opted for this new antibody treatment.  It is so hard to watch him go through all of this and know how uncomfortable he is.  Hopefully the first dose won't be too bad and he will be able to enjoy the day a little bit.  Just in case, I'm going to make him a batch of peanut butter fudge.  That will make him feel much better.  :)  I hope I remember to take pictures.  It seems I always have a spoon or a bowl in my hand and then we get no pictures.  They are so important, especially now. 

I know that the scrapped photos won't give you a great look, but I'm sharing a bit of the new place with all of you.  The quick page was created by Jemima using my Wishing for Summer kit.  It was free last month for the QP challenge and there are so many adorable things created with it.  I chose this one because it allowed me to use multiple photos.  The lake is not ours, but we are fortunate enough to be able to enjoy it.

I hope that you will all have a great weekend and can spend time with your father or your family.  I'm so blessed to be able to spend time with mine and doubly blessed to be able to spoil my daddy on his special day.  Hug your family and let them know how special they are to you.  We are not promised tomorrow and need to make the most of every minute we have together.  Now, for those of you who remember to take camera in hand and have a special guy in your life, take the photo and create a layout about how/why he is so special to you.  Then go to the Ivy Scraps Forum and share it in there and in the gallery.  You can get this awesome kit free from LilyBelle Designs, just for sharing it there.

Have a great weekend, everyone!  Happy Father's Day to my male friends who are fathers.  Love you all!  Hugs

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Whew!! If I ever say I am moving again...

Just shoot me and be done with it.  I have always been one to go through my clothing at the end of each season and take what hasn't been used to a charity that will put them to good use.  This move has shown me that I need to do that with everything I own!!  It is AMAZING what you can collect in 30 years time and you can believe that won't happen in the next however many I have left on this earth.  Now, other than all of the boxes and trying to sort out what to put where we are enjoying the new home.  The garden is looking pretty good after all of the rain last weekend.  I can't wait until there are things to take from the garden to the table.  Yummy!!

We have had so many things going on lately that my good intentions are not going so well.  In all of the chaos, I haven't been on here in a month boo hiss!!  In my defense, moving is a lot of work.  Well, it was worth a shot.  Seriously though, we have been very blessed to have wonderful people in our lives to make the moving and transition go well.  A couple more weeks and I will be able to sit in the chair with a tall iced tea and my feet up or maybe sneak out to Green Acres and visit our friends there.  WOO HOO!!  Whatever it is will probably need to be outside because the dogs think that they should be out there every second of the day.  Icarus is doing much better with fewer steps to be climbing and the addition of MSM to his supplements has him walking around a little better.  Abby gets around okay but would rather guard the porch and her rawhide chew.  Check out how they deal with all the chaos from moving.

Friends, I have a request for those of you who are prayer warriors.  I'm asking for an unspoken prayer request.  The power of prayer is awesome and those prayers have gotten us through so much the last year or so.  I know that they will make a big difference and am asking you to continue sending prayers and healing thoughts.  Thank you so much for doing so and I will update when I can do so.

Until I get back here to post again, be sure to visit the forum at Ivy Scraps and check out the challenges for this month.  You will want to check out the June mini pixel kits too.  The theme this month is June Weddings and there are some awesome kits to scrap your wedding photos and many other events.  The cost of each mini kit is just $1, so the price is right!

Have a great weekend everyone!  Hugs