I’m so lucky (insert blessed here)…..

a little foreword….. not to let the first few paragraphs fool you…  I will share a project, not just my stories from the day and will be back again later with more projects.  πŸ™‚  But for now, i hope you'll enjoy a glimpse into our lives that we share with our sweet boys! 

After supper while Ethan played with a friend we care for once a week and Daddy relaxed on the couch (with his eyes closed)  and Lennon was snuggled into his tent (no, he's not banished to the backyard in minus 30 degree weather, he has a pop-up tent that has been a favorite pretend play item again lately and is set up in our living room)  I escaped to go and do what should be my morning routine and have a shower….let's face it sometimes we don't get around to these things until later in the day!  πŸ™‚  It was sauna-like until the bathroom door opened, air rushed in and it was no longer a sauna….'here Momma, here's an apple for you' …I peak my head out of the shower, eat the pretend apple, Lennon smiles and disappears behind the closed bathroom door.  Once again, it felt like a sauna…only for a brief moment before… the door opened again, another rush of cool air and with a smile on his face, 'here Momma, here's a banana for you!'  I peak my head out again, eat the pretend banana and tell him about how my Dad used to call me Alanna Banana.  Then he giggles and disappears behind the now closed door again and the pattern repeats itself ….'here's an apple', 'here's another banana', 'here's an orange'.  You get the idea…  The rest of the house was pretty quiet …which doesn't happen often while children are awake (the older boys played nicely while Daddy caught some shut eye) and Lennon was perfectly happy to interrupt my shower over and over again…and believe it or not, I was perfectly happy to see how happy he was to go 'shopping' at his pretend store (gotta love a boy who loves to shop!) and bring me the treasures he shopped for (even if it was fruit and not diamonds or crafting stuff (believe it or not I'd be happy with something we need for the house or for crafting over diamonds any day!). Don't get me wrong about being content to let him come in and out, in and out…. there are times when we all just want to enjoy a quiet, peaceful shower, but for now (before these moments pass me by and I long for nothing more than the chatter of children interrupting my every word or quiet moment) I'll hang onto these moments, treasure them and hope they don't go fleeting by…  This among many other things make me one lucky and very blessed girl!

I'm so blessed to already be overwhelmed by comments and emails congratulating me on my new blog!  I'm thankful that you've taken the time to visit, to read and perhaps even to have posted a comment.  Reading your comments tells me that you are reading and enjoying and looking forward to more!  Thank-you!  I'm also feeling very blessed to run my own home-based business (being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator) and that through this, I get to share what I love (paper crafting) and what I love most, my family with all of you!  Thank-you! 

One last story about being 'lucky' before I move onto a project, this story is what my project is all about.  Yesterday afternoon, while our oldest son was at school and our 3 yr old and I were having a snuggle, I said to him, 'I'm a lucky Momma.  I'm lucky that you're my boy' …without hesitation, he replied to me, 'I'm lucky that you're my Momma!'  Absolutely. Melts. My. Heart.  Now, this is what life is all about, these are the moments that make life GRAND!  So, when Ryan came home from work I asked him to take my picture with Lennon.  You have to know that I don't usually like to have my picture taken and am usually the one behind the lens… but, I wanted to capture who we are right now and on that very day.  While I will hold that moment in my heart forever, I want to have a snapshot to look back on (and while I will pray that he never skips a beat of feeling lucky that 'I'M' his Momma (not looking forward to teenage years) )  and of course to create a page with.  Learning how to get this blog up and running and trying to plan for my next classes I don't have time at the moment to do a traditional page.  This is what is so perfect about MDS, I can pull it up on the computer, and plunk stuff into a template and Voila! Memory recorded forever and a page complete!


While I'm happy this post is all about the love, I don't want you to think I'm trying to fool you! … it's not all peaches and cream and believe me…yesterday's after-dinner-happenings (or conversation) were far less endearing than today… I've not shared THAT story with many yet so just trust me on it!  <wink> …it has a little something to do with my oldest son telling me what he could do to help make me as skinny as ______(insert name of his friend's mom here)!  …and although it sounds terrible, he actually meant it in the kindest of ways, but there is just NO way that can be taken nicely.  πŸ™‚

Onto my first creation to share with you… 'I'm so lucky…'

Who would have known that my first post with a project turned out not to be a paper craft, but a digital one using Stampin' Up!'s Digital paper crafting software, My Digital Studio! This page used the Love Letter DSP download and it's templated page.  All I had to do was add my photo, the extra embellishments I wanted (vintage brads download) and an extra photo box.  I also moved a few things but aside from that, the page is very close to it's original template.  But that's the beauty of it, you can use it as it is or change it up to suit your needs.  I'm not usually a one photo per page kind of girl, but with digital I'd be absolutely fine with that because I can reuse my 'supplies'  over and over again and not feel like I used them up for one photo. That said, some photos absolutely deserve a page on their own! That's all for now and  I promise, I'll TRY not to make every post so LONG!  πŸ™‚  …I've got a lot to cover for having taken so long to get here!  πŸ™‚



Now here's a little challenge for all of you, one that you will be rewarded for of course!.  Post a comment and share an endearing moment that you've shared with a loved one.  Did you scrapbook it?  Can't wait to read your stories.  Or just post a comment.   I'll pick a number ahead of time and whoever is the lucky poster to post the comment that falls on that # will win the prize!

Posted on : Feb 24 2011
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