Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Happy Veterans Day!!!

Veterans Day is a federal holiday to thank and honor all those who have served in the US Armed Forces. On today's post I'd like to honor the most important veterans in my life.

My husband retired from the US Air Force after a 20+ year career.  Here he is at the flag folding ceremony at his retirement in 2003.



My parent's both served in the U.S. Army.  In fact, they met when they were on active duty. Here's my Dad just hanging out on Easter Sunday in 1953.



Although Veterans Day is usually reserved to honor our living veterans,  I am honoring my Mom today as well... She looks so young in this picture, but she was 21 years old.  Those are her actual dog tags and a patch from her uniform on the layout.



Happy Veterans Day to all our veterans!  Thank you for your sacrifice and service to our country.  God bless you.


I'm sharing this post on the Week #44 Blogger Challenge at Scraps of Color.

Thanks for stopping by.  Blessings!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Are you ready for some football?!!!

Football season has just recently begun, but I thought I'd share a Superbowl layout today.  I'm definitely not a football fan.  My annual football viewing consists of the first 5-10 minutes of the Superbowl and sometimes the half time show. However my 2 Tims are football fans and every year they throw a Superbowl party, just for the 2 of them.  I'm invited of course, but always bail out after the first 10 minutes LOL.




Thanks for stopping by.  If you're a football fan, I hope your team plays well tomorrow.

Blessings!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

College Visits

Hi everyone,

Here it is November already.  My last post was Sept 1, I can't believe 2 months have gone by so fast.  I was put in charge of our church's annual Harvest Festival and that's taken a lot of my time and focus for the past 2 months.  We had a great event, lots of people in attendance and everyone had a wonderful time.  Now I have some time (until the next event LOL) to spend blogging.

TJ is a senior this year and he plans to attend college after graduation so we've been doing some college visits lately.  We actually started the process during spring break and visited some more schools during the summer and fall.   He's decided that he wants to attend school in Virginia and we have a wealth of schools in the state to choose from.   Today I'm sharing a layout from our first visits:  Virginia Tech, U VA and VCU. Of these 3 schools, VA Tech is the only one that made his list.




My goal for the next few months is to get all of TJ's school albums (kindergarten thru 12th grade) completed before he graduates on June 12, 2015.   I thought I was completely done with elementary school until I recently found a stack of photos from 4th grade that I hadn't scrapped.   I'll keep you updated on my progress and share some layouts every now and then.

Sharing this for Week #43 Anything Goes blog challenge at Scraps of Color.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Be blessed.


Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy Labor Day

Happy Labor Day !!!!  Since Labor day is the unofficial last day of summer vacation and traditionally spent enjoying family and friends before school and other activities get back into full swing, I'm sharing a family layout today.  No it's not a late summer adventure, but our family photos from this past  Easter.




I'm sure you recognize me and my 2 Tims.  The photo on the bottom right is my brother and his family and the handsome grey haired gentleman is my 85 year old Dad.

I'm off to take TJ to his school to get his homeroom assignment.  I can't believe tomorrow is the start of his senior year.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy today.

Blessings,
Gemiel

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Superstar

My son TJ is a closet music star. Literally.  He turned half of his bedroom closet into a recording studio.  He writes his own songs and records them.  He even does music videos, filming in the house and around the neighborhood, sometimes just by himself and sometimes with friends.  His high school has an annual talent show and he has auditioned and performed in the show for the past 2 years.  This layout is of him at this year's show.



I actually got a few layouts done this weekend.  Hopefully the sun will come out tomorrow and I can take some photos and share them with you.

Thanks for stopping by,

Blessings!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Big Boy Toys

Who said grown men are too old to play with inflatables???  My husband text me these pictures of him on the golf course with Golfzilla.  Golfzilla is a giant inflatable green dinosaur with a big mouth and holes in his hands. Golfers try to hit their golf balls through the holes and into his mouth. I guess you're never too old...




A cyber friend of mine,  Renee Hagler, is on the design team for  Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog.   Their challenge this week is stickers, so I'm linking this up to the challenge.  I used a ton of golf stickers to embellish my title, photos and journaling block.  If you're like me and have tons of stickers to use,  check out their challenge this week.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Blessings!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

I'm Back!!!!

Hi everyone, I'm back!!  I had to take a break from blogging and design teams for awhile due to some life issues. During my break I realized that life happens and we're always going to face some type of issues,  it's how we handle them that counts.  Slowly and surely my creative juices have started flowing again and I am excited to restart my blog.

I want to thank everyone that reached out to me during my absence to make sure I was ok. Even though I have not met many of you in person, it feels so good to know that I have cyber friends that are concerned about me.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Those of you that have know me for awhile remember when TJ was just a little one.  Well, he turned 17 in June and will be entering his senior year in the fall.  Today I'm sharing a layout from his birthday.


I did some reorganizing in my scraproom recently and have taken a lot of things out of their original packaging so I won't be adding any supply lists to my posts.  However,  if you'd like to know the manufacturers of any of the products I've used, just leave me a note in the comments and I'll try my best to let you know.

I'm linking this layout up to Your Scrapbook Place August Challenge - Anything But a Card.  I haven't participated in challenges in ages so we'll see how it goes...

I'm also linking up to this week's Word Art Wednesday Challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you continue to follow me as I restart my blog journey.

Blessings!