Sunday, May 14, 2017

Once upon a time I was monogamous. you were too

I read one book at a time
I had one knitting project on my needles
I practiced one exercise
I did one thing at a time
I studied one new skill in a class

Before the advent of rapid response electronic data I was content to absorb singular thoughts. Over the last couple of years I started several things at once and finished none of them! The end result is that unfinished projects  were tugging at me and the stack on my night stand was out of control! the month that it all gets finished!

Final week of  Design for Volume 1 Westminster Catechism 
28 weeks of art and music with the Grands!
My how they have developed their own art style. 
  When a project is labor intensive I will often make twice the number of parts so that I can quickly assemble the second one. That is exactly where this journal came from. The parts were started in 2015 and I finally pulled it all together. The spine is unusual and makes binding the signatures inside very easy.  
    Here are the front and back covers. 
This is the first page.
Each page has a little something that personalizes the journal.
In this case the meaning of Debbie:bee
There are lots of pages but the one that was the most fun to make was this envelope. 
It was created using the newest Tim Holtz "hipster" stamps.
Each signature (5 in all) has its' own theme.
Here is the center of one of the sections. I love the turquoise.
Each month there is an assignment related to my One Little Word. 
I caught up on those assignments too!  
 Two of my favorite things that occupy my time!
  may is under construction
 And lastly I completed our 2017 calendar featuring Baby M. 
These age progression calendars remind us how quickly life flies by. 
Savor each moment.

Oh and there was a photo shoot with this peanut! 
 He will be the star of the age progression calendar for 2018!

A Mothers' Day Proverb 
26 She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction on her tongue. 27 She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. 28 Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.
Proverbs 31:26-28

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Early Spring Things

What a blessed Easter we celebrated this year!
No celebration would be complete without tasty treats from "The Great Auntie Lynda"!

Tags in the making for the kiddos egg hunt.

These gals pals had fun!
but we were missing this one
who was celebrating her own new beginning
Welcome to our newest grandson who arrived an hour before Easter!

Baby G arrived a week or so early at 8lb 11oz 
Blessings like these leave me speechless.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

a l'il sugar to sweeten your day

Dude I am One!
My fans all came young and...
He embraces his innocence unaware of what is about to take place.
le gateau grand
 le gateau petit
the first taste
It was not long before everyone dug in.
Such a silly ritual that entertains us all 
but for a few moments
at his expense 
and just like that it is over. 
These amazing parents have done all the heavy lifting.
Their sweet son radiates joy with his constant smiles.  
Happy First Birthday to our teeny tiny grandson. 
Be still my heart. 

Monday, April 3, 2017

We love a Gatherin'

 Hey Tucsonans!
If you have not visited the Gallery in the Sun AKA the DeGrazia Gallery you are missing a treat.
There are lots of places to explore, a beautiful open air chapel, a picnic area and of course art!
Our family loves a reason to gather and this time it was for our newest grand baby headed here this month! 
April showers bring May flowers. 
SEESTER planned it all!
Great job Morgan.
Family from Phoenix blessed us as well.
No event would be complete without cookies from "The Great" Auntie Lynda!
Umbrellas and clouds

Our family tree!

 We were on a patio and the shading overhead made us all look like inmates so sadly no photos of our faces other than this posed picture. 

and the guest of honor!
 Made this card for our li'l dude!
Can't wait to  meet our newest grandson!
Currently on the record with our most recent grandson are weekly visits to our library.
Love that we can walk there and visit our brick that helped with the Himmel improvement project!
'nuff said!
Go read. It is a privilege.