Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Catching up on scrapbook pages !

Ok I know I said I was making a page a day and I only missed a couple of days last week. But I haven't posted them on my blog so here they are.
I received more templates from Kiwi lane designs so was playing with spook alley border template and wacky accesorie set.
The first 5 pictures also show the great paper from Echo ark paper called "Sweet Summertime". This is actually designed by someone I Know Crystal Wilkinson For those in My ward at church. she is Bishop and Sister Clarks daughter ,The papers are available at scrapbook lady in Lewisburg or online. She has been designing digital for a while. I'm just not a Digital kinda gal :-) . So I love that she is designing physical papers that I can play with. I wish her well and I hope she designs many more great papers.
Combining papers
These are some Making memories papers I have had a while. I really didn't care for the paisley print in this pack. But Now I have been Introduced to the kiwi lane way of scrapbooking I am trying papers I would have used before . When you use just a small amount on this border and it's combined with the other patterns in this set I Love it. I actually made 2 double page layouts the same one for me and one to give away. I plan on giving this away at the end of this Month as part of the family celebration and added who ever wins family name to the top of the page.So be sure to be a follower of my blog and I will be posting details at the end of the month.
the little tag says Forever

I know this isn't your traditional " back to school page" but I wanted to use some pretty papers and to convey My daughters style in her back to school page this year so I used these baby girl papers by Basic Grey


Black white and pink are one of my favorite color combos. I made this page without any specific pictures in mind I just wanted to try out these papers that I bought from Paper loft in a pad I'm sure I will use it for some black and White pics of My Daughter
You will probably want to click on the above picture to see better details . My camera died right after I took this picture or I would of took more details This is a page for My sons album with some pictures of him when he was younger.

Many more pages will be coming soon. I have been trying to catch up a little before it gets crazy busy with my  Bows business soon.

Separation dealing with being empty nesters



Family Proclamation quote. “. Parents have a sacred duty to rear their children in love and righteousness, to provide for their physical and spiritual needs, to teach them to love and serve one another, to observe the commandments of God and to be law-abiding citizens wherever they live. Husbands and wives—mothers and fathers—will be held accountable before God for the discharge of these obligations.

On Monday labor day we had the opportunity to go to a great church picnic at a local theme park.It was so much fun to fellowship with other familys and see the little kids having fun. Our 2 kids (19 & 17) were there too but went their separate ways to hang out with their friends and ride the rides. My son with his friends My daughter with hers.Because they couldn't decide what rides to ride together . Although they did meet up later

It reminded me of when they were little and they were playing and fighting and arguing over some toy in the living room while I was in the kitchen right next to the living room.
 After numerous attempts to tell them to " stop fighting" " knock it off"" play nicely"etc etc. 
I finally lost it and raised my voice and Yelled "JUST SEPARATE WILL YOU" . It went quiet then My son Stefan said . " Woah Becky I don't know what that means but we better do it" LOL
After I stopped laughing and pulled myself together. I had to go in and explain that separate means to not be next to each other put some space between you so you won't argue.
So I guess they now know what that means now, as they knew they would argue if they were together the whole time on Monday :-)

So the same day Monday, also meant that with both our kids doing their own thing . It gave Tim and I an opportunity to walk around just the 2 of us. We rode the crazy rides like the ferris wheel and the train around the park LOL. Although Tim loves the roller coasters etc I'm a little more wary I used to ride them all. Guess I am getting old LOL. Anyway back on topic, it gave us the opportunity to talk about our future.
We were thinking about next year this time when Both our kids will be gone. My son on a mission for 2 years and My daughter away at college . The above picture pretty much sums up how I will be on the day they leave.No we were not planning cruises just the two of us,Finances won't be that good with paying for these new ventures of our children ! We were just reminiscing about when they were small  and just thinking how different it will be
But it reminded me of a great article from the Henry B Eyring ( to read the whole article click on following link)
  LDS.org - Ensign Article - “Write upon My Heart”
He talked about when he said goodbye to his father on a street corner in New york and knew that his life would be different now .
Quote "
Parents should teach their children to pray. The child learns both from what the parents do and what they say. The child who sees a mother or a father pass through the trials of life with fervent prayer to God and then hears a sincere testimony that God answered in kindness will remember what they saw and heard. When their trials come, they will be prepared.

In time, when the child is away from home and family, prayer can provide the shield of protection the parent will want so much for them to have. Parting can be hard, particularly when the parent and the child know that they may not see each other for a long time. I had that experience with my father. We parted on a street corner in New York City. He had come there for his work. I was there on my way to another place. We both knew that I probably would never return to live with my parents under the same roof again.

It was a sunny day, around noontime, the streets crowded with cars and pedestrians. On that particular corner there was a traffic light which stopped the cars and the people in all directions for a few minutes. The light changed to red; the cars stopped. The crowd of pedestrians hurried off the curbs, moving every way, including diagonally, across the intersection.

The time had come for parting, and I started across the street. I stopped almost in the center, with people rushing by me. I turned to look back. Instead of moving off in the crowd, my father was still standing on the corner looking at me. To me he seemed lonely and perhaps a little sad. I wanted to go back to him, but I realized the light would change and so I turned and hurried on.

Years later I talked to him about that moment. He told me that I had misread his face. He said he was not sad; he was concerned. He had seen me look back, as if I were a little boy, uncertain and looking for assurance. He told me in those later years that the thought in his mind had been: Will he be all right? Have I taught him enough? Is he prepared for whatever may lie ahead?

I think in so many ways I feel just like this father  "will they be all right?" "Have I taught them enough/". Or at least enough to get by, then they will learn from experiences. Although I am excited for them too as they experience new things . My Heart also aches that they will not be around, I know I have to let go and let them fly . But it sure isn't easy. So many people have said how they dealt with this time in their lives . I think the best advice is to Pray and ask for guidance as we deal with each Time in our live. I will be keeping busy and looking forward to their story's that they will tell as they go out into the world. But I know they will return to the nest every now and then. and I will be there. with New feathers on the beds in the nest and worms to feed them LOL 

Saturday, September 4, 2010

My AMAZING Family

video
This is My Amazing family.
I love the song playing for the music for this slide show. I had so much fun putting this together to time some of the pictures to match the words of the song.
A quote from the Family Proclamation Says"All Human Beings male and female- are created in the image of god.....Each has a divine nature and destiny Gender is an essential characteristic of individual premortal, mortal and eternal identity and purpose.

I Love that I have a Boy and a Girl. so I have been greatly blessed.
I Love My Son I get to enjoy all the ruggedness of boys. Scouts, camping trips bike rides, muddy clothes, rocks found in pockets, sweaty sneakers, Hot- sauce tastings, ( Not me just him lol )and all that  So Much  Boy stuff LOL he is  a wonderful son who is proud to be serving his country in the National Guard and preparing to serve the lord on a mission.He has such a upstanding countenance and valiant spirit

I Love My daughter for all that Girly girl stuff we get to do, Shopping, nails, fashion,.I love that she is a girly girl, but is not afraid of hard work and serving others too.She loves to act on stage and also in the national Forensics Competitions( Public speaking when I was in school) . she likes to look girly too and has such a sweet countinance and beautiful spirit

The family Proclamation says" Children are an Heritage from God" when I think of Heritage I think of such a treasure given too us.
I am eternally Greatfull for the gift of motherhood that I have the opportunity to raise along side my Wonderful eternal companion/ husband such a choice Son and Daughter of God
I Love Being a Mother

Thursday, September 2, 2010

I Love My Husband!

Family Proclamation quote" Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities".

I Love My husband he is My best friend, My love and My eternal companion and I am so grateful for that He lives the above principles every day and I am so grateful for that he is such a support for our family. He is a wonderful father and a great example of Christlike love for Our kids . and he is  an amazing Husband.
We are only human and as with any other couple may not agree on everything. But I love that he treats me with respect and love and that I will be with him for eternity . But as it says on this scrapbook page he is the
" Gift that made all My dreams come true"

Pages were made with Kiwi-lane templates and Bo Bunny papers

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

My modest Makeovers/ Teaching My family

I signed up over at Wardrobe Refashion to not Buy one article of new clothing for 2 months and refashion what I have. I took the following pledge
I have been doing this for a little while anyway. or shopping at Thrift stores then making things over or Refashioning to fit me.
I was sick of not being able to find Cute Modest clothes and didn't want to pay high prices for shopping online. And after a trip out west to Utah, Arizona and Las vegas My Eyes were opened to some great styles of modest clothing.
Now I am not talking Long sleeves Roll neck sweaters, and skirts down to the floor LOL
Just cute modest clothing that at least covers my shoulders.
so please sign up and follow me as I show you how to makeover what you already have. or how to refashion those thrift store finds.
Be sure to check out
2 month pledge for some great ideas too.Lets save some money and Have fun while saving some of Our earths resources
By recycling what we already own.
I was going to set up a separate blog for My Modest Makeovers. But what with this blog and trying to set up My Boo Boo's Bows website and business blog to be fully operational . I think I would loose My mind if I had another blog to keep up. So i will be posting here.

So your probably wondering how this ties into the family celebration. One thing that many leaders from church teach us is to live within our means and avoid Debt if at all possible. And use what we have and distinguish between wants and needs. I think If we live these principles It will help in many aspects of family live. 
Part of The Family Proclamation states
"Parents have a sacred duty to rear their children in Love and righteousness, to provide for their Physical and spiritual needs"
Well by saving money in some areas It will free up money to provide in other areas. My goal these next couple of months is to not only save money on clothing but to Plan My meals better and use some food storage to save money also I hope this will free up some money to Plan some freezer meals ( one day cooking  30 days of meal) But that is another whole post by it's self.
So I hope I don't overwhelm you with My blog posts the next couple of months as I plan to
1 Make a page a day for My family scrapbooks ( family History)
2 Recycle reuse Refashoin clothing ( teaching self reliance and resourcefulness to my family)
3 Plan My meals better use what I have.( nurture my family through well balanced meals)
4 And share My many other creative pursuits and Life experiences ( as I strive to Nurture and teach my family).