Thursday, February 26, 2009

How do you know if you are loved??

How do you know if you are loved??
Well, the above picture is the breakfast that my daughter put together for me one school they were being taught how to be responsible for themselves and helping out around the house. So, one morning she crawled into bed with me, as she usually does (after sleeping her 12 hours, LOVE THAT!) and snuggled up to me, and asked me what we were having for breakfast. I suggested some fruit and toast. After getting up & heading to the kitchen to feed the overly hungry cats, I found breakfast waiting for me on the counter. She said she didn't make toast, because she knew that she isn't allowed to turn on anything *hot*. (isn't that cute)
So, I know I am loved by her daily, but having her do this kind little action was the best part of my day! Possibly the whole week.....
So, how do you show that certain someone that they are loved by you?
It could be your child, spouse, significant other, best friend......

Way back When-esday........

Playing along with Cheryl's blog again.......
2005....... Pumpkin Farm....oh so sweet!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Thought for the day......

Don't make someone
when they make you

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Valentine Sweetness...

A few more pictures from Valentine *week*! XOXO

The joy that a singing Hannah Montana Valentine Card
can bring to a little girls face! I love you baby girl!!

And Valentine's Day wouldn't be complete without a little gift....
the latest love for her... Webkins. This one ended up with the
name Valentine, imagine that!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Goodness in a bottle......

Back in the scrapbooking mode.....

Have you seen these yummy flowers by Prima?

They are such beautiful little bottles sitting on my shelf!

They are called Fabric Fancies.... the pink ones are Quartz and the teal ones are Aquamarine!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Way back Whensday....

Playing along with my sister's blog again......
a picture of my princess from way back when....

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Two for Twosday...

Playing along with my sisters blog....posting a picture of a twosome.....
happens to be the same girlies as she posted!

My nieces, Belle & Lizzie!

Monday, February 16, 2009

my little LoVeS!

My sisters girlies and my little princess! Hope you had a weekend full of love and hugs and kisses!!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

busy little VaLenTiNe weekend

We had a busy valentine weekend around here......
Started off with Annalise making her own Valentine Cards for her class. I cut them all out on the Cricut Expressions and she assembled, wrote the names, and signed them all and then decorated them! I always give her the choice to make them or buy them, and she has always made her own!

More pictures tomorrow.......bed time!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

more Creative Inspiration...

Here are a few more layouts that I need to get into albums......
and just in case you are wondering.....the desk is still under construction.
But there will be plenty of photos upon completion....I promise!

My girlfriends and I at a LSS event, and the pretty gal pictured by
the K*I product is Miss Stephanie owner and designer of Bella Blvd.

These next ones are of my little princess when she was just a baby princess!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Creative Inspiration

Just thought I would post some LO's that I came across while digging myself out of the mess I have created in the office....
Lovies...... Annalise @ 1 1/2 years old, her 2 favorites at that moment, and the nuk!
And Winter 2007/2008 Doodlebug products.....LOVE them!!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Love...the 2 sided story

My friend Sherrie has been doing this challenge (of the heart) and I have been busy reading along.......I thought this post was just an amazing breakdown of the relationship between man and woman....Why not brush up on the love and thoughtfulness in February, the *LOVE* month!

When you first fell in love, being thoughtful came quite naturally. You spend hours dreaming of what your loved one looked like, wondering what he or she was doing, rehearsing impressive things to say, then enjoying sweet memories of the time you spent together. You honestly confessed, "I can't stop thinking about you!"

But, for most couples, things begin to change after marriage. The wife finally has her man; the husband has his trophy. The hunt is over and the pursuing done. Sparks of romance slowly burn into grey embers, and the motivation for thoughtfulness cools. You drift into focusing on your job, your friends, your problems, your personal desires, yourself. After a while, you unintentionally begin to ignore the needs of your mate.

If you don't learn to be thoughtful, you end up regretting missed opportunities to demonstrate love. Thoughtlessness is a silent enemy to a loving relationship.Let's be honest. Men struggle with thoughtfulness more than women.

A man can focus like a laser on one thing and forget the rest of the world. Whereas this can benefit him in that one arena, it can make him overlook other things that need his attention. A woman, on the other hand, is more multi-conscious, able to maintain an amazing awareness of many factors at once. She can talk on the phone, cook, know where the kids are in the house, and wonder why her husband isn't helping.. all simultaneously.

Adding to this, a woman also thinks relationally. When she works on something, she is cognizant of all the people who are somehow connected to it.A woman deeply longs for her husband to be thoughtful. It is a key to helping her feel loved.

When she speaks, a wise man will listen like a detective to discover the unspoken needs and desires her words imply. If, however, she always has to put the pieces together for him, it steals the opportunity for him to demonstrate that he loves her.This also explains why women will get upset with their husbands without telling them why. In her mind she's thinking, "I shouldn't have to spell it out for him. he should be able to look at the situation and see what's going on here." At the same time, he's grieved because he can't read her mind and wonders why he's being punished for a crime he didn't know he committed.

Love requires thoughtfulness--on both sides--the kind that builds bridges through the constructive combination of patience, kindness, and selflessness. Love teaches you how to meet in the middle, to respect and appreciate how your spouse uniquely thinks.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Where have I been???

Sitting on the floor, digging deep into the stash, sorting and organizing!!

Oh YES! Some of my favorite things to do....I somehow let my purchases over the summer stack up, and stack up and....again....stack up. So Wednesday I started my is what it looked like in the middle of the sorting...

Things are looking much better, and I plan to have the new and improved scrap area posted next week! I have already weeded out 4 inches of purge paper!!

I think I have also found the new color we are painting the office.....when that is finalized, I will share that as well....I think I better leave you all with a little eye candy so you know there was some good in getting this all sorted out! :)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Where did January 2009 go???

WOW, already February!
Time for my favorite holiday....Valentine's Day!!

I *LOVE* the color pink, and of course hearts....
the fact that I love so many people in my life,
and how fun to have a special day to celebrate that?

Cleaning off my desk, and came across this little
{LOVE letter} from Annalise.....last year. My how
her handwriting has changed in one year.....
Things like this little note is something I will cherish
forever......and of course the memories that go with it!
Have a great start to your February! <3