Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May 1st-recapation!

RECAPAtion! I like that word.  I know it probably isn't a word, but it fits life for me on this blog! I am gonna do a recapAtion of the past 2 weeks! woot I like to use the pages I make for the precious designers that give me such gorgeous kits to rearrange into memory catchers for me.
I will begin with:
Pickle Juice-Our Littles have been blessed with the ability to lie, when a lie needs not to be said.  They each have been doing it, and it is complete craziness.  We have been reading this book called The Connected Child:

Guesting as a Polly has a big perk, forcing myself to scrap with Paislee Press' designs. I buy them, I do, but I open the kit and touch everything and cant bring myself to grunge it up. It is so lovely and clean.....but I did it...I did a clean layout with the beautiful 
On My Desk
Karyn Purvis, and she has so helped both Tony and I with being a bit calmer, patient and able to redirect the littles to help them help themselves.  She doesn't teach about Pickle Juice, we kind of brain stormed it, in a few seconds of helplessness.
helping our kids cope with a lifestyle where lying just was, has been a big struggle, we try anything, and everything. Today, we happened upon, the word pickle juice. it is a word of surrender and grace. if in the middle of a lie, or right after it is said, when they know, they know the lie is coming out, pickle juice gives grace...there are still consequences to the action that they are covering with the lie, but the lie is erased, and truth is helped to come to the surface. This is a huge and very tough life lesson. They are all excited about it. We practiced to sparkles in their eyes. lol
Thank you Michele Godin you make things that make me journal my heart....
and I am so sad that 
Build Your Wings Collab
is retiring. Get it now while it is on sale, cause it is going away forever....sniff sniff

My momma blessed my socks off with the most spectacular necklace, I mean it is so me! I was blown away.  They are called origami owl living lockets.. 
My mom out of the blue,ask if I would like an origmai necklace. They were new to me, but I love it, and we talked about what I liked, and my mom snuck in the heart that says family...very sweet gift.
Musing by Pink Reptile Designs
Spring time is here in New Mexico, and that means headed up! UP! yep, up a mountain somewhere!
Getting it all on the page was fun! Thank you for the challenge Miss HeatherB. Our hike up the mountain. 
Mixed Bag Alpha by CD
Happy Camper by Laurie Ann
and a new font by Darcy Baldwin
Please Explain
There was good news, as Whitley finally got good behavior for 10 days in a row!! This is huge for the kid! He is more bossy than me! lol
my boy was so funny at lunch togetehr. We had mcd's for him making it 10 days in a row good behavior! 
Silly Girl collab with Valorie Wibbens and Jenn Barrette
I love these photos of my Tony and me.  Just love this man so much!
when I saw this word art in the collaborative project by Little Butterfly Wings and Pink Reptile Designs called Lean On Me I knew my best friend and Hubby would be on a page!
These photos are from a date night on Valentines day...we laughed and laughed taking the shots, and boy howdy, they match the kit perfect!
Life when you are active in an outreaching church is a blast.  The girls and I went to Deming for outreach and  got adventure along with it:
I went of a church outreach to a town 2 hours away, and on the way back, the van broke down! 13 people laughing and my hubs drove to pick us up, and others fixed it. It was just a great time, no one mad, just laughing! hilarious memory!
You can pick up this FREE template also HERE
on Pink Reptiles Blog
 and win!
Everything on the page is from
including the new collab...woo hoo
Lean on Me
A trip to Las Cruces means hitting this $1 store that is makeup and jewelry only! Way cool! I got some real hair fake eyelashes! hysterical!
Since Reeces put peanut butter with chocolate, a winning combination; such is the same with 
Michele Godin and Mirjam of Pink Reptile Designs. 
What a Wonderful Day
The green grasses made me think of the weekend prior where I did fake eyelashes on me for church. I loved them, but boy were my eyes tired, those things are heavy! lol
Springtime in New Mexico, also brings dust storms, huge massive rolling, billowing dust storms.
My hubby took this photo as we were driving, I was driving he was snapping pics. It is a huge dust storm covering our town. This is normal for spring in New Mexico.
Thank you to the lovely 
Leah of Mommyish for her delightful kit Sweetest Spring
and font is Darcy Baldwins Room Mother script
I have two very tall boys! I mean they are now both taller than me! Crazy to see, I am gonna be the tiny lady with a ton of gigantic children.
My boys are growing up...wait, have grown up so fast. it is rare to get a photo, and one of them laughing together...score!
thank you to River Rose's Dream It Do It at Scrap Matters
Last one for the night, makes my heart smile every time I look at it!
I found a new setting on my camera, where I hold down the button and it takes about a million many were blurry, but the one where my 8 year old nestles his head in my hand was worth them all!
Thank you
Allison Pennington for your kit Not Pictured
this is a great kit also for those moments, you didn't get a shot, but want to remember the moment
Thank you for reading til the end! I so enjoy the process of making these pages, and hope you enjoy the end results!

~never lose your joy
anne of alamo

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