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Memorial Day May 27, 2012

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I would like to take a moment this Memorial Day weekend to remember all of those men and women who have bravely given their lives to our country. I am in awe of the courage and patriotism that each of these men and women have had in their heart. It does take a special kind of person to leave the comforts of their home and family to face new adventures, and in this day and age, challenges known as war. 


I am also thinking of the brave and encouraging family members who had to let their child, brother, sister, etc actually go and represent our country. The family plays an important role in all of this. Thank you to the parents who raised great children that are independent and selfless to join the military. 


Thank you does not seem like words enough to express the gratitude that Americans feel toward these brave people from all neighborhoods across our great country. The United States is lucky to have such loyal and patriotic citizens. 


Heartfelt thanks and praise again to all of our service men and women who have gone before us and are fighting for us even today. You are what courage looks like.



Proud Momma May 9, 2012

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My son Colton was gone yesterday, last night, and most of today at the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) here in Metro Detroit, Michigan. This is where he took various tests to become enlisted in the US Marine Corps. Colton did very well and he will be able to choose from just about any job he is interested in. 

I was a wreck last night. I missed him and he was just spending the night at a hotel in a nearby city! LOL Oh well, it’s a Mom’s prerogative, right?

He will most likely not go to boot camp until December, because there are so many recruits right now. This will be a long wait for Colton. I know he is anxious to get started. But, as his Mom, it’s okay with me if December never comes. 😦

I’d like to hear form other military Moms and learn how you are coping with your child in the military. I am very proud of Colton. A mother bird does have to let her baby birds leave the nest at some point. 🙂


Mini Scrapbook Album made For A Friend May 3, 2012

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I thought I would share some photos with you of a mini album I made for a friend’s wedding. As a young couple, I felt they would like something sweet and fun, not too formal.




The pages are chipboard I covered with patterned paper, then inked the edges to give it a finished look.




There are mini pockets inside to include little notes from bride to groom 🙂




The colors are pastel and pale pink, green, and blue. I designed places in the mini album for her to insert her own photos, of course.




I hope she will like it. I think she will. I hope you like it, too.