December 1st, 2019

Merry Christmas!
Christmas is again upon us and people around the world are busy with their preparations. Christmas is a time for family reunions, for family bonding, renewing friendships, exchanging gifts and attending holiday activities. Christians around the world celebrate Christmas in different ways, following their beliefs and their traditions. Christmas is a time to celebrate. Foremost is the celebration of the birth of Jesus. It is meant to bring a message of peace and hope.

Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, please remember to do something kind and unexpected for someone this December.  The world continues to expand it’s need of such people, ones that are kind, thoughtful, loving and generous of spirit. Lets change that,  let’s be the example to the next generation. Plant those seeds of love in your community.  They will eventually grow into an orchard, reflecting God’s love.

Update on Joe
He is doing well.  Our dogs have adapted and adopted him.  He has a vet appointment on Dec 3rd for his last shots for the year.  Here is a photo of Joe-Joe sleeping with the pit bull, Abigail.  That’s Douglas at the other end of the sofa.  Joe-Joe sleeps with Douglas every night.  He shares his love.

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Update on my daughter’s move to Oregon
Things are going really well for the family.  My granddaughter is 6 years old, and has special needs. It appears that she has come to the right place!  She has been receiving better attention (medical, educational) than at her previous location.  It has been a great relief to my daughter to have the professionals in her corner when it comes to the “princess”.  We all want princess to thrive and have the best opportunity for a somewhat normal future.  Princess has so many medical issues.  When she was in utero, she only had one vein sustaining her – therefore, she not only had brain development issues, she had physical development issues too.  She is quite the medical marvel, and we love her so.  My daughter is so awesome with her!  God gave her to the right family!

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Design Theme:  Tropical Getaway
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Want more free mini kits?  No problem!  Just participate in the free challenges over at Scraptwist Free4All, and you will receive the kit linked to each challenge you complete.  I have three challenges there.  Here is a snapshot of the kits available (free) in December – the top four previews are mine:


Scrappin’ Your Heart Out in November

I must apologize for being “quiet” on my blog for awhile………….No worries, all is well.  Just taking down time for myself, being in my quiet space and refreshing my spirit.  Be well, my friends.


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Design Theme:  Universal Children’s Day

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