Tuesday, June 23, 2009


I recieved this award from Erin today! What a nice surprise! Thanks so much Erin, this was very sweet of you!

I want to pass the award along to those who I also feel put time and creativity into their blogs and who so generously share their lives with ciber space, and anyone who wants to read;) There are so many really great blogs out there. Some I read daily and others I find daily. haha.
These are the rules for posting your blog award.

1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and their blog link.

2. Pass the award to other blogs that you've newly discovered.

3. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

Here's my list: I can't seem to get my link to work...
Erin: http://the-scrap-diva.blogspot.com/
Ginger & Flo: http://scrapaddictmoments.blogspot.com/
Lourae: http://stampminor.blogspot.com/
Jessica: http://happy2bscrappin.blogspot.com/
Laurie: http://westmanscrapbooks.blogspot.com/
Katie: http://katiepaterson.blogspot.com/

Saturday, June 20, 2009

My Little Man Graduate's.

Yesterday was a big day in our house. My son, our first born, graduated from elementary school. In September he will be off to Junior high. I was an emotional mess of course. I'm so very proud of him and all that he has accomplished and I'm a bit scared about entering this new but very exciting phase of his life. The ceremony was great. They all came in 2 by 2, (one for the immersion class, one for the extended class) and placed lanterns that they had made the week before in the middle of the isle as they headed to the front to take their seats. Children of the Light was the theme. After this the Principal spoke, they did the Para-liturgy, and the Awards presentations. There were 12 award categories, and Drake took the Visual Arts Award. What a moment for him. (o.k. for me too), he really did deserve it, he is very talented and modest about it. His teacher said to him,"Drake, make sure that you show your work to many people, don't hide your talent, it is going to bring you to great places... Wow, what a wonderful thing for her to say to him. I was trying not to sob.
After this they had the Diploma presentations, the Teacher's farewell speech, Valedictorians ( to cute for words), Dedication, and slide show. It was wonderful. I am so very proud of him, he is a smart, caring, kind, sensitive, helpful, creative, talented, inquisitive, and funny child. We were truly blessed the day he was given to us.

first thing in the morning of the big day.

Drake and his Teacher. Did I mention she is a week over due with baby 3? Ya she looks great eh.

Drake and Cassidy with their French Teacher.

Our family after the reception.

And for all the crafty ones reading here is the card I made for him, I used a pattern from wishes. All products CTMH.
Thanks for reading and looking. Friends are coming over this afternoon for dinner so we will have a FULL house this evening. Have a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

End of Year Teacher Card.

I've been a little absent from the blogging world lately, with so much going on. To top it all off I've been really sick. It started last Saturday with a sore throat and progressed into the flu/strep throat/sinus infection. Yuck.
My. nose. is. raw.
I'm hoping that I am on the mend. I need to be better.
My oldest is graduating from grade six on Friday:) I'm so very proud of him. He's a smart cookie that one, he's also caring and sensitive and inquisitive.
Poor guy got sick too and missed his end of year trip with all his friends/classmates.
So this year I have decided that I am only making cards for the teachers end of year gifts and including a gift card, easy. I need easy right now. This is one of five teacher cards I will need to make then there are a few little ones that I will do and maybe get a box of chocolates for. Ever wonder what a teachers end of year loot looks like? I often do and try to think of things that they will use and not end up somewhere else.
I feel as though I just rambled there, sorry about that. I hope you like the card. Most supplies by Close to my Heart. Have a great night.