Saturday, October 30, 2010

18th Birthday Wow Girls How You have Grown

I can't believe its here. I became a mom 18 years ago today at 9:56 am & again at 10:04 am! My life changed forever as you became part of it. I never knew you could love someone so much until you made your appearance. Being born a bit early since you were supposed to be born in December and decided you couldn't wait that long. Funny thing is that is how you have always been ready to go and take on new challenges. Looking through pictures of you growing up I am amazed how fast it has all gone!
20  Years ago you were born and changed my life forever! I can't believe how fast the years flew by!

6 Months Old and already the front page of the local paper.
1st Birthday! That year went by in a blink
Christmas trying to play like grandma.
One of my favorite pictures of you girls...was so sick of people saying you were Mary Kate & Ashley.

Had to add this picture of you with your oldest friend! If it wasn't for that Nursery at the hospital and all the hours I got to hang out there with you. I would have never met June, Ray & Allison. Our  life wouldn't be the same. Happy Birthday to you to Allie!

Made these dresses for you and your dolls that your aunt had made. You both looked beautiful but these dresses were HOT to wear!
Kindergarten Year, You got a baby sister and You all grew up so much this year!

At Dennis the Mennis Park in Monterey always one of my favorite pictures of you!

Dressed up as 50's girls for your play at school in the 3rd grade! You did amazing and looked great!

Trip to you know where!!! You know who Jessicas Favorite is!

Jackie with her favorite!

Notice in the back ground there is a santa hiding. The girls didn't want to take pics at a studio they figured they could get out of it by asking hin to hide! It worked I didn't take them!

Not looking much like little girls anymore!

Jessica going to homecoming  her freshman year and Jackie being a stylist!

Junior Year of High School! 17!

Junior Year Homecoming! With Elsie!

Sept 2010 almost 18 enjoying my birthday at Knott's Berry Farm!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Getting Organized or Starting to...

A whole drawer of ribbons ready for christmas card making and crafts. So excited! I spent several days going through everything and threw away a bunch of stuff. Organized the other stuff and this is what we have so far!

Here is where all of my stickers and my paper that is smaller than the 12x12 paper. I am feeling pretty good about this. I love being able to see all my stuff although stickers are a bit of a jumble. I don't know what I am going to do about that! One thing at a time I guess.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Peace in my heart and Struggling with it!

Proverbs 3:5-6
"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight."

There are issues in all of our lives and sometimes it is so hard for us to give it up and give it to God. I struggle with this everyday with several issues in my life. I pray every day for peace for people in my life struggling and for myself. People in the Bloggy world that are struggling with all kinds of things. All sorts of hardships and struggles that we are all having. May you all find peace and answers to your prayers. Remember that he does answer all prayers just sometimes its not in a way that is to your liking.  

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Christmas Cards in the Making ...Yes I have already started!!!

I have started working on christmas cards already! I still need to finish one of the costumes but other than that I am in the clear. I guess she does need button to close the top but its close to being done. Anyway every year I start making christmas cards about this time so that I can make them all for all of our family n friends. Yes I am a little crazy but I figure it is something that keeps me busy while hubby is watching football!
This guy I just agian started cutting out white ovals and said oh this would make a wonderful snowman so.... this is how it turned out. I liked it so I kept playing with the snowman face.
This is me playing with a new pen I have that writes in glue and special double sided tape that is made for glitter it is so much fun. to find this amazing glue pen that writes like a ball point pen just click on the link!
Another one of my snowmen that I was playing with.

I never know what I am gonna do I just start playing with shapes and colors and things start to develop.

Darlin hubby  hangin out and watching the games while I play with paper! I adore him!!!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Quotes and Stuff

Life isn't about how you survive the storm, but how you dance in the rain.

This is one of my favorite quotes. I don't know who said it but it is so true. Enjoying every moment is so important. Having a positive outlook on things, I think brings out more positive around you.

 God gives you only as much as you can handle.

This one I have struggled with off and on through out my life but  you know what it really is true. I have handled all things through him and come out the other side stronger although sometimes weary. I stand tall and proud as, He has been there with me holding me up even when I was feeling foresaken. He is there on the other side standing proud and waiting to embrace me like a Father should.

Always, kiss me good night...

This hangs over my bed. You know he doesn't need to be reminded at all my darling hubby but he likes to tell me the sign reminds him. Just like kissing my girls good night is something that I always do. It just makes me smile. All the love I have in my home. It pleases me.

Phillipians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

This is so true as well. It goes back to God giving us only what we can handle. He knows us inside and out. He knows our strengths and pushes us to do more and be better. He is there in all that we do and shows us our strength through him.



Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The making of kids costumes

Jessica's going to be Jasmine this year this isn't quite done but just a few finishing touches and BAM!  
Joanna is going to be a 50's girl and wanted a kitten rather than a poodle. Thanks to Savers (thrift store) we found the perfect belt which isn't shown in this picture and she is wearing the underskirt from my wedding dress!!!

Standing so you can see the full effect!!!
Note Jojo made the skirt I just did the kitty and the leash she is quite a talented young lady!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Amazing Wedding Cakes (Pics)

So on my birthday my darling husband took me on vacation to California.  On my actual birthday he said you know what we could do today we could go to Christopher Garrin's Let them eat cake. From Amazing Wedding Cakes on WE. I was so excited I figured he was kidding!!! But nope we went and it was amazing!!!

This was an amazing trip and We even got to meet Christopher Garren and Margie it was a blast!!!!

The girls as we were walking in! You would never guess where this was. Right off the highway in a business district area.

 I was amazed that Margie came out from the back where she was I am sure creating some wonderful masterpiece.   

 Red Velvet ( My favorite)

Lemon Berry ( Very Yummy as well)

Expresso Cheesecake (So wonderful )

Gotta love our photography here!! I had hubby holding up a sweatshirt behind the counter in our hotel room mini bar. Haha! It was an amazing birthday and he never ceases to amaze me with his suprises. He said the next place we might go visit is to the the Cake Boss in NJ. That would be during the summer of course. A little far for a quick trip like California  is for us!

I forgot two important little ones!!!

This  is Biscuit and Ollie our babies!!! They are precious and sweet this was one of the first pictures of them tolerating each other!!!

Here is QB (Queen Biscuit) all grown up wondering why we are bothering her.

Ollie the way we always see her. Sleeping and enjoying life!!!

Now you have met my whole family!

Friday, October 1, 2010

A small introduction....

Here are my girls My 3 J's! I am so very proud.  The twins are 17 soon to be 18 and my youngest is 12 years old. They are beautiful girls and a mother couldn't be prouder. So happy and blessed to have them.

This is my husband & I walking into our wedding reception. We just got married on May 15, 2010. It is all so new! We had the most amazing wedding day ever. I am blessed that the Lord put this man in my life!  I am so amazed at the abundance of love is in our home now.

I will leave you with one more picture of us saying our vows.
This is us just an everyday family to most but an extrodinary blessing to me.