Well, today I'm going to direct you to the Miss Fancy Pants Blog for my blog post and to share my project. Here is a little peek, but I'd love for you to pop over and see the entire altered project and "how too" here Vicki's Blog post on the Fancy Pants Designs Blog
I've been a bit of a bad blogger lately, but I'm not going to let myself feel guilty because I've been out enjoying life :) Important stuff.
The other night I spent time at the lake with my friend Julie. Her kids were home for the 4th and with them living away I don't get to see them often. It was such a nice time. Laughing, chatting, boating, fireworks, laughing, sitting around the fire, ... did I mention laughing?? Oh... I love this girl!
This is the new waterfall/brook they just put in, in their back yard... isn't it awesome?
Met up with the kids at the cabin yesterday. Grill, road the trails, went to the sand bar, waded around in the river a bit.. fun in the sun. Enjoyed seeing the kids friends, as always. Wes's best friends since grade school , Pat, was out with his daughter Em. I don't have grand children so it's still so crazy for me to see these kids as parents. lol They still seem like "kids" to me. All of them are amazing parents. So proud of them.
( Wes, Pat and Em)
Jarad and Kate (below)
So I'm pretty sure those of you who are my friends and faithful readers have noticed I haven't been posting to my blog as often as I used to. Well, like I said, just been out enjoying life, and that's pretty important stuff :) It's just been so nice , I want to be outside. I figure I have all winter to be "inside".
I know I've mentioned before here on my blog, about my dear friend Sally, who is suffering from early onset Dementia/Alzheimer's , and is in a care facility now. It's a terrible disease at any age, but 55 is very young. I visit her each week and each week when I leave I think to myself, how darn lucky I am to be able to get in my car on a beautiful sunny day and just drive... go where ever I want... do what I want. Remember what I just did, not feel confused and scared all the time. I guess what I'm saying is that I need to give credit where credit is do. Sal doesn't know it but she's taught me a huge lesson... ENJOY LIFE! I guarantee you she never thought this was going to happen to her. She was just like me. We used to do everything with our boys together when they were little. We baked chocolate chip cookies together, cross stitched, took our kids to the pool .. all that mom stuff. Now although she recognizes my face ... she doesn't know my name. I don't mean to make anyone sad, just a little reminder to get out there an enjoy life. I share a lot of my life on my blog but this is probably the most personal thing I have ever shared ( esp involving someone else), but it's had a huge impact on how I live my life lately. And I'm sure Sally would think it was okay that I shared with you all.
( and she's still always has a smile)
ps. might be because she knows I always have a pepsi and a reeses peanut butter cup in my purse for her. lol
Thanks friends for letting me share.