Jillibean Update!

oh my....the new Jillibean Soup line, Happy Camper, is in the house!  I can't wait to play with it this week!  But, first things first!  Here are my designs for you from my June assignments!

And Kimber's Card Sketch for June:

Jbs-june sketch

Missouri Fun!

We got home on Tuesday after spending a week in Missouri with the kids, the boys and William.  Traveling with a toddler was challenging but not too bad overall....

It was so fun having all the grandkids together in one place ... I was one happy grandma!

We are already planning out our trip for next year to celebrate Emma's 5th birthday!


Wow ten years ago.....

I associate everything in my life with an event....so when I realized that Tommy & Angie were celebrating their 10 year wedding anniversary, my train of thought went like this...

Ten Years?

Oh yeah, that was when....

....Jeff passed away and
....Sarah graduated from High School and
....Jordan started playing select soccer for Mark and
....David had Bells Palsy and
....Travis broke his leg in the bike/car accident and
....Luke got potty trained and
....Jordan's softball team went one game away from the World Series and
....Chase had mono and ran 105 degree fever for almost a week and
....Austin learned to ride a bike and
....I started SCRAPBOOKING.

Oh man.

My life is full of those kind's of months....but, if there wasn't some major event, I just don't remember anything happening.  Almost like nothing did.  When I think back, I think wow, nothing much happened this year.  I just realized that's not even remotely true.  My life is full of lists like the one above...so many times when the Lord has reminded me that He is in charge and I'm not.  It's a good thing too, obviously, I'm just too busy!



Those of you that know me, already know that David is my rock.  I have been married to him for more than half my life and it's getting harder and harder to remember a time that he wasn't the focus of my affections.  There have been many different seasons of our marriage...the ups & downs everyone warns you about...but there has never been a time when I doubted that God had a plan for us.  Together....we were always meant to be together.  The early years when we struggled to let go off our independence, the young children years when we were always exhausted, the teenage children years when we were so busy we hardly had time to steal a kiss....and now...now is perfect.  We are still busy and still have kids at home, but life is simpler as we age.  We understand that what we have is special, that so many people wish they had just a little of what we have...we have learned after 25 years to embrace it all.  The busy, the crazy, the lean times and the rich times...we have learned.  I love this man more than I can even begin to describe...

Here is one of my Jillibean designs this month:

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