Sunday, September 18, 2011

Just what we needed.....

Hi there!  Doing this post from warm and sunny Indio, California!!  We've been on vacation since Thursday down here and the hubs and myself are loving it!  We've had gorgeous warm weather, have seen so many things and still had lots and lots of time in the sun to relax :)  I could get used to this let me tell you!!

Here are just a few of the beautiful things we've encountered while vacationing down here.

This is the view from our balcony at our timeshare resort.  Can't beat this huh :)

The hubby and I out and about, stopping for an iced latte from Starbucks.  They sure don't have views like this in Washington state that's for sure lol.

 Beautiful fountains everywhere in a little old town called La Quinta,CA.  So fun that day!
Here we are driving down Palm is so relaxing and pretty :)

Our last full day we went to a place called The Living Desert.  Saw all kinds of animals, beautiful bushes and trees of all sorts.
 Lots and lots of beautiful sunsets......
 And last but not least.....lots of great food and the best company around. 
Tomorrow afternoon is all comes to an end and we have to go back home and get back to reality.  This is how we spent our 12 year wedding anniversary and it couldn't have been better.

Have a wonderful night and happy crafting!!

xo ~ Laura

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Memory Exploding Box

First off, I would like to say we are taking the day remembering all those that lost their lives 10 years ago today during the attack on the United States.  My heart and prayers still go out to all the family and loved ones who lost someone that day.   Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all those that serve and have served to protect us from such evil.  God bless all of you!

I hope that you all are having a wonderful weekend and taking the time to spend with family and friends, making memories and enjoying the freedom that we have.  I have been working on some very special gifts to our friends that just lost their sweet baby boy a few days ago.  I wanted to do something special to help them to be able to look at memories that they did get to cherish in his short 3 months here on earth so I decided to do an exploding photo box for them.

I am working on a few more special gifts for some of the other family members.  I know how important it was to me to have something to look at, touch and remember with when losing Dad and am hoping that this brings them some comfort. 

Have a wonderful day and happy crafting!

xo ~ Laura

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Still having issues with my computer :(

Hello!  Just thought I would post something quick as I am still having some major issues with my home computer but the hubby is coming to the rescue today to get it all better this weekend!  We need it done as we are taking it on our vacation which we are leaving on Thursday for to warm and sunny Indio, CA!  I can't wait as it looks like our weather here will start getting much cooler by the time we leave.  Thank goodness I have my work computer though or I'd be jonesin lol.

I've been working on some projects but haven't loaded my pictures until my home computer gets fixed so you'll have to wait for those :)  Also have been busy with work and trying to get the house in order before Carissa and Brandon come over while we're gone to stay here and watch the dogs.  So much to do, so little time lol.

I do have some very sad news that I am passing on as I have posted a few times about my friends baby.  Unfortunately little Gavin passed away on 9/8 after his little battle with his heart.  We are all heart broken as he had made such progress and Shannon and Shaun had actually gotten to take him home on August 30th.  His little heart just couldn't hold out until they got him a transplant.  I would ask one more time that you keep the family in your prayers as they are just distraught about losing this precious angel :(

 Sweet Macie with her little brother.
 Precious angel himself, Gavin Jack Parthemer
Shannon, Macie, Shaun and Gavin.  A family picture they will treasure for the rest of their lives.

Rest in peace our little precious angel,
Gavin Jack Parthemer
6/14/2011 - 9/8/2011
Such a short time here on earth but touched so many hearts and lifes.  We will miss you and you will forever be in our hearts.

xo ~ Laura

Friday, September 2, 2011

Not a happy girl

Hi there!  Well here it is Friday and I'm SO ready for a 3 day weekend!!  And on top of that, only 13 more days until we leave for vacation and I'm so ready!!  Plus the weather is supposed to be nice and sunny until mid week so I'm excited!!!

I won't be able to post for a few days as my home computer got a bad virus and it wiped everything out, including my pictures so we are in the process of rebuilding it and putting our backup onto it so what can you say.  Sometimes even working for the largest software company and using their security programs miss things :(

Thank goodness I have my work laptop in the meantime to at least watch my feeds :)

Have a great holiday weekend and be safe!!  See you in a few day :)

xo ~ Laura