Sunday, March 29, 2009

More Changes.......

I have been contemplaing about returning to the world of teaching.....scrapbook classes that is...but I was having the worst time coming up with what to teach that was until yesterday. One of my online buddies posted this insanely beautiful project that I thought would make an awesome off an email to my friend and asked her if she would mind and then I talked to the store owner and she thought it sounded cool so now I am on a quest to create this really amazing project....stay tuned....for more info. ^_^

Sunday, March 22, 2009

He Made MY Day!

While I was on my break at work yesterday I received a picture message on my cell phone from a number I didn't recognize....curiosity got the better of me so I opened it and look what I found....yep Elder Morgan and his companion! It totally made my day! He was having dinner at a members house and the member took their photo and sent it to my cell phone....I love my Son!!! I tell ya it sure made the rest of my shift much nicer knowing that my dear son was thinking of his MOM!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Getting Scrappy...

I had to scrap some of my photos from the weekend....I love the way it turned out.....I love the way Brent is looking at Deb in the big black and white photo. They just look so cute....ahhhh young love....sigh.........Love you guys!

A Wonderful Weekend

We had a great weekend attending our nephew Brent's wedding. We had a great time and it was so nice to see Brent so happy. I decided I would post a few photos here so that the family could see them. Congrats and Best Wishes to the new Mr. and Mrs. Stoeckle!

I love the way they are looking at each sweet! Gotta love Brent and his shades!

I think there might be a "shades" theme going on
I love this one of Jase and Adam

ok this one isn't very good so I played with it so it looks like I meant for it to be all fuzzy! lol

Their cake was beautiful...tasted pretty darn good too.

Cliff and the grooms older brother David.

Sandi and her beautiful granddaughters Kayla and Emily

Crystal hamming it up for the camera!

Love this one of Julie and Jayden!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

What a week

Last week was quite the week! It started on Tuesday morning when I decided to walk Riley out in front of the High School while I was waiting for Jason to get out of Seminary at church....I should have known better....Riley isn't use to walk on such a busy street especially at 7:30 in the morning with all the traffic going to the High School. We were almost back to the church parking lot when he wiggled out of his collar....ran out into traffic....ran back into the church parking lot.....of course this whole time I am FREAKING out! I hollered at some kid on a skateboard to see if he could catch retrospect it was the wrong thing to do, it just scared Riley more. He got away from the boy on the skateboard and he last saw him going over the freeway over pass towards another busy heart was all my fault.......I was sobbing there was nothing I could do......we spent the next two hours wandering the streets calling his name and feeling so helpless! Finally we went heart was broken....Jason's was broken....we didn't know what to do next.

I found a photo on my computer and we made some flyers......I posted on facebook and my favorite scrappy sites about what had happened.....hoping someone would say they had seen him....that night when Cliff got home he even posted on Craigs list that we had lost him. Life went on but the three of us were truly in mourning......we had only had Riley such a short time...only 8 months but none of us could figure out how we were going to get along with out our sweet little puppy.

Wednesday, it rained.......I prayed that someone had taken him in so he wouldn't be hanging out in the rain.....we called the pound.....we knew he was microchipped and licensed but without his collar no one would know. We put up flyers....and we continued to pray. We got a very sweet email from Jeremy that helped sustain me through the day.....Thursday dawned to beautiful blue sky....we were again hopeful that we would find him....Jason and I went over to the animal shelter that day...that was Riley and all of these sweet dogs with the saddest eyes looking up at was really hard. That night it was windy and cold and I continued to pray that Riley was safe and warm some place....if only someone would call us.

Friday morning Jason and I decided that we would stop in at some local Animal Hospital's. We also stopped in at a couple dog groomers. We got home early afternoon and I checked the messages on the answering machine....someone had called and said they had seen him just down the street from the High School.....we got all excited....I was in the process of trying to find a phone number to call this person back when my cell phone good friend Angie Meyers and her son Christopher had seen Riley on their way home from school....Jason and I jumped in the car and raced over to where they were....we called and called and finally I saw his sweet little face in the bushes. I couldn't believe it! No one had taken him in and here he was right in front of my eyes! We pulled him out of brush and he was so happy, crying, kissing my face..then he had to go and see Jason and do the same was an amazing reunion.

Long story short..........We took Riley to the Vet and he seems to be none the worse for wear....he's a bit skittish but is slowly getting back into his old routine. I am so grateful for all of the prayers and the help and support we had in looking for Riley. It has been a testimony builder for our family that God does hear and answer our prayers. Welcome home Riley!
I snapped this photo of Riley after he was home and bathed and just chillin' on the back of the couch.