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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Remember the Reason

Wow, it was sure COLD today - Only got up to about freezing. And let me tell you, it's not supposed to be this cold on the coast! Really, it's not :) Good thing we have an AWESOME wood stove in the family room. I just LOVE to hang out in there. Hehehe.

So, I finally broke down and cleaned the kids' room. Well, really it was just the shoes and laundry. I hadn't put clothes away for about 3 weeks. It was TRASHED in that room. 5 peoples clothes in one closet. Yeah, disaster. But, all the shirts got hung up, all the pants folded and in their "box", all the underclothes in their "box", all the shoes in their "box" (yeah, box, not drawer). It looked really good in there when I was done. Sure, that's 2 hours of my life I'll never get back, but I could actually find their clothes last night when I put them to bed. And that makes all the difference.

Maren and I (and Jim and Eme (she's still sick-ish)) went to my Aunts house yesterday to play with beads. Aunt Sue does AWESOME bead work. I made a really fun 3 tier PINK necklace. I DO wear pink, occasionally. Hehehe, I had a friend once tell me that I don't wear pink. And true, BLACK is my favorite color. If all else fail, wear black. But sometimes, I do like to be a bit girly. SOMETIMES. Ha!

Jacob had a choir concert last night too. Dad stayed home and watched the 4 little kids, and Grandma Ida, Mom, Jake and I went to the concert. Oh yeah, and Matt. His mom and dad just sold their vehicle, and they haven't bought a new one yet. She wanted to know if I would drive Matt home from the concert, since they didn't have transportation. He'd walk to the concert. It was 20 degrees! I said tht I'd come and pick him up before the concert, AND take him home. Poor guys. Can you imagine how hard it must be not to have a vehicle. My heart goes out to them .

The concert was really good. A HUGE improvement from the last concert for the 6th graders. They're learning a lot.

You know how I had my freebee in the store yesterday? Well, NEVER AGAIN! Ha! Every download produced an INVOICE, which was emailed to my inbox. Let me tell you, digging through 450 emails, seeing which ones were "freebee" orders and which ones were "real" orders was NOT fun. hehehehe. I'll have to remember that for next time - I'll just do the freebee in the gallery like I do for WordArt Wednesdays.

Oh yeah, speaking of WordArt Wednesday, since I had the HUGE download yesterday, I thought that I'd offer the version I gave out on my blog yesterday as the WordArt Wednesday Week 26. Shauna (one of the Scraporchard owners) thought that would be easier on me, so I didn't have to make 2 freebees back to back. LOL!

Well, you know me. Overachiever! I made one for you guys anyway! Ha! This request is from Lisa. I always liked ths quote. Click on the image below to go to my box.net account to download the PNG file, and leave some love if you like my work.

Remember - Impact
Reason, Season - Luxury Royale JF


Bobbi-Lynn said...

Thank you, this word art is awesome as usual!!

sdwrdt said...

thank you! One of my favorite sayings!

Rubypat said...

Lovely - I'm going to make it into a BIG poster and put it up in my home for the Season!

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to say thanks so much for this great WA. And I see it won't be long until your "man" is home I know you're excited ! I am really happy for you !

xashee's corner said...

Thank you so very much for sharing another AWESOME wa!! Happy Holidays to you! :D

Brooke - in Oregon said...

Thank you Bethany, this one is truly wonderful :)

Crissie said...

Thank you! I'm picturing this done up hybrid style on a wood plank to hang in my home at Christmas. Truly another lovely wordart!

☆Lisa☆ said...

Thank you, thank you for making me this wonderful wordart. Just a simple reminder we all need :)

You're the best!!

Vicki said...

Thanks so much!

teddyprayer said...

Thanks! Great word art as usual.

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 17 Dec [LA 09:00pm] - 18 Dec [NY 12:00am, UK 05:00am, OZ 04:00pm] ).

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the very appropriate word art for Christmas. Also thank you to your husband for his service to our great country.

Anonymous said...

You do such beautiful work! I love it! I love that you are making Christ the focus of the Christmas season.