Thursday, April 30, 2009
Posted by Brandie at 8:03 AM
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
After I posted this, I saw that it was Priscilla's birthday! Have a wonderful, special day!
Monday, April 27, 2009
I left the gray space at the bottom to add a family name. This one is 8x10 and is available.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
I adore this quote. It can be done on any size and in any color or font, especially for the mother in your life.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Eternal God, who sends consolation to all sorrowing hearts,
we turn to You for solace in this, our trying hour.
Though bowed in grief as our loved one departs from our midst to enter into peace of life eternal,
we reaffirm our faith in Your compassion and Your ever-present love.
May we bear our sorrow with trustful hearts,
and knowing You are near, may we not despair.
Into Your hands we commend the spirit of our beloved.
Body and soul are Yours, O God,
and in Your presence we cast off fear and are at peace.
"There is no death, what we call death.
Is but surcease from strife;
They do not die who we call dead,
They go from life ... to Life."
I had planned to blog about something else this afternoon, but all of my thoughts are filled with sweet Kaleb and his family. He was on Carter's all-star baseball team last year and was a healthy, vibrant boy who was a joy to be around. When I saw that Kim had posted this quote, it put into words several things that I am just not able to right now. I am going to go say a little prayer and then hold my babies for while...
Posted by Brandie at 4:52 PM
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
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Tuesday, April 14, 2009
It has been a really busy past few days at the Mansfield house. It all started with ball practice Thursday night, a birthday party for my sister at our house Friday night, a birthday party for my niece in Murfreesboro Saturday night, and it all came to a head with Easter Sunday. Let's not even look at the calendar for this week! Plus, it is TCAP week. Mercy.
Amongst all of this chaos, life is happening. My son has learned a lesson in talking back. A hard lesson. We are also trying really hard to teach our children about personal responsibility. I can't always remember everything and I'm not always able to do everything for them. Another hard lesson for all of us.
By looking at the pictures, it does seem that we are managing to have some fun along the way. We went to the Titans Caravan tonight. Carter has a new friend in Jonathan Hutton, who just happens to work for the Titans. He is a very nice man and took the time to invite us onto the tour bus. I don't think my son will sleep for the rest of the week. His life is now complete.
I slipped in a picture of our colored Easter eggs. This was the first time I have ever colored real eggs with my kids. I know, it is a crime. They had a million questions, got dye literally everywhere, and had a good hour of pure fun. The only bad part was when they found out that they couldn't keep them forever.
Posted by Brandie at 8:51 PM
Friday, April 10, 2009
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Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Amy Eaton is planning her wedding. I am so happy to be included in those plans. She ordered these two canvases as a part of her reception decorations and then to hang in their new home. I love the khaki and burnt orange color scheme! The top one is a line from their special song. I designed the swirls in the background to spell out the couples' names.
Don't worry if you can't read the one on the bottom. I can't either! I am hoping that Amy will leave me a comment to translate. It is is Hawaiian, which is their theme. I chose the hibiscus design for the background for that reason. I can't tell you how many times I checked Amy's notes to make sure I got that one right!