Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day to My Guardian Angel Mother!

Yesterday my siblings and I went to the cemetery to place some pretty pink flowers on our dear Mother's grave to honor her on Mother's Day today.  Recently I was given an incredible baby shower gift from one of my dear friends. She gave me a beautiful framed poem about Mothers to hang in my home.  This poem brought tears to my eyes after I read it... Happy Mother's Day!

A baby asked God, "They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?"

"Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you."

The child further inquired, "But tell me, here in heaven I don't have to do anything but sing and smile to be happy."

God said, "Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you. And you will feel your angel's love and be very happy."

Again the child asked, "And how am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me if I don't know the language?"

God said, "Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words you will ever hear, and with much patience and care, your angel will teach you how to speak."

"And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?"

God said, "Your angel will place your hands together and will teach you how to pray."

"Who will protect me?"

God said, "Your angel will defend you even if it means risking it's life."

"But I will always be sad because I will not see you anymore."

God said, "Your angel will always talk to you about Me and will teach you the way to come back to Me, even though I will always be next to you."

At that moment there was much peace in Heaven, but voices from Earth could be heard and the child hurriedly asked, "God, if I am to leave now, please tell me my angel's name."

"You will simply call her, 'Mom.'"

- Author Unknown

Friday, May 10, 2013

Storybook Fairy Tale Princess Baby Shower

My dear friend is expecting her first baby girl around the same time as me! In fact, our due dates are only two days apart from each other! It has been fun being pregnant the same time and looking forward to seeing who has their baby first!

So a mutual friend of hers and mine decided we should throw her a Storybook Fairy Tale Princess baby shower on May 4, 2013!

The Baby Shower Invitation
The darling baby shower invitation was made by my friend Peggy Johns.
The Storybook Fairy Tale Princess Decorations
 Credits: For my decorations and games, I used Kate Hadfield's happily ever after doodles and pink alpha from The Lily Pad. The papers are by Eva Kipler and Megan Farrow (Studio Flergs)The baby feet stamp is by Shabby Miss Jenn.  As for the fonts, I used love ya like a sister, hello chalk talk, Princess BV, and grumble. I saved some Little Golden Books and used a book template to make tiny books. I made a princess diaper cake and pink diaper babies.  I used the following FREE templates: onesiesscalloped circlebook templatepursediaper storybook decoration and (circle, star, and heart are by Semana Maluca).  The framed girl word art is from Simple Scrapper.
The Food
We had chicken salad sandwiches, veggies and ranch platter, chips, and sugar cookies with pink frosting and sprinkles for dessert. 
The Games
What's in your diaper bag?
What's in your purse?
Can you guess how many M&M's in the bottle?
Baby Name Scrabble
The Party Favors
The party favor bag said, "Thank you for the gift from the Mamba to be!"  It contained a princess wand, pink and white candy cane, pink Frooties strawberry lemonade candies, and Mamba candy.

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Utah Passes of All Passes

We finally got on the bandwagon in purchasing cheap Utah Passes of All Passes! A couple weeks ago, we took the girls to Seven Peaks Fun Center in Lehi to have some much needed fun! We played miniature golf, the girls rode on some rides, John and girls played laser tag, and drove the go carts. The kids look forward to going to the water parks, the movie theater, and sports events this summer!  
What a fun day! Yay, for cheap passes!

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Spring Fever Scraps

Spring is finally here! Here are some of my favorite digital scrapbook spring layouts to celebrate one of my favorite seasons!
True Togetherness, 2005
Credits: The layout is by me. I used the "Coming Home" kit by Amy Wolff and love ya like a sister font.
 Kids at Play, 2008
Credits: The template is by Cindy Schneider. I used kit "Scrumdidliumptious" collaboration kit by many Sweet Shoppe Designs artists. The colored felt elements and stitched black alpha are by Dani Mogstad. I used grumble for my font.
Glow Play, 2011
Credits: The template is by Chrissy W. I used the following kits from Shabby Princess: "Twirl", "Bounce", and "Hopscotch" . I used the following fonts: it ain't rocket science, grumble, and firefly castle.