Friday, May 20, 2011

Sailors Homecoming :)

Hi friends,  Popping in with a quick hello and a few pics of my son's homecoming.  My hubby had the opportunity to join in the Tiger cruise and bring the ship in with our son.  That is where the parents are permitted to go out to the ship while it is still at sea and share the homecoming with the sailors as they pull into dock.  They both really enjoyed this very much.  My hubby is a former sailor, so it brought back alot of memories for him....AND also reminded him that he is not as young as he used to be ;)  We are all just loving having our oldest home with us for a visit.  He is happy to be here too, so we are treasuring every moment.  He has a birthday coming up in a few weeks, so it is nice to have him back here to celebrate, since just about every holiday or special occasion for the past 4 years has been spent with him away.
These pics are views from his ship before they pulled in.  I love the way the sailors line around the ship.  What an amazing sight to see.  Takes my breath away. 

Isn't this a gorgeous picture of the sunset at sea?  This was taken on my husband's cell phone the night before the ship pulled in.  He said that was one of the things he missed the most about being at sea was the beautiful sunsets.  I can only imagine.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and I will be back to crafting again after my son's leave is over to share more posts of my work for you.  In the meantime, I hope you enjoyed these pictures.

Hugs and blessings to you all,

Monday, May 9, 2011

Some Artwork From My Daughter...

 Hi Everyone...  I am taking a tiny break from crafting, because my son is coming home for a visit after a 9 month deployment away.  I really have to clean  and get ready for his visit too ;)  Don't worry though, once his visit is over, I will be back to crafting and posting again.  I may post something fun in the meantime too just to keep in touch. 
For now, I am sharing an art project of my daughters from school.  She has NEVER  used chalks before, and for that matter has not really done a whole lot of experimenting with art other than just sketching here and there and playing around, so I was very pleasantly surprised at how well her project turned out.  Unfortunately, it got quite smudged up being transported home on the school bus, but it is still nice nonetheless.  She has always seemed to have an eye for art.  I think if she really pursued it, she would do very well. 

A silly old hammer in the middle of the fruit... I'm sure the teacher must have had a reason for that???

I hope you enjoyed sharing in some of my daughter's debut artwork ;)  Thanks for visiting with me, and if you would like to share, I'll bet she would be thrilled to read your comments. 

I'll be back to share again soon.  Many blessings to you my friends.  Have a wonderful evening.


Sunday, May 1, 2011

Royal Wedding Cake For The Hotspot...

Hi All,
Did you all get the chance to watch the Royal Wedding?  I did, and what fun it was to see.  I just love the opportunity to see a fairytale come to life.  I hope that they have a long and wonderfully happy marriage together.  I know that when it comes to British Royalty, it's about as elegant and extravagant as it gets for occasions like this, but I couldn't resist making my own version of a beautiful wedding cake (card) in honor of the special day.   It is perfect timing for the Hotspot Challenge this month too.  Hop on over to the Hotspot Blog and have a look at all of the beautiful wedding cakes to use as inspiration to create with this month.  We hope that you will join along with us and really look forward to seeing all the different styles and interpretations of the inspiration provided for you.  (The Hotspot challenge is delayed in being posted...if you go for a visit and don't see it, please give it another try tomorrow...thanks!)  Please enjoy my sample that I created for you...

Thanks for visiting with me today, and have a Royally good day my friends :)

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