Saturday, August 4, 2012

Volunteer Day

We headed out early this morning to volunteer at the Back To School fair that was put on by the Marietta Housing Authority and our church, Mount Paran North. We got there bright and early to help with set up. There were quite a few people there helping out. Michael started to give me attitude at one point, but I made my stand and made him do what needed to be done. After that, we had a really good day. I think it is really good for my two to get involved in more things like this. They really need to see what it is to really need and to give back to those that don't have much or are sick and suffering. I have always tried to raise my kids in a way that teaches them compassion and it is really important to me to make that an important thing in their life. I want them to always give back, show compassion and show others what the love of the Lord can do. And to teach others that the Lord loves them too.

We left at about 9:30 am and headed to my mother's house. We were all glad to sit in the car for a minute and get off of our feet LOL We went to mom's so that Michael could mow her grass. My mother thought that the grass was a bit too wet to mow today, so we will go back over tomorrow after church to see if it is any better. Mom is a bit whiny from her broken wrist. LOL I love her! She has a hard time doing things though, since it is her right arm and she is right handed. She says it wears her out.

We have gone another whole week with no word from the immigration department. I'm sure hoping we hear something next week. The 12th of August will be exactly five months since they received our application. 

Today, I worked on a card.... I can only seem to get one finished a day LOL

I used scrap paper.. Kraft paper and patterned.. four different patterned papers and I made the flowers out of the same patterned papers. The lettering?? I have no idea.. in my stash LOL, rhinestones, doodling with my Milennium, sewing with the sewing machine with green thread and coloring with Copics YG13, YG23, E30, 331, E33, BG0000, BG10, V12, V15, V17.

 Not sure why I can't get these two pictures up right!  Really annoying me :p


Trish and Treasure said...

Hi Susan,
Thanks for the great comments you left on my blog. I used Copics to colour my Teddy Bear need a hug and I think you might need one too!! I see you have a lot on your plate right now. I couldn't move away from my daughter and my Mum but I'm sure you will love it here in Australia. Hope you sort it out with your hoarding friend.
Hugs Trish

Helen said...

Very sweet card! I love that image with her purple hair! She's so perfect for a party! Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ this week! Have a blessed day! ~H

Unknown said...

Sweet image and you used my daughters favorite color, lots of purple! Thanks for participating in our challenge at stampin sisters in Christ this week!

Anonymous said...

Super cute! I love it!

Melina said...

cuteness! thanks for playing at Twisted Tuesdays :)

Desire Fourie said...

Love the wonderful values you try to instill with your family.
Gorgeously creative. Loving the colours and design.   Hop on over to Doing Life and stand a chance to win some lovely digi stamps. Hugs Desíre Doing Life Digistamps4Joy DT Member Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member

Sassy Cheryl said...

Gotta please momma. . . .I hear ya. :)
Love this amazingly beautiful card.
Thanks for playing along in the Sassy Cheryl's Pretty Papers Challenge this week.

Sonia said...

Beautiful creation. Great JOB!
Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts -Celebration Challenge Blog Hop Anniversary-
-Sony LC-DT

NanaConnie said...

Lovely card, Susan! Stay positive, no matter what. :-D

Ime said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining au at Kaboodle Doodles.

Sassy Raggedy said...

Love your card Susan. Adorable...joann sassy raggedy

Ann English said...

Such a great card!
Thank you for joining us this week for the Sassy Cheryl's challenge, Pretty Papers.