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Project 2016: Week 04 & Week 05

Template: Reflections: January by Dagi Pieces: #2016 by Connie Prince Hug Them Tight collab Smitten collab It's a Wrap collab Fonts: Janda Curlygirl Chunky Regular Hello Heartache Regular Journaling: The week of learning the camera, playing with the family, and just working my butt off. And that is almost literal. I’m losing inches all over the place. I am so loving it! It’s all about not allowing myself to eat everything in sight. So far, that’s the only real change I had to make. I like that! Now if only it would warm up again! http://store.gingerscraps.net/-2016-January-Bundle-Collection.html http://store.gingerscraps.net/Reflections-January.html http://store.gingerscraps.net/GingerBread-Ladies-Collab-Hug-Them-Tight.html http://store.gingerscraps.net/GingerBread-Ladies-Collab-Smitten.html http://store.gingerscraps.net/GingerBread-Ladies-Collab-It-s-A-Wrap.html

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Weekly Winners: Oct 06-12, 2013

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All shots for the Weekly Winners meme are taken with a Canon Rebel XS or the HTC Inspire 4G Android Phone. More can be found on my Flickr account. Project 365 pictures can be found in this set.

Oh my god! There was a break. At least from the people.

279/365 [2013] - Green Waffles

How to make your family love you? Why, of course! You make them waffles! YUM! Plate

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Weekly Winners: May 20-26, 2012


All shots taken with a Canon Rebel XS, Sony Cybershot DSCW120, Kodak EasyShare C195, or the HTC Inspire 4G Android Phone. More can be found on my Flickr account

Oh hi! Um, what’s going on? Mmm… margarita.
No, I’m not drinking this early in the morning. This is a pre-post, so I’m a little not-sober … at night Open-mouthed smile

Josh had this week off! It was SO nice! It was also the last week of school. SADLY, I missed their Last Day pics, so no real comparisons, but I’ll have to remember for next year.

Josh and Ethan also went to the Omaha Zoo Open-mouthed smile Scout trip. So, if you were at that zoo and saw what you thought were look-alikes, no, they were truly there Open-mouthed smile Zoo pics are by him Open-mouthed smile

Photo a Day

Day 20: Something I can't live without
Day 20: Something I can’t live without

Day 21: Where I Stand
Day 21: Where I Stand

Day 22: PINK
Day 22: PINK

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I stood in a salvage parts office, smelled oil, heard rapid fire parts talk, and didn’t feel like a stupid girl. I did miss Indiana just a bit tho.

I wrote that in a text to my dad. One of the greatest men I have ever met in my life, one I am proud to call my dad.

See, growing up, my dad was a “grease monkey”. His hands are practically permanently tipped in black from oil. His hair always has a beautiful sheen because of it. I can say, though, that not once in my life was I embarrassed to say “My dad’s a mechanic”. He didn’t make a lot of money, but he worked hard for what he earned. He was good at what he did. He was respected for his work.

He’s still a mechanic now, but now he works on bigger machines. Know those lifts, cranes and things? He keeps them running. He works in an industry that’s always learning, always growing. He taught all of us kids that life isn’t about getting through school and being done. Life is your school. Life is your playground.

My dad is more than a father. He’s a hero. He’s a provider. He’s a shoulder when I need one. He’s a laugh when I just want to cry. He always knows the right thing to say, and he’s never afraid to say “I don’t know.”

Dad, I don’t know if you’ll ever read this, but I hope you will. I hope you know how much I love you, and how proud I am, always, to say that I am your daughter. I am proud to be part of your life, share your genes, all of that. I feel truly blessed that my children have you in your life, and that I had you as an example of what a man truly was. Because of you, I learned hard lessons and easy ones. Because of you doing what you thought was best, I met the man whom, in 2 days, I will have been with for ten years. Because of you, I am alive, in more ways than one.

Thank you, Daddy. Thank you.

*rubs off the tears running down her cheeks*

Scrap With Me a Second

That sounds like I’m itching for a fight doesn’t it? I swear I’m not. Just showing off some new layouts!

First off, Rachel, of Pretty in Green has some GORGEOUS “tractor” related kits. Jane Doe and Joe Deer! They’re seriously TOO cute, and also available as a bundle!


Seriously, too cute, right?

The first layout is of Madi with Dixie, Josh’s dad’s horse. They’re at the old property in Holton. Such a pretty place. I’m going to miss it!

The next one is from the property in Holton as well. Labor Day. My favorite puppy is shown Open-mouthed smile

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