I am as old as a TREE

I am as old as a TREE

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Davis Family Reunion

What a blessing Family is!
I spent the last 4 days with Family. I know I say it over and over again but I am so Thankful that the Lord blessed me with all of the family members I have.

It really was the best weekend I have had in a few years. I think it was the peacefulness of the whole thing that made it all the more special for me.

I have a few highlights....

One of the highlights was the family picture. (I do hope I get a copy!)

I love all the grand babies with mom and dad.. WHAT a blessing.

One of the activities was making sock puppets which I have to had it to Candy and Cassie for their great Ideas and all the fun they planned out.

I love the fact that Aunt Debbie just got there and she was assigned to make sock puppets.

Aunt Debbie it was so great to have you there and to have your great talent with us all.

I love the next shot because it was the 2 years ago that all these little girlies were born and we did this shot and well can you tell we might have had a little problem.. and then here is the rest of the story.

this is the best video of the weekend...

Now I have to say I learned a few things over this weekend..
I have to say.. I learned a lot really from all of you but I have to point out something that I learned.

Albert... you taught me something that i needed to learn, you taught me that scripture study is very important and I needed to do better.

Abby... I saw a strenght that I have not seen in any other member of our family. I admire you for the courage you have.. I admire you for the strenght that you have.. and I admire you for the example you are setting for each of us. Thank you for the time we spent on our walk. To learn more about your children, and to see what a wonderful Daughter of Heavenly Father you are.

Dad.. I think I learned more from you this weekend than I had ever remembered I had. when you were speaking at church, I felt the wonderful spirit of our Heavenly Father as you were talking about the man on the bridge. What example you are yo our family.

I have more to comment on but want to post this now...

Sunday, June 19, 2011

this is it!

Today is my last day teaching every 3rd sunday. YEAH me. I am so excited I can not handle it.

I was promised June 2011 and here is it. I have been teaching for over 3 years now and it is time for me to say SO LONG.

Its not that I mind teaching or anything but its the idea that it takes me 4 weeks to prepare a 20 minute lesson.

Today I am going in with cookies, salsa and chips. to say GOOD BYE.  We are watching the Butterfly Circus which I own now. SO I am just so excited this is it!

however the text that I got last night from the president was...

"SO this is it teaching the 3rd Sunday" LOL NO this is it!

I have never wanted out of something as bad as I do at this time. I need a vacation!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Sad spot... and a little depressed

So today was hard enough because it was fast and testimony meeting at church... but it was just a little harder on me because...... I just have to say the tickets are bought... I wish... My families are leaving me for a short time. WOW

Its something else because almost 2 years ago I wrote the same thing...

"Ok Everyone knows I do not do well with Good Bye's, But I do them.. Well because its apart of life.

Now I am not going to cry..... YEAH RIGHT! Last night I had the Crosby's come over before they were done packing so that I could get there hand prints in stepping stones. Yeah Its a new Idea and I always need stepping stones and they will always be apart of my garden that way."

Last Monday I got to do the Squires hand prints...  they have touched my life.... I really dont know why...I am so depressed about this....

that I am re-typing the same thing that I wrote 2 days ago..

It's not the fact that I know that they are a phone call away, or a facebook moment.. It's just the fact that I have gotten to know them, serve with them, teach them, learn from them and love them.

I had to laugh today because I texted Ben and said.. Why did you have to introduce me to this ward.

I knew that this day was coming, I knew it would be hard and yes... it was. (I will post pictures soon)

SO here it is Wednesday. I ended up having to go to bed and did not finish posting what I wanted to.
It was not an easy good bye. BUT I want you to know I did it with out tears because I prepared myself . Monday I had to go over to the Squires because they had made me a very special apron.. "we "HEART" uncle scott.. and their hand prints. It was very special and will hold a place in my home!
YES that moment was hard for me, I breathed deeply. and THen I had to say good-bye.
I did it fast and quickly, I said good bye to the kids and headed to the car.... AHHH as I backed out mallory was waving good bye and as soon as I pulled out of the drive I was all tears.

NOW here we are... YES I have a little depression.. I do this cycle. IT will get better. Here is the best comment from JEN!...

Which Are you?

A Reason, A Season, or A Lifetime?
People always come into your life for a reason, a season and a lifetime.
When you figure out which it is, you know exactly what to do.
When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed outwardly or inwardly.
They have come to assist you through a difficulty, or to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally, or even spiritually.
They may seem like a godsend to you, and they are. They are there for a reason,you need them to be.
Then, without any wrong doing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.
Sometimes they die, Sometimes they just walk away. Sometimes they act up or out and force you to take a stand.
What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilleed; their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and it is now time to move on.
When people come into your life for a SEASON, it is because your turn has come to share, grow, or learn.
They may bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done.
They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it! It is real! But, only for a season. And like Spring turns to Summer and Summer to Fall, the season eventually ends.
LIFETIME, relationships teach you a lifetime of lessons; those things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation.
Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person/people (anyway);, and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas in your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant. Thank you for being part of my life.....
Author Unknown

and then... other things just keep happening and Susie Bates wrote to me today.. After I said what was going on and her comment was..
Hey, good to hear from you! Sorry that life has thrown you a nasty curve. You have risen above so much adversity in your life and I know you'll triumph again! I enjoy reading your posts... Wish we lived closer and could visit. Just remember I think of you fondly and wish you all the very best
and I remember when they left State College and How I felt then and how I felt when I left my mission... Jen and Tracy and Brenda was at that last supper at a very nice seafood resturant and I could not eat.. I had to leave...  I was leaving my place of love, hate, found friends and loved one.

Now why do I say all this at this time and repeat myself... it came to me after Jen had comment on my life.. I am here for a reason, I am here for a lesson, I am here for a life time to "OVERCOME"more adversity and heart ache and well to learn more.

I love my SEATTLE... I am not leaving anytime soon. I am here to stay!  With all the change that happens in my ward... I love it. I love the fact that someday someone else will come into it again and I will get to learn, grow, feed, teach, learn, and serve and love someone new.

I love you Squires. I am so excited for you and DR Squires when I need meds you better be able to help. (JUST JOKING)

Seeing this, I'm remindinded of the poem, "A Reason, a Season, or a Lifetime" (http://www.robinsweb.com/inspiration/reason_season.html). Scott-you love so easily and so openly and give so much to those that come in your life...whether it ...be a reason, season, or lifetime.. Just as one family leaves, you need to take those loves and memories and cherish them...and look forward to the ones to come--the area is blessed to have you as someone that's always there to welcome new families and make them feel at home.... you are blessed to ALWAYs be having people come into your life--even if they may rotate out ... :-)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Wont Heaven be Grand!

I knew this day was coming... Once again... I get so involved in peoples lives and then they have to say GOODBYE.. because they are done with school and are moving on with ther lives....

OK Really this is getting harder and harder for me to say good-bye. It's not the the fact that I will say good-bye its the fact that I wont have them here when I need them. AM I making any scence there...

(Just  a side not if this takes forever to read its because I have taken my pill to sleep.. so if it seems like I lost it... I DID!)

So really when Ben and Becca left, I packed the car with gummy fruit snacks, baby wipes, cookies, cheese snacks, and heck I dont know what all but They hit the road with lots of goodies and the post improtant thing was I had memories of my kiddo. You know I think I cried myself to sleep that night because I lost one of my best friends.

So as I have been preparing myself that this day was going to happen again.. I did not know that it was going to touch me the same way and I was going to feel the same way...

Maybe it is that I wount have that sweet little Mallroy coming up to me and say "Cott sucker please" or the look on Saydee's look as she is getting ready to grab into the bag of suckers... I think its might be that I have become Unlce Scott!
When the Crosby's left my pugh at church was empty for about a week before the Surtarkis moved in. 2 years later. my empty pugh will once again become empty again.

Itg's really hard to watch all these families move in and out of the ward and when you get to know them and love them.... well it just tears me up a little.

I know that Heaven will be Grand because of all the people that I have gotten to meet in this life.

I think when it come right down to it. There are many people we have yet to meet that will be there to support each of us in different times of our lives.

I have to say I will Miss the squires, the surtarks. they have been a big part of my life every sunday night as we had sunday dinners at my home. They have been a great family to me.

It's not a good bye... Its a God speed until we meet again.

Love you guys!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Art Project Black and White

So here is the assignement, take a picture or drawing or painting.. of color and you will inlarge it,
Paint the contourlines
Paint the flow with arrows
Paint it in Black and whites.
I have been doing flower most of the semester. so I was searching the internet and I found the Bird of paradise. which I have always loved. so It was in color which was a plus.

So  enlarged it a little..

but before I enlarged it I did the flow and the contour lines

and then I did my arrows.....

 I know I need to redue-them because They look like contour lines.

 and here is my black and white...