Monday, May 29, 2006

Our Hero's We will never forget you!!!

Today is Memorial day. So today is one of those days that we just can't forget what all our service men and woman do for us.

The USS Cole
A navy ship which was harbored in the Yemeni port of Adem on Oct 12, 2000 was attacked suddenly by two suicide bombers said to have been sent by Osama Bin Laden. 17 crew members passed away that day...leaving 37 critically injured. May they rest in peace.

September 11th

Then just over a year later America was attacked again by the same man (Osama Bin Laden). Only this time with much more force. The Twin towers, which housed thousands of civilian workers, our airports and planes and our Pentagon.

At 9:43 a.m., a hijacked Boeing 757 slammed into part of the 29-acre complex used by uniformed and civilian employees of the U.S. military. The crash killed about 200 people, including all 64 on the plane. Tens of thousands more were evacuated.

May we never forget!!

USS Abraham Lincoln: The “Gray Angel”

Almost immediately after the tsunami struck, the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Carrier Strike Group began making its way from Hong Kong to the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, where the ships, in coordination with the Indonesian government, would focus on relief efforts with Indonesian forces, other countries’ forces, and international agencies in the Banda Aceh region. The Ship took position off the island of Sumatra with their helicopters that became critical to the relief effort. The carrier group also housed and transported international relief workers.

Upon arriving off the coast of Sumatra on 1 January 2005, sailors from the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group began working around the clock to deliver relief supplies ashore to the tsunami victims. The strike group’s Commander, U.S. Navy Rear Adm. William Douglas Crowder, said the volunteer spirit aboard the ship was hard to deny. Earlier he told reporters, “I’ve got about 6,500 sailors in the strike group, and as I was walking around the ship, they were tugging at my sleeves and saying, ‘Admiral, I want to volunteer to help.’”

The USS Abraham Lincoln is very dear to my heart and is forever a name that will be in our stories for many years to come. My husband is Stationed aboard the USS Abrahamn Lincoln and I am proud to say he was part of the Tsunami relief mission. We hate to see our sailors go but to know that they are out there protecting us and many many others. Makes me proud to say My husband is a USS Abrahamn Lincoln Sailor.

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Friday, May 26, 2006

It's all about the TAE KWON DO!!

Being a military family with a hubby that is active duty can cause some problems. We are waiting on new orders and well we have a general idea on where we will be moving. So I start looking into Tae kwon do dojang's well the closest one is 1 hour away and I haven't called to find out if it's WTF (world tae kwon do federation) Tae Kwon Do yet or not! There is about 4 or 5 different forms of tae kwon do that is taught and well my oldest is a black belt and will have his 2nd degree black belt before we move and the younger one is getting his green belt this Saturday at the belt ceremony and will have his senior brown by time we move. I don't mind driving an hour away but the odd's are this dojang isn't even WTF! So how do I break it to my kids that there tae kwon do journey will have to be put on hold for 4 YEARS??? I just don't have the heart to let them down. So I tell hubby we seriously can't move there! LOL He wasn't impressed! So what is a mom to do?? You can bet this subject isn't over with in this house! LOL Below are some pics of my oldest doing Tae Kwon DO!

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Thursday, May 25, 2006

Another layout using CherryArte once again.

I just couldn't help using these pictures from crazy hair day with the CherryArte Boys Boys paper line. I also had to use some new chipboard shapes I got my hands on by a new company!!! They totally rocked...
Doesn't he look cute with his blue mohawk?? LOL He is so silly and can't wait for another Crazy hair day at school!

Ok and how cool is this

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Sunday, May 21, 2006

I am Loving Cherry Arte!!!

So who would of thought I would post on my blog twice in one day?? lol

Ok so I am scrapbooking today!!! Working on a DT Project and a few layouts of the kids.

I took some pictures of the kids the other day and loved how they turned out so I just had to scrap!!!

Here is the first layout I did! I titled it "The Grunge Look" Some elements on this layout are personal designs of my own that I turned into rub-ons.

Here is a close up so you can see what it says around her.

I REALLY Love the way it turned out!!!! I am loving working with Cherry Arte papers. I really didn't want to cut them up. I so could wall paper my studio in these papers, but I just went for it!!! This layout is for the June Showcase at Scrappin Trends. Cherry Arte is the June Sponsor for the DT. Ok so on to the next rocking layout! I have pictures from Crazy Hair day and lets just say there is a mohawk involved! LOL

thanks for looking.

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Totally Cracking UP

I love to sew and have been sewing since I was 10 I think. Well I have been making these little owls since high school and they just crack me up.

I am sewing them for the local craft festival. I use to do the craft festivals years ago but having kido's it's been hard to do that, but this year. I started early and I'm on a roll. hehe

I also found this and thought it was way funny so I had to share.

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