Saturday, September 29, 2012

Scrapping Everyday Miracles Blog Hop and Layout "Cute"

Scrapping Everyday Miracles is hosting "A New Chapter" blog hop. I must say that I hopped through and loved all of the projects and their stories were extermely inspiring. I decided to play along by creating a layout that represents a new chapter in my life.  My darling baby!

Here is my layout:

Our lives have changed significantly in the past couple of months. My husband lost his job after almost 12 years (so if anyone is looking to hire a great architect/project manager I know of a great one!). Unfortunately we had purchased a new home not two months prior and have not yet sold the townhouse (so if anyone is looking to purchase a townhome in a great area in Dallas I konw a great one!). So I am now the sole breadwinner and not at all in the place I had planned to be when our little girl turned 1!  Daddy is now staying home with Maddie, which presents its own little issues and I am left with little sleep and less patience. I am a firm believer in God's path and while we may in a valley at the moment, I am determined to continue walking with Him. I have faith in the path God has chosen for us and am taking one day at a time. Today, I am thankful for this fabulous blessing we call Maddie! She brings sunshine to even the cloudiest of days. We are so blessed that she is happy and healthy. She is preparing to walk, and I'm sure that will open a whole NEW chapter in our lives. 

Thank you to "Scrapping Everyday Miracles" for the inspiration! I encourage everyone to join along!

Here are a couple of close ups!

Materials Used:  paper - WeRMemory Keepers (sewn cardstock); journaling block - LYB (Snugglebug); quickutz - uptown girl alphabet, fasteners, & corners; 3D sticker - LYB (Snugglebug); date stickers - LYB fabric stickers & EK Success Bookworks; word stickers - K&Company; title "cute" - target; popdots - Forever in Time.

Thanks so much for visiting! I hope your weekend is spectacular!


Betty Anne said...

Wow I can't believe how big Maddie is getting. Just love the photos you used for the layout.
So sorry to hear of all the troubles you and your family have been having lately and I pray things will start looking up for you.

Sherri said...

Jessica, I applaud your continued faith that God is good, and that His promises never fail us. So much of life happens beyond our control, and yet He says He shelters us with His wings, and nothing happens of which He is not aware. I pray that He will reveal Himself to you and your dh with ever increased clarity during this less than ideal time. Love the project you created, how wonderful that you have this little angel in your lives. Thank you for joining in our challenge, and for hopping along with us at SEM.

Tracey Gregory said...

First off, she is absolutely precious! She must light up your life! I can relate to your trials a little, having been the breadwinner for 3 years while my hubs was out of work due to back surgery. I love how you realize there is a big plan and keep on praising him in the storm! Thanks so much for playing along!

Cara G said...

Jessica...what a beautiful project! So happy that you decided to take part in this SEM Blog Hop challenge--wish you extra luck for winning that awesome grand prize too! Your sweet little girl is beautiful and I too am so sorry to hear of the troubles you've faced...and pray that things will get better...just remember no matter what...God is good...all the time!

Felicity Ives said...

Thanks for dropping by and leaving some love on my blog during the SEM 'New chapter' bloghop. I simply adore this layout of your gorgeous little Maddie - a perfect new chapter, and I pray that all of the following chapters in your life flow a little easier for you. It is always hard when we have to deal with the unexpected, but your faith and the love of those around you should get you through. You are in my prayers anyway xx

Helen Gullett said...

The layout is so pretty!

Marjolaine said...

Your layout is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing your story too.

Nicole Brenna said...

That is an adorable layout! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!