Thursday, November 10, 2011

Gratitude for Today!

I'm posting this first thing this morning, especially the prompt for today, so you can be thinking of it all day!  I think it is very easy to spend a good portion of our days thinking about the future.  We may also spend a good amount remembering the past.  This is not necessarily a bad thing, but we can't let it take away from today!

I had such an amazing experience yesterday.  I have started swapping babysitting with my mother in law, who watches my nephews.  On Mondays, I have my nephews and on wednesdays, she takes my two kids that are not in school yet.  So from about 9:30 to 4:30, I have no children!  It's a very unusual feeling for me!  I had all kinds of plans for the day.  I was going to do all the things I never can get to when I have little ones underfoot.  Yesterday morning, my two oldest boys (ages 12 and 14) stayed home sick from school.  Chipper had completely lost his voice after a week of doing Grease and truthfully, he was just plain exhausted.  Mitchell was complaining of stomach cramps.  He has been dealing with some social stress and bullying, as well as having celiac disease, so I kept him home just to be on the safe side.  They both slept all morning and I got a few things done.  When they got up, we decided to go out to lunch and then we drove around, looking at homes and just talking.  After that, we went to the  music store and to Sonic to get fun drinks.  Although I didn't spend those afternoon hours as I had originally planned, and they weren't the most productive hours, it was amazing time spent with my boys who are growing way too fast!  I'm sure I will look back and cherish our time yesterday, for many years to come!

Also, this morning, I have some layouts to show off!  They are what I've been working on, in my free time this week!

You can find credits and leave love HERE

Now for today's Free Template!
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And the prompt for today:  What happened today that I'm grateful for?


Tammy Dunlap said...

Thanks for all the awesome templates! cant wait to use them!

Kait said...

Thank you very much for all of the templates that you have shared.
And most importantly, for reminding us to be thankful for all that we have. I, for one, am guilty of taking things for granted and not showing gratefulness.
Keep up the good work.

Kait said...

I forgot to tell you that your pages are all wonderful, too. :)

So~Inkin~Cute said...

awesome Layouts! I really love this template, Ramona! :)

Mara said...

Beautiful pages .. I really like the game kit.
Thanks for another beautiful template.

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 7 post on Nov. 11, 2011. Thanks again.

kimeric kreations said...

hey kiddo! stumbled across your blog while taking a break today...loving your LO's, and am going to try your template! Thanks bunches :)

Lisa said...

Thanks for another great template.

Nancy said...

Thank you!