Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Good bye blog

Hey there!! Wanted to let you know that I will be closing the blog soon. I don't always get to update it and I'm a slacker, so....I'll be closing it in a few weeks. Wanted to give you the heads up.
Hugs
Suzy West

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Today is a sad day...

Tonight, my dear friend Michelle lost her wonderful husband, Marshall.
My heart breaks for her and her two beautiful children.
Please pray for them.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas 2008 was filled with lots of love and laughter!! We had an awesome time with the family. My favorite moments:
*Tristan in my arms starring at me for a long time
*the kids talent show
*The 12 days of CHristmas that everyone participated in
*My nephew playing Oh Holy Night on his guitar
*my mom's cooking
*Our family pictures















Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Perfect Night

last night Paul and I took the kids to see the Christmas lights at the Oakland Temple.
It was such a beautiful night!! The only thing that would make it better is if Angel and her family would have been able to join us.
Paul and I were married here a long time ago so it's nice to come up, walk around, and really feel our Saviors love!!
Happy Holidays to you and your family









Monday, December 22, 2008

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

This is definately my favorite time of the year. Christmas music is I gotta say a huge part of it
My favorite song is Oh Holy Night.
Here are a few of my favorite versions of the song:
and my daughter, Angel who sings this for our family every Christmas!
Have a wonderful Christmas!! May this time of year bring you lots of happiness and many blessings!
Hugs
Suzy West

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Three's a charm

So I recently started scrapping in 3's. Doesn't make sence? Well I normally never make sence, lol, but let me explain.
I decided a while ago that whenever I pull some paper to create with. I would do at least three layouts using the paper so I wasn't left with a whole bunch of scraps, that I'll never use.
Here are three layouts that I did using the new Urban Prairie line by Basic Grey.
papers, buttons, and stickers are Urban Prairie.
Blue letters are Scenic Route
Green letters are Making Memories
Mini letters are My Little Shoebox
Kraft paper is Bazzill Basics


The next three that I'm working on are using Scenic Route's new Christmas line. I'll post them soon! Thanks for looking.
Hugs, Suzy West


Monday, December 08, 2008

Happy Holidays!!

Wow, can you believe it? it's going to be Christmas in just 2 weeks and 3 days! That's scary! I have done only a little bit of shopping. My list is pretty big too! I told the kids that we were doing 5 presents for each of them so Sierra made this list and got super into it(writing it down, typing it on the computer...putting the lists all over the house)...This list has changed several times as she thinks and "prays" about what she wants. LOL
So the problem with that is that as she has given me the list, I pick up stuff and then she changes her mind and asks for something different. So I pick up those things. She's done that several times and now we are up to several gifts. oooh maybe it's a trick!LOL
Anyways, we have a lot of family traditions and I'm enjoying the all of them. These are some of the things we do.

*Christmas carol 2 families
*go see Christmas lights
*The kids talent show
*cookie baking
*going from family to family to decorate trees
*tamales
*reading stories and watching movies
*waiting up for Santa to call
*family pictures
*listening to holiday music from Thanksgiving to Christmas day ONLY
...and more

Updating with some photos!!!

We were at my parents tonight helping to decorate and spending time together.




Here are some of the pictures from the other night at my house.






Saturday, December 06, 2008

In my world...

...I am chosing to think in a more positive way. There is so much negativity in this world, and I refuse to let any of that in my space.
I know that when I see people and things in a more positive way, my world looks so much brighter! I hope your day is brighter too!!

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs
Suzy


Thursday, December 04, 2008

I didn't think I was going to like American Crafts TEEN line much....Ummm....yeah, I love it! Third layout since it came in on Monday. I love this line!!
You guys are going to think I'm crazy but, in my world...it didn't even hit me that we had three teenagers in our lives. I think I see them as my babies still. Yeah so not, 1-13 year old and 2-14 year olds. I've got teenagers! They are growing up way to fast!
All American crafts except the mini letters, those are My Little Shoebox.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Sometimes...

Sometimes things happen that may not make sence at first, but then you have time to reflect...and everything makes perfect sence.
I had an experience today that sent me a wonderful reminder that my Heavenly Father loves and cares for me and has a mission for me. I was at the right place at the right time and even though I was drained after it happened, I'm so grateful for the opportunity that was given to me and grateful to feel His hands upon my head and uplift me to say and do what I needed to.
Hugs
Suzy West
He never said it was going to be easy
He only said it would be worth it.