Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Being THankful

Being Thankful
Finally I have time to complete a layout and blog a bit. Been wanting to get these thoughts down. Thoughts of thankfulness.
The other day i was at my dear blog friend Tink's blog (http://tinkstribulations.blogspot.com/), and I do so love to read her very interesting entries and how wonderfully she expresses how she feels, and I quote her in her blog entry on 1 Nov on family members she is thankful for : "Finally, but surely not last... my husband... Pan. There is so much I could say about him. His love of life (and Halloween), his infectious smile, how incredibly brilliant he is. How he stood up and took charge of three teenagers when he wasn't much past the stage himself. He became a father the children could love and respect. But what it all boils down to is his belief in me. Thanks honey." Loved that, Tink! You're blessed!

And so am I, and I am prompted to express my thankfulness in specific ways for my husband. Here's one: When Jared was about three, Gim suggested, even insisted that we have date night just for ourselves. At first I resisted (what was I thinking!), but since then, friday night dates have been going on pretty much without fail... I'm so thankful my husband values us so much that he engineered and protected this time for us, it's been 5 years now (!) and I think it's one reason we are going strong. Thanks dear.
And how thankful we are for my parents in law who has babysat for us every friday night without fail either....!

Today I completed a layout I have wanted to do for a while. It's about Ryan and his play battles. He's nearly eleven, but war-play with his toy armies (any toy can be enlisted to his armies, Miffy included) go on everyday, the dialogue is deadly, the plot unpredictable, the fun, guaranteed. Rather too many photos to squeeze in one page, but I didn't want to miss out any!


Credits: Scroll from summerspice by ksharonk, comic star and words by JCrowley, alpha strings from ScrappyBlueStones , brown paper by MistyCato, and blue paper from DaniMogstad's party kit, Word art by ksharonk, and tear from Monika69.
This is now available as a set in the store here

29 comments:

  1. Your layout is beautiful, thank you for making it into a template and sharing it. To me you are the of multi-photo layouts.

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  2. Love the layout. I can never choose just a few pictures. Thanks

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  3. Ahhh Yin, I am absolutely beaming and blushing from your wonderful compliment. Thank you. You too, are very blessed with Gim. Not too many spouses think about time together once the children arrive and then once they leave home, wonder who that stranger is in their life now. I love that you have your time together to share. When the kids were younger we made time for ourselves too and it has built a strong foundation to our marriage.

    Your layout is wonderful and how your described it in your post is great ("Miffy included" brought such a smile. And thank you for making a template of your layout and sharing it.

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  4. LOVE the layout - thanks so much for sharing yet another fabulous template

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  5. love your templates, thanks so much!!

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  6. I love layouts with lots of pictures. Thanks!

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  7. hey.. i haven't found anothe digi scrapper in singapore!! :) love ur template! thanks

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  8. Totally get the date night thing. We don't even have kids yet... but LIFE the always going with work or church or relatives or whatever it is can really steal all your time.

    We've been married over 7 and together over 9 and dh & I have made it a point to go out alone just the 2 of us (no friends, no work associates, no family) at least once a month and try to go every other week.

    It is amazing how when you "date" you go out or spend quality time together almost daily... and once you're married you can just forget about that and forget the importance of continuing to build that relationship.

    You do have a good dh for doing that with you!

    Blessings to you for the newest template! Hope you are well. Let us know when you leave for the states so we can pray for your journey and your safety!

    Sincerely,
    Shawna

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  9. Thanks for the template - love it!

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  10. Hi Yin! Your template caught my attention because I have 11 other teammates in the Language Coaching Team at my workplace. I thought of using it (and of course, sharing the outcome with you), but I keep getting an error message whenever I try to download it. :(

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  11. Thank you for the awesome template Yin!
    ~Jo

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  12. beautiful as always! thanks so much for sharing with us! much love,
    melxxxxxxxxxx

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  13. fabulous layout for lots of photos! thank you

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  14. Thank you for this amazing templates, I love a lot of pictures at one page.
    Because I allways take to much pictures of a sitiation, but they are all so cute.

    Thanks for sharing this amazing template with us, your compositioons rock!

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  15. Thank you! The DigiFree freebie search engine is about to list this blog post at digifree.blogspot.com

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  16. Thanks a lot for this great template ... I love multi-photos ones and yours are the best!

    Your LO is gorgeous.

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  17. FANTASTIC template. Lovely LO. Thank you very much :-D

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  18. I always love your templates. Thank you for your generosity. Your freebie has been featured today at artyouspecial.blogspot.com.

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  19. Thanks so much!

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  20. I love your templates. They are all so great! I like seeing your layouts, it helps a lot. Thank you Yin, for another very nice gift.
    I am grateful for designers that still share there wonderful creations with us newbies!
    Hugs..........

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  21. thank you for the great template :)

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  22. this is beautiful! i love the template! thanks so much!

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  23. OMGoodness Yin!!! Thank you SO MUCH for this AWESOME template!!! I am so happy to find you again!!! Hope all is well!!!

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  24. It's good that we say thanks :) Thank you for all your work. Nice template!

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  25. Thank you! The DigiFree freebie search engine is going to list this blog post today.

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  26. love it! thanks!

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