For you Savannah Miller




I would never wish to put my girls in a typecast box. Nor do i want them to believe that who they are is simply made up in what they do & the things they accomplish. That being said….I was motivated by the fact that Savannah will graduate from middle school in a couple of weeks. Both at school & at church we will come together to honor these children and award them for accomplishments. I will spend my next few blog entries with journals about my girls & how I see them now~things they love, things I love about them, things that make them unique, things that make me so proud to be their mom. I will begin with Savannah.

Your due date was to be February 28th, but honestly I knew you’d come on Valentines Day. As I told friends & family no one believed me. Firstborns rarely come early. But, you did!
My sweetheart warmed my heart Valentines Day 1993. I had talked about my baby-girl-to-be “Savannah” before I was ever even married. Your daddy Gregg would be so proud of you cutie, so proud. My heart hurts for you that at such a young age you had to witness loosing him to cancer. You were so special to him. Don’t ever forget that….hide that in your heart in a special place & always go back to it!

You were such a bright young little girl. I know you have heard us talk about how you memorized the “birthday girl” book on your 3rd birthday. You loved books. You loved your preschool. You were my best little buddy those few years without a daddy~always my helper, always my sweet little friend. When I look back I realize you were always so much more mature than your actual little age. I guess being forced to grow up quickly will do that to you.
However, I hope when you look back on those days you remember being days full of joy, games, books & fun.
I will never forget telling you I was to marry Dan. You so sweetly looked up at me & said
” I will always love my first daddy and miss him. But I’m really glad we are getting a new daddy”. You are an amazing big sister. They all look up to you.
You have always had leadership qualities , an outgoing friendly personality, and such a cheerful happy disposition. Honestly I was quite concerned when I knew we would move you from the little private school you had grown up in to a huge public middle school.
But -wow- you never missed a beat. You have been so inspired by the academic and social opportunities only a large school can truly offer. I am so proud of you!! Except for two pesky B’s, you have made all A’s your entire K-8th grade, and all A’s in middle school. Many of those grades were made in advanced placement classes. You were chosen a leader in FCA & a leader in your church youth group. My heart just leaped when Randy ( our beloved youth leader) introduced you as one of his favorite people….what a compliment! Your hearts desire since you were about 3 years old has been to be a cheerleader. What a proud moment for me a few weeks ago to witness you making the JV Football & competition squad at Parkview!
When I think of you I remember ~ pink & green, chocolate chips & peanut butter waffles, Harry Potter, IM, winning an iPod, tumbling class, poms, a new chi, your bff Annie, wonderful days at Seaside, silver hoops, all A’s, confidence, loyalty, wisdom, laughter, secrets, a girl with more friends than she can count, and an amazingly beautiful young lady who loves the Lord.
I know the Lord has so many wonderful things ahead for you. I can’t wait to witness!
You can do anything!
I will always be here for you!
I am so proud to be Savannah’s mom!
I love you sweetheart!
April 19, 2007 - 4:33 pm

Kristin - Your words are just tender and thought through my friend. Savannah will cherish those words and I know, loves you as her Mamma, her cheerleader and her friend.

April 19, 2007 - 11:56 pm

Christine - so very beautiful….
beautiful girls
beautiful hearts
beautiful words.

bless you all.

Recent layouts




Sharing some of my recent layouts…i finished these last week. Some of the color in the last one is way off….oh well. Found some great new product at my lss scrap chic boutique. Such a wonderful little shop with beautiful displays & I love their grand chandelier!

Was totally blessed today with a visit from my dear friend Katie. She has been such a wonderful mentor to me the last several years. She will be 60 in a few weeks but is truly the most young at heart woman i have ever known. She truly loves the Lord, her hubby, her daughter ,her new grandbaby, and her “heart friends”–and what a treasure that is! I hope to be more like her when I grow up! Women mentoring women…..such a blessing God gives us. I love to learn from ladies who have “already been down the road” and have much wisdom to give. Not that everything in their life is perfect~ as that’s what makes them even more real.

“Real isn’t how you are made,” said the Skin Horse. “It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.” “Does it hurt?” asked the Rabbit. “Sometimes,” said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. “When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.” “Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,” he asked, “or bit by bit?” “It doesn’t happen all at once,” said the Skin Horse. “You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in your joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”

by Margery Williams, from The Velveteen Rabbit

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April 17, 2007 - 12:14 am

purple cucumbers folk art - Oh darling,I love the layouts,contact me by email and we cn talk sells.

April 17, 2007 - 1:26 am

Nancy - These are awesome – wish I could see them a little closer up. Will just have to come by and do that.

April 17, 2007 - 3:51 am

Kim - ScrapToMyLu - I know what you mean about older gals. I have two 80 yr old women in one of my water classes. They are amazing!
Love your layouts! Very very nice!
I’m jealous of that white frame. I could only find black yesterday. ๐Ÿ™‚

April 17, 2007 - 7:58 pm

Kristin - Sweet quote from V.R. and lovin the beach pics below the layouts. Hope you are having a great day friend.

April 18, 2007 - 6:13 am

purple cucumbers folk art - ITS A FRONT PORCH PARTY!

IT’S A FRONT PORCH PARTY!
I am going to have a front porch party on the morning of April 30th.
so come on over and sat a spell.
bring your mountain dew ,coffee or what ever,cracker pie or anything else even art work. Just bring y’alls selvs.
ALL Y’ALL HAVE TO DO IS LEAVE A COMMENT TO THIS POST BETWEEN TONIGHT AND BY 8 A.M ON THE 30TH AND I WILL DRAW A NAME ON THE 30TH AND THE WINNER WILL GET A FREE PAINTING OF CHOISE.
TITLES Y’ALL CAN CHOOSE FROM ARE ON MY EARLY POST A FEW WAYS DOWN POST THAT SHOWS ALL MY WORK.
IT WILL BE A 11″X 8″ SO LEAVE THEM COMMENTS SWEETPEAS.
FOR EVERY 50 DIFFERENT COMMENTS EACH A DIFFERENT PERSON/BLOGGER THERE WILL BE A WINNER UP TO 200 COMMENTS.. LETS GET READY FOR A PARTY DARLINGS.

The drawing will be right after I have my meds,see to my auggie and tucker and my garden.

April 19, 2007 - 1:57 am
April 19, 2007 - 3:02 pm

Jeanne - Thanks for visiting my blog. Your blog is so appropriately named…your layouts are so sweet. Fabulous photography too!

April 19, 2007 - 3:49 pm

Diane Duda - Hi Paige,
Your layouts are lovely as is your whole blog.
Sorry you didn’t win the rainbow fairy picture. These photos of your daughters are a million times more beautiful than any artwork you could purchase anyway!

I’ll be back to visit. ๐Ÿ™‚
Diane Duda

September 24, 2012 - 3:23 am

crork - hmBlww Really informative article post.Much thanks again. Great.