Tuesday, March 13, 2012

I'm Still Alive! - Ory update

(ok this looked perfect on the templete - but I could not get it right on the preview. - Sorry - for exact prices - please email me - they are not matching up - ugh) :(
Yes I am still alive! Once Ory started marching band, life became crazy.
I now have a daughter that is in her first year in college - loving doing all of her artwork (she is a art major) and Ory is a Sophomore in High School.
This blogpost is going to be about Ory. He has been chosen to along with 35-40 youth from the United States and Canada to go to Nairobi, Kenya this summer for a two week mission trip. Now this is not just any mission trip. This is a mission trip for 100 youth for the Church of the Nazarene that feel called to be Missionaries. He is the only from our district that is going! We are so excited and proud of him!!!! Let me tell you a little bit about what he will be doing! Each day they will emphasize four main phases: Discover, Develop, Deploy, and Debrief
Discover - a mixture of prayer time, personal and/or group devotions, and small group Bible study, to start each day centered on Jesus.
Develop - time to hear and learn from missionaries and ministry leaders, preparing for the service taking place that day.
Deploy - traveling to sights around Nairobi or the ANU (Africa Nazarene University) campus to apply what was learned in the Discovery and Develop parts of the day. Practical experiences that could range from painting walls at Central Nazarene Church or observing at the Woodley School in the Kibera slums to playing soccer with the NYI students from the greater Nairobi metropolis.
Debrief - time each night spent journaling or in small group discussion processing the day's events and capturing what Christ has taught us.
Sundays will be times of rest and worship. On Wednesday, they will get to go on a safari! On the last Saturday will be Youth Day on the campus of ANU. African NYI youth from all over Nairobi will come to fellowship, feast and have fun playing games and worshiping together. The final day, Sunday will be a time of serving Christ through Sabbath worship. They will gather one last time in preparation to leave Africa, sharing what they learned during this event, will have communion together and participate in a dedication service, committing their lives to serve Christ where ever He leads in the future. Now doesn't that sound AWESOME!!!!! They have given us an awesome fundraising opportunity. There is a gentleman that is the NYI coordinator for the countries of Kenya, Uganda & Tanzania. For more than 10 years he has helped hundreds of African youth pay for their secondary and college education by making African necklaces. Each necklace is worth between $10 - $30. Here are pictures of the different necklaces:

These are $10 each:

These are $15 each:
(not matching up to pictures)
email me
These are $20 each:

The brown seeds are found in the Eastern province of Kenya and are not edible so the best thing to do for the locals are to make beads with them.

Off-White bead - the seed from the plant from the pumpkin family but the fruit is a little longer and skinnier then the pumpkin, it is also not edible but has a part that is used in making bathing towels and the seeds used in making neck

1 inch long beads are batik bone.

Most of the pendants like cross and other animal carvings are made out of bones or ebony wood or rosewood.

If you are interested in buying one of these necklaces - email me at bama_312000@yahoo.com

Please be praying for Ory as he prepares for this once in a lifetime trip.

Thanks for your support!


Sunday, August 29, 2010

Other child - The Runway Diva!

OK another photo heavy blog~ gotta spend equal time showcasing both of my kid! We did a impromptu photo shoot today. She had a fashion show that we was part of and we were getting ready!

She got RUNWAY DIVA~~~~!!!! way to go Lexi! Very proud of you girl!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Ory's first football game marching!

Sorry - very picture heavy! Tonight was a proud moment for this mamma and former marching band member (Not of Mt. Juliet's band, but Durand's band) Yes I did get a little teary eyed watching him and then remembering all of the great times I had in the band!

Doesn't he look nice?


Ory showing off his new trumpet!

Big sis handing out with the band and watching the game.

Egg sack flags that I help sew. (The theme of the show is spiders)

This picture is a little blurry but I wanted you to see the awesome spider flag I helped sew. Isn't that cool?

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Altered Project~

I am so excited about this altered project that I did for the Little Black Dress Kit club this month. I found this cute metal tray at Goodwill for $1.99. My original plans for this tray was to spray paint it black. When I got the new kit in the mail, I quickly changed my mind. The red tones went perfectly with one of the papers. Of course there was a touch of TEAL in the paper so I HAD to use that on the tray!!!! I brushed teal paint onto the flourishes on the tray to begin with.

Then I took the paper and cut it to size. To add more TEAL to my project I got out my sewing maching a had fun sewing on my paper.

Here is a close up of some of the sewing.

Of course I had to add flowers to it! Some of the flowers I made was with left over material that I had. Some were made with trim that came in the kit and one last one was made with linen fabric and I misted it with TEAL Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.

I punched out a butterfly also from this paper and used the bling that came with the Prima letters from the kit.

I LOVE how this project turned out! Of course I used my wonder adhesive Helmar 450. Gotta love me some Helmar! If you have not used Helmar - you must!

Have a great day!


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

It's your world layout!

Way late on posting this, sorry!
I love this picture of my son Ory! It is even better in color! His eyes are amazing. I am really happy with how this layout turned out. I had been playing with it off and on for about a week.
I got this neat idea of using the stamp that came in the Little Black Dress kit from Glitz and make a flower out of it. I wasn't sure how it would end up turning out, but I think it turned out really neat! I cut out the images that I stamped on the Vintage Red Bookprint paper from Jenni Bowlin. Then I pinched the bottom part together to make it look like a petal and curled the ends. I glued all the pieces together with my Helmar 450 adhesive. Also glued one of the buttons that came in the kit for the center.

I made another flower out of one of the trims from the kit. The center of the sun beams is an epoxy sticker from Melody Ross from the kit. I love how the letter came out using the cardboard from the kit. I cut the letters out of the backing from the Prima packaging first from my Cricut. I then traced the letters onto the cardboard and cut those out by hand. I also used my Glimmer mist on some of the sun beams.

Hope you have a great night!