Tuesday, January 26, 2010

love is in the air

I hope everyone clears their calendar and join me for this week long crop and celebration. See now there is no excuse for not dropping in and joining us for some fun because there will be plenty of time to stop by.There will be a blog hop, challenges, games and of course plenty of prizes! I hope to see you all there!
Also,remember this post. Well I finally did get around to making two more cards.

I really had lots of fun making these, knowing they are going to some great kids.

Monday, January 25, 2010

almost there

Last week Isaiah had his Arrow of Light ceremony. It is the highest award you can get in cub scouts. So after fours years he is just one step closer to becoming a boy scout.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

There is a reason I didn't pick Colorado

I am not a big fan of the cold. Never have been. I am a summer girl, may have some thing to do with my birthday being in June.
See when Trey decided he wanted to move from Houston he put two places on the table. Birmingham because this is where he went to collage and had connections or Colorado because his sister lived there at the time. Well I decided after living in Houston all my life Colorado would be too much of a dramatic change for me so I went with Birmingham. Plus he sweetened the deal by telling me his friend's wife was a scrapbooker. Anyways, but now I am sitting here in Birmingham where for the past week I have woken up to 32 degrees or lower temps. I didn't sign up for this. Or at least it wouldn't be so bad if we had some snow to show for it. Although I guess I should be grateful for 18 degrees vs -50 like I heard it was in Minnesota or somewhere up there. And to think it is only the beginning of January so it can still possibly get colder!
Well I guess while I am cooped up inside is I get to scrap more. And what better thing to scrap then snow pictures right?
One of the good things that came out of our Texas trip was the boys got to enjoy some snow. See now doesn't pounding your cousin with a snowball just make you forget that it's cold outside.
Stay warm!

Monday, January 4, 2010

valentine's around the corner

I know we just ended the holiday season and there are even some people **me** who still have their Christmas tree up but Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Well I came across, well not me but still, this blog with great idea.

A year ago this January 14, I started my blog. So for my 'blogversary', I decided to celebrate the whole month of January, and do something for others. My family and I are going on vacation in February and as I was making plans for that, the Lord showed me that St. Jude Hospital was right on our way and He laid on my heart to do what I love and make cards for the patients there! I felt a little overwhelmed at first, because they see about 200 patients a day, but I soon felt that the Lord will provide the cards. I believe if we all pull together, we can make this happen. It is so sad to think of all the sick children there. So I am hoping that it will bring a smile to their face and a little more love in their hearts, when they receive their card on Valentine's Day. My family and I will be dropping off all of the cards to St. Jude Hospital in Tennessee, so please send them to me at the address below.

I think this is such a good idea. I mean who among us doesn't love receiving love notes. Plus even though I have never had to use St. Judes services and hope never to, I do know someone who has. So for Cole and any other kid that has had to go there I have decided to make some cards to send to Winter. Fact last night I made two.

Here are some more details.

Here are some of the guidelines from St. Jude hospital and a few of mine.

* Cards need to be a Valentine theme.
* Cards can't have anything about 'Get Well Soon', 'Feel Better', or anything reminding them of being sick. (Only Valentine Cards)
* Please make cards that can be used for any gender or age. (This could be a little tricky, but I think you can handle it!)
* Cards must be able to fit into a 4 1/2 X 5 3/4 envelope. (I will provide clear envelopes for each card, so there is no need to send one with your card.)
* Please send all cards to me at:
Winter Sims
Cards for St. Jude
P.O. Box 754
Warren, TX 77664
* You can include a message in the inside, but please remember, nothing reminding them of being sick. (Maybe just a Valentine sentiment.) You can also sign your name and where you are from.
* I will be excepting cards for the whole month of January. At the end of the month, I will pick random winners for prizes. I will be adding more prizes, often. The more cards you send, the more times your name goes into the drawing. Let your kids get involved too!
* Please send a piece of paper with your name, address, email address, and the amount of cards you sent. (It will help, when I have the drawing.)

If you would like another little incentive. For ever card design you make and put in the Croppin Paradise gallery your name will be put in a drawing for a GC. How sweet is that. I can't wait to see your cards!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

In other good news...

I know two post in one day. I should really pace myself but I just had to share the news. After the our trip to Texas I was really needing some kinda pick me up. Well I get the best surprise ever when I get home. In my inbox was an email from Croppin Paradise saying I have been selected to be part of their design team! I am so excited to be part of this team, I can just tell it is going to be so much fun. So in this next year just know I will be bringing great layouts and ideas from Croppin Paradise!

texas adventure... long post

We have all heard of White Christmas but have you heard of its nasty cousin, Ice Christmas? People hate when it comes to town and most even try to avoid it. But oh no not us Posey's.
Trey to surprise his parents on Christmas day. Figured we would show up at his Memaw's house where everyone would be Christmas morning. In theory it was a great idea. The only problem was it snowed and some melted before it froze, the night before. His sister, the only one who knew about the plan, was telling us to be careful because it was bad. Said it took her 4 hours to drive what should have taken 45 min the night before. We get to Garland and start seeing some patches of snow and some frozen puddles but nothing major yet. But within a couple of miles we start seeing ice on the bridges. Trey of course starts slowing down in those areas. Well on one particle bridge we were in the far left lane and slowed down, but the car in front of decided to slow down to like 5 miles an hour. Here is the dilemma because one knows that you are not to brake on ice so he attempts to change lanes. This proves to be a bad idea too. For what else is a truck with no weight in the back suppose to do but skid around on the ice. All I remember is it was all in slow motion, the truck proceeded to turn perpendicular across traffic and go straight to the barrier, not before hitting that slow car on its way. Our airbags went off and everything. Fortunately everyone, including the other driver was okay. A fireman who happened to be driving by stopped to help us and told us that if our vehicles could move to move, for within 2 min. of our accident some idiot was going like 80 mph on that same bridges and slammed into someone else. The fireman was like exchange info and leave because this was a very dangerous spot. So they do and we leave, broken truck and all. After all we still have people to surprise, right.
We keep on going and the farther north we go the worse the ice gets. It is just caked on the roads. But we almost make to our destination without any problems. Almost. We were maybe less then two miles from Heather's house when we wind up in a ditch. That right accident #2. And this time it was nothing Trey did, just luck, or lack there of, and physics I guess. He was driving slow down this back country road when the bed of the truck decides it is tired of being behind so it swings around and spins us backward in a ditch. At this point, Trey is cursing this trip to no end. He is frustrated and tired and we are stuck. Luckily this man with a big dully truck pulls us out and we continue are journey and make it to Heather's house. We are all grateful to be out of the truck and off the ice. Later when the ice melted some went to his Memaw's and surprised everyone at the Ponder house. Made our debacle of a morning almost worth it.
On Monday he took the truck to the shop hoping it could get fixed but we found out Tuesday on the way to Houston it was totaled. That was just more insult to injury because even after insurance pay out we will still owe. Now we have to figure out what we are to do about a vehicle. Trey is swearing at this point that he is never coming back. I am more forgiving of course, would love to back next month if I could. I will leave you with some fun snow pictures to show that this trip wasn't a total bust.