Sunday, July 27, 2008

I'm Back!!

Hey Everyone!! I'm home from my trip to Nicaragua! I got back last week and have been catching up on life here at home and had lots of activities going on so I hadn't had a chance to pop in until now! What a crazy adventure the Nicaragua trip was, many highs and lows and a lot to soak in. Of all the different activities our team got to do, what will stick out most in my mind for years to come is the looks on the children's faces when you simply smile at them or say hello or give them a hug or hold their hand. Completely priceless, their faces would light up like the sun with huge smiles that pierce your soul!!!

I'm gonna make this post short today since it's my anniversary and I should be spending time with my hubby rather than on the computer, but hopefully I'll be able to post some more later this week.

This is the card I made for my DH for our 11 year anniversary. My how time flies!! This has been a rough year for us, tons of struggles and emotional ups and downs, much tougher than any other year I can think of. Thankfully we've weathered the storm and are seeing blue skies now. :D I love this Chinese Proverb stamp from A Muse, it definitely hits home for me right now. It's crazy that we have to go through rough times to grow in our relationships, but it IS definitely rewarding when we make it through and are wiser and more mature for having gone through them.

All stamps and papers used on this card are by A Muse, also used A Muse heart Twinkle Stickers, SU slit punch, Doodlebug Lily White mini brads, Signo white gel pen, Copic markers (B34 Manganese Blue, W2 Warm Gray #2, and R29 Lipstick Red), Versafine Onyx black ink, and Versamagic Thatched Straw ink.

Thanks for stopping in today!! I've missed blogging the past few weeks!! :D

Hugs and blessings to you all!!
Rhonda :D


Geeta said...

Happy Anniversary Rhonda and Mr. Rhonda! :) Glad you're back!

Nancy said...

Hi Rhonda!! Welcome home! It sounds like you had quite the adventure. Happy Anniversary to you & your husband! Your card is perfect, TFS!! I hope you had a very special day together. :)

Nicole said...

Rhonda! I've been thinking about you. Let's try to get together soon... missed you at Novell's AP class. Hope you are well sister. big hugs and a warm smile to you. Love the card, so perfect for your special occasion. I should be lifting from my cave soon. :)

dawns said...

This card is perfect for your anniversary. Only you would think of using ships with hearts on them for an anniversary card. A wonderful card for a wonderful couple! Keep the faith!

jenstamps said...

So glad your back Rhonda!!! Sounds like your trip was wonderful!!!

Happy Anniversary! Your card is perfect!!!

Jennie M said...

Happy Anniversary!! I *love* this card! The colors are just beautiful!! :)

Novell said...

Wonderful! I love all the cards on your last few posts. So nice to have you back, too. We've missed you!