Friday, May 8, 2015

Home Again!

Wow, that was a fast and furious trip!  Just home from Panama City Beach, FL to attend Dave's funeral! It was a very nice service, with a lovely eulogy by his daughter Lea Anne! Debbie needed the support of her family as well as Dave's, thus the mad dash over there.  The company he worked for treated all of us as family while there....enough delicious food to feed (and did) an army! The trip was just a really rushed and very short one!  I got back in time for the nasty weather to hit...(Hello Spring)...3 tornadoes touched down just northwest of us last evening, lots of wind, 17 cars on the train coming south jumped the tracks from the wind and high water,  lots of lightning strikes causing at least 2 fires (one a gas refinery)  and hail in some places big as softballs.  There were power outages and flash flooding everywhere, including DFW Airport.  We got a lot of heavy rain....I have mud in my driveway and all my plants were lying in mud this morning, all the hanging ones were sitting on the ground.  Today is still kind of overcast and calling for more severe weather tonight, and tomorrow and Sunday! But, no loss of lives and we still haven't had it as bad as Oklahoma! I so feel for all those folks up there.  The good thing from all this weather is it cooled off some, which is nice since my AC needs some TLC and is not cooling at the moment (repair will happen this weekend) and I have open windows...the breeze is not too bad, but the humidity is at 100%...very sticky!

Before I left on Monday, I created a page for Maggie of a photo she sent me of Calvin and Hayden walking in the cornfield....isn't this adorable?
I used some Easter freebies that I got from CheyOkota Scraps and some Wordart that I have had for a very long time.  I had started my Mother's Day pages for my sisters, my nieces and one for my mother and one from me to all of you, so here they are....
This was a double page I did for Mama's book....Top is the right side and is filled with Kathy's family, the bottom one is Penny's family and the left side of the book.  I created this as a QP for Miriam's Scraps that I will be putting up in a few minutes if you want the QP...LOL!
This is my sister-in-law, Myrl with her daughter Sebrina in a creation using Kyra's kit Fréderique and clusters by Arlene!
This is Miss Amy Jo and her family.  She is about to deliver her second daughter this month. This, too, is from Kyra at With a Russian-Dutch Heart. and cluster by Florence.
This is Margaret (Maggie) and her family in a QP by Miriam's Scraps MK20 
And this is Christina's family in a lovely frame by Neli at Lugar Encantado da Neli
This is my Mama with her 4 kids back in 1982 first and last time the 4 of us were together as adults! Now Mama and my brother are deceased...Kathy, Penny and I try to see each other often, but we live so far apart.... :(  This QP I created using CheyOkota freebies from her Believe Kit.
And here I sit in a field of bluebonnets with my family tree....LOL....I used a thumbnail of all the pages I just put on here...this frame is also one of Neli's Mother's Day Frames...!  Thanks to all the super talented designers for so generously sharing your work that makes our scrapping so much easier.  You can find a link to these designers either in the list on the right here or by placing your mouse over their names in this post.
I wish for all of you to have a FANTASTIC Mother's Day, enjoy your family and friends, make lots and lots of memories to share.  Chat more with you later, the weather is turning the sky kind of dark, so will have to get off this computer...Hugs! Mat


  1. Boa noite, querida amiga Mat!
    Eu vi que seu amigo faleceu no acidente, sinto muito.
    É bom você estar de volta na sua casa, mas muitas coisas aconteceram aí, não é? Aqui tem um estado chamado Santa Catarina onde tem alguns tornados, às vezes.
    Espero que tudo esteja bem agora e que suas plantas também melhorem.
    Mat, obrigada pela visita e pelo comentário com suas lindas palavras!
    Querida amiga, desejo a você um fim de semana fabuloso, cheio de alegria e felicidade!
    Abraços, Neli.

  2. Google translation.....

    Good night, dear friend Matt!
    I saw that his friend died in the accident, I'm sorry.
    It's good you're back at home, but many things happened there, is not it? Here is a state called Santa Catarina which has made some at times.
    I hope all is well now and your plants also improve.
    Matt, thank you for your visit and comment with your beautiful words!
    Dear friend, I wish you a fabulous weekend, full of joy and happiness!
    Hugs, Neli.

  3. Gosh, I hope the weather there settles down to something nicer soon. How are your outdoor kitties doing through all of this? I know this wicked weather is awful for the folks living with it, but gosh, the animals don't seem to have any protection from it. I feel really bad for them. Hopefully, your outdoor kitties were okay.

    Your scrap layouts are beautiful. What a nice photo of your mom and all of you kids. You were so lucky to get that one.

    Our weather is pretty nice lately. I've been able to keep the door open all day so that Pogo can sit and watch the world go by.

    Well, it's coming on lunch time, so I think I'd better mosey on out to the kitchen to see what looks tasty. You have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Edna B.