I am down to my very last trip in 2013. I am headed to Vancouver Canada this Friday for a two day event. I am excited to finally get to visit my friend Deanna and her customers. Its always hard for me knowing this is the last time I will be teaching with Santa's List. It's sold out and well, it's Christmas but I still love it. ha!
This project has been so popular and it comes with the clipboard. I love flip ups for Christmas. Anyway, I would love to see you in Canada. Clipper Street Scrapbook Company | #105 - 6360 202 Street Langley, BC V2Y 1N2
(p) 604.514.2229 | (e) firstname.lastname@example.org
I know that two of the workshops are completely sold out, but I told Deanna I could kit up more of the Santa's List clipboard class kit yesterday but I only have a few clipboards left so if you want to come please let her know right away.
I am going to be taking a few weeks break from Canada until CHA Jan 2014 in Anaheim. I don't know if you can call it a break but I will be home and tending to Ty in the hospital, the children and two holidays. I have lots of store events planned for 2014 and will be sharing them when the stores are ready for sign ups. So today... I can share one with you.
Heads up... I'm headed to GEORGIA in 2014. Sign ups start TODAY!!!! I am going to Cummings GA- just outside Atlanta Georgia to teach on March 21/22nd. Excited to once again (it's a yearly tradition!!!) go to EMI Scrapbooking Store. Call Susan to sign up at 770) 888-2417- the two day event sells out and we would love to see you there. You can take one class or sign up for the weekend. I will be teaching all BRAND NEW projects from my new CHA JANUARY releases. PS if you are planning a girls trip- they have the BEST antique shops right by the store.
I am so excited. Once a week I get to email with McKay on her mission. They get to get online and we email back and forth for as long as she can. Normally it is Monday's but due to the holiday it will be today. Oh my... I just feel so blessed to have her in my life. This girl is in Seattle sharing her sweet and kind heart with the Spanish community. She loves it and they love her. My heart is tender for the missionaries that are serving in the Phillipines and the people in that devastated country. I can only imagine the heart break for those who have lost a loved one. I know many missionary parents are praying to hear that their son or daughter that they send on a mission is safe. My heart is tender at the thought of this great loss.
Right now, McKay is not in the best area of Seattle. About a week before McKay got sent into this area a missionary was held up at gun point. Oh my... yes, she did not tell me. I found out from my son. I pray daily for her safety and the missionaries around the world. No matter what faith you may be, as Christians we are here to help and serve as God would want us to do. I looked up the definition of what it means to be a Christian.
1. Professing belief in Jesus as Christ or following the religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus.
2. Relating to or derived from Jesus or Jesus's teachings.
3. Manifesting the qualities or spirit of Jesus; Christlike.
4. Relating to or characteristic of Christianity or its adherents.
5. Showing a loving concern for others; humane.
1. One who professes belief in Jesus as Christ or follows the religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus.
2. One who lives according to the teachings of Jesus.
I just am so thankful that McKay is wanting to be like Jesus. I have taught her from the time she was a beautiful little baby that she needed to be more like Jesus and help others along the way. I have watched her grow into a beautiful 19 year old woman who loves God and wants to be like his son Jesus Christ. I firmly believe our family is being blessed because of her willingness to serve others. She tells me that her Spanish is coming along well and she can talk and communicate. She loves Seattle and loves her companion. She never says one negative thing because she is so happy to be there.
Yes, this is her. She did her name in Spanish in her alphabet soup.
This is the missionaries that she is serving with. She plans to see many of them again when she starts college again at BYU. She has made many lifelong friends.
I could not be proudier of her and yes, I do miss her terribly. You see alot of missionaries at the SLC airport and I have to fight back the tears as I see them. I am grateful to have a daughter worthy to go and serve. I am so excited that she will be able to call me and the family on Christmas day. I thought I would share about what I have shared with her about Ty's condition. After we found out the diagnosis we contacted her mission president. We let McKay know what was going on. She was very troubled and concerned and always wants to know how he is.
Each letter and each email to her, I do share with her but I keep it very positive and I don't share all the "hard" details. I know it would make her really sad to know the pain that he has endured and so we simply share just what we feel she needs to know and keep it as optimistic as possible.
Wow... long blog post. Have a great day!