So this morning I did the photoshoot for my next idea book with Northridge. This is my fourth I believe that I have done over the years. I loved where the photogragher Kaycee wanted to do it. We went to downtown SLC and to a office with ALL WHITE walls, brick, windows, tables and the floor was DARK hardwood. Oh my.. it was very fresh and cool. I adored her and she just made me feel at ease from the start. We took photo for 1.5 hours and I so loved working with her. I think a great photographer knows how to put you at ease. PS Taylor I wore your darling gold and white cardigan. So I will keep you posted on it's release.
I have to say that I am feeling so grateful RIGHT NOW. I have so many people ask me about Tyler. How is he feeling? Is the cancer gone? What do they expect to happen???? I just take it day by day. I truly have surrendered to God's will in this hard situation. I am cherishing EACH moment and day with him and my family. I don't take it for granted that he simply is home and I have him here. The thought of having him go back into the hospital... well, it terrifies me. The thought that the transplant didn't work... yes, it's a constant thought in his mind and heart- terrifies me. I try to not think about it. The reality is that OUR REALITY is this stupid dumb agressive cancer that will want to come back. They say it's not really a matter of IF but WHEN with these types of agressive blood cancers. I am just being OPEN and real in our journey. I have told Ty time and time again that he is going to be fine, because in my mind and heart I can't think of anything else. I know that for me, it's my FAITH that truly keeps me going. I know that God is with us each and every day in the good times and the bad. I have felt a peace that often brings me to gratitude of tears. Yesterday, I was able to go to Sacrament meeting. Oh how, I look forward to this meeting each week. Ty normally sleeps to about 11 am so I went and was home before he woke up. A beautiful blond girl got up to give a talk. She is new in our church ward. Her name is Jessica and instantly I felt her LIGHT. She was exuding Gods light and WOW did she shine. She started to talk and I felt like God had put a big ole warm sleeping bag around me and was holding me tight with love. I just held back the tears and thanked Heavenly Father for lifting me. I am trying so hard to be a cheerleader and be positive. Ty is having a harder time... mentally and physically with how his life has drastically changed. We still have around 50 more days of being homebound, and the 100 day until he is tested. We have no idea what that test will say. We will face that and continue on this journey together.
I wrote this down in church yesterday... yes, I always write down things that inspire me...
Gentry and Taylor went on Saturday to a really cool place here in Utah. You should see all the photos on Gentry's blog-
I wanted to share a few with you today since I loved them!!!
Can Devan and Gentry be any cuter together?
This is such an amazing place to go and see.
Devan and Gentry went with my sisters Taylor and Rachel (their step sister) to go to the Ice Castles in Midway and then went up to Park City where the Sundance film festival is going on right now. Devan has been wanting to go to the ice castles for a while now and was so excited to be going! It was much bigger that they had imagined!
Yes, Taylor where are your warm boots????
Simply stunning... you need to come to Utah and see this.
Devan cannot take a serious photo. He is the cutest BIG kid!!!!
Today my show on www.mycraftchannel.com. I wanted to show my new modeling paste and stencils from CHA.
TC MODELING PASTE & STENCILS
The show write up:
"Have you been wondering how to take your creativity to a whole new level with your stencils? Todays show is debuting the new line of beautiful stencils and modeling paste by Teresa Collins. She is showing her BRAND NEW released new products and showing how to use them. Modeling paste is the perfect medium to add beauty and texture to any crafting project. Watch to see all her new stencils and how she has used them to create cards, book and even a home decor frame for her home."
Products in show: Basically Essential Modeling Paste (#BE1012) and TC Gems Stencils #BE101, BE102, BE1003, BE1004, BE1005 by Teresa Collins
Okay... Hope you have a GREAT holiday today!!!!!!