It's time for Lauren's template challenge and what a challenge it was for me, (especially if you don't follow all of the directions the first time)! I had a template all finished and I was so proud that I had completed it well before I needed to only to find out that I didn't use the right colors....oh well, I just decided to make another. I used the Pack a Picnic template from PTI designed by Lauren. This is my "new" favorite template. I just love it. Be sure to check out the other team members blogs to see their creations and you can share yours on Pam's blog using "Mr. Linky".
My basket has very special meaning to me. I've been wanting to give my old necklace to my friend for quite a while now, but just didn't quite know how to do it. It's probably been a year or so ago now and Ethan would talk all of the time how he wanted to marry his friend Annabelle. He would even call Annabelle's daddy and tell him, it was too cute. One day though I don't know how it came up, but he was talking about the actual wedding and he was telling me how there was going to be a ring bearer and flower girl and then that Kevin, Annabelle's Daddy was going to walk up the isle and Kevin was going to carry up my necklace and give it to Annabelle. Well, now all of this is just a dream, but to make Ethan's wish come true, I gave the necklace to my friend yesterday. Of course we shed some tears, but now I know that the necklace that meant so much to me for so very long that it is going to go to someone very special someday, Ethan's best friend!
The necklace says it all...."BELIEVE IN MIRACLES". I truly believe Ethan was our MIRACLE and now he is up in heaven with GOD looking down on all of us. What a great boy he was and still is to us.
Hope you enjoy the template that I came up with for my very special gift...it turned out just perfectly. Hope you all have a wonderful Saturday. We are taking Ava girl to the circus tonight. Last time the circus was in town my husband took Ethan back in 2007, just one month shy of us finding out he had cancer. It will be bittersweet to take her tonight, but I'm sure she will love it. I'll be back later in the weekend to share pictures of my other template and of our trip to the circus!