Jesus is risen!
... And I made it through the week - just. Phew that was tiring. Really good. Really feel that it was full of worship. But tiring all the same.
I did manage to do two scrap pages though. I just had to. They were both using a lesson from the Design Collective. I'm really pleased with what has been sent through so far.
The first is a direct copy just about of the original idea. I was going to use other photos but then took these on Friday and needed to scrap them straight away.
We took the difficult decision to have our dog put down on Saturday. we took him to the vet on Thursday who confirmed what we thought but sent us home just to make sure it was time. So on Good Friday after the Walks of Witness (two Ministers in the family means we can never do these things together), we took Dutch for a last walk round the fishing lake. He could hardly manage which showed us how right we were. But it still hurts. i took the camera so we could have some last photos of him. Carys was really upset and spent lots of time with Phil crying and talking about what she would miss about Dutch. So that is what this LO is about. it would have been called Comfort but i didn't have any black rub ons with the right letters left and I was not allowed to buy any new stuff (til today!) so used a sticker that i have had for ages. Paper is Crate paper carnival (I think)
I couldn't sleep Saturday morning so got up early and scrapped the photos I was going to use in the above layout. I played about with the basic idea (and ruled out setting eyelets at that time of day). Hearts instead of circles and much less journalling but the idea is still the same really. Paper is Basic Grey Urban Couture, QK and Sizzlet hearts, BG & SEI letters, new Sassafrass lass bracket stamp.
So we took a very tired and in pain Dutch to the vet Saturday morning. Carys, Phil and I went. it was very quick, very peaceful and the vet was lovely. We had Dutch as a rescue dog when he was about a year old. He had 3 owners in quick succession before us. As a young dog he was bouncy, naughty, grumpy and would go for other dogs if they came near him - even if they were bigger than him. But over the years he has mellowed a lot and has just been an important part of family life. He has never been a really affectionate dog, you still had to shout at him to get him to do anything and he would latterly love to lie in the middle of an open door or anywhere that he thought he would be in the way.
But he was ours and we loved him and are all very sad.Though happy that he is out of pain and running free and happy again.
Rest in peace Dutch.