Some Sweet Inspiration

Choose to love - rather than hate
Choose to smile - rather than frown
Choose to build - rather than to destroy
Choose to persevere - rather than to quit
Choose to praise - rather than gossip
Choose to heal - rather than wound
Choose to give - rather than grasp
Choose to act - rather than delay
Choose to forgive - rather than curse
Choose to pray - rather than despair
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Friday, December 24, 2010

Sketch #37 @ Sketchabilities

What an amazing day I have had. We visited the Addo Elephant Park in the Eastern Cape. It is one of South Africa's National Parks that has the BIG FIVE as residents. When you visit the national parks here you are normally very lucky if you see just one of the BIG FIVE. Well today we saw three!!!!! How cool is that.

We saw elephants, buffalo and LION. That was the luckiest one of all because it is very difficult to see them normally. We spotted them sitting up on a bit of a hill. We stopped and watched for a while and sure enough they started moving and they walked right past the front of our car. SCARY!!!!!! but awesome....

Here are a few of the pics I took. These will definitely be part of a scrapping LO somewhere down the line!!

How awesome is that. We were soooooo lucky!!!!! Made our day really special. We are crazy about the bush, so this was amazing.

Now too scrapping business. I completed a LO for Sketch 37 over at Sketchabilities . Here is what the sketch looked like.

My DGS and his BF both lost their first tooth at the same time. This is a pic of the two of them giving me a huge smile to show their missing teeth. Too cute.

All that's left is to remind you to sign up for my blog candy HERE .

I want to wish one and all a very Blessed Christmas. Enjoy time with family and good friends!! Thank you for all the good wishes I have received.



  1. Ooooh, these pics are awesome! Have a wonderfull time!

    Just a quick visit to wish you and your loved ones a very merry Christmas and all you ever wished for for 2011!
    Take care.............

  2. Love your animal photos! and Great job with the sketch! Love Echo Park! Thanks so much for playing with us at Sketchabilities!

  3. Great take on the sketch, love those toothless grins!!

    Wow, looks like a fantastic trip to Echo Park...think I would have been scared being so close to those animals!! Great pixs!

  4. How cool are these shots!! Love it!

  5. Wow Bev the pictures of the elephants and lion are amazing. I can't wait to see your layout with them.
    Love the layout you did with the boys loosing their teeth. It is just too cute.

  6. Oh my!! These shots are too cool!! And to think, I get all excited when I see the Bison at our local park.. lol! I found your blog through the event at Feline Playful and have become a follower : )
    Happy crafting in 2011!

  7. wow!!! Grat animal's photos!!! Love them)))

  8. Great pictures and layouts! Happy New Year! I am now a follower.

  9. Wow! What great designs you have here! I found your blog through the event at Feline Playful and have become a follower : )
    Please would you take some time to see me :-)
    Happy crafting in 2011!

  10. Hi Christine, im here via Feline playful. Im following and im looking forward to having a good look round your blog!
    Happy crafting!
    Maria x

  11. I am a new follower and friend via Feline Playful. Great blog! My number is 69, so I am looking forward to the 9th and all the comments and new followers on my blog too. If you want to visit sooner, the address is: Happy stamping!

  12. I love wildlife, thanks for sharing these inspiring photos! Hugs, Karen


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