Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Give 52 Week 38 - My Heart is with You

Give 52 Week 38
Cheryl Houston 2016
When I think of Misty I think of laughter, smiles and a genuine love. This lady will love you with all her might and her laughter will bring you joy.

She's so in love with her family. Her husband, Robert and three of the most beautiful daughters a momma can be blessed with: Azlynn, Alanah, and Ava. Seriously! Robert's going to have to beat the boys away with those three cuties.

I miss seeing my friend, Misty but my heart is always with her.

Now, the red bird in this drawing symbolizes something else. When Misty sees a red bird she remembers her grandmother and I wanted her to have a piece of that in her home. So now, maybe she'll think of me too and know that she is loved - not just by her family but by all of the people touched by Misty's presence.

This is my gift. I give it to you.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Give 52 Week 37 - This is Peggy!

Give 52 - Week 37
Cheryl Houston 2016
That commercial was awesome. Peggy? This is Peggy. And, I can't say Peggy's name without imitating the commercial but I don't do it with my coworker, Peggy.

I met Peggy when we were both in the throws of supporting our House of Shine friend, Claudia before House of Shine became House of Shine! The internet can be so awesome at connecting you with like minded people across the globe.

Peggy shares my desire to create and my desire to learn. She has her own blog where she posts her daily life and creative greetings- it's a little slice of Peggy. I love it. Her latest discovery is creating doodle movies. She's facilitating House of Shine's DO52 program on Facebook. And, lately she's been drawing more digitally. Learn, Peggy! Learn!

If you need something- Peggy is there ready to help! When I announced this project she texted me right away offering to create cards for the project! I had it covered already but that shows you who she is.

Her birthday was last week so I'm late but I sincerely wish her the best year ever! Happy Birthday, Peggy!

This is my gift. I give it to you.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Give 52 - Weeks 34, 35 & 36 My Mother's Sisters

Give 52 Week 34
Cheryl Houston 2016
 My mother is one of 7 siblings. She was born right in the middle. She has three younger sisters: Carol, Cynthia and Trish. When they're all together you will most likely find them playing a game of Scabble.

Growing up I always looked forward to the holidays when they would travel to my grandparents house in Refugio because they were fun to be around. There was always some kind of game being played and it was fun.

I remember going to my Aunt Cynthia's house in the summer. She lived in San Marcos and we would ride our bikes all over town and then go float down the river.

I spent a lot time with my Aunt Carol because she would let me tag along with them if they were headed to my uncle's parents house in the next town and I would go see them in the summer.

Give 52 Week 35
Cheryl Houston 2016

My Aunt Trish has the best stories about us as kids. My family went to Carlsbad Cavern for our family vacation when I was 3 or 4. Well, at 3 or 4 Carlsbad Cavern scared the hell out of me. My Aunt Trish carried me the whole way down and the whole the way back up!

Today, my mom and her sisters have a weekly conference phone call to keep in touch with each other. They get together often and we all meet for an annual family reunion.

Give 52 Week 36
Cheryl Houston 2016

These ladies had a direct hand in shaping my childhood and my dreams and their laughter and fun is a memory I will always cherish.

This is my gift. I give it to you