Thursday, December 18, 2008

Well, my son had his 6th grade DARE graduation today. He won an award for writing one of the best essays in his class and he got to read it for all of the parents at the graduation. If any of you don’t know what DARE is, it’s a program to teach all of the kids how to make good decisions and stay away from drugs, alcohol, and violence. I’m very proud of Levi for completing the program! Here’s a picture of Levi and Officer Jeppson:

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I have to say the Officer Jeppson is fantastic and she did a great job teaching the program to the kids!

On the subject of not being perfect…I have a new kit in my shoppe that I created for the December 2008 Spiritual Challenge at GDS! I created this kit for all of us who aren't perfect and don’t have perfect lives!

Here's a look at my new kit:

You can find it here 40% off.

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Here's a layout I created with the kit:

You can also get my new Template Grab Bag #09 for free when you use the kit in the December 2008 Spiritual Challenge:

This grab bag will not be available for sale as a grab bag!

Here’s a free template for you:

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Thanks for the comments!

19 comments:

belle said...

Congrats to your son on his award-winning essay and completing the DARE program. Quite an accomplishment! Thanks for the template.

Trisha said...

Very cool for your son! Thank you for the wonderful template.

michelle said...

Thanks for another awesome temlate!

I remember DARE from when I was a kid. I never won anything or wrote any essays. Tell your son that we think he is great and I'm proud of him for being a leader among his peers!

Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the template. I love your layout from using stuff from your new kit. The journaling is inspirational! Thanks for sharing it!

Digi Free said...

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rosmarie said...

thank you for the great template and have a wonderful christmastime!

Scrapping Mom of 5 said...

Thanks for the template.

Brenda said...

Thanks for the template.

KristiYaYa said...

Thank you Andrea!

Lori Crouch said...

Thank you, Andrea, for another great template and, more importantly, for your contribution to making the world a better place through our children.

Jen said...

Congrats to your son! And thank you for the template!

Christine said...

Thanks for the template!

Linda said...

Thank you for template and congrats to your son for the great work he did on his essay!

Jamie VanBeekum said...

Wow! That's so cool for your son. I agree, Officer Jeppsen is the best. You must live out by me. I'm a regular reader of your blog and love it. Thanks for the wonderful templates and the fun insights you always share.

Nancy said...

Congrats to Levi on completing the DARE program and especially for his essay! Thank you for the fabulous template!!

Kimberly said...

Thank you, and congratulations to your son!

Michelle said...

Thanks for another cute template, and congratulations to your son!

Dale and Shanell said...

I love your templates. You do such a great job and they are so easy to use! Thanks!

Digi Free said...

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