23 June 2010

Sunshine Decorations Hanging from the Tree

On June 12th, I was surrounded by my precious family and many friends whom I have had the pleasure of knowing in my lifetime. They came to celebrate what the Lord has done in my life, how He has taught, instructed, and guided me.

And how He laid it on the hearts of my parents to educate my sister and me at home.

My dear parents spoke to those gathered at our home about the workings of the Lord and His great mercy He has shown towards our family. What a blessing and encouragement to hear them speak and glorify the Lord with a testimony of His goodness.

It was a beautiful day. I have an over-abundance of things to be thankful for!

Sunshine Decoration in a Basket

As you may well know, I will be learning for the rest of my life. I have been blessed with a love of learning. The celebration was the end of my “official” education at home, but I won’t stop the adventure there. (We do have more projects in the works!)

The decorations shown above were made from folded, vintage dictionary pages which were hot-glued together. On top was glued lace (which had been sewn into a circle) with scrapbook paper added to the center. They make for a perfect whimsical decoration!

  1. 14 Responses to “A Celebration”

  2. Muthering Heights on Jun 24, 2010 said:

    Congratulations on your graduation from home education! :)

  3. Elizabeth on Jun 24, 2010 said:

    Love, LOVE, love those decorations! Thanks so much for showing them how they are made – they will make the perfect birthday decor for my bookish friend!

  4. Kate on Jun 24, 2010 said:

    Congratulations Emily! Thank you for sharing your special day with us; and saving us from that timely storm… :)

  5. Christie on Jun 25, 2010 said:

    Congratulations, Emily!! May the Lord bless you greatly as you enter into this new season of life!

  6. Elizabeth on Jun 25, 2010 said:

    Congrats, Emily Rose! It is so nice to see an example of a lovely lady who has been home educated all the way through and loves the Lord dearly! Keep shining brightly for Him!

    The decorations are just lovely…simply vintage! :)
    I would love to see more photos of your special day.

    Joyfully in Jesus,

  7. Miss. Antoinette on Jun 25, 2010 said:

    Congratulations on graduating!

    I graduated last year, and let me tell you you WILL never stop learning as I have learned so much in this last year! In learning how to care for my grandmother with patience and understanding, to leaning on the Lord’s timing for our family’s move to TN, but that is only scratching the surface of the wonderful lessons I am learning! I don’t know how many times I have thanked my parents for home schooling me and cannot wait to do the same for my future children (Lord willing)and pass on that vision to the next generation, and the next, and the next……etc!

    Thanks for sharing such a momentous occasion (the decorations on the tree are so sweet!), and may the Lord bless you with many learning experiences and continue to grow in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior!

    Yoru sister in Christ,

    Miss Antoinette

    *Proverbs 31:30*

  8. Janai Fuentes on Jun 25, 2010 said:

    Congratulations, Emily!! I’m sure the Lord will use your life mightily to bless His work and help advance His kingdom (just as He has already done).

    The decorations are very cute. Looking forward to seeing you and Breezy this weekend! =D

  9. Jennifer @ Milk & Honey Mommy on Jun 25, 2010 said:


    Congratulations to you (and your parents) on this milestone and very special day. As I sit, TODAY, working on the new school year for my children, I appreciate reading stories like yours that motivate me to keep going. It is so worth it and I pray for God’s continued direction because I am having a blast homeschooling my children!

    I pray for you and your continued adventure. I’m so excited to see where He leads you. You’re so very creative (love the decorations) and I’m glad I found your blog so I can have a little peek into your world.

  10. Mindy on Jun 25, 2010 said:

    Congratulations on your graduation and the honors God has bestowed on you and your family. I love the beautiful decorations, and the photos as always are lovely.

  11. Jessica on Jun 26, 2010 said:

    Congratulations Emily!

    I really like the idea of the decorations and how you used old paper. Very vintage!

  12. Miss Eyebright on Jun 26, 2010 said:

    Congratulations, dearest Emily! I’m so glad that you are my friend.

    P.S. As everyone else has probably already said, those little paper rosettes are simple adorable! Great idea!

  13. Lisa Sheldon on Jun 27, 2010 said:

    Congratulations on your graduation! What an accomplishment! Many, many blessings to you as you move into the next phase of your life. The Lord has given you so many talents and abilities. I’m looking forward to reading about how He continues to use you for His glory!

    “The Lord bless you, and keep you; The Lord make His face shine on you, and be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance on you, and give you peace.” ~Numbers 6:24-27 (NASB)

  14. Hannah Avery on Jun 27, 2010 said:

    Congratulations on graduating! I absolutely love the decorations! So cute. Blessings.


  15. Hannah Mendenhall on Jun 29, 2010 said:

    Happy graduation Emily Rose! I am eager to see how the Lord with continue to use you!

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