Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tribute to my cousin, Samantha Blair-Boutelle

SamanthaLaNell Boutelle
1970 ~ 2009

Samantha LaNell Boutelle died on June 27, 2009 at the age of 39. She was born in Farmington, NM on March 30, 1970 to Michael Ray Blair and Doris LaNell Thompson. She was married to Brock Alois Boutelle on August 12, 2005 in Provo, UT.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 1, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. at the Kiowa Valley 1st Ward Chapel, 3241 Ute Drive, Eagle Mountain, under the direction of Anderson & Sons Mortuary, American Fork. Burial will be in the Memory Garden Cemetery in Farmington, NM, July 3, 1:00 p.m..

Sam was so generous and kind hearted and she loved with a vengeance! It's hard to believe that she won't be at family functions and that I won't get to see her in SLC when I visit! Samantha's husband has been very ill since they dated and she was always so kind and generous and patient with him, she is simply amazing! Her husband Brock needs a kidney transplant and amazingly, she matches as a donor, she has been trying for two years to get him well enough to give her kidney to him! She's finished with all her earthly struggles now and we are better to have known her! Love ya forever Sam!!

It's not really "real" to me that Samantha is dead. She lives on in my memory and in my thoughts. She is every bit as fiesty as my Grannie Blair and I love her for that. I love that Sam hates my exhusband Jim Kern with a vengeance and would call him very colorful and delightful names that made me laugh even in the worst of times. Samantha was so patient and kind with Brock and with Grannie yet she hates Jim wth everything she has!!

Samantha wasn't blessed with children in this life but she loves her nieces and nephews and her family and her dog Max. Tammy (Samantha's big sister) was devastated at having to leave Max in Utah. I volunteered to go get Max because Brock is too ill to care for him. I have a lab and a collie and what is one more dog with all the kids and dogs at my house? So we now have a Basset Hound. He is about the same age as Cappy so all the dogs are "pretty much" through with the chewing up of EVERYTHING in the world and sort of mind. They are all in the same stages so it's not really a problem. Max is shorter than the other two but they are all HUGE dogs so the kitchen is pretty full when the three of them are in there together excited about whatever. The boys really like Max because they can walk him on a leash and he is content to plod along slowly with them (for not very far) and the other dogs strain and want to run so he is their favorite to take for a walk. Ryan really likes Max because he is shorter and doesn't overwhelm him and knock him around like the other two. We are really blessed to have a reminder of Samantha around. We are happy to take care of him but are SURE that we are NOT doing it to her standards and will hear about it later.....

I hope Katie doesn't mind, but I love this photo she took after the graveside service of some of Samantha's shoes (Samantha LOVED shoes!) and her favorite flowers! This photo made me cry because it is SO Sam!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

New Email Reminders

New Reminder Email Lists! (Sign up for email reminders by June 30 and your name will be in a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to redeem through me!!)

Please read the details for each class below, if you would like to be added to an email list to remind you of each of the following events, please email me by emailing me at kimspapercrafts@gmail.com and asking to be added to whichever reminders you want to receive!! This new feature allows you to tailor the email reminders you'll get.

Here are the list of email reminders you may choose to receive:

Level 1-Simply Scrapbooking (These papers are preprinted and come with two sheets of mystickease for embellishments), cost $15.00. This class is for beginners, is very fast and simple and is four pages (two, two-page layouts). Ages 6-13 need an adult to assist them with this class. Ages 14 and up are able to attend on their own.

Level 2-Simply Creative Scrapbooking (This class features four pages (two, two-page layouts). You will be cutting paper and using my stickease to embellish, cost $20.00 order plus you’ll need to purchase an embellishment kit (masticate and embellishments) each month, cost $6.00-$10.00 depending on the embellishments, you can preorder the kit each month as part of your $20.00 order. Ages 14 and up.

Level 3-Technique of the Month Scrapbooking Class (this class features two pages (one, two-page layout). You will be cutting paper and using stamps and using a different technique each month. This class is generally $22-25.00 and includes all the materials to create the Level 2 pages at home on your own or at my free crop night!! (So you’ll get all the materials to complete SIX pages, (three two-page layouts). This is an advanced class!! Ages 16 and up!

Card Class-Cards will vary

Crop Night-FREE come and work at your own pace, you can use my stamps, inks, and purchase paper by the sheet. I have a mini store in my classroom now so if you need items RIGHT AWAY, you can drop in and get them!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Yummy Shrimp!

I tried this recipe Friday night and it was SO fast and easy, I had to share!!

2 pounds 31/40 shell on raw shrimp (freezer bag)
1 cup butter
2 teas. pepper
2 teas. garlic

wash and pat shrimp dry, lay in bottom of glass 13x9 cake pan. Sprinkle with pepper and garlic. Slice up butter and sprinkle over shrimp.

Bake at 350 for 15-20 mins. until shrimp is done

Serve with baby green salad, steamed asparagus, and french bread for dipping in the sauce (from shrimp)!

It was to DYE for!! YUMM!
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