Sunday, May 18, 2008

In Real Life!

It's almost surreal to meet someone that you talk to everyday and feel like you know so well. We just had butterflies in our stomache waiting for Susan's arrival in Fresno! and when we finally saw her, we knew her instantly and just loved her (and her man and her adorable little doggie)!

Susan and Paul, you just made my weekend brighter. and I think I can speak for Suz and Tracy, when I say that we adored meeting you!

Did we fun have or what?! Leave it to me to be the instigator of these fun pics :)

I'll always remember the first time we met and hope we'll get together again sometime cuz somehow, I know in my heart, that we're all just meant to be life long friends.

Prayers that Susan and Paul have safe, enjoyable travels on the rest of their road trip. I sure enjoyed them!


Sunday, May 11, 2008

A Very Happy Mother's Day

Blessed beyond measure with two loving, healthy, happy boys! They complete me.

Our first swim of the season with family and friends.

New Momma: Skinny Minnie

Skinny Minnie and all 5 of her kittens, just 7 weeks old today.

Fun w/ kittens.

A Mother's Day Scrapbook project completed.

Overall one perfect, very Happy Mother's Day.
Hope yours was lovely too!


Saturday, May 10, 2008

Family Tradition

Little traditions make me happy, especially old traditions that we started when the kids were toddlers, like this one!...roasting marshmallows over the coals after a yummy bar-b-q dinner. Simple, fun and always makes us smile!

Happy Mother's Day Weekend to you!

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Photos + Words

A focus on the photos and the words to tell the story. I'm following Ali's challenge this week. Forget about all the paper and embellishments and just focus on telling the dang story, with photos and words. A great concept! I love this idea!

The Photos: Taken from December '07 to March '08.

The Words: "People often ask me if you two are twins. Although you do look a lot alike, I think what people really see is your closeness as....brothers.

You will always have that rare, close bond with each other that so few ever get to experience. You are both blessed that way. Enjoy it. Brotherhood today...always"


Sunday, May 04, 2008

Virtual Crop Layouts

I joined the girls over at scrapvillage for their virtual crop this weekend. Turned out to be a fun way to celebrate National Scrapbooking Day.

Hope you had a great weekend too.


Thursday, May 01, 2008

New Layout - Vintage Fabric

Scrapbooking with Vintage Fabric last night. I love this and I wish I have more old fabric swatches! I used an old hand-me-down sheet that my Mom gave me for the background of this layout. I love the vintage floral pattern on it. It reminds me of her and of my Grandma's old house. I inked the edges to give it an even more ages and distressed look.

The pictures were some that I carried around for about a year in my old "photo purse". It was a purse that the boys had given me for Christmas, so it meant something special to me. I had gotten so many compliments on that purse, that the photos soon became my favorites. When the purse was ruined by an ink pen that burst, I was just crushed! I knew that great purse wouldn't last forever, so I saved the photos that I displayed on the outside of it and used them on this layout...

"my favorite photos from m yfavorite purse" - Lucky Souvenirs

Thanks to Susan for your great suggestion about including more of my journaling on my layouts. I often write a few words and then post all the journaling on my blog. So because of your great suggestion, I'm including lots more details about my layouts on the back now, before I post them to the blog. So thanks for reminding me to leave the story behind..on the layout.

Hope you're having a wonderful week. Its' been a busy, stressful one for me, but scrapbooking is a great stress release for me....I'm enjoying it!