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Monday, April 29, 2013

More Catching up....I feel so productive!

Christmas Album 2011 spread finished.  Hard one to do because we had hoped my Mom would be celebrating it with us.  Sadly she passed in November, so it was a bit of a bittersweet Christmas.  I actually put some photos of ME in this one (even though I hate photos of myself).  I've lost nearly 70 pounds since these photos were taken so there's a bit of comfort in that.

My little pups cornered a rattlesnake in the backyard yesterday and gave me a fright.  Luckily, they didn't get bitten and the snake made his escape back into the desert.  One of the bonuses of living out in the country.
Can you believe it's almost May?!?  Yayyyy Spring!


Sunday, April 28, 2013

Catching Up...

I'm shamefully behind on milestone pages for my grandchildren's albums so I have resolved to catchup!  My sweet handsome little Rowan man will be 5 (can't believe it) in August, so here are his 2nd and 3rd birthday spreads.  Just one more to finish before August for him. Then on to Lily's missing birthdays.

Hope you are all having a lovely Sunday.  The weather is perfect here just north of the Valley of the Sun, there are so many mama quail and their trails of babies everywhere.  The birds are so noisy, I had to turn up the volume on my radio, and the cactus blooms are starting to appear.  I love this time of year.
Hugs to you all,

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Celebrating here

I posted some time ago that I was doing some volunteer work for Arizonans on their Children's Life Book project.  It's a wonderful program where displaced kids who have been in foster care long term are given their very own Life Book (scrapbook) created by a volunteer who researches the child's family and history and chronicles their lives in a positive, nurturing way.  I've been working for months creating two books for a 5 year old little girl and her 3 year old brother, and just completed them.  There will be a presentation party next Wednesday with refreshments and sharing.   These are 12"x12" albums with 33 layouts each and I'm very pleased with the way they've turned out.  Because of privacy issues, I'm not able to share.   Cool thing is that my scrapbook juices are flowing again and I've already completed a double layout for my geneaology album.  Thought I'd share.  Now I've got to catch up on some birthday and Christmas pages that have been neglected far too long.  I've missed sharing and it's frustrating I can't share these Life Book pages with you...but what a good  cause.

That's 4 year old me on the bench  down there.

Oh!  I've also lost 60 pounds since I posted last.  Yay me!