This year has simply sprouted wings and flown by! It seems like only yesterday we were saying Happy 2013. This has certainly been a weird but intriguing year for me. Basically, it has been a pretty good year for me and I am so thankful for all I have. I think the most memorable for me is that my nieces gave birth within months of each other(and I haven't gotten to see them yet), I reconnected with some very dear old friends (whom I got to visit and they have visited me) and I got to officially retire last month. This led to a serious case of clean out, get rid of and downsizing to my clutter! We had a scare with my sister Kathy's health this year that all my family, and cyber friends successfully prayed for, as well as some friends that needed my prayers to aid them. I got to add a little man to my furry four legged family this year too! The whole country has experienced some really unexpected nasty weather changes and we have had to deal with some sad loss of lives! I even got to scrap a little more and am hoping that next year I will be able to scrap all I want to!
I hope you and yours had a very Merry, Bright and Wonderful CHRISTmas. Did you take lots of photos for memory books? I took a few, but most of them were of the weather, sunrises, sunsets and my fur family! I did manage to get Jayson's ABC photo book finished before years end and now I am collecting photos for Amy & Michael's Annabeth and Lance & Maggie's Calvin for their ABC photo books. I love this tradition I started with Hayden, Jade & Ruby. I took a few days to make a special memory book for my ex husband's grand children for CHRISTmas as well as going through a lot of photographs to separate and share with the folks that are in them after I scanned them into my computer....what a time consuming job, but done with love and it was so appreciated by all that received them. (I told you my clean out was serious and I haven't even broken the surface yet, but I can find things a little easier now...LOL).
Well, enough of my gabbing....here are a few scrap pages that I have made that I wanted to share and put on my blog (so they will be printed in Volume 4 of my blog book in 2014). If you haven't tried printing your blog in a book, you should just try one...you will be hooked....I like looking at mine and reminiscing! Some of my friends have really had some nice things to say about them too! Maggie just shared this photo of Calvin on my Facebook wall, so of course I had to make a scrap page....I used Raspberry Road Designs kit called Handmade Holidays and the frame is from Timo Designs. Isn't he simply adorable? Just love that killer grin. He is one month old and weighs 13 pounds already.
Random Thoughts at Linda's Place) Front row left to right in photo is Tony & Bessie (Michael's parents), Michael holding Annabeth, Amy, Lance holding Calvin, Hayden and Maggie with pastor Johnson. Back row also left to right is Lee (friend of Michael's) Weymond and my sister Penny.
Lugar Encantado de Neli. Nina's daughter, Tammy wanted this one to frame.
Edna B the frames are freebies from aw-prince DOTD from Digital Scrapbooking. The photos are all mine....LOL!
Kyra's kit Almost Easy and Arlene's cluster using Kyra's kit Beautiful Soul. The cat paw print border is an oldie freebie (recolored) from Tina's Creations. The frame is from Timo Designs