Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Where did April Go?

It's been a short month I think....but maybe it is because I was busy scrapping for Easter and more Spring cleaning inside and outside...and May is knocking on the door (another busy month of birthdays and anniversaries).
It has been an eventful month.  I had an investor come by to offer to buy my duplex (a really good solid one), construction of 2 train depots are in progress in my city with one within walking distance of my home, a new garden home complex about 1/2 mile away and a townhouse complex 1/2 mile in the other direction. This area is really improving, sooooooo...I am going to wait a bit to sell and hopefully, I will get a really good price for this duplex (enough to have money in bank to sustain my retirement)!
 This area is very popular with families because of the best school district! There is an elementary, intermediate, high and christian private school all within 1/4 to 1/2 mile radius!
Anyhow, hope all of you had a most blessed Easter and got to spend it with loved ones! Here's the pages I created for the great nieces/nephews and my sisters!
Amy & Michael's 2 gorgeous girls.....Annabeth and Eliza
 Margaret & Lance's 3....Hayden, Calvin & Wayne
Penny & Weymond's 5 grandchildren all in one photo and then individuals with Mimi & Papa!
My brother's daughter' Sebrina with her honey Jeffery, his son Thomas and with her mother Myrl.
 This was my sister Kathy and I on Easter Sunday 1957...aren't we adorable? LOL!
 Jade & Ruby & Jayson...Kathy & Jim's grandchildren, Christina & Jason's children!
This is Kathy & Jim's kiddos, Jason & Christina with their 3 and Jeff & Tiff!
Here are a couple of extras I did for Penny of her five grandkids so she could choose which page she liked best...ALL of THEM was her reply...ROFL!
And some for Amy's girls' scrapbooks...some of Easter with the Hawthorne cousins and some of their trip to Atlanta to the Aquarium the weekend before with the Starling Cousins.


Next month is Mother's Day and anniversaries for Amy & Michael and Lance & Margaret and not to mention the birthdays of Michael, Christina, Kathy, Eliza & Me so I guess I best get busy making some more memory pages for my next blog post! ROFLMBO! Scrapping is so relaxing and very rewarding for me and I want to say THANK YOU to all the awesome designers that share their talent making this easier to do!
I will quit for this time, wishing all a fabulous week ahead and remember, make lots and lots and lots of memories to share! Chat more later, hugs, Mat

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Still Lazy about Blogging!

Holy Cow where does the time go? It seems I was just here blogging...NOT! I am behind again, but I do have a good reason (I Think)...but will have to get back with you when I remember what it is! ROFLMAO!!
Really, it is just called LIVING each day and doing as I want! Sounds good to me! I am trying to downsize on some clutter AND I have been trying to scrap more and get caught up with my FAMILY books, etc. But, it seems even when I get up early (4 a.m. usually) and stay up later, there just isn't enough hours in the day. (Could it be that I am just not as fast moving as I used to be?) Very probable!!
I do my housework in pieces, I scrap in pieces, I love on my fur babies more and more, I nap less, I watch less TV and I cook and eat even less, but seem to stay busy, busy, busy all the time! Maybe not as organized as I used to be....or.....it could be that I am on the phone too much...YES, that is it! (at least that is what I am sticking with for now!)
We have had typical (?) spring weather since February and now...Summer is here! I've already had my AC on for over a month (cause I've had to change the filter already) and I've not been able to have the windows opened as much (allergies have been horrific this year)! Lots of wind, wind, wind and a few storms with hail (scared the heck out of fur babies at 3 a.m. yesterday morning). Look at all the tree limbs and leaves it took down (must have lasted at least 5 minutes of constant pounding of nickel to quarter sized hail)!
Everyone of us had to sweep our sidewalks off and the wind blew all day. Got a lot of rain, but not as much as those southeast of us that got a LOT of flooding! This system is moving eastward y'all so stay safe!
OK...here we go with the pages I've scrapped so that they will be in my book!
 First, a tribute photo to my daddy who would have turned 101 on the eighth of April, wasn't he a handsome man? This photo was made October 1966 in Johnson City, TN.
RAK birthday page for my friend Diane's granddaughter, Julia!
Birthday greetings for my awesome niece Sebrina! Isn't she a beauty? Gorgeous green eyes!
Jade's school photo for this year...she is getting so grown and look even a beautiful smile!
Pretty and perky miss Ruby's photo for this school term!
And handsome as ever, Jayson's school photo, he loves wearing a tie!
RAK for my niece Amy's SIL Kayla and her daughter Blair just cause I loved the photo of them.
RAK of another photo of my niece Sebrina and her honey Jeffery!
 Sweet patootie Annabeth with her cute smile and long curls I just couldn't resist making this one!
 And not to be left out, the facial expressions of Eliza (who hates to have her photo taken)!
Celebrating my siblings for National Sibling Day. Love you guys FOREVER!
And yesterday was National Pet Day, just could not leave out my fur babies. Thanks to all the awesome and generous designers that share their lovely work with me. Check all them out by clicking on them on the right side of my page!
Well, got to get my hiney out of this chair for a bit, y'all have a fantastic Easter and remember He is Risen! Chat more with you next time. Hugs, Mat