Journalling reads: I have many spiritual beliefs, and believe the key to truth is held only by the mystics. But one of my strongest beliefs is in the potential that each and every one of you hold. I believe in each and every one of you!
My children are awesome.
What wasn’t awesome was what the lens flare did to the transparency overlay, especially at the bottom. Yikes.
This was one of the “all about me” Basic Grey kits, September’s. Worked on it last night at Paula’s class at Scrapbooks and Smiles Trenton.
Thanksgiving we always have a get-together. When the weather cooperates, we get outside for photos, fun, etc. Sometime on the weekend we climb the big hill behind the church to look over the village and give THANKS! Here are some great photos of you Thanksgiving 2008.
Remember our trip to Cullen Gardens with Sonia, Nikki? All of you were so enchanted, and I was just so enchanted with you all. This trip took place our first fall together as a family. I have a few more photos of the trip, but this was my favourite one of you!
It was from this day forward that I realized I wanted to spend the rest of my life with you four. What a day! Dressed you all alike to be able to spot you in a crowd quickly. We had a trip to Marineland, then a picnic in the park afterwards. Dad had asked me as a friend to help him out, he didn’t think he could handle 3 little girls in the crowds on his own. When Karol suggested he ask me to help, he told her there was no way a single girl would want to give up a day of holidays to take you girls midweek. Ha ha, was he ever wrong! We had a great day, a great trip there and a great trip back.
My daughter, Mary, then 10 years old, shaved her head to raise over one thousand dollars for Make-a-Wish Foundation at their St. Valentine’s Day Hair Massacre on 14 February 2007. This foundation uses the money raised to grant wishes for children with serious health conditions.
I was so proud of her, as was her Dad, grandmother, grandfather, sisters, cousin and various extended family. Poor kid, though, suffered cruelty from other kids at school, as kids can do to each other. The worst for her was being called a boy over and over and taunted. Poor kid. I could have taken the taunting, I’m a grown woman, but you know, I am pretty sure I couldn’t have sacrificed my hair like she did. That is a selfless act. My vanity would have gotten in the way.
Here’s a layout of that event. Of course I had to be there to witness and record it all!
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by Anne Pennington
The journalling reads:
“There was a sorry looking tree at the edge of ours and Moses’ property that your father wanted to take down. Your brother and you fell in love with it, so I wouldn’t let him cut it down.
The two of you would play for hours on it, just sitting or standing on the one worn out limb. “Just let me cut that piece that hangs in the way and looks so bad” said Dad. Well, you guessed it, that was the limb you two loved to sit or stand on. Again, I wouldn’t let him cut it.
From your perch you could see the whole grandeur of your back yard. It was your sanctuary. You both had complete bliss.
As of today, September 17, 2009, that tree still stands. Who knows how many more years it will last. It looks sorrier than ever. Only you and your brother knew the true beauty of that tree. I got a change to glimpse it through your eyes, but only you two knew that tree’s soul!”
Well, I showed that finished piece tonight to Scott. His comment: “Funny, I was just thinking again of chopping that scrub tree down”. I guess I thwarted its demise again. I wonder if he’ll think of this layout again the next time he thinks of getting his chainsaw out again!
Well, I was tasked for meet the requirements for a challenge from Scraptivity, today is the deadline. I have sent it in. Wish me luck!
Here is their website address: http://www.scraptivity.com/ They specialize in mail order scrapbooking supplies, and offer a generous monthly kit, amongst other products.
The challenge: to provide a product that reflects myself and incorporates the use of inchies. Their description of inchies is: “Inchies are 1×1 inch squares. Inchies can sometimes be described as miniature pieces of art but they can be anywhere from plain to completely embellished”. Well, my inchies are one inch photo representations of myself at various times of the last 5 decades of my life. Well, actually, THE five decades of my life. I was 51 this past March!
Here it is:
It was both fun and nerve-wracking to produce. Nerve-wracking because I am being judged on my work. Surely they can’t be harder on me than I am on myself. But, aren’t we all like that?