I can’t believe my last post was in August. Time to change that! It seems like my days are too short and my weeks are even shorter. Things have been really busy around my house. School work, health problems, and daily life has just kept me from doing any posts! I found out last year that I have 2 herniated discs in my neck. Talk about painful. I did some physical therapy until my insurance wouldn’t cover it anymore. Now I just try to maintain the pain by doing some exercises but still have problems. So add that to my back problems and my bursitis/pinched nerve in my leg and you have a horse that needs to be put out to pasture. Ha ha! It’s also kept me from scrapping in volume. But I have managed to get a few done. Thought I’d share a couple with you today.
I realized last week that I don’t have a “First Year” book for my daughter who’s now 9 years old. So why not start one? I have one that’s complete for my son but not her. I am a sucker for pink. Always have been. In fact, it was my favorite color as a teenager (and still is). Only now I also like purple and green (which happened to be my favorite color as a little kid, funny how things go full circle). Now I need to find a kit that combines all 3 colors, hee hee! I could do a book about me with that one! So here’s are the items I’ve chosen for today’s layouts:
My first layout is of my daughter when she was 6 months old. She always had a smile on her face and we could get her to laugh just by looking at her. Nothing much has changed in 9 years because she still giggles when we look at her. She could be getting in trouble and look at me and just start laughing. In some ways it’s good because she doesn’t stay mad very long. At other times, when you’re trying to show her how upset you are about something, you start laughing and it makes you wonder if she thinks you really aren’t upset. I can’t get over the laughing and have tried so many things. I’ve come to realize that as long as she understands that I was upset at one point and now I’m not, I’m good!
My second layout is a favorite already. We’re a military family. I spent over 14 years in the Air Force and met my husband around the 8th or 9th year while we were in Japan. Less than a year later we were married but didn’t have our daughter until our 5th year of marriage. By this time, we’d already been to 4 other locations. Why am I telling you all of this? So you get a full understanding of military life and how often people move around. So when I tell you that it’s rare you see the same doctor for more than 2 years, I seriously mean it’s rare! So when my daughter was able to see the doctor that delivered her at the same hospital where she was born 4 years later, it was truly a treat that I just had to photograph!
So how would you like to have a great quickpage made with this gorgeous kit? Kabra made this fantastic 12×12 page and it’s available over at Rina’s blog. Just click on the image or the linked words. Enjoy! I will hopefully get something else back up here for you this week!