Sooo....does everyone remember my little rant and rave about the Canon Digi Rebel?? Just to refresh your memory...I HATED it because I couldn't handle having to look through the stinkin' viewfinder. Well...after literally months of research (and thanks to DH for selling his old truck so I had the extra money!) I finally was able to order a new camera after wanting/needing one for almost 2 years!! Woohoo!! But I'm cheap...I opted for the free ground delivery so I probably won't get it for another week or so (but after 2 years what is another week??). The camera I chose is a Panasonic dmc fz50. So I'm pretty excited for that sucker to arrive at my work...hopefully the learning curve isn't too extreme. It also shoots videos which is nice as we have no videos of the boys!!
Okay...so I cannot for some reason get the April kit for Sweet Pea Scraps to load. But just click on the link and it'll take you right to it!! It's a GORGEOUS kit (as always) and is jam packed full of goodies. It is on the heritage vintage side but some of the other girls rocked it without doing a lick of heritage!! I did a little of both....because I simply love doing heritage pages and these papers were perfect!!
This first one is my little brother and my boys before Christmas. We had gone to visit my grama who isn't doing great...and the Sunday paper arrived with all the 'guts'. The boys literally spent a good hour looking through the guts wishing for this and that. I sure hope Santa brought them something they wished for!! (I don't think Santa was paying that much attention to be honest with you!!).
This one here is my absolute favorite. (below) It's one that I can't stop looking at....Isn't that conceited?? :) Actually it's pretty rare I create a page that I'm totally in love with...but this one just happened to be it. I also created it for the Random Chaos challenge. Anyway...this is my grampa and me...in about 1978 I was guessing. I've always been a grampa's girl. :) Loved the Jenni Bowlin Lucky card and the papers I thought were SUPER fun!! And the border I made by dipping a pencil eraser in ink...trying to mimic the dots in that cherry paper. :)
The one below is a picture of me, my mom, grama and great grama at my baptism. I do have more current photos of us all together (as my great grama didn't pass away until I was a senior in high school)...but I just loved how this one went so perfectly with the papers!! The stamp is from a previous month's kit too!!
That's about it. I'm trying to gear up for my retreat this weekend...did receive the May Sweet Pea Scraps kit today (already..aren't I lucky??) so I'll have all those new goodies to play with. Really anxious to go as I need a break but am really nervous about being gone when my grama is doing so poorly. My mom is in Missoula with her all this week...and it just doesn't sound good. I cried last night while trying to fall asleep...not because I'm so sad for me..but because I'm sad for her...wondering how scared and confused she must be. What is going through her mind....she hasn't spoken since Friday and hasn't gotten out of bed since last week. Can you even imagine what that must be like? Mom said that she just stares at her..like she absorbing every detail of her face. I'm a spineless wimp. I won't go see her. Isn't that horrible of me?? Sometimes I feel guilt but other times I'm okay with my decision. The last time I saw her was at Christmas time and she looked bad enough..but was still able to eat with us...and sit and watch the kids open presents (although I don't think she knew who the boys were). She wasn't even really 'grama' then...and honestly...I just don't want to remember her like that. I want to remember her from the farm...the grama who pulled weeds and wagged her finger at my cousin and I when we stole carrots from the garden...who always 'jiggled' me when she gave me a hug. Okay...I have to stop now...I'm at work and I'm crying. Not a good thing.