Friday, November 20, 2009

Family Theme Party!

This is a fun layout because it brings back some fun memories that I wish could continue.  My husband’s siblings got together quarterly to have a Theme Party.  2002_GrafThemeParty1_webThe host would decide on the theme and then assign food based on that theme.  We always dressed up and had so much fun.  I don’t know why we didn’t take more pictures at this party but since I like to do two-page layouts I used the second page to journal.  I didn’t have any quilt backgrounds so this is my first attempt at making my own background for a layout.  2002_GrafThemeParty2_webI am not happy with the texture but I now want to research and figure it out.  Here is a layout about our Amish party.  Thanks Brenda and Merick for such a great idea and fun time.  Two of our families moved from the area so now we don’t have as many theme parties but I wish that we could.  Our lives have also gotten busier with more children and grandchildren and busier lives

Because of Asthma I can’t go back to the area where everyone else lives (without getting sick) so that kind of puts a damper on plans.  Sorry guys!  Maybe this summer we can have another theme party here.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Time With Grandchildren

Here is another Digital Layout for my Christmas Gift Album.  I used Spring Into Boyhood by Misty Cato Designs and I also used her Date Bits 12.  I really loved these kits for a casual feel for my 44th Birthday with some of my grandchildren.  I can’t think of a better way to spend the day, except to have ALL of my grandchildren with me!


One of my favorite things is literature so I read a lot or listen to audiobooks.  I have tried to make sure that my children and grandchildren were exposed to a wide variety of literature.  Reading opens up the gateway to learning and I never wanted my kids or grandchildren to feel like they couldn’t find answers.  Taking a break and visiting a far off place, another world or any other kind of adventure is also a great reason to read.  Sometimes we all need a break.  History is also another passion of mine and we can learn so much from reading about the past.  Learning is so important but sometimes we need a bit of fun as we do it.

In the first layout my husband is on the floor playing which is a normal activity for him.  He is just a big kid and I’m glad.