I've been MIA for quite some time now, unable to focus on much outside of my family....the great news is, we're all healthy. Thank God for even this blessing. However as a result of my inability to "focus", my hobby has fallen to the wayside...not very encouraging for me considering we just finished celebrating my daughter's 4th birthday party (and her actual birthday on 4/13, spent at Disneyland with my sisters and brother-in-law), which roughly translated means a whole lotta pictures to put down into albums! Not only my own pictures that I was able to take but also those that were taken by various friends and family....like these for example:
Our dear friends Cris and Mabel were one of the first guests to arrive at Ali's party (funny note: they're always one of the first ones to arrive at any party that we've thrown in the past!) Cris took these pictures of our girls and I just love how they turned out - his camera is just fabulous and I'm just so jealous! LOL - one of these days SOON, I'll finally have my very own DSLR ;-) Like I've said in the past, I'm probably one of the very last scrapbookers who owns a point and shoot! Here's another one he took of us mothers and our daughters:
Mabel and I have been friends for about 15 yrs now...she's one of my oldest and dearest friends...and I'm still pretty shocked to realize that we are now mothers. We were partners in crime (not in the literal sense, mind you) but we had our share of crazy and wild times and it's just so funny to me now that the parties we attend these days involve children's birthday parties. LOL! (Mae if you're reading this, laugh along w/ me!) What's encouraging to me is that Madi (Mabel's oldest daughter) and Ali play so well together. This thought makes me so happy because our friendship can carry on through our children. Its the small blessings like these that make me grateful in the midst of crisis (and sadly, my family is going through one - but one I'm confident we'll all pull through together)
Speaking of small blessings...(and small things that make me happy!) I'm expecting a few packages due to arrive this week...one from Stampin' Up! (Did I mention I was a demonstrator? Very recent, mind you :)) and also from an online SB store with not one but TWO of the full collections from Bella Blvd - All Inclusive and Estate Sale....I'm so excited! Since I'm inspired by beautiful papers/collections, I'm truly hoping this will get my creative gears turning and I will finally be able to share some projects with you all :)
Till next time, my friends...