Friday, July 29, 2011

Summer is Over

Boy, it has been forever since I have been on my blog! Summer has come and seems like it is almost gone. All I hear is "back to school" sales and when you visit Hobby Lobby they have tons of Christmas stuff out. Today my friend Carolyn and I went there and I bought some adorable Holiday paper and embellishments. I told her it was time to start making my Christmas cards. I only need around 50, but it will take me several weekends to get them done. Last year I made around 25, but I loved them so much I kept half and never mailed them out. LOL

My two Grands were here this summer for two months. Our family went to Orange Beach together the first week in June. Afterwards my two daughters drove back to Texas and Rick and I kept our Grands at our house. Madison, our three year old stayed for a month. She could and would have stayed longer if we wanted to push it, but when she got tired she would cry a little and ask for her Mommy. So she went home and then a month later Alex our ten year old followed. This week our house has been so empty. Initially I just hated coming home and not having them here. But, now after a few days have passed the pain is not as sharp or as bad. Alex and her best Alabama friend Kansas are already talking about Spring Break and next summer. It works for me!

Next weekend Carolyn, another friend Kathy, and I are going to Nashville for a Creating Keepsakes Convention. It is being held for the full weekend, but with this being our first one to attend, we are coming and going the same day. Initially I had planned on taking my roll around tote, but after looking at our information, we realized they are not allowed. So I bought a small shoulder tote to take and hope it will work out. All three of us are taking three classes during the day and hoping to do a little shopping with the vendors. I know we will have a great time together!

 Here is a card I made for my sweet Momma. I hope she will like it. It's funny. This card started off so totally different than the finished card. It's amazing how a page or card can change! It should have been made and mailed the first week in July, but I had two good excuses....Alex and Madison. LOL Enjoy!



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Cathy said...

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