May 25, 2007

Samantha Rose

She's Here!!!

On Tuesday, my new niece, Samantha Rose, entered the world. I am so excited to have this new addition to our family. She looks just like her older sister. She is so tiny, I am almost scared to hold her, for fear I may break her. I know I won't though. She is already the apple of her father's eye, and will have him wrapped around her little finger in no time.

With all this talk about babies, I eagerly await my next bundle. Trying to concieve is tough. I just hope it does not take as long as it did last time. We tries for 2 years to get our little boy. I am hoping that we can give him a little brother or sister here in the near future.

I created this sketch for a challenge over at Have Your Way With Paper:

May 22, 2007

Family History Changes Yet Again

Life goes on. With the birth of every baby, life continues. Today my sister and her husband will be welcoming into the world a brand new little girl. Samantha Rose will be making her entrance any moment via C-section as I type this. I wish I could be at the hospital to experience this with them.

The family dynamic changes from three to four. One child to two. As any mother wonders, "how can I love the second as much as the first?, I thought my heart was full with one." Ah, but the heart makes room. The love for a child in endless and overflowing.

I can't wait to capture this moment on paper!

May 21, 2007

scrapnkitty scraps......but why?

I was tired of looking at other people's photo albums and always asking the questions, "who's that?", "where was this picture taken?", "why did you take that picture?"
I wanted my albums to tell a story. I wanted the questions to be avoided. I wanted future generations to know me and my family and what we meant to each other. So when I got married, I had hundreds of pictures. Sure, I could have just threw them in an album and set it aside to later be asked the famous questions. But I chose to do something entirely different. I chose to scrapbook the events. This way I could creatively tell the story behind the pictures. What I was feeling.
I started scrapping almost five years ago. I look back at my work every now and then, and see that while my pages may lack design, they do indeed tell the story. Today, as I scrap, I have others who are like me to turn to for inspiration. Scrapping is a creative outlet for me, and I love every second of it!

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