Sunday, July 13, 2008

Day 196: The Joy of Family

Doug and I live far away from extended family. We don't get to see our relatives very often, so when there is a chance to see them, it's quite an event for us! We think about it for months, anticipating it, and then just grieve when it's over, knowing that we aren't likely to see these loved ones again very soon.

So, when one of our kids does something like graduate from college, of course we're proud that they graduate. But secretly, and selfishly, it's really a Big Deal for us because sometimes we can coax relatives to come to where we're at! (And trust me, getting them to come to ND over the years hasn't been exactly the most compelling, luring, vacation hot-spot in the universe! Ask MaryAnn someday about the mosquito invasion that threatened to abduct her entire family.)

Anyway, MaryAnn, my sister, Bill, and their two children, Joyce and Andy, came to Brian's graduation in Missouri.

Here's another scrapbook layout of a few pictures of the visit. (Click on it to make it larger.) I'm wanting to make sure I really have some of these scrapbooking skills down in CS3, so repeated the Now We're Rockin' lesson 2 again with just a few different papers.


7 comments:

Cari said...

You are really rocking the digi stuff....love this layout!
Cari

Reds said...

Another great digital page!! Really got to try that one day!!

pat said...

Another cool digi-page! You seem to have the technique down flat. By the way--how IS your sister feeling?

amazing grace said...

fun layout!!! love digi scrapping!!! :)

Becky said...

Looks like you're making the transition to CS3 really well. I love all your digi stuff. And look at your sexy weather pixie over there showing off her gams.

Jeanne said...

Look at you! Making such a smooth transition to CS3! I hear you about relatives/friends coming to visit, although I suspect CO has a much nicer ring than ND! LOL

Isn't this the gal who ended up in the hospital? How is she doing??

Tori said...

what a fun layout! looks like you've got it down pat!