Leaving the Scrapdats and all their creative inspiration and friendship will be hard to do. These thoughtful ladies made cards for me with an insert to add to the thumbprint tree they created for my shadowbox gift. Thank you ladies!
owl from Carolyn
cat from Brenda
bike from Lori
butterflies from Lynn
butterfly from Rachel
ladybug from Sally
poodle from Tonia
framed thumbprint tree
an extra card from Brenda
a washi covered "R" and a crocheted aligator for my new grand daughter from Rachel
Again thank you ladies! I will always consider you friends and like Rachel says, "The miles will make all our future gatherings that much sweeter."
It's been busy lately with 1 granny shower and 3 baby showers. The first one was the granny shower given by my Canasta ladies on Oct 9 in Mandeville. Each lady brought a dish for lunch to share (we usually go out to eat) and presents to keep at Granny's house. They also gave me a Michael's gift card as a farewell gift.
The first baby shower was at my Mama's house on Oct. 18 where the cousins from my side of the family were all invited. Emily's mama, Tricia, was able to come too. It had a "Little Peanut" theme.
The second baby shower was on Nov. 15 in Lafayette where the soon-to-be parents live and my new home town. My sisters and mama were able to come too.
Emily wrote on her Facebook page, "One thing is for sure. After two showers, my child will not go naked!!!! Haha. Can't wait to play dress up."
The third baby shower was in Emily's childhood home town of Shreveport where most of her relatives and friends live or are close enough to make the trip. It had an owl theme.
Here is what the mother-to-be had to say, "So I am definitely feeling the love!!!! I really can't say thank you enough to all the family that traveled in for the shower. I had an amazing day. Please know how much the outpouring of support means to Jude and I as our family becomes a little bit bigger."
Hopefully my next blog update will be to announce the birth of my new granddaughter.
Sometime at the end of December 2014 I will become a first time grandmother. We know it is a girl and will be named Amelia Grace. My DIL and mother-to-be had a rough time in the beginning with sickness but is feeling much better now. She is so loved and has 3 baby showers planned in the coming months. I am working on the invitations for the first one that will be mailed out soon.
Our computer and TV are now hooked up in our new Lafayette home so I think the move will be happening soon. This is a temporary set up in my soon-to-be craft room because the carpet has been ripped out and bamboo floors will go in.
I will be a grandmother at the end of December so this should give me enough time to settle before babysitting will begin.
The last 2 weekends I have been scrapbooking with 10 of my paper-crafting friends. Here are the "happies" I made each of them courtesy of Pinterest.
Hershey kisses carrot and a Reeses peanut butter egg butterfly: