Happy Birthday, Hey Hey!

This is my beautiful niece, Heather. It’s her birthday today so I thought it would be appropriate to post this progressive scrapbook page I did recently of her and her first car. I have always named my cars – ever since I lived with a school teacher who used to name EVERYTHING (including the sofa) and now I’ve passed this car-naming characteristic down to my niece. Her parents bought a car for her to use — so it is actually THEIR car that she gets to borrow. However, being the teenager that she is, my niece decided to name the car “Miya” — as in “My-an” or a drawn out — Mine! Nice try, dear… 🙂 I love this picture of her… although it makes me feel old… she is just beautiful… even if I am a bit biased (wink, wink). So I wanted to feature it prominently on this scrapbook page. This is part of a progressive page that I did for a recent workshop. The above is the 6 X 6 make-and-take that all the attendees got to make. Below is the 6 X 6 page turned into an 8.5 X 11 page: Sorry… my cropping on this

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I’m feeling old…

Today, I’m up early again (boy the sun starts to come out at 5 a.m. now!) because I was feeling restless. Well, actually I initially woke up because darling hubby spilled the glass of water he always has on his nightstand when he went to shut the alarm off. The clinking of the glass on the table, the splashing noise and the following cursing jarred me awake. Lol! Then I just couldn’t go back to sleep. I was thinking about my niece’s prom, which is tonight. AND the fact that she got her license yesterday! Wow. It feels like just yesterday that she was born and I would spend literally weeks at a time at my sisters house because her husband used to work late and I was still living with my parents and wanted any excuse to get out of the house! I was texting back and forth with my sister yesterday and I felt so bad because she at one point wrote, “She just left in the car all by herself without me.” And even though I knew she was probably having a difficult time with it, but not really thinking I wrote back saying remember when she

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