Thursday, December 31, 2009


I bought this amaryllis at Lowe's for $5 on black Friday. I planted it at my office the following Monday. This week I became worried that it was going to bloom while I was out of the office for the New Year holiday (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). I usually turn my heat off when I leave my office at night, but I left it on Wednesday night and when I came in on Thursday morning, this is what I saw

I am enjoying it so much. By noon, the second flower had popped open

And I think I see a third bloom smack dab in the middle of these two blooms. See what you think.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Back to work

Well Christmas is over and it is back to work for most of us. I had a great Christmas and here are a few pages that I was able to get finished.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Pages

I've had a couple days off from work and have been scrapping my heart out! Here are a couple pages that I've done.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Graduate

My friend, Jackie, graduated from college on Saturday. She's British and had her degree from England, but not all of the credits transferred so it took her a little over a year to make up the credits. Jackie is one of those people who is always thinking of others. She is also caught in the "sandwich" generation. Her mom lives with her, she has two adult children, and she looks after her two grandchildren quite a bit. I had a small celebration for her Saturday evening at my house.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Grandpa's Hat

Continuing with my daughter's childhood album, here's a page taken at my parent's house of Heather and a hat my dad would wear when mowing the grass or working in the garden.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Double page

This page will go with yesterday's page.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Finishing up

This year I have been making a scrapbook for my daughter's best friend of her little girl, Ella. I am nearing the end. Her first birthday is Saturday and after including pictures of that, I will have the first year captured forever for her. My daughter will give it to her friend as a Christmas present. I have had the best time scrapping pages for it. Here's one of the last pages I scrapped. It is a simple layout as I wanted to keep the focus on the pictures. She's such a cutie!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Down the stairs to have a peek

We always had a hard time getting Heather to stay in bed on Christmas eve. She was always so excited. I love this picture of her peeking downstairs between the stockings.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Great Grandma

As I mentioned before, I am going back through old pictures and making an album of my daughter's childhood. I found some pictures of my husband's grandma which would be Heather's great grandma and decided to scrap it. I have a couple more that I will probably do to turn this in to a two page layout later in the week. Heather was born on her great grandparents 51st wedding anniversary and she was the first great grandchild. This picture is a celebration of their 60th wedding anniversary so she was nine years old in the photo. Can I just say that I am enjoying doing this album?

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The first of December...already!

I am amazed at how fast this year is going. It is hard to imagine that it is December already. I had a nice Thanksgiving and a visit with my MIL who really enjoyed her scrapbook. She cried when we gave it to her and then looked at it over and over again. I am so happy that she was pleased with it. There were pictures of a new great grandchild that she had never seen so that made it all the more special. Here are a couple pictures of her with it.