Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all moms out there! I hope you had a wonderful day full of treats and special times with your children. I had a wonderful lunch with my family and then treated myself to a desperately needed haircut and color. My mother was going to my sisters house today so I won't see her until tomorrow. I'm going to give her a chipboard album I put together this past week of a trip we made to the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, B.C. back in 2007. It was a weekend trip we had talked about doing many times and just never got around to it. I always felt we couldn't afford it but my wonderful husband finally made me do it saying we couldn't afford NOT to. I'm so glad he did that. I have such wonderful memories of that weekend, and guess what, our budget is still as tight as ever but we never went hungry because of it! I'd love to be able to do it again but I'm not sure if my mom's arthritis would let her. Making time for family is so important, but don't forget to document those times also!

Yesterday was a great day also. My friend Dana and I had tickets to the Third Day concert in Abbotsford. We were so excited. We had scored 3rd row floor seats. It was an excellent show - rockin' and loud - just the way I like it! But what really excited me was before the show we had some time to kill and we stopped by The House of James. I saw a plaque there with the saying "Home is where our story begins". I fell in love with it but it was too expensive for my pocketbook. However, I think the saying really portrays how I feel about the importance of preserving family history. Family history is so much more than dates and names. It's the story of who we are. I think I'm going to try and complete a layout using this saying sometime this week. I challenge you to do the same. If you do, please upload your creation. I'd love to see how you interpret what this means to you. I'll upload mine when it's done also. In the meantime here's some pictures from my weekend.

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