Sunday, March 7, 2010

All American Kids

Happy Sunday everyone!

I hope you're all enjoying your Sunday! Its kinda quiet at the moment here, but that will all change. Deborah and Matty will be later this afternoon, and when they arrive, Auggie (the dog) gets so excited. So its absolute bedlam at first but it'll settle down, then Bella (the PITA cat) will stir things up. Children and animals are so much fun!

Speaking of kids, I thought I would share with you today a layout I made for my three children. This is the first "professional" photograph of my daughter, Kelli. We were stationed in Iceland at the time. Yes, Kelli was born in the Naval Hospital in Keflavik, Iceland. Funny story about that...when Kelli turned 17 she went to apply for a driver's license and she had to take 2 forms of identification. Well, she took her birth certificates. Yes, that see, Kelli has 5 birth certificates. An Icelanic birth certificate, a translated into English from Icelanic certificate, an American certificate, a born abroad certificate and one more which I can't think of at the moment. When she stepped up to the counter and the lady there at DMV asked for her birth certificate, Kelli handed her all 5. LOL Talk about having a confused look on the lady's face! All worked out in the end. Kelli didn't have to do that...but that's our Kelli!

This picture was taken in 1983 and if Kelli doesn't look too happy, its because she was sucking on her pacifier one moment and then it was yank out the next. She wasn't too happy about that. She was only 9 weeks old. So not only was I having to deal with a newborn, but Kevin wasn't much older either. He was only 20 months old or so and to have him sit there for any length of time was a bit challenge. And poor Michael...he sat there frozen till he was told to breath.

Oh the memories! What fun to look back and reminisce. Now, I know I've shared this layout before. I originally did this one back in April of last year. Well I have completed 2 more to put into each one of the children's albums. I am just about caught up on my New Year's resolution. I have a few more incompleted projects. And I am using papers I have been hoarding for so long. That cropper hopper that I've been storing unfinished projects in emptying out pretty fast. Its a good feeling to have them done and into albums.
I hope you enjoy your Sunday and thanks for stopping by. Stay tuned, I still have more layouts to share.
Until later,
Happy Scrappin'!

1 comment:

Wendy K. said...

I love all the swirls on this layout!