Saturday, October 31, 2009

Caped Crusaders

The boys loved their capes. Greg's Dark Wing Duck cape was handmade and worn for years as he pretended to be many a super hero. Chris is shown here wearing his Darth Vader cape on an afternoon walk. Greg at Age 6, 1993; Chris at Age 4, 1997.

Cindy Crocker

This was my favorite exhibit at the Food and Nutrition Conference in Denver for an obvious reason. . . it looked like a scrapbook page! The vendors played along, put a pretty apron on me and took many pictures. What fun!

Monday, October 26, 2009

I just love you

"I don't know why, I just do!"

My boys are nearly grown but I'll always treasure the days
"lost in my arms with their head on my heart".
Photos Halloween 1993.

Words from "Five for Fighting".

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Lo Do (Lower Downtown Denver)

The shuttle driver was right when he said that in Denver one could experience all 4 seasons in 1 day. I was happy that on the first morning of the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo the skies were blue and the sun was shining. Walking was easy using the 16th Street Pedestrian Mall as the anchor. My spirits were as high as the mountains after attending the award breakfast for Helen Lodge, getting some good pictures of Lower Downtown Denver, then starting my first session early afternoon.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Story Corps

This summer Amy took Mom and Dad to the Akron Ohio library to record their stories. These oral histories are now preserved at the Library of Congress.

Dad on the Battle of Iwo Jima after surviving the mortar attacks: "I thought I was real lucky". What his commanding officer (later the Commandant of the Marines) said about Dad: "Reeves was a good man". After he and Mom first met: "We kind of took to each other".

Story Corps Hinged Photo Opened

Mom says "Everybody's story should be told". Her anecdotes: "Stick to the basics"; "Love one another"; "Family is the most important thing".

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Life of a Song

It was gorgeous here this weekend, near peak color in Morgantown, WV. Bob and I drove to the Trout Pond near Coopers Rock, then to the new reservoir at the park. My layout features words from a Joey & Rory song "Life of a Song":

"Oh, how I wish I could live the live of a song.
I could mend the broke and wounded, I could prove that love is real.
I could take someone from China to a Carolina field.

There's an end for me, it's my destiny, But the song will carry on"

I can't sing a note, but perhaps by scrapbooking I'm writing a few verses of my own own. When I posted this on I put in the description "I could take someone from far away to a West Virginia field." I got an instant reply from an Australian who said "I'm there!".

Thursday, October 8, 2009

You Get Me

More beautiful song lyrics (this one by Collin Raye) to go with a photo I took of Bob. "Sometimes my words don't come out like they should, Somehow you know what I'm saying...You get me, you know me". Photo taken on Hupp's Hill Civil War trail, Strasburg, Virginia. 2009

Digital brush & elements: Paislee "On this day".

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Four Times the Fun

It was Bob's birthday, a Sunday, and he took the day off. I planned a meal around the menu he chose. Greg joined us for the occasion. I made sure we got a family portrait before he went back to his apartment.

Scrapbooking note: I made the background paper by typing my journaling, then copying and pasting it to fill the sheet. Digital overlay: PC Layers "Sunflowers".

Monday, October 5, 2009

Till Summer Comes Around

My summer days are no longer filled with endless hours in the pool, but that empty fall feeling is inescapable when school starts and summer ends. Words from a song by Keith Urban. "Everything is closing down, now the winter wind's the only sound......till summer comes around."

Digital paper and elements from Little Dreamer Designs (Heidi Larson and Lori Barnhurst).

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Autumn Soup

It wasn't long after Bob said "We haven't been to Winchester this year" that I made reservations for a getaway on his birthday. Though it rained on the trip back when we stopped at Old Town Winchester, that made it all the more cozy.

Journaling: "The perfect duo here wasn't the soup and sandwich. It was the two of us. Recipe for a great getaway: Shenandoah Valley; Old Town Winchester; Route 11; Autumn Air; Together Time."

Patterned Paper (Basic Grey); Masks (Tim Holz; heidi swapp); Chipboard Alpha (K & Co.); Digital Journaling Tags (Little Dreamer Designs, Jackie Eckles); Acrylic Paint.

Friday, October 2, 2009

You're a good kid

Chris was happy with this page I made of him and that makes me happy. He wore his blue
polo shirt on picture day at school and I asked him to stop and let me take a picture of him at home. Halloween is his favorite time of the year, so it's fitting to have some fall decor in the picture.

Journaling: "You're a good kid, Chris. Responsible, Trustworthy, Faithful, Kind and with a Good Sense of Humor".