Wednesday, May 11, 2011

West Virginia Born

My friends Mayra & Jairo are moving from West Virgina to Chicago this weekend. It has been a pleasure knowing this sweet couple. We met a few years ago when I was asked to present a program to the WVU Cooking Club. Jairo was "President" of the club. Mayra & Jairo were both students in the Engineering School on the Evansdale Campus, yet frequented our cafeteria on the HSC Campus after that. Last summer they welcomed their first child, Sophia, and I had the pleasure to meet Mayra's Mom who made the trip from her Chilean home. Jairo receives his PhD this weekend and has a good job waiting for him in Illinois. But I'm sad to see them go.

For the baby shower one year ago, I gave the couple an 8 X 8 scrapbook with papers cut to fit. Here is the layout I made for them after the shower:
The top photo was one I took of the family when Sophia was 1 month old.

Photos Summer 2010

14 comments:

Alia said...

A lovely tribute to great friends!

Carmen said...

Cindy! I´m now your follower!! Great blog, I love your work, you already know it! Great baby pages!!!!!
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Amy said...

Beautiful baby LOs......love them!

Margo said...

Hi Cindy,
These are realy LO's that they can treasure !
It's so nice to look back on older pics from your kids and especially when someone have scrapped then so lovely !
Hugs
Margo

Lila Castro said...

I love this creation, absolutely gorgeous.
xx

Jennifer said...

Lovely LO's. Sad that these friends are moving. I bet they loved the album you made for them. I am about to start an 8x8 empty album for my friend's new baby girl. :)

Micupoftea~ said...

How sweet of you, Cindy! Bet they appreciate your thoughtfulness. Wonderful LO, tender candid photo!

scrapbookertink said...

Gorgeous gift gift for your friends, I am sure you will keep in touch.

Nancy said...

Absolutely precious! and your 2 page spread is fantastic too! no doubt they TREASURE it! Thank you for always stopping by and leaving such wonderful comments and support!!!! you are a true friend! Wishing you a super week!!!! -Nancy

papirdiva said...

Those layouts are super cute :) Thanks for sommething on my recent blog post :)

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

hi, Cindy! I came visiting to West Virginia in 1998 for white-water rafting in the New river. Not a pleasant experience though...I have hydrophobia! Will be back someday for sightseeing with my kids :)))

Sharon said...

What a sweet stroy and amazing pages!!!!! Cindy, I know that they must love the album and your touching layouts!!!

mammasol said...

lovely story and lovey pages!

The Scrappy Cottage said...

So adorable. Amazing layouts. What a gift.....