Sunday, February 17, 2013

Remember 1987 & Winter Giveaway

As Greg's birthday approaches, I look back to 1987 when he was a baby:

We were married 11 years before we had a child.  I thought we knew everything.  Turned out I was quite the novice.  I remember calling my Mom to ask her if all babies cried.  I recall wondering if I'd ever sleep again.

I also remember the warmth of the early spring sun on my back and baby in arms when we walked down the hill to get the mail.  I remember the smiles on the grandparents' faces when they held them for the first time.

I remember how I couldn't wait to see my baby at the end of a work day (much like the thrill of seeing them today after many days apart) .  I remember how my love for Bob grew when we became a family.  I remember the amazement that we made these babies. 

I modeled the typography for the journaling after this Valentine I gave to Bob!

Finally, we are taking our annual February vacation and I will giveaway a $25 Scrapbook.com gift certificate to a follower next Sunday.  Please leave a comment below and on any posts I make this week.  I've had 199 followers for several months and would like to break 200.  If you post my giveaway or blog on yours, I'll give you another chance to win (just let me know in your comment).  Thanks for the continual support!
 

32 comments:

Debby said...

Hi Cindy!!! Thank you for the chance to win!!! I also shared this on my Facebook page....

Sharon Fritchey said...

Yay, Cindy! I hope you get 200 followers!!! I love your blog and will post your giveaway on mine!!! Have a wonderful vacation. And once again, I want to tell you how much I love this page. Obviously made with tender loving care. And I appreciate all of your inspiration, too!

reneabouquets said...

I loved reading your words about Greg as a baby, you and I are so alike when it comes to our families ;) I know I fell in love with David (my DH) all over again, when our son was delivered. He has been the apple of our eye, and I have loved being a Mom more than anything else in the world, besides being David's wife. Your work always reflects your love of your family~that is why I love it so much. Thanks for always showing us what is important in life :)

Mary said...

Awesome Cindy! thank you for a chance and shared in my FB feed! :0)

Heather Landry said...

I thought I knew everything until I had kids. I quickly realized how little I actually knew. ROFLOL I love the subway art feel to your journaling. Such a lovely page!

Lynne J said...

Hi Cindy-the whole blogging world is new to me; loved your sweet description of Greg as a baby and how parenthood changed everything! I just have a Tumblr blog right now; not sure how to share or link anything, though. Have a fabulous vacation!

lost coast scrapper said...

Cindy, Your Valentine's Day card is just incredible, hope you guys have a wonderful tme!! Being a Mom is such a wonderful gift!!

Deeps said...

I love your heartfelt journaling. You really tell a story well. Hoping you cross 200 followers & thanks for the chance to win.

Ann E. said...

Yay! You have made it to 201 followers after I found your blog page! It is so sweet of you to have a gift certificate giveaway for your friends while you are on vacation.

Anna C said...

Hope you have a wonderful vacation. And I hope you get your 200 followers. Your blog is so interesting, sometimes I am running behind with my commenting, but your blog is one of my favorites to view. Oh, and thanks for the chance to win!

KellyCreates said...

Your journaling is so poignant and moving, Cindy. Love the typography...very cool effect!

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happygolucky said...

As always Cindy, your journaling is as beautiful as the artistry of your layout. This is so heartwarming. I can feel the love you have for your family in every inch of this family TREASURE.
Have a wonderful vacation. Hope you get to your 200 follower (and many more). I love you blog but just don't seem to get by here as often as I would like.

Peggy said...

I love this post, Cindy, if only because of the memories that came back to me as I was reading about yours.
Thank you so much for doing that and thank you even more for sharing your family with us all through your wonderful layouts!!!

Solange Marques said...

Hi Cindy!
Gorgeous work and journaling!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Cindy! Thank you for the private message on my Scrapbook page and for the chance to win the gift certificate! Very thoughtful of you! Hope you have a wonderful week! Loved your story about waiting 11 years to have a child. My husband and I waited 10 so we were pretty close! :-) ~Elizabeth

RachelUK said...

Absolutely delightful Cindy! A delicious touch of the old-fashioned about the font (reminds me of posters about the seaside!) and lovely journalling!

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Papercrafting Princess said...

I'm sure you will go far beyond 200. Love your work and looking forward to your new post of your well deserved vacation spots. I appreciate the chance to win.

Kelly Foster said...

Oh my goodness, I just love your journaling, so very sweet..I am now going through the "will I ever sleep again" stage, and it's comforting to know I might one day look back fondly ;) love this page, Cindy.

Kay said...

Reading your journaling was so very touching...I can now finally relate to what you felt those many years ago with the birth of my first son. :-) Sweet page & wonderful way to document these special memories...

Sandie Edwards said...

hehehee about 'will you ever sleep again' ... I can vividly remember that feeling. What beautiful memories you shared - how precious Cindy!! Hope you get 200 and more .... x

Donna Spina Lebeduik said...

How cool would 200 followers be!!! Keep the beautiful layouts coming!

Sharon Fritchey said...

YAY! You now have 200+ followers, Cindy!!!!! WOOHOO!!!!!!

glitternglue said...

Your page reminds me of the old National Geographic magazines. The colors and the typography.

I love reading your stories. Great journaling,

Beebeebabs said...

Congrats Cindy on your now 200+ followers!!!

Connie said...

Wonderful layout. Shows well all the emotions a new mother feels.

Dawna's Place said...

Hi Cindy, Thanks for the opportunity! Loved your heartfelt post and beautiful layout! I'm new to your blog, so I'm joining! Good luck to you! I just did a give away over the weekend and didn't use the email feature at scrapbook.com. Who knew? I'll have to do that next time! Would love for you to join my blog too at: dawnasplace01.blogspot.com. Have a wonderful day! :)

Sandra said...

Hi Cindy, Love your page. I really enjoy reading all your journaling and watching your different creations. Thanks for a chance to win a gift certificate. Have a wonderful vacation and I will be watching for your new posts.

Monique Liedtke said...

How wonderful to see what you looked like in 1987! and yes, I remember too wondering if I would ever sleep again, LOL! Your page is really really beautiful!!
Thanks for the giveaway too! Hope you'll get a lot of extra followers!

Tracey Sabella said...

What a sweet, amazing LO!! Love the typography. Your loving memories are so evident in this gorgeous page. Thanks also for offering the generous give-away. Congratulations for making over 200 followers. I also want to say thanks for your encouragement here to submit to Scrapbooking.com. They published one of my tutorials this month. ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Erica said...

Thank you for the chance to win Cindy!! ;)