I would like to share some pictures with you! Come follow me through the past weekend:
Friday afternoon: attending Anne's friend's 10th birthday party:
Roller skating! (yes, one of those feet belongs to me!!!)
As you can see, the kids had a blast:
Saturday morning: decorating eggs:
Saturday afternoon: Easter egg hunt at the Fearless Fire Company:
(It was Anne's last year being able to participate in the egg hunt because the cut-off age is 10.
It was a bitter sweet day!)
Later Saturday afternoon: Celebrating my sister's birthday:
Here she is opening up her gifts with her son helping her!
What a beautiful "SUNrise!"
Anne looking very beautiful after church:
My sisters, my mom, and me:
This picture was taken in my mom's back yard just before it started raining like crazy!
It was a busy, weekend, filled with so much joy!
And if you noticed, Katie was not in any of these pictures because she was not able to make it home for Easter this year. We missed her very much! I made her this card for her, and Anne made sure that the Easter Bunny made a special trip to Penn State! When we were driving home from my mom's, Anne said: "I am very sad!" I asked her why, and she told me that she missed Katie. So Anne called Katie right then and there, and she felt much better after talking to her. I think Katie's going away to college has been hardest on Anne.
I would like to share Color Me Scrappy's latest challenge with you!
Challenge #35 really depicts the colors of Spring beautifully!
Christina Collins designed an amazing sketch for this challenge:
Isn't it fun?
And here is my take:
I loved the colors for this challenge. I decided to dust off my Cricut again, and make pieces for my banner using my old "Plantin Schoolbook" cartridge! I also wanted to make the photo collage into the form of a home. This photo of Katie and Anne was taken on Mother's Day in 2009. Oh my goodness, hasn't Anne grown since then?! and Katie is just a pretty as ever!!! I really love her smile.
If you are interested in participating in challenge #35, please check out Color me Scrappy's blog here. The challenge runs through 4/14/13.
Last, but definitely not least, I have really exciting news to share! Pam and Cathy have asked me to become a contributing artist for their blog: Ideas for Scrapbookers!
I was so honored and excited to be asked, and am really happy to become a part of their creative team along with Tanya and Sheila. If you have a minute, please check out the blog post here! You will find that Ideas for Scrapbookers is an amazing blog, and it is chock full of wonderful ideas, tips, tutorials, and templates for all kinds of scrapbookers and crafters alike!
**Hope you are all having a wonderful Monday. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!**