My Precious Granddaughter Has Arrived.
My precious Granddaughter Ava, arrived on June 14, 2011 at 12.58 am and weighed 7lbs 15oz. I can't believe I finally have a little girl that I can scrapbook about. Here's a picture of the first time I got to hold her.
There are sure to be lots of layouts about her but until I get enough photo's of her to scrap I thought I would share this one with you. I did this for the Design Team Challenge at Let's Scrap. We had to do a layout with someone elses handwriting on it. So I chose to do one with a note from my Mom to all her children.
My Mom had an old journal that she would periodically write in. As far as I knew she only used it to keep track of medications she was on, dates repairs were done on the house, how she was feeling etc. After she passed away I got the journal and I found out that it held so much more then everyday life events. There are little notes about each of her children and some of her grandchildren. It might just be a couple of lines about one of our weddings and how pretty it was, or how proud she was of her youngest child's graduation from college but you could feel her love in every note she wrote. On the very last page of the journal she wrote "Love to my children always, you have been a joy to my life. God Bless You All ways(sp) Mother." Finding this note after she had passed away meant so much to me. She obviously hoped that we would some day find the journal and wanted us to know just how much she loved us.
My father passed away when the youngest children were 2 1/2 and 4 years old and I was 13. We never had a photo taken of Mom, Dad and all 6 children. In 1995 we had a photo taken of my siblings and myself and gave it to my Mom for her 70th birthday. That Christmas my sister Ardell had our Mom and Dads pictures inserted into a copy of the photo. She had to change it to a black and white photo because we didn't have many photo's of Dad that were in color. This photo is very precious to all of us. In 1986 Mom wrote in her journal "The families seem to be doing well and I am very proud of all of them. Its sad Frank can't be here to see how great our children turned out"
There wasn't room to add all the notes to the layout so I put some of the more special ones on tags that I tucked under the photo's on the first page.