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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Time for each other...


One of the things I am most proud of with Susie & Matt is how they still, even at 12 & 13, don't mind just hanging out, taking a ride, or doing something silly with me. And even more, that they actually like each other and have fun doing things together. Now I am not naive, I realize that this can and probably will change (hopefully only for their teenage years!) but for right now, it just makes my heart grow with pride that I have been blessed to be able to raise these two beautiful human beings.

This layout sort of evolved. I was going with more of a "road trip" theme - hence the papers which are from The Paper Company Studio and their Spring Break line. But as I was thinking about a title, I just keep looking back at the photo which was taken on one of the early summer days when we had nothing to do and decided to hop in the car and take a walk around the Historic Village of Smithville. Now honestly, for a 12 and 13 year old - this is not something fun to do. In fact, even less so when you consider that we live one town away so its not even NEW to them. But it was time we got to spend together...just the three of us. And that was worth more than a trip of a lifetime could be. We stopped in the bakery in the Village and the kids each got a donut. They sat down next to each other on a park bench and even shared a soda! They still love each other....they just may not admit it!!

Other than the paper, the only thing I added was a Jillibean Soup journal spot and some black ric rac, and black letters by Luxe. I did this layout for the "September Scraplift the GCT" challenge at A Cherry On Top. Again, because its not my layout to post here, you can check out her work in her gallery at ACOT.
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6 comments:

Caro

Love this layout! They are moments to cherish, and it feels great to scrap them!

Kim

I love this story and I know that you are so happy to have captured this moment!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Betty Anne

Great layout Susan and I love that your kids get along so well.

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique

Just saw you over at the Sketches in Thyme. Blog hopping today and wanted to check out your work. Your layouts are amazing:)

Fern

Beautiful!!! Love the layers!!! Hugs!!

Diana

This is GORGEOUS....I LOVE all the layering.

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