Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Summer memories part 1

 Is it really August already?  It seems as though it were just yesterday that we had the whole Summer ahead of us.  But here we are in the "dog days" of Summer.....
Drew's mommy will be headed back to school next week so I will have my little "weekday" buddy once again.
I do love the Autumn season and I look forward to all it has to bring.  But Summer also holds special memories as well.  I thought I would share a few of this Summer's memories before it passes us by. 
A few weeks ago Kate, Emma and I had a sleepover at my Mom's house.  Even though I don't babysit them any longer, they are still such a special part of my life.  I love the time I spend with them.  They are growing up so fast. 
When we have our sleepovers, I always let the girls choose a project.  This time it was doll making. 
We did a little sewing.......

Ate a lot of ice-cream.....

And had tons of fun.....

I am so blessed by these girls.
The next Summer memory is  so very special as well.  My Mom, sister, and I hosted a memorial picnic in honor of my Dad.  It was held over Memorial Day weekend and we had the perfect day.  Family and my Dad's closest friends were invited to share in the day.  We made all of my Dad's favorite foods, played his favorite music, made posters of all our favorite photos and asked everyone to come ready to share their favorite pictures and memories.  One of the most special things about this day is that it allowed us to reconnect with my cousins that we had lost contact with for the past 30 years.  What a wonderful reunion we had.  My Dad would have been so happy.
(me, my Mom, my cousin Peggy, and my sister Andrea)

 (my cousin Bobby, cousin Peggy, me, my sister Andrea)

When I first began writing this post I thought I had just a few Summer memories to share.  As I continued writing I found that I have more memories than I thought to share with you all.  I decided to make this a two part post.  Before I close part one of "Summer memories" I will share just one more.  It is one that I am very excited about and one that I have been keeping a secret for some time now.  Cricut Magazine has once again honored me by publishing two of my projects.  I had to wait to tell you until the magazine hit the newsstand. 

I knew that the magazine would hit the newsstand in August but imagine my surprise when I opened this email to find my shadowbox had also been featured in the Cricut on-line newsletter Click on the red link above to check it out :) 
Stay tuned for part two---I have lots more to share :)


Heidi said...

Oh what FUN with those girls of your's! You're making new memories with them, like icing on the cake (the memories of past). I can't believe how cute the dolls turned out...I'd love to have been in on that project.

Congrats on your article publication! I don't have the machine, but you girls that do sure make it look like the cat's meow! Someday, maybe. But anyway---TWO of your projects included? Next thing you know they'll have a magazine named after you! Wouldn't that be fun? I'll go check the online link now!
Continue to enjoy your summer, as we await your next installment of what you've done already.
Hugs, Heidi

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hello Mimi!! It has been a busy summer for me too! Losing two of our pups and adding a puppy and all that's come with it has me looking forward to another season, but not too quickly!

I have so loved reading what you're up too, how your life is so busy and full and of course meeting Geno!! :-)

Garter Mademoiselle said...

Mimi, what a sweet post about all the fun that you had. I also enjoyed the photos of you with your cousins, especially because my sister recently visited with my father's family in IL and saw cousins for the first time in almost 30 years. She sent photos and I had such fun reliving childhood memories.

congratulations on the publications!!! I always knew your creations were magazine worthy. How thrilling for you.

enjoy the last days of summer.

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