Sunday, May 22, 2016

Sisters Album

Hello Everyone!
Finally here sharing a post. I hadn't really been creating much so I didn't have "crafty/creative" stuff to share.  I had taken the month off from my DT work to spend time with my sis when she was here visiting from Florida. I'm so glad I did.  It was great to just hang out, visit family and spend time together. Our trip to SD to see our family there was so fun.  We sure wish our sis Donna could have been here to go with us also , but Jan, Sharon and I went, and it was a great sister time. 
Jan had picked up some fun little  6x6 albums before we left, with the idea of us filling them with photos from our trip.  Super idea!    Sharon is not a scrapbooker, so the plan was to get together after she had gone home and work on these albums....  Do one for her, and send it her way.   We did just that!
Jan drove up here one day and we just filled the table with bits of this and that and went to town.

This is that the cute little albums looked like.  If I remember correctly, I think they were paper studio.

My sis is my best friend, so spending the day just sitting at the table chatting and scrapping these fun photos and reminiscing about our fun trip, was just THE BEST!

When your working with this size of a page, of course your photo is almost all the space, so you don't need much else. This is a great time to use up paper remnants and bits of left over stickers and ephemera.  

Jan took Sharon's finished album to get it mailed off to her. I forgot, didn't get photos of that, and I'm so bummed. . ( Jan and I did that one together).
The album I'm sharing below is the one I did for me since then.

I just dug thru things and grabbed anything that caught my eye.( as you can see by the looks of the table) lol

Some of the photos are so ridiculous... especially of ME. ugh.  I didn't even want to use them, but them I thought about the memories and how much fun we had taking those photos.  What the heck right? lol

This trip was filled with great memories. We reminisced about memories from our childhood here AND made new memories as well.

Jan and Sharon were born in SD, as were most of my other 6 siblings. I and my next oldest brother Dan where born here in NE after the mover here.

The pages in the album are simple and there and a number of them , so I set some up in groups of  4, to share here with you easier.

Its not filled with fancy elaborate pages and I'm totally OKAY with that. The photos are there, it's documented and I have it to look back on any time I want to remember this great time spents with my sisters.


So what else exciting happened since I blogged last??  I finally got to hold this precious baby in my arms!! I have been waiting six months.  This is baby Tennessee, and he has stolen his Aunt Vicki's heart!!!
This is my sis Jan's Grandson. ( Neely's babe).  They were here on their first trip back from LA.  Jan and Keith were their for his birth and have been out there since , but this is their first trip back to NE.
My sis's kids have always been like my own.  To see Neely as a momma was just amazing.  Her and Alan are just the best parents.

This was a little something his Aunt Vicki found on line in an Etsy shop for him. lol
His name is Tennessee, but they call him Tenn for short.

We all spent time together over the weekend celebrating my niece Amy's and her husband Matt's wedding reception.  They were married in Jamaica they weekend before.
It was such a nice time and so great to be with family for a special occasion.  

Good times for sure!  That was Neely ( Tennessee's mommy ) and I taking a selfie, but Wes photobombed us. lol

Tennessee got to meet a whole be bunch of this crazy family who love him so much! 

I have so many photos I'd love to share, but I don't want to drown you in them , so I'll save some for my next post.   Jarad and Dan ( who work at the same place) had to work so they couldn't make it , to come with us :(    Sometimes these 12 hour days 4 days a weeks are great, but working every other weekend is not.   We missed having Kate, Jarad and Dan with us, but Weston and Amy road with me there, so it was great.
I think this is a nice photo of them out in the front yard before we left.
Nothing a mom loves more than seeing her kids happy.

As always thanks for letting me share bits of my life with you. 
I always love hearing from you, whats new with you, whats going on in your world.  If your not comfortable commenting.. and your a reader, ... email me :)

I hope you have a GREAT DAY!


Jane Wetzel said...

oh Vicki- i LOVE your posts! you are blessed with a wonderful family and i wish i could come hang with you ONE day! lol great pics :)

Anonymous said...

Love the albums and all the pics but REALLY love that little boys's face. What a doll baby. I want one just like that! Hugs and happy for you Vicki!