Wednesday, September 03, 2008


Thank-you for all the comments & hugs that you left on my last blog post. You have no idea how much that meant to me! And I took hpoormon's advice & scrapped a layout in memory of Karen & Jimmy (although it took me about 4 days to complete in between tears!). It truly was therapeutic to do a layout as I haven't added any new ones to their album in quite a while. I wrote the journaling on vellum & attached it overtop the photo of Karen & Jimmy on their motorcycle. I'm really pleased with how it turned out, even though I still hate my handwriting!

I tried to keep myself very busy over the holiday weekend & besides scrapbooking, we made sure to get our workouts in & we also got a lot of stuff accomplished around the house. On Sunday, Jim & I went with some friends to the Peach Festival & afterwards, we went out to dinner & then to the Motown Review concert at Pine Knob (aka DTE) as our friends were given some tickets along with VIP parking for free. It was a lot of fun, hearing old songs from the Temptations & the Contours & dancing in the aisles. Monday, we just stayed home, relaxed & had a cook-out.

Friday is my birthday (yippee).....just another day to me. I don't even feel like celebrating it anymore. Jim & I will probably just go out to dinner, nothing special. Just another year older & another reminder that I'm getting old!

Last night, I started bowling (if you can call it that) on a women's league with Val, her Mom & two other women. I really didn't want to go back to bowling at this particular bowling center again, but Val twisted my arm ;) Let's just say that I bowled like crap & now I know why I don't like bowling there! I'm afraid it's going to be a very long 33 weeks! But like Val said, it'll be fun......I'm trusting her on that, lol.

Till next time,


SenomesDesigns said...

LOVE the layout Benita!! you did an amazing job on it!

Are you at Colliers or North Hills bowling?

I'll say happy birthday now girl, because I'll probably forget tomorrow!! Hope you and Jim have an awesome time out to dinner!


Sue said...

Haapy early birthday!

:Jayne said...

What a nice tribute to your sister. The journaling looks wonderful. I can't imagine what you are going though or losing my sister. Hugs to you!


Sarah C. said...

Benita, that is a gorgeous tribute page! I love the colors and that you hand wrote the journaling. ((HUGS))

Happy birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day today. :)

hpoormon said...

I just love love love this layout. I know how hard it was to do. I actually take my hard day once a year and turn it into my annual "scrapping day". I try and turn a negetive into a positive. Great job on a beautiful layout and keep em comin..haha

Linda said...

Such a beautiful page!

Janet said...

What a wonderful idea to do a LO. It really is lovely. TFS your journey. :-)

Lorrie said...

Love the layout Benita. I know how theraputic scrapping can be. Isn't it nice to be able to make a memorial to them that you can go back and look at over and over again?
{{{{hugs}}}} my friend.

Staci Compher said...

Benita..the layout turned out so the colors, and the journaling over the photo...glad it was theraputic for you....I know scrappin' is a life saver for me sometimes..

Darcey said...

The layout is perfect and very beautiful. TFS.