Monday, September 24, 2007

More Paper Trunk for SBPG

Since I cannot post in the gallery at the Scrapbook Playground, and am dying to share my Paper Trunk projects, I thought I would share my second layout for our September upload here. When I made my treasure trunk project I set aside the paper that had the blue background and 4 flowers - it was just too pretty to cut up. I didn't have many scraps left to work with, but did manage to squeak a second 12x12 layout from my PT stash.

The 4 flowers in the design of the paper made me think of our family of 4 – how we were three for many years and added 1 to make 4. This photo was our first family portrait taken abou a month after Abigail arrived from Korea. I used my new Autumn Leaves Nature stamp set to create a blue bird and cut it out – afterall, bluebirds are symbols of happiness and with our family complete - I couldn't be more joyful than that time when our adoption wait was over.

Now that the weekend is over I could use a two day nap. Seems like I was running out teh door constantly. We went fishing, I went to a Pampered Chef party, and Sunday was our annual adoption picnic with Lifelink. I always love to see the new babies that have arrived in the past year. Most Korean babies are as chubby as Abby was when she first arrived. We were introduced to Kendra, a little girl from Ethiopia - the first from that country that has attended the picnic. I believe 6 or 7 countries were represented all together. I had hoped to get a photo with a child from each country in it..but let's just say large group picture taking of children, all under age 8, was completely chaos. I admit it was fun watching the littlest one, who could crawl - zoom out of the group as fast as her legs and arms could carry her each time her mother set her down for the photo. We had beautiful weather for the picnic, and the kids totally love McKee Farms Park with the HUGE Kids Xing playground. I think we are all really tired from the weekend. Until another time...keep to the narrow path!


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Nancy said...

You have a beautiful family, Rita! I love your Paper Trunk layout! Congrats on having it picked up by Paper Trunk! And good luck with the DT contest!