Thursday, June 16, 2011

Saying Goodbye

In a whirlwind weekend, we flew to Los Angeles.  KB dipped her toes in the Pacific Ocean and caught a glimpse of In.N.O.ut Burger (our first stop out of LAX).  For the first time in years, all of my mom's immediate and extended family were all together.  We bid Grandma farewell in a beautiful funeral Mass, complete with a bagpiper at the gravesite.  What a gift. I have more to write on this later...

 The graves of my two cousins, who died at age 5 and 26.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A personalized 5x7 Folded Card

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I wish I would have discovered Shu.tterfly eons ago!!  The personal Fathers' Day and Mothers' Day cards have been a big hit with both of our families.  This is the card I made for my hubby; he doesn't read my blog so this shouldn't surprise him.  If you post a project from on your blog, they will sometimes send you a discount code.  Cool beans. :) 

Monday, June 6, 2011

Life (and death) come at you fast...

I've had about 3 posts floating in my mind, only to get lost in the busiest weeks we've had in a long time.  Add to that my rather weird transition into stay-at-home motherhood full time.  I especially want to write about that particular decision, but life got in the way.  This past Sunday, my grandmother passed away unexpectedly.  She had been ill for some time, but we thought death would not come so quickly.  I'm happy that she has gone home, but adjusting to the fact that all 4 of my grandparents are now gone.

My grandma's funeral will take place in the Los Angeles area, so a quick in-and-out (not the burger) trip is coming at the end of the week.  I'm hoping for some peace and quiet soon!! :)