Challenge number 47 at Challenge me Happy is to scrap about a name and instantly I knew exactly what I was going to do. What i didn’t realise was how hard it would be to find the photo I need most of all. I had to rummage through Mum’s many boxes just to find this one photo of my Gran. I finally found one in my uncles photo album which dates back to the Korean war. I just love digging into Mum’s family history, Dad’s family is pretty well documented but Mum’s is mostly a mystery.
Anyway I have been playing around with the idea of this layout for a while. There are 4 people in my family named for my Gran. I was the first, then my niece Tayla-May, then my daughter Katarina Gypsy May and finally my wee granddaughter Lily-May. It has become a bit of a family tradition.
I used My Minds Eye – Lost and Found pp, a variety of sticker tags, mulberry flowers, Queen & co. Twinkle Motifs, lots and lots of mini alphas and my silhouette and some scraps of pp. a little bit of ribbon and 3 wee rhinestone hearts i brought off EBay and a tag for journaling. And I am so happy with how it came out. I decided instead of having photos of the kids how they are now I would pick photos when they were all roughly the same age, so in this layout I am about 4, Tayla-May, who is now 18, is about 2, Katie is 5 and Lily is 2. And it wasn’t until I put the bottom 3 photos together that I realised how much alike the 3 girls where. You can so tell they are related!
In other news, this gorguss young man turns 21 tomorrow….my baby boy is all growed up its hard to believe that its been 21 years since I was living in Dunedin and thinking that he would never be born, he was 2 weeks late and I was so over being pregnant and looked like I was having twins. I went into labour at 5am and had him 14 hours later, the longest labour of any of my 3 kids (Jodi was 3 1/2 hours and Katie was 2 1/2 hours)
he is sweet and funny and loving and the best brother and uncle anyone could have. I couldn’t ask for a better son and I am so glad he is home from Australia in time for his 21st. We are not going all out crazy, just a family bbq on Sunday to celebrate his 21st and Lily’s 3rd birthday. I think the days of big 21st birthday parties is pretty much over.
btw the photo, he was trying on his sisters onesies, of course they were a little on the small side for some reason lol…he has a crazy sense of humour and would do anything for his baby sister or his niece. every since he was a tiny thing little girls have loved him but no one more than Katie and Lily. Him and Jodi have always been the best of friends, they have such a strong bond that there is no getting between them.
So happy birthday my baby, I wish for you a life full of happiness and wonder. Keep questioning everything and learning everything you can, just like you always have. I love you more than words my darling son!