Monday, April 4, 2011

Daddy Daughter Dance

Hi everyone--I hope you had a fabulous weekend! We spent ours enjoying the nice weather with some landscaping projects, a walk at a nature preserve, listening to conference, reading books and playing board games together as a family. It was one of the best weekends we have had in a long time mostly because of the lack of extra stuff preventing us from just hanging out together as a family. It was wonderful!

Today I wanted to share a layout that went up on the Pebbles blog this morning featuring their Happy Go Lucky and Ever After lines mixed together. It's about a rare chance I had to dance with my Dad during a cruise we took last Thanksgiving.

Daddy Daughter Dance

The journaling reads: "One of my favorite moments from this cruise was having an opportunity to dance with my dad. It was a bit of an impromptu moment as they had just cleared the lounge chairs off the deck and some fun oldies songs were being played over the speakers. No one else was dancing but these moments are so few and rare, I grabbed his hand and asked him to dance with me. We Cha-chaed across the deck and had a blast doing so. Thankfully I left Marc with the camera and he snapped a few photos of this tender moment. Nov 2010"

Be sure and stop by the Pebbles blog to check out the other awesome layouts from the design team mixing and matching the new Pebbles lines today!

Also this weekend I started working on a new project for my grandma. She lives several hundred miles away and I don't get to see her much. She loves to hear about my family and what we are up to, and I figured one of the best ways for her to know how we are is to share my layouts with her. I decided that I would make her a photo book of some recent layouts so she would know more about my boys and what this crazy family of mine was up to. I'll send it to her before we come up to visit her this summer so hopefully she can get to know my boys even better before our visit!

This meant re-photographing my layouts so that I have hi-resolution copies of them for the book. A time consuming, but necessary step. I find that I have some comfort in knowing I have hi resolution copies for myself too. I think I'll burn them to a CD and take them over to my parent’s house as a back up in case anything should ever happen to the original layouts. I would hate to lose the originals; however, knowing I could just print up a few photo books and replace them is a nice thought :)

Here is a peek at some of the thumbnails of what is going in the book:

I still have lots more to go, but hopefully I'll get it wrapped up in a day or two!

Thanks for stopping by! Oh, and don't forget my giveaway from a couple of posts down. I'll close that out later tonight and get a winner posted in the morning :) Have a great Monday!


  1. Ginger, that is such a cute page, a little different from your usual style but I love it. It's such a fun, carefree page :D I am glad that you and your dad are so close.

  2. love your layout Ginger!
    and that book you are making for your grandma is such a great idea!