Friday, January 13, 2012

The Loves in my Life

There are people in your life who change you, they help you to be a better person. One of those people was my Nonnie. As most of you know, she passed away this fall and there is still a little hole in my heart. I've been sorting through photos and reminiscing about the things we did as kids, young adults, and even as older adults. My Nonnie was a special lady, and I am lucky to have had almost 40 years with her. I absolutely adore this picture of my sister and I with her. Although I tease my sister that she looks like she is playing favorites here! ; ) I used my Cricut to cut all of the hearts on the background paper. Some hearts were backed with patterned paper and some were left open.  The entire background was placed on dimensional foam circles for dimension.  I added the title, "Love U More...." and added a bit of lace and twine.
Cortney and I went to see "The Sound of Music this past weekend."  It was the very first play she had ever seen.  I was a nervous wreck!  I was so worried she would start "talking" or singing during the play and people around us wouldn't understand, or get annoyed.  But instead, my girl was silent during the entire 3 hour production.....silent as can be.   She stared intently at the stage and broke out into the biggest smile you ever wanted to see, every time they sang on stage.  By the end of the performance, I had relaxed, and seriously wanted to cry with happiness.  Cort had seen a play........with me....her mom.  A "normal" mother/daughter thing to do.  It doesn't get any better...........
Oh.....and did I mention her best friend Patty loves her too? ; ) And Ava and Francie?

I just thought this photo was kind of funny......because she was seeing "The Sound of Music." Get it?  She is covering her ears?  I know......I am a total dork! ; )
I will apologize in advance because there will probably be more Cortney pictures next week.  She has her "big" basketball game this weekend.  She just got her new cheer leading uniform which is blue this year!  She cheers with the other cheerleaders from the local high school and it is a pretty big event!  So I am excited to see her shake her pom poms and look adorable in her cheer leading uniform.  So I hope you don't mind indulging me a bit! : )
Have a great weekend!  Thank you so much for checking in today!

13 comments:

Sharon-The OKI StampQueen said...

So good to hear about the special ladies in your life! Glad Cort had a good time and can't wait to see the cheering photos! Wonderful inspiration! Blessings, Sharon

Houses Built of Cards said...

What a wonderful moment with your daughter!!! I'm glad she loved it so much! And keep the pictures coming - I LOVE it!!!

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Cricut Couple said...

This is just wonderful! I love hearing about the generations of smiles and memories! You captured them perfectly in your LO. Thanks for sharing! You can really feel the love in your work and in your story.

Jana Eubank said...

Love your new page, and it looks like you two had an absolute blast on your special outing! I can't wait to see Cort in her new cheerleading uniform! :)

1CardCreator said...

All of those pictures are worth a 1000 words! Precious! Glad you girls had fun at the play.

Rhonda Z said...

You do not ever need to apologize for writing about your children. I adore hearing about your family and seeing your pictures and of course your work (I love it). The Sound of Music . . . I'm jealous!

Karen Letchworth said...

You are an awesome Mom, Michele. I'm so sorry for your loss of Nonnie. But God always fills in those little holes with other blessings. We just have to be aware of life enough to notice them before they pass us by.
Hugs,
Karen

Diane Hodrick said...

Love your family stories and pictures....remind me of the things in life that matter. Can't wait to see your cheerleader too!

Linda Peterson said...

I love to hear about your children and really enjoy their pictures! How fantastic that you could both enjoy the musical. Can't wait to see cheerleading pictures! Cortney has the most wonderful smile!

vdoyle8 said...

I'm so happy for you that you had such a lovely time with your beautiful daughter -- may it be the only one of many to come!
I love your blog and appreciate you taking the time to share your talent.

meredemaison said...

Share away, Michelle! Your daughter is beautiful and if you want to share her beauty and joie de vivre with us, then we'll be blessed! I have a special needs son and I know the kind of stress trying to do what other people take for granted can be. It's so wonderful when things go smoothly! Shout it from the mountaintops and thanks for sharing!!!!!

Faygie Fellig said...

beautiful page and post

bonnie said...

Such a beautiful picture with your Nonnie...such a treasure and your sweet children's faces...priceless! ;) Hugs x