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Always A Story / Layout

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With Little and Em there is always a story waiting to be told.  I guess that is why I love scrapbooking so much.  I've always enjoyed storytelling, even as a child.  I'm challenging myself to find different voices to tell the story of my photos.  With my layout today I used Little's voice for my journaling.


More photos of Little's actual birthday ... Birthday Party!  She loved her sandbox Papa made for her.  You can see it HERE.  She step into the garage where we had it for her and she did not even hesitate to what it was.  Sandbox!  Her focus for the rest of the day was the sandbox!  LOL 

A great friend dropped off the number 2 balloon.  Little laughed and played with it throughout the party.  She still plays with it today.  It was a wonderful addition to our tiny get-together.  
Little smiled and talked to Mommy over Facetime on Daddy's iPhone.  

Although Little's official Birthday Party was grand and full of wonderful friends.  This party with her parents a…

A Family Comes Together for Little, a Layout

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During Em's hospital stay my sweet, energy bound granddaughter, Little, had her 2nd birthday.  Her party was scheduled, invitations sent, cake ordered, and Em was in PICU.  We opted to cancel and reschedule at the last minute.  Everything turned out beautiful.  BUT ...Little's actual birthday was that Saturday.  I did not want to go without some sort of celebration for her.

I ordered special cupcakes.  Jim brought the sandbox.  We worked it out so Omi, Gramps, Daddy, Meme (me!), and Papa was there.  Mommy join via Facetime.  Literally we carried the iPad and iPhone around for almost the whole celebration. 

On my way to the hospital and Gramps and Dad just coming from the hospital, Little was just waking up from her afternoon nap.  We ambushed her coming down the stairs with a birthday surprise. 

A quick word with mom.
Out the door to receive her sandbox (story later).
Back in for Minnie Mouse cupcake.
Massive number 2 balloon play.
Lotsa love and off Meme went to the hospital,…

A Hug That Encouraged a Family ... Layout

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I want to give a shout out to a wonderful charity that my granddaughter was privileged to receive a Build-A-Bear from: Helen’s Hugs. It encouraged all of us to see such generosity and care for the children. The nurses were excited to tell us about Helen.

Journaling:While Emma was in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit a Volunteer came around to leave her a Teddy Bear.Although she is only 4 months old little Em played with the soft fur and funny nose of her new bear, Bubbles.

Helen’s Hugs was founded by a young girl who is a cancer survivor.She is a well-loved presence at the hospital at the age of 17.Helen's Hugs is a charity that makes teddy bears for children in the hospital. Volunteers build 50 to75 bears every month for sick children.

In her letter to the children she ends her note with “I hope that you feel better soon – hang in there. You can do it.”


The layout is of Em with Bubbles while she was in the PICU. I want her to remember the beauty of kindness and what it means to …

Our Blessing, Our Miracle

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I apologize for my absence from D's Paper Studio and I was hoping to do a few layouts to share about our smallest granddaughter's ordeal for the last week and a half.  I know that might be towards the end of the week and did not want to wait that long to post.

Wednesday, February 27 my 4 month old grand-girl was admitted to the hospital with RSV (Respiratory syncytial virus).  For an adult this often shows up with cold like symptoms.  For an infant it can be life threatening.

After less than a day in a regular room E was moved to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit to spend the next 4 days.  Needless to say it was a time of prayer and believe it or not, great hope that all was to be well soon.

E had great doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, nurse techs, and the greatest prayer warriors.  Their care and always optimistic attitude made E and the family's stay at the hospital smoother.

E was moved back to a regular room where Sunday (yesterday) she was released to go ho…