- daughter to my parents. Given my age, I am ever, ever, ever so blessed that my parents continue to be a 'going concern.' My mom is an absolute gem - hilarious, wonderful - an all-around spirit-lifter!My 'pa' is the 'silent type' - and as the saying goes, 'still waters run deep.' He is quite the dad....
- 'big' sister (especially age-wise!) to my brother and sister-in-law. Opportunity to cross paths with my sister and her husband didn't happen this trip, but we caught up with a 'local' phone call. Next time: a 'for sure' visit!
- and, best of all, Aunty to my niece and nephew! My niece, who is a mere 7 sleeps from turning 3, is such a delight! We played 'make-up' (my sister-in-law snapped lovely photos of her 'lipstick' - application on herself...and Aunty...who never wears lipstick, but exceptions are always made for Ms. Adorable), and counted stars, and went to 'sport-ball' and had ever so many hugs and kisses. As for my nephew - a couple of weeks from turning one - we watched him make his first steps. It's only a matter of time before two toddlers will be running the show. Can't wait!!
Three days passed so quickly, and now, I'm teary-eyed from leaving, knowing that our next trip is several weeks away. So...time to cheer up and do what I had planned before we left (but didn't!): post my entry for Paper Smooches SPARKS Cool Shades Carnival Challenge.
Here's are the 'Cool Shades' - Carnival inspiration colours:
Since I knew I'd have an 'extra awesome' weekend, I created an "Eggstra Thanks" card, using the freebie basket o'eggs and thanks sentiment. The baskets are paper-pieced, with the blue and pink popped up, and the green behind the thanks was...just because. My card is dedicated to my family...miss you and LOVE you...eggstra special much!!
Photography needs work - my apologies. My poor camera is accident prone,
dropped on the floor a little too often...
Thank you for stopping by! And to all who left comments on my previous posts - an eggstra thanks to you too! Every comment amplifies how special this crafting community!!