I had a great weekend... worked very little and played a lot! Which by the way is one of my goals for 2011, to play more! My dear sweet husband bought me an iPad 2 for my birthday, which is next Sunday, he couldn't wait to give it to me so I've been playing my heart out on it! I cooked several meals over the weekend, something I love to do but don't seem to have enough time to do. I made a horrible avocado basil pasta, did not like it, sausage gravy and biscuits, that were heavenly and last night I made Henry's favorite meal, mexican corn dip with enchiladas... yummy! My 3 brothers took me skeet shooting this weekend too and I LOVED IT! I got a new shotgun and wanted to play with it... I did pretty good for my first time skeet shooting, not exactly easy to shoot a flying disk in the air! This is a newer hobby and love it b/c I get to spend time with my three brothers!
Here are some pictures of my 3 younger brothers...
DJ and I
(DJ's in the middle of the 3 boys)
This is Barron and I, he's the youngest of us!
(He's my baby, 13 years younger than me.)
I just put this picture in b/c for some reason I just love it! I think b/c I'm looking at him like an older adoring sister would... just full of love!
FYI... he's single and I'm actively looking for a wonderful girl for him. ;)
This is Ryan with my Henry. Ryan is the oldest of the boys but 6 years younger than me. He's the clown of the family... always has us in tears, especially me!
Okay so there are a few of the men in my life! I love and adore them all! Which brings me to the next little bit of information I wanted to share today...
I thought I'd share with you all why and how I designed "We Are Family"! As you all know if you are a blog follower my families mean the world to me, I'm so lucky b/c I have a HUGE family. With parents that divorced when I was very young (under a year old) they both remarried pretty quickly so all I've ever known are my parents married to other people that have been in my life... well, basically all my life! So my step-parents are parents too as I don't know any different... they've always been there.
That's why I created "We Are Family" because we are all family, all of us and there are a lot of us! Both of my families are very close and I'm an active member in both families. It's crazy because at my dads house its all girls, on that side I have only sisters, and on my moms side only brothers. Its always a ton of fun with both families!
Here is a sweet layout that Ria, one of my DT girls created...
I love Ria's work and this paper line was perfect for her family layout!
Here is the entire collection:
I'll leave you with this thought....
There is nothing more important than the people we share our lives with and consider family. Family means many different things to everyone, but one thing for sure is I don't know what I'd do without mine! So go call a brother, sister, mom, dad, grandparent or friend and tell them what they mean to you. Then go find a picture of them, old or new, scrapbook it and tell your "family" story.
Have a great week! -Nikki