It is my Aunt Helen's 90th birthday on Saturday. I have not seen her for over twenty years, but she lives closer now so it will be wonderful to travel to be with her to celebrate her birthday. I have been so taken (read: enthralled) with digital scrapbooking, I decided to do a few pages for her. So my mind has really been going back a long way these last few days as I go through photos.
Long ago, before I got married, I would go on cross-country bus trips with my grandmother. We would wind our way east from Minnesota, then down south, and then over to New Mexico. That's where these scrapbooking pages are coming from, our visits with Helen, my grandmother's sister. (I'll back track a bit and tell you about my dear grandmother - read the post below entitled For One More Day.)
Here are two of the pages I have made for Helen. (she is on the left, my little grandma on the right) I am so loving this scrapbooking! This first page holds photos which have always been my favorites. I'm just a little old lady at heart...so even though I was just a young woman when I took these photos that day, with my whole life ahead of me, sitting like this, chatting on an old-fashioned summer afternoon, that's where my heart lives. Being like that. So this page especially will ever be my favorite.
this page is a morning we cooked breakfast out in the desert