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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

So Much to be Thankful For

I love this time of year.  It seems that once October arrives, there are so many fun activities to enjoy.  Here in New Hampshire we have beautiful colors, delicious apples, and crisp, fresh air.  I have been thinking about the simple things that we take for granted and I'm so thankful that my life is full of those simple blessings.  

Last Thursday I went out with my grandchildren as they went house to house trick or treating. It was a beautiful evening and I got lots of cute pictures.  I especially enjoyed going to the homes of people who were in costume.  We got to meet Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, some Disney princesses, and even some scary characters.  Enjoying this time with my grandchildren brought back so many memories of when I was young. I remember some times when you had to wear your winter jacket under your costume.  I remember how every home welcomed me and gave out the best treats.  I remember the excitement as we planned what our costume would be.  I love chocolate, so the treats that involved anything chocolate were wonderful.  I do have to admit that there were some times that I got an apple for a treat and I wasn't quite as excited about that! Today as I reflect back, I realize that the apple really was a treat.  

I was fortunate to attend an event in September where I created Halloween pages so as soon as I get my photos printed, they are going to be lovingly added to the adorable pages.

The layouts were created by Lynn Como.  She is so talented and artistic.  I love that she makes it so easy for us to create this adorable artwork.  It is truly a form of art and it is also so relaxing to see pages come together.  

I am currently getting my Thanksgiving layouts together so I'm ready when my pictures are printed. As I work on these pages, I contemplate what I am thankful for.  Making these pages ahead of time also helps me to take pictures that will fit the layouts.  

My monthly crop with the Tri-City Christian Academy Boosters helps me to get my projects done and also gives me a wonderful time of fellowship with fellow scrappers and crafters.  I am so thankful for my opportunities to crop with these ladies. 

As the days get shorter and we are inside more, I look forward to more time in my scrapping corner! I love Summer and love the long days but I don't seem to do much scrapping while I'm out and about taking pictures.  Summers are so busy, that I have to get back into a routine once school starts so I can get all those pictures scrapped.  The longer nights give me lots of opportunity to play with all my paper and ribbon and bling.  There is always something to be thankful for...........