Sunday, January 3, 2010

Treasure Your Memories ...

I hope your New Years Eve was a good one! We just stayed in and had a fondue and watched all the festivities all over the world on tv. It was nice and relaxing.

My last post on the 30th I had set up a few days before to post automatically because I was having company. We had my sister and brother-in-law over on the 29th and 30th and had a really nice visit. Of course we ate too much and probably drank too much ... lol. On the 30th in the morning we received news that my Uncle had passed away the previous day. Our Uncle Paddy was such a character and had such a great sense of humour. Even though he only lives a few hundred km's away, I hadn't seen him in over 4 years. It's one of those 'next time I'm in the area' or 'when it's warmer' or 'it's a busy month' kinda thing. Irish and proud maybe it was for the better. At 76 years young he had declined over the past year with dementia and it would of been hard to see him that way. But ... it really makes you realize you can't keep 'putting off' and 'putting off' because you never know what is around the next corner.

If there is a silver lining to that story it would have to be that because of his death we have become reaquainted with relatives we haven't seen in ages (and some we have never met). We discovered that alot of our relatives have facebook and even though they might live all over the world we have now all connected and a wonderful thing has happened. We are all uploading old pictures and finding out facts that we didn't know about our family. I'm sure my Uncle Paddy is smiling down at us. ♣



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On to a happier subject ...

Today I put these Diamond Romance Papers into LLL Creations Dollar Mart.





You get 6 papers for only $1.00. They are pretty fancy and really don't even need any other embellishments unless you want to. You can get them here or just go through LLL Creations under the Papers category.

And my January Promotion is on ...



See a larger view of the 2010 Date Stamps here.

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Today your freebie is the Memories are Forever word art used in my Uncles layout above ...

Download Memories are Forever Word Art
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5 comments:

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 03 Jan [LA 03:00pm, NY 06:00pm, UK 11:00pm] - 04 Jan [OZ 10:00am]).

Arlene said...

Nice post Lil.

"The song is ended, but the melody lingers on..."
-- Irving Berlin

Lori said...

Thank you for freebies. Link on your post was added to Lori's freebie list

Judy in SD said...

Sorry to hear of your loss, you did a beautiful tribute to him, his Irish eyes were smiling in that photo. Thank you sharing the word art, it is lovely.

CBH-Freebies Search said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 8 post on Jan. 04, 2010. Thanks again.