Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Two Beauties

I have to admit. Tracey and I did a pretty darn good job at mixing our DNA on our oldest offspring—Maddi. Not to be confused with Maddison. Because—well—apparently that name is lame.

She looks nothing like our family. However, I know she is ours and wasn't a hospital baby mix up, because she looks JUST like her Grandma Dahl did at the same age. Gorgeous.

Maddi has been our experiment. I suppose most oldest children are. You get your parenting feet wet on a little bundle of blubber that you have NO clue in the world what you are doing with.

Yeah we messed up.

Yeah we did the best we could.

We never, ever stopped loving her, even when she dropped the "son".

But try as we might, a parent can't always be the person that their child needs.

And that is where we are lucky.

In walk Kyrie. A fellow band geek, of almost the same age exactly. Another beautiful young lady that shares a fair share of the amount of quirks that dear Maddi has.

Kyrie is also an oldest child. A parental experiment as well I suppose.

Thanks to the heavens above these two found each other. Through their love of music and marching band these two found that their souls are shared and they truly get each other. The anxiety. The insecurities. The crushes.

I owe a ton to miss Kyrie. There are times where I just get fed up with trying to soothe and console as my mind doesn't "get" the anxiety that Maddi has been dealt with in this life. That's where Kyrie is the comforter that I try so hard to be but just cant be sometimes.

I love her for that. Kind of like an extension of my own children.

To create this layout I used the June 1st sketch at Sketch N Scrap, (where I happen to be the current featured designer ::blush:: ).


Here's how mine morphed:

I absolutely LOVE creating. I love that I can take my photos (my other passion) and turn them into history. 

And now when Maddi has grandchildren, they can see what a babe she was at their age.

And now I should give Mr. Lee a huge thank you for a donation to the DNA mix—in a satisfactory manner.


Kerry said...

What an absolutely beatiful page and a wonderful story behind it of friendship between the two girls.
I love how you have inked the edges of your papers in blue it really makes them stand out against each other.
Congrats at being our featured scrapper and thanks for playing along with us again. xx

Lisa in Texas said...

What a stunning page! I love the mix of patterns and how you used a black and white photo along with a colored one! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap and congrats on being picked as Featured Scrapper!

Rachelle Olaridge said...

Totally beautiful and so adorable LO. Awesome job. Thanks for joining this month's challenge at Sketch-N-Scrap. Good Luck!

Stephanie said...

WOW !!!!! This page is gorgeous, and I love the story behind the photos. Congratulations on being our featured scrapper ... you do truly outstanding work! Thanks for taking the time to play along with us at Sketch N Scrap.

Kelly said...

Awww, that is a fantastic story of friendship!! Love what you did with the sketch and all the inking around the patterned paper to make it pop! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sketch N Scrap and congratulations on the Featured Scrapper spotlight this month! :) xx

Heather Hall said...

Absolutely Lovely! Your embellishments are beautiful and your photos are so much fun! Thanks for sharing with Sketch-N-Scrap!

Leah Burgett said...

Beautiful layout! Thanks for playing along at Sketch N Scrap!

Brandi Matos said...

I absolutely LOVE this page!!! You did such an amazing job with this sketch!!! Your photos are awesome, layout incredible, and story... well, truly beautiful!!! Thanks sooooo much for playing along with us at SNS and congrats on being featured!!!!! GREAT WORK!!!!!!

Tamika said...

Awesome layout, of course the pictures are gorgeous but I really love how all of the elements of the layout come together, Fantastic!Thanks for joining us at Sketch-n-Scrap and being our featured Scrapper!

heartforhandmade said...

Fab page! So sweet of the girls to bond as family isn't it? Very nice color combo and elements. So glad you played along with us at Sketch N Scrap challenge.
xx Ria

Mandi said...

Stunning. I love everything about this page. The colors and patterns are spot on. Thanks for playing along at S~N~S.