Sunday, August 16, 2015

This Broke My Heart A Little

Yes, my 'baby' is turning 13 soon and she shares my bed whenever Sam is not around. I kinda like it, really. I kinda want her to keep doing that for many more years to come. 

The other day I offered, and she declined ever so graciously, half asleep, but still, she said 'I think I'll sleep here. Thank you though." 

I thought "Good! I can have the bed to myself!" Haha! Then I went to my room and tossed and turned the whole damn night. LOL. I missed her before bed endless chatter the most. Endless as in she will fall asleep mid sentence, or I drift into dreamland halfway into her many stories. 

broke my heart a little
I printed my own strip of patterned paper - it's actually a 3x8 digital journal card from the Week In The Life Bundle but I like it so much (that yellow!) I'm using it as patterned paper. I altered it a little before printing by digitally stamping << this >>.

broke my heart a little closeup

broke my heart a little closeup2
I stamped 'This Day in History' (because really, she never say no when invited to my room! haha!) from my Story Stamp set (Roots), added a flair from A Flair For Buttons, some enamel dots, a little enamel frame from my June Pink Fresh Studio Kit and various older stuff from my Studio Calico stash to complete the layout. 

And oh, after I photographed this layout (in her room because that's the only room in the house with good sunlight) I forgot to take it down. She read it, and came to me and said "I'm here to unbreak your heart, mom!" LOL. Turned out she didn't even remember declining my invitation. *sigh* :)



Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Awwwwwwwww ... hugs mama! xoxox

Anonymous said...

Darling story and layout, my friend!

Vanessa said...

Awww, what a great moment to document. Kids grow up so fast. :( That's sweet that she saw and came to unbreak your heart.

Francesca Biancon said...

your layout is so cute....and the story about your daughter is lovely! yes....children grow....

Carolyn W said...

This is so precious. My niece is 13 too. Sometimes they are so much more grown up than we want them to be lol.

Diana Waite said...

what a sweet story behind the layout--THAT is why we scrap! Thanks for the inspiration--you are AMAZING!