Friday, June 20, 2008

my favorite pages

Well, I thought I'd show you another photo of a couple of pages in grandpa's scrapbook. Remember you promised not to laugh! These are my favorite two pages as they are really what the trip was all about. The left side are picture from when my grandpa and 3 other people from their group got to help with placing the wreath on the tomb of the unknown soldier. My grandpa and one other gentleman actually put the wreath on the stand. A very emotional time for my grandpa and he still tears up when he talks about it.

The right side is pictures of the actual WWII Veterans Memorial. From what I can see it is absolutely beautiful and very large. There is a "monument" for each state and grandpa had his picture taken with the other nine men from his state that went on the trip in front of it. There is an area that has gold stars on a wall and each of those (4000 I think) gold stars represents 1,000 soldiers, sailors, and airmen that didn't make it back from the war. I definitely want to take a trip East to see all of the monuments some day. HERE is a web page about the memorial.

All the paper that is used in this scrapbook is from the Hobby Lobby in Burlington. Wow, now that is a huge store!

Just a reminder about the 3 Little DReaMs design team call. You have until June 30th to apply! I know that several people have sent in their application and I can't wait to see them all! Anyone else design cards with the 3 Little DReaMs kit and want to be listed on my sidebar? Just leave me a comment with a link to your blog (or just your name if you don't have a blog) and I'll add ya!

I decided to change my blog photo again. The picture of me with grandpa is definitely more me. The sunglasses on top of my head is so typical Lorie in the summer...they are almost an accessory!

Well, it is Friday and I hope to have time to create today. Have a super day all!

6 comments that make my day!:

Christi said...

I love the new pic! I also love these pages. Awesome. I also tagged you on my blog so check that out. :)

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

I love the new pic! I don't even know you and I STILL think it looks more like you! How does that work?! lol. :)

Lorraine Castellon-Rowe said...

Hi Lorie,
First of all I hope that you are feeling better soon. I'm sorry you're not feeling well.
Second, Thank you so much for taking care of us readers while you were gone. You really worked your buns off making all those awesome projects AND getting them posted before you left.
Third...Can I just hug your grandpa??!! He is just adorable and I think you look like him! I'm so glad you had a good time with your visit. Don't you just hate to leave? It's hard when family lives so far away.
Fourth...I'm lovin' the scrapbook pages!! I think they're perfect! I had tears in my eyes as I was reading about your grandpa and the pictures you have on them.
Fifth...Your picture is GREAT!! It's a more casual you and I really like it. The last one was really beautiful but I know we don't look like that every day. This one makes me think of you more relaxed. You're just so stinkin' cute.
Ok, I think I'm done. Thanks again for all of your inspiration, it's so uplifting and I really appreciate it!
Hugs, hugs, hugs,
Lorraine
www.lorrainerowe.blogspot.com
PS Can you tell I'm happy you're home?? Although it was nice to see your wonderful artwork while you were gone it's just so nice to know you're home safe & sound now. :0)

Dani said...

These are terrific! Great job, this will definitely be a treasured keepsake!

Diane said...

Awesome layouts Lorie!
Feel better real soon!!!!

Belas Creating Place said...

Lorie: and you said you would have difficulty scarpbooking bahhhh...you are amazing. I love it. Very appealing to the eye and the book will be absolutley gorgeous. Great job, I want to see more.
Hugs, Bela