Monday, January 30, 2006

Wish from Tucson, Arizona...

This wish is from my long-time friend Colleen. She's Irish, hence the shamrock theme. I love the the Irish limerick. Thanks Colleen!

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

A wish from Washington...

Here's a wish from Gen of Bringing back Baby. If you double click on it, you should be able to read the wish to have a life full of laughter. Gen, I love the layout and design of this page, and I'm glad you added the little photo of you and Sean.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Wishes from Ohio, North Carolina, and Arizona...

All these wishes came on was a good mail day! This one is from Amy who happens to live very close by here in Chandler, AZ. Her wish is for a lifetime of happy dreams: We wish you a happy dream or two! Dream of butterflies, dream of birds, dream of flowers and dragonflies too...dream of your family who loves you! Her page includes a little embellishment off on the right of all the things to dream about. This page is just darling! Thank you so much Amy. Maybe we can get together some time and shop for our little ones.

This page is from baby Gwen in North Carolina and includes a note from her to Lauren. Karen of Gwenblog is Gwen's Momma. I love how Gwen thought to include her handprint on the's just precious! Here's what her note says: I've never met your Mom and Dad in person but my Mom tells me all the time what special people they are. And I bet they'll make great paretns just like my Mom and Dad. Oh, and here's a tip I've learned since arriving home: a small laugh and a giggle will ut your Mm and Dad over the moom. (Trust me on this one!) Welcome home and enjoy your new family. They have waited a lifetime for you and will give you the world. Karen, thank you for helping Gwen put this page together...I love it!

This page is from my blogger friend Kim, of Our Journey to Grace, from Ohio. Her wish is to: Dance as though no one is watching you, Love as though you have never been hurt before, Sing as though no one can hear you, and Live as though Heaven is on earth. I love this wish and its message of not holding back and enjoying life! Thank you Kim for this very pretty page!

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

More wishes...

This is a wish from my good friend Kim. These colors are so pretty together and I love the way she used the orange floral brads as the center of the flowers. Also, the metal flower accents she added match the paper design perfectly. Also, knowing I'm a Disney fanatic, I love her wish: When you wish upon a star your dreams can come true...perfect! Thanks Kim!

This wish is sent all the way from Germany by Katja with a beautiful poem called The Merry-Go-Round. Katja's wish says: Dear Lauren, may you always be happy and have a smile on your face like you are always on a merry-go-round. This is so sweet. :)

Katja also sent these darling little ladybug clips. I'm going to put magnets on the back and use them on my memo board as note clips. I love them...thank you, Katja!

I also got a wish from my friend Michele who is waiting for baby Ava . She just finished the first layout for Ava's lifebook and she did an absolutely beautiful job. Check it out here. She did Lauren's wish page in the same style utilizing fabric and fibers. I love the flowers and how she embroidered Lauren's name. Thank you so much Michele for this beautiful page!

There's a much clearer scanned image of this page on Michele's blog. If I ever get my scanner hooked back up I can start using it again so all my wish pages can show up even better. ;)

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Latest Wish...

I love checking the mail these days! On Friday I got this page from Kim in Michigan. The little pull-out on top says Our wish for you is to be very proud of who you are and where you were born. Thank you Kim, I love your page!

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Long distance wishes...

I got three wish pages in the mail today! Leanne sent this beautiful quilt inspired page all the way from South Australia. I don't think you can tell in the photo, but the sunflower embellishment on the bottom has a ladybug on it. Leanne, I love your design...thank you very much!

This next page comes from Marleen, in Alaska, the mother of two daughters from China (she sent me a couple of photos of her daughters and they are just beautiful girls!). I love her wish of self esteem, especially since this is something I often struggle with...I hope Lauren will have tons of it. Marleen, thank you so much for this special page!

Last, but definitely not least, is a page from Lisa of Our Journey to Baby Shanahan. She said this is her first scrapbook page, and she sure did a great job! I think Baby Shanahan needs a book of her own. ;) Thanks Lisa!

Monday, January 02, 2006

Scrapbook and new wishes...

I bought a cute little 8 x 8 scrapbook for all of Lauren's good wish pages. Around the moon, it says Thank Heaven for Little Girls.

I got two new pages that I haven't linked to in previous posts. The two pages below are from my cousin Kelly, who I have reconnected with since we started our adoption process and it's been really nice! I'm so glad she included a family photo. The first page says: May you always see the sunshine, even on the cloudiest days. In the center of the flowers on the second page it says: Lauren Elizabeth, our wishes for you are to feel love, to know the true meaning of family, and to find happiness everyday. Thank you Kelly, I hope that you all can meet Lauren someday!

The page below is from Louise, of My Mei Mei Gracie and I love the saying. Thank you Louise!

The next page is from Danesha, who's a friend of Karen's from GwenBlog. She recently started her paperchase and I don't think she has a blog set up yet. The page says The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life - Richard Bach and We wish for you a lifetime of love, happiness, and joy. Always remember that your true family loves you for who you are. Love it, thanks Danesha!