This past weekend Anna and I spent a few days in California at my parent's place. Each year my mom and I get together for a mother/daughter weekend, so this year I came to see her. On Thursday we went to a photographer to get some pictures of Anna and I together, and also some 3-generation shots. The guy we went to actually took my senior portraits 10 1/2 years ago! Pretty crazy. The pictures turned out so well and I can't wait to see them again. He did send a couple to my e-mail to tide me over. Here's one:
A big part of my visit was a party my mom planned for Friday. It was a party for women and each was allowed to bring another woman who was special in her life -- mother, daughter, friend, etc. My mom had planned for the whole thing to be outside -- they have a beautiful back patio, garden, and view. But the weather had another idea, so the rain forced us to move things inside. No big deal -- we just moved all the furniture out and moved the tables in.
As people arrived I took them back to snap individual photos which we used on a scrapbook page I created. Everyone got to put together a page all about themselves -- which I think was a first for many of them. Here's the page that I made (the photo of me is from a couple years ago, just grabbed an old one to fill the space):
In the pocket behind the layout I included 2 cardstock strips with questions about who you are & what you're doing right now. I got the questions from the Sept/Oct 2005 Simple Scrapbooks.
Then on Saturday we visited the outlets to shop for Easter dresses, and ended the weekend with a visit to Monterey. You can take a look at my PHOTO ALBUM to get all the details.
We had a good visit and it was great for my parents to get to see Anna. It's also good to be home. Things are a lot noisier than what I've experienced the last few days, but I think I'll get used to it very soon.