Saturday, August 8, 2009

One Album and 78 Pages Later...

IT'S DONE!!! Our Mediterranean Cruise memory book is finished!! I so enjoyed making this book and detailing every little thing we could remember. I think I stretched my beautiful CTMH linen album to the maximum. And this book is heavy. I could have split this trip and put it into a couple of books, but I like using just one book for a vacation. What a nice album to sit and look at. Trust me, it will be looked at often!

We feel very blessed that my CTMH business sent us to Spain, Italy, and France. What a generous company to pay for both of us to go on such a lovely trip - and stay in a balcony stateroom. I will never take one moment of that experience for granted. When I was a very little girl, there was a painting on the bedroom wall of a beautiful, high fashion girl. I always thought it would be nice to be that girl and go to Italy someday. I don't know why I thought of Italy. I was so little! Maybe I heard it on TV (on the three channels we got!) or maybe it's where I knew spaghetti and pizza came from - LOL! At any rate, it never stopped being my dream. I tried to learn Italian as a young adult after I met some REAL Italians (isn't that funny?) when I lived in Duluth. So I feel like God answered a precious dream through the hands of Close To My Heart and my dear customers.

While I know that it's hard to explain why I just don't fight harder with my health issues (truly I am fighting as hard as I can) and go on with Close To My Heart, it is what it is. I will always have the fabulous memories of the CTMH people I love, and we will always have Italy.


Penny said...

omgosh that is a BIG album!!! My biggest album has just a one inch extender post, that's it.

Sorry to hear about your health issues, whatever it is I hope it passes (Im a new reader so I don't know everything thats going on)

Missgingerdots said...

Brenda- I am so jealous. I need to get cookin' with my book! I am going to get it finished- I am, I am, I am. You are right, it was an amazing trip!!!

Kim said...

Woo hoo, it is finished! I would LOVE to be able to see it in person! I have you in my prayers. BTW, how is the little guy Shane?
Kim xXx