Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Love Never Fails

especially on Leap Year! And before I share the layout I created, I wanted to post a real example of how love never fails. Two people I truly admire more than anyone, my grandparents.

These are my grandparents (picture taken 4 yrs. ago), who 64 years ago today on Leap Year, ELOPED, crossed the state line into Mississippi and got married by the Justice of the Peace. My grandmother was just 16. And in her words "we had to hurry home to make sure we made it back for Sunday night church"! LOL! Her parents didn't know she was even married until 4 weeks later when my great grandmother accidentally found their marriage license while cleaning Grandmother's room! For their 60th anniversary we had a big write-up put in their local (small country) paper because as she says "those people said we'd never make it." But they did! This Leap Year day marks their 64th anniversary, and I couldn't be more proud or love them more!

And for a little less exciting story, I chose to play along with this month's Lily Bee sketch. Of course the way my week has shaped up, I didn't get to share it with them on time. BUT I get to share it with you. :)

"Love never fails"
using the January My Scrapbook Nook kit (sold out)

Yep, that's my baby McClain. A grand total of one week old. Sigh...I miss those days. But then again, I like my sleep. :) This page was more for me than one to go in his album. It's a little too girly for his book, but I like it. And he's also proof that love never fails. ;)

And so yeah, that's all I've got this crazy Leap Year day.

TONS to do on my "to do" list as tomorrow is Sarah Kate's birthday. Lots of family, lots of projects still to be made, some shopping for presents, and much much more.

Happy Leap Year, everyone!


10 comments:

danni reid said...

GORGEOUS page deanna, love the strips and your cut work, beautiful! love the story of your grandparents, happy, happy anniversary to them♥

cornellgj said...

what a sweet, sweet layout of your little one! and i got such a kick out of your grandparent's love story!

Danielle said...

Love your grandparent's story! Unfortunately I don't have my grandparents anymore, I could listen to their stories for hours...
Love your take on the LilyBee sketch, so sorry you were to late (happens to me a lot grrr).

Lilith Eeckels said...

What a wonderful story and your page is so pretty. I just heart that picture!

scrappin_in_AK said...

how cool about your grandparents and what a gorgeous page

Carol said...

i love that story!!!! it always cracks me up to hear the stories of grandparents....some of them are pretty wild.

Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

awww - how sweet... your grandparents and your tiny precious baby! Happy anniversary to them and love your layout! ♥ Steph

Laurence said...

That's a very nice story ! And your page is so cute !

Zarah said...

Such a gorgeous story!! (Reminds me of my inlaws, actually! :))

Also LOVE the layout!

Shellye said...

What an awesome story! How romantic is that!
And your layout...oh my goodness...it's just simply beautiful. I've gotta go back and take another look :)