June 17, 2011

Family Royalty - Sandra Hubbell Sanders

For me it will always be true that this woman, my Aunt Sandy, is the most beautiful woman in the world.

As a little girl she was family royalty. My lovely aunt with smiles and hugs and fun and the very best handwriting.

When I was a teenager she was the girl I wanted to look like. When I became a mom she's the one who notices a few grays after I had my son and told me to color it. (No boy should have a gray mom.) I took her advice, copied her handwriting (for a while) and took on all the joy she shared with me.

I'm sad to say, she passed away a week ago in her beloved San Juan Islands.

I like to think she's having tea with Lady Di, Grace Kelly and Jackie Onassis and her USC Delta Gamma sorority sisters.

June 15, 2011

Well, Hello.

Summer's here!
I'm for that.

Things have slowed. One of my peops is in football camp, the other is in scrapbook camp.

I've worked a couple of these quieter summer days in my quiet office. The phone doesn't ring so much and I'm enjoying a bit of uninterrupted thinking.

Then today, I stayed home and took on a scary cupboard. (I have several of them and I plan to have none by the end of July.) I found many wonderful things. Because of scrapbook camp, I was searching to organize scrapbook treats. The cupboard had kidnapped and was holding hostage several blocks of paper, note cards and the like. Oh! And also, some darling pix. This is one of my all time favorites. My Sweet Pea in preschool. It was a whole school ago and this pic has withstood the test of time. It always brings a warm burst to my heart. Her teacher, Mrs. Naraki, one of the most visually creative people I know, took the pic. It came to me in framed a glittered Popsicle stick frame complete with a yarn hanger. It's a treasure.

It reminds me of sweet days and happy girls and that's really Summer's all about isn't it?

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