Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Life has once again been very busy! I have spent the last 3 years tracing our family history and on Saturday we decided to go out to Tarrant Gunville and see if we could find the graves of my great x 4 grandparents grave (a bit of a weird thing to do some might think!!) Anyway we had a lovely drive out there with my parents and after much searching Rebecca found them both half hidden under a tree. I have always found it strangely emotional when I find the grave of one of my ancestors. We found a lovely little farm shop and tea room in what looked like a shed, we had lunch there and it was gorgeous. Outside there were lots of ducks and chickens, Rebecca went out armed with my camera and took this photo.

Mum, Rebecca and I at the graves of John and Ann Hayter
I bet the family never thought that over 150 years after they had died they would be getting a visit from their grandchildren!!!!

I have been really enjoying my scrapping over the last week, I have bought so much new stash from Sarah's Cards as she has had the most wonderful selection of new stash from CHA. I just haven't been able to resist!!!

I have scrapped this photo before but when I was very new to scrapping, I was going through my old albums and decided that it needed scrapping again. I thought it was perfect for these papers from the Sassafras Lass anthem collection, very retro. I love this photo of my sister and I on my 5th birthday, for as long as I can remember I have wanted to become a nurse and my Aunty made me this outfit for my 5th birthday. I still have the apron!

I have been very busy playing with the gorgeous stash that Sarah sent me as well, here is a little sneak of one of the layouts that I have put together for the shop blog.

I recieved this layout back in the post the other day, so thougth I would add it onto here. I love this photo of Emily, she took it herself at our annual family picnic in the New Forset. If I try and get a photo of her she complains so I just leave her to mess around with the camera now and see what is on there at the end of the day!

I was very naughty and ordered the March Gotta Craft kit this month, it was lovely MME Penny Lane papers, there seem to be so many in the range and I have to say I was very impressed with the quality of the few that I have. Justin is on nights at the moment so I can't possibly do any house work so I have been scrapping with the kit this morning!!

I took this photo on our weekend away in Saunton Sands in September, it was so lovely down on the beach although I think Josh forgot he was fully dressed and got absolutley soaked bless him.

Emily's best friend Jacqui was 14 on Sunday and Emily wanted to arrange a suprise party for her on Friday night which I thought was really lovely so I had 5 children sleeping on my dining room floor! I managed to get a few good photos of them all, this one will find its way onto a layout at some point.

Thanks for looking.


kjjc said...

did you say they were 14 or 24????

LadyBug said...

Stunning LO's!!! the "when I grow Up" Lo is soooo sweet!!! and I love the papers you have used in all of them!

nikki said...

nice to 'meet' you Rachael - look forward to meeting you in real life next year :) Love your layouts.

Ruth aka alteredgeisha said...

I love love love the nursey reminds me of a photos of me and my 2 sisters....anyway cool papers just perfect for it.

Fab Fab Fab!!! xxx