June 18, 2009

MY SON

Hi all!! I am extremely busy AND tired with my new job this week - WHEW!! This is a quickie post - I feel bad that I have not had time to come and see you all, but I promise I will catch up this weekend which starts tomorrow afternoon for me - whoohoo!! This layout is of my oldest son - this is his senior picture and I have just now felt that I can emotionally handle doing this page since I feel like a chapter in my life was closed when he graduated and left home! I miss him terribly even now that he has been gone for two years (he will be home at the end of the month for vacation!!!) and even though I am told I will get used to it, I am not sure I will!!! I hope you like it and thanks so much for stopping by!!!

23 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Great picture and page of your son!
I hope the new job is going well and I look forward to catching up with you and hearing all about it!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh is he handsome! great page. hope the job was fun this week. next week, you'll just fall right into it all and it'll be a breeze - which means more crafting time!

hugs,

Heather P. said...

Oh, this is lovely Alex! My daughter is only 4, but sometimes I have little mini panic attacks thinking about her growing up and leaving home... I just want her to stay little! :)

Dani said...

Awesome layout, showcases your handsome son perfectly!

Hope you're surviving work! It'll get easier!

Tanya said...

The page is great!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

What a good looking boy he is, Alex! Love the page too!

I know exactly what you mean about them growing up and it being hard. My oldest graduated two years ago too so I know EXACTLY what you're talking about. It's hard to be a parent to a young "adult."

a portland granny said...

What a wonderful page! I feel your mother's heart as you prepared this page. I can't imagine how hard it has been to have him away. He is a darling boy! I am so thrilled for you that you have him coming home for vacation. I know you are all excited!

Glad your new job is going well, but realistically, it has to be a big adjustment for all of you. Hope you soon have energy and strength for your new "normal".

Vicki said...

Dang, I can't believe it's been 2 years already. What an awesome page and great picture. I'm going to have to do Tyler's graduation pages soon and I am dreading it. Let me tell you, going through it now for the 4th time, it doesn't get any easier. Enjoy your time with Zach!

Angie Tieman said...

Very nice page! He is such a good looking kid!

Take care of yourself and don't worry about visiting us, we're not going anywhere! lol! Put your feet up and relax when you get home, you have to ease into this working thing, ya know!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

That is a fabulous page. Glad you're making it through your first week. I look forward to hearing more about it!

Wendy said...

I can relate, Alex....it is hard when they grow up and leave home! Your LO is awesome and he is a good lookin' young man! So happy to hear you are doing well at your new job.

Have a great day!
Wendy
SBS9

Cheryl KVD said...

Ohhhhhh, this one is sooo good! I love the colors, the design, and the photo! Awesome job!

Chris said...

very nice page! love the colors you chose! hope your new job is everything you hoped for!! >"<

Nikki Bond said...

What a gorgeous picture! I'm sure you miss him to pieces! I betyou can't wait till he's home on vaction....Love your page too...great layout! {SMILES}

corinnesomerville said...

Oh sweetie....don't worry about us...you take care of yourself !! I know you want to make sure you are taking care of your faithful fellowers (aka friends) but we all understand you are wading yourself through a "new normal". Don't burn the candle at both ends !!!
About Zach...you know I completely understand !!! It seemed very strange to call Cait at her own place and wish her Happy Birthday...I'm use to just waiting until she came downstairs....it's so different, as we both know. We know they're suppose to grow up and have their own lives....it doesn't mean we have to like it :)...

Big hugs and I miss you !!!

Christina Fischer said...

What a great page, Alex! He is so handsome! :)

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Holy Cow Alex!! What a gorgeous layout!! I love everything you did!! And you have a very handsome son!! :) Hope you get some rest soon!! HUGS

Risa said...

Your layout is AWSOME and your son is very handsome Alex! I love the color combo and the terrific embellishments...just perfect!
Take care and remember, it can only get better:)
Have a great weekend!
hugs
Risa:)

Cindy Haffner said...

He is so handsome, super job.

Silke said...

OMG - look at this handsome young man!!! I bet you are a proud mom?!? Awesome scarp page - Alex!!! Love it!!! Hugs ~S~

I'm not looking forward going back to work either...don't know how you manage??? Just make sure you get enough sleep or you will worn out in nooooo time!!!

kathleenh said...

That's a handsome son you got there Alex. I love the bold black and orange page with the black and white photo!

Natalie said...

Great photo Alex, I love the page. x

Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

Handsome boy!! gotta love our boys right? I totally 'get' you though with the closing of a chapter - when my son left for the Marine Corp - right after graduation I don't know I felt almost like he had died. Is that horrible? it was like he had been here for 19 years and then poof one day he was gone. I was so sad and melancholy - it really helped me though to scrap him and remind myself of his growing up and now he has these awesome albums to share with his family! I love ya girl and I love this page!!