Sunday, May 6, 2012

Storytelling Sunday - the LOAD 5 & 6 edition

I am participating in Layout A Day again during the month of May (LOAD512).  My layout for today (LOAD 6) tells my story for this month's Storytelling Sunday .  

 The story is about one of the best Mother's Day gifts I ever received - a photo collage with pictures of my girls taken by Jay - pictures that I knew nothing about until I received the framed collage.  How he got the girls to cooperate, I don't know.  He got some wonderful photos!  Template by Katie Pertiet.

This is my LOAD5 entry and the photo, from the same photo shoot, is my favorite of the entire group.

The prompt for LOAD5 was to enter our name in ebay and then use whatever came up as inspiration for a layout.  When I put my name into ebay, this is what came up:

Apparently someone else with my name is a published author of a Young Adult novel about a mermaid...  but I digress....

Looking back at that Mother's Day gift 9 years ago, I'm wondering what they'll come up with this year.  My guess is that it'll be a big fat nothing because that is the same day that Sarah graduates from college.  The day is pretty much spoken for.

To read more stories, check out the links at Sian's blog.

20 comments:

Karen said...

A gorgeous layout, gorgeous photos, gorgeous girls!!!

Amy said...

Well, Karen has said it all!

And, my, have you been moonlighting as a teen literature author?!

Karen said...

What a loving and thoughtful husband you have Cheri. I too love those photos and can understand how your collage is your most cherished gift.

scrappyjacky said...

What gorgeous photos....and such a lovely idea for a gift.

Sian said...

What beautiful smiles! The photos are wonderful, and your layout design really shows them off perfectly. I wouldn't be too sure about the lack of gift this year - Mum's who have helped girls reach Graduation definitely deserve something :)

jennifer said...

Gorgeous layout, and the photos are really lovely. I should do more photo-shoots, I tend to just snap when I think of it, but those shots are not always great! What a lovely gift to receive. x

Missus Wookie said...

Oh what a lovely gift!

Interesting inspiration and beautifully used too.

heart.hearth.home. said...

That was a great idea for a Mother's Day gift. Here's to mothers everywhere. They deserve a bouquet, especially you!

Jennie Hart said...

Great photos of some beautiful girls. I like the LOAD prompt to search you tube!

Melissa said...

Wow, those are great photos & your layouts are absolutely stunning.

Clare said...

What a great gift, it must have been an amazing surprise when they gave it to you. I'm sure your girls appreciate you just as much now, kids sometimes just forget to tell you!

Mitra Pratt said...

Lovely story! That was a great present!!!!

Chipper said...

That was the best kind of mother's day gift. So much thought and effort went into it.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Each year for Mother's Day, I only ask for two things:
1. that my kids let me take their portrait and
2. that they clean my car really well.
rinda

Ifa said...

Gorgeous photos and girls. You are very lucky to have this suprise.

Becky said...

Lovely layouts and beautiful photos of your girls. Hope you have a wonderful mothers day :)

Jane said...

a lovely surprise x

S said...

That layout really does justice to those wonderful photos - you are a lucky lady to have such willing subjects and such a thoughtful photographer!

Cheryl said...

YAY! LOAD means getting to see lots of beautiful LOs from you! What a unique idea for finding inspiration.

Gail said...

What a wonderful gift and lovely looking layout.