Sunday, January 6, 2008

Christmas Eve at the Blancos "Joyfully"

Wow! It has been a whole year since I started my first scrapbook. This time last year I was working on my first scrapbook.. Well I did one about 11 years ago for my grandmother but it was a once in a lifetime deal and when I was done, I was done. (so I thought) It was at Christmas that I presented my very first scrapbook. It was a hit with all the family. She passed away about 3 or 4 years ago and I was given the scrapbook.

Well this year, one year into my new scrapbook adventure, I did a a video montage to music that consisted of all the pictures that were in the original scrapbook, some of them dating back to the 3o's and pictures of time that has passed since creating that one.

But this page is about Christmas. Christmas as it has been since I was a little girl celebrating it at my grandmother's house. It is still celebrated at her house. Well, my aunts house but we call it grandma's house. Her spirit is still felt and missed, especially at Christmas time. The house is full of children, as it has always been. Only now I am not the one begging to open presents early, running around the house, and laughing with all my cousins. No, it is my daughter now and her second cousins. I don't think we will ever be without children in the house. With a new one even this year, there is a promise that Christmas will always be filled with children. That is why I love this picture and why I could not wait to scrapbook it. It is us, the Blancos, celebrating as we always have...joyfully.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Scrapalicious. Is your name Julissa? (Saw your retreat nametag on a photo in your 2p gallery). Just wanted to come over and introduce myself. I'm Aimeslee. I live pretty near you, just over the Hartman Bridge up 146 in Baytown. I'm aimes2peas over at the Bucket. I was reading your post in the thread where Scrapmesilly was moving to north Houston. Totally agreed with you about Kemah and I thought, why not come over and say hi. I like your blog, too. Yeah, we always come to the Boardwalk for a night out, and I shop in LaPorte for most stuff. I just love the water. My blog is here: , come say hey, and if I got your name right, LOL!