Sunday, November 9, 2008

Check this out!

I'm catching up with life. Still quite busy. Attended a funeral and a wedding this weekend. Working hard. Cleaning house. Someone tried to break in to my home (thank goodness for our trusty security system). Need to pack for my Fall Retreat with Work in Progress (I can't wait).... Missing Mami. Trying to focus on the blessings in my life, especially now during this season of giving thanks.

ELECTION NIGHT
So, as many of you know, I am the editorial and design director for a custom publishing company. We produce in-flight magazines, destination guides, hotel in-room books and more. One of our clients is Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, for which we publish the award-winning Destination Hyatt. Well, lookie here... This is OUR book (with the green apples on the cover), sitting on the coffee table in front of President-Elect Barack Obama on election night.



No matter what your political affiliation is (as I know many of you are Republicans), you gotta admit that this is pretty darn cool. I mean, how many people could brag about the fact that their book reaches the President? LOL!

SCRAP PROJECTS
I know I keep promising to take photos of some scrappy projects and post them, but my little digital camera has died and I'm trying to convince my DH that I need another one... PRONTO!!! I have a large Canon EOS, but the lens needs to be cleaned and I just haven't gotten around to it... maybe I'll still use it... we'll see. I just hate those spots on the photos.

MISSING MY MAMI
I'm been thinking a lot about Mami and missing her terribly. I worked on a tribute photo book on Kodak Gallery. It's full of photos of Mami and the family. I had to sift through hundreds of photos and it got me thinking about what a beautiful and giving soul my Mami was. I cannot believe that she will not be around for the holidays... It just hasn't sunk in yet. I ordered multiple copies of the book to give to my relatives for Christmas. I think it will be a perfect celebration of her life... I love you, Mamita!

Here are some old photos I came across in my search:

Here she is holding a beautiful baby.... ME! Heee....

That little girl on the left is also ME! That's my aunt Gigi (top left), Mami and my cousin Martha (bottom right)...


Mami
and Papi in California...


My Mom and Jorge on their wedding day (1993) with Mami in the middle...


After a leave of absence, I returned to UM and graduated in 1999 (it was very emotional for me since Papi was not there and I promised him that I would graduate no matter what)...


That's all I have (amidst tears in my eyes)... what can I say? THANK YOU for reading my blog and for your beautiful words! Love ya!

8 comments:

Ady said...

Great photos girl... Love them. I can't wait to see her tribute album. I'm packed and ready to go to our retreat. WhooHoo. I'll put in a good word for Santa to get you that camera.

laverneboese said...

thank you for sharing the beautiful photos and memories. i'm with ady, i'll talk with 'ol saint nick and see if he can hook you up with a camera :)

Elizabeth said...

Hold onto those memories it what we live for. LOL

bwgayoso said...

Love those pictures! I'm so glad that you have such wonderful memories of your Mami : )

Damaris said...

Oh my friend: I have missed you. I know how hard it is to continue and accept the loss at times. I still miss my Bey!!! It hits me sometimes that HE REALLY isn't here. I know it's weird, but people who have lost a loved one, understand this. I think it is fantastic that the PRESIDENT OF THE USA has your book on his coffee table...HELLO!!!!!!!!!!!! That is pretty freaking amazing. It feels almost as good as getting published...he,hee,he!!! I am nervous about the plane but can't wait to meet up with you gals this week.
HUGS!!!

Anonymous said...

Great photos of your cherished memories. and how freaking cool is that about the Hyatt book!!!! Although I wasn't part of that particular issue, I absolutely feel your excitement about it!!!

See you soon and happy scrapping!
Rena

Trish said...

I just love you.

See you soon my friend!

:)

Anilu Magloire said...

Oh!! Such a great post, Vane. Love those pics :)