Monday, May 30, 2011

Austin Adventure at Archiver's

In April 2011 a group of us from Texas that are members of the All Things Tim Yahoo Group met in Austin, Texas for our first - of many - "ATT Adventure In Austin at Archiver's". Bren made arrangements for us to have a room at the Austin Archiver's. After an abundance of emails back and forth, the day was finally here. We had so much fun getting to know one another. I learned many new things and gathered lots of inspiration from this wonderful group of talented ladies.

Standing: Stephanie, Me, Bev, Kathy, Debbie, Bren. Seated: LeAnn

We came from all over Texas - the Dallas/Ft. Worth, Austin Area, San Antonio, and El Paso.

We had an ATC swap, a charm swap, and a page swap for our Memory Books of the day.

Of course we had to stop for a quick lunch at Applebees. Wonton Tacos were the favorite.

We will be meeting again in July for another fun day together at Archiver's again. If you're down this way, give us a holler. We'd love for you to join us for another All Things Tim Adventure!

In Memory of My Mama

My mother went to heaven 3 years ago this past March 31 (my oldest daughter's, Jenn, 33rd birthday day.) My sister, Sherri, and I decided soon after that we wanted to get a snowflake tatoo in memory of our mom who loved snowflakes. My youngest daughter, Bekah, wanted to be a part of this special tribute as well. :D
This Memorial Weekend is the first time that the three of us have been together all at the same time. What better place to have our tatoos done than in the beautiful mountain village of Ruidoso, NM where our mother loved to come. And it's Bekah's birthday today. :)

That's me on the left...My tatoo has three showflakes to represent my three children Jenn, Chris, and Bekah. My daughter, Bekah, has a a snowflake that is the same as the one I have that is her snowflake. My sister, Sherri, has one snowflake that represents her son, Brett.

Our artist, Turtle, prepares to begin my snowflake tatoo. Yikes!

I have to admit...I did hurt - sometimes more so than others...but not too bad. It was worth every minute of it.

The three snowflakes are complete. Now he is adding the filigree in a "sweeping snow storm" effect.

Almost finished...I love it. Bekah said, "It is so you, Mom."

Now Bekah's turn. She's an ol' pro at this. This was a first for us old folks.

Sherri was actually the first one of us to have it done. Just like when we were younger..."You go first, little sister! I'll be right behind ya!"

And here we are with our special snowflakes in memory of our Mom and my children's MeMommy. We love you!