On good days (those wonderful yet rare days when my migraine pain is a 4 or below) I try to spend time at the computer. In part, this is an attempt to stay sharp in the eventual hopes I’ll be able to rejoin the work force. So I’ve got plenty of classes on Photoshop and Lightroom and Photography to work on.
Today, I chose to respond to an email that landed in my inbox… a challenge from a scrapbook designer (SuzyQ Scraps). She provided a digital template (free) and we had to add photos and “decorate” the page.
Here’s the template:
And here’s my finished page:
I’ve wanted to record the story of joining Dad in West, TX for the Lone Star Santas’ Convoy of Toys. This was the perfect opportunity. Here’s what the journaling block says:
May 18, 2013 – I met up with Dad in West, TX for the Lone Star Santas’ Convoy of Toys. The community was still reeling from the fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 and destroyed 150 homes. The 35 Santas who made the trip visited with over 300 children and gave out over 1,000 toys. I saw families come in wearing Salvation Army cast-offs and weary expressions, leaving with smiles, laughter, and arms full of stuffed animals and games. A teary-eyed mom told us her daughter hadn‘t smiled since the blast as she watched her smile and laugh with a Santa. Another told us she was hopeful her kids would sleep now that they had something to play with. I am so proud of my dad for being part of this organization, making a difference for hurting kids & families. That’s what being Santa is all about.