Friday, November 4, 2011

Frosted Designs...

Hi Everyone!  This week's Fabulous Friday challenge at Frosted Designs is "Family".  I decided to use photos from my parents visit in May.  We took a trip south through the Catlins, which is in New Zealand's southern scenic route.  This area of New Zealand is about 5 hours worth of driving with many places to stop and see beautiful scencery, waterfalls, and wildlife.  Its such a beautiful, raw part of New Zealand.  We are truly blessed to live in such a wonderful place and call it home.

On this particular day, it was my Dad's birthday.  He had said that for his present he just wanted to see wildlife.  Well, see wildlife we did!  The first beach we stopped at had two large sea lions on it.  One male and one female.  My dad was thrilled!  We walked down to see them and take some pictures.  I definately get my photography gene from my dad but I must have got my good sense gene from my mom.  :)  I kept reminding my dad that these were wild animals and that we were in their home.  My him to pieces.....he kept getting closer and closer to those sea lions.  I have not seen my dad's photos yet but I am pretty sure he got some amazing shots.

I am glad that I got my photography gene from my dad.  My mom used to say to us as kids "if you ever get lost, just tell them your dad is the one with the big black nose (his camera)."  I think my boys could say the same about me.  :)  In this case, I'm thinking a bigger lense for my camera is a better idea than getting as close as I can to a wild animal!!  :)  But I sure do love my dad and am thankful for his photography gene.

I'd love to see your Family projects.  Make sure you link them up to Frosted Designs for a chance to win a prize and so I can check them out.
Happy Crafting!!  :)


  1. This layout is great and I so love the story behind it!

  2. Lydia.. this LO is gorgeous!! And the pictures are amazing!! I am a little jealous that you have all that beauty so close around you!!!

    barb :)

  3. Wow, that would be a site to see! I love the story behind this layout!!! And what you did with the postcards, twine and buttons looks fabulous!

  4. the photos are stunning. so beautiful. love the layout too. the pictures really stand out. Happy Thursday. Hope you have a fantastic weekend.

  5. Awww...what a sweet story. Love the photos and the postcard. :)


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