Around the World in a Lot of Days

This is Anna and me  after the performance of Wicked in LA.  This little sweetie between us was in a starring role because the original star had fallen ill.  Boy, was she excited.  As an understudy I don’t think she imagined her day would come.  Sort of like being runner-up to Miss America.  “And if anything should happen that she is unable to perform……… we find out she’s a porn star and not a virgin” LOL

Back to my regularly scheduled program….

Anna Marie is my world traveler and my oldest daughter.  Her restless feet have seen five continents in her 26 short years, four in the last two years alone.  But growing up in a tiny farming town that is nearly 80 % Hispanic the first country she hit was Mexico.  She does a lot of scrap-booking, however I  love to scrapbook too so, at times, I have taken it upon myself to preserve her memories.  Her work is not as refined as mine but she is amazing when she journals which, definitely, trumps meticulous.

I wanted to show(off) the first two pages of her Mexico trip.  I first drew an outline of Mexico.  That was a trick for me as I always say Geography wasn’t my major and my husband adds, “Honey, Geography wasn’t even your minor.”  LOL               (bunny trail) My sister works for Alaska Air and when I asked her if they flew to St.Louis she, with all sincerity asked, “Is that a state?”  She’s been with AA for three years!  But I fly at a discount so who cares if she doesn’t know her states.                      Back to the page…I cut my pics into one inch squares for a mosaic and on the second page used a background of floral velum.  As you can see, I inserted a star with a photo of Anna into the area that she lived.  I used full photos to fill the country and random partial photos to fill in areas around the border.  I used floral letters to pinpoint and spell the name of the city where she lived which I had to re-spell three times because, quite apparently, I’m an idiot.  I won’t even try to spell it here.  it was in Southern Mexico. She also went to Guatemala.                                                                                                                      Did I mention that my Anna travels alone?                        This is  Anna running a marathon somewhere around LA.  This is the only time I live through my child.  A few years ago my husband, a friend and I decided we would run the Portland Marathon.  We paid our dues (actually I think my friend paid our dues), we bought our shirts (actually I think my friend bought our shirts), we bought our pins (actually I think my friend bought our pins) and we all started training.  Then one of us got injured (actually it was my friend that got injured).  My husband and I went back to doing nothing, my friend kept swimming and none of us even watched the marathon on TV.  But the next year my daughter ran the Portland Marathon.  Good enough for me.  Same DNA.

What more can I say, Anna travels and runs and I scrapbook, but I’m dang good at it!

Thanks for visiting, hope to see you again.  Bridget


About bestfriendsarebest

I'm a fifty year old mother of three adult children with a recent empty nest. I've been married one time for 34 years, so far. I've done a bit of traveling, had a few accomplishments and still have a few dreams lefts. All of this and more you will learn about me as we travel along.
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2 Responses to Around the World in a Lot of Days

  1. Patty says:

    Totally love the scrapbook page!

  2. Debra says:

    Loved the stories and the pics:)

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