Thursday, July 05, 2007

Week 23: Right Now

Emily's Challenge for Week 23 is "Right Now". Basically what's happening right now in my life. You can look at hers here. I feel all I've been writing about lately is what the major things in my life that have been going on. Well, I'm sick of that. :) So I decided to do a card about what is going on in the lives of those around me. Baby girls!!! :) What fun. Is there anything more lovely than a pink baby? Well except a little blue one of course.

My brother and his wife just had a little baby girl last month named Allegra. They also have one year old twins and a 10 year old daughter from his first marriage. Needless to say, they have their hands very full right now. :)

Some of my very bestest friends in the whole world (James and Martha Willis) had a baby girl last month as well and named her Lindy Carolina. (The Carolina part is named partly after me (Karalenn) and partly after where James served his LDS mission! It's true! What an honor!) They've been telling me for years that if they ever get a pink baby they are going to name her after me. James was my swing dance partner through college and one of my best friends. I met his wife in college too and have grown so close to her that I consider her one of my most cherished friendships. She is an incredible woman! Martha discovered breast cancer in her back in winter of 2004. She was in her early 20's with no history of cancer in her family. After a long battle she has come out stronger and more beautiful than ever. She has two older WONDERFUL sons Phillip and Luke, but has struggled through several miscarriages. I'm so happy that they had their little miracle girl. What a great family!

I'm so happy for Emily, Mic, and Ivy with their new little Yindi Willow. She's so beautiful. Here are pictures of her. I just wish that I could still be in California to give my kisses. I'll have to through mail. :)

Last of all my very bestest friend, my little sister is pregnant with her third child- a little girl too! She is due in 5 weeks! I can't wait to hold my new little niece and play with her when she gets a little older. I'm going to teach her all sorts of annoying tricks to play on her mom so her mom can think of her wonderful, greatest, most marvelous older sister.

I'm so happy to know such wonderful people that are bringing sweet, strong, beautiful little girls into the world! I left the top of my card blank in that gold section so that I can print copies of this card and put the names of these beautiful new little girls in there and mail them off to you all. The quote around the card is a favorite of mine. I wrote it all over the walls of one of our homes in California. It is from the play/book Peter Pan and it says, "When the first baby laughed for the first time, it's laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about and that was the beginning of fairies." Isn't that beautiful? Those little glowy orbs are pieces of the baby's laugh that will soon make fairies with one fairy already made watching from the toad stool. I've been daydreaming this card for a few weeks and I'm so happy to see it done and out there. It's more whimsy and fun than what was in my head, which I'm very happy about.

P.S. I just counted an embarassingly large amount of times I used the word "beautiful" in this post. Feel free to give me any alternatives I could use in the future. :) Thanks

7 comments:

Marjolein said...

Ooooooh I'm so glad you are back!! Missed your cards!! They all are wonderful pieces of art! This one is beautiful!!!

Je@net said...

Glad to see one of your beautiful drawnings again!! Love this one with the little baby on it!!

Nat said...

Yeah - I missed you cards too!!! Love your drwaing as always. Huge HUgs!!!

Sooz said...

love this one! baby girls are popping up everywhere! My cousin and his wife just had their first on Friday....I'd LOVE to send them a card featuring your painting ....can I talk you into a swap of sorts? Anything I can offer? (you should ETSY PRINTS OF YOUR STUFF!) I'd love a print to make a congratulations card...

Krisser said...

OK Flem- sorry, I forgot I wasn't supposed to look at your blog because of the "Surprise card for me" but I did- and I absolutely love the card this week- it's beautiful, can't wait to see it in person!!! And I agree with sooz- you should definitely sell copys of your cards on etsy! I bet people would love to get their hands on them!

Nanette said...

I totally thought you were announcing that you were pregnant! After all,you have the title "Right Now" and a picture of a baby! It's a cute picture, even if it isn't a picture of YOUR baby!

lrlewis said...

Add one more person to your list! Shane and I just found out we're having a girl! YAY!