7/21/2008

post 2 for today...

the new challenge is up at SYC! use up your fabric, ladies!!! this is a good one, so be sure not to miss out on the fun! here's my layout and i also did another project but you'll just have to go visit to see!


i made this bird house in a starbucks bottle to try out for the design team for American Crafts. you know how those birdies love to buy $8 lattes. i doubt i will get it, but it was worth a shot. we can all dream, can't we?


the pic is lousy. sorry. i suck. i also made a layout that i might share later on.

anyway, about my fam...i called my sis to see if she received the email about uncle mike. she did and she brought it to my attention that he was the last of the Mataraza brothers. the first generation of my family who was born in the US...they are all gone. and, my Aunt Rita, is the last of the four girls in her family from that generation. it is funny, there were four Abbruzzese sisters and four Mataraza boys, only my grandfather chose to marry 'outside'...he chose my grandmother Dagmar Hoover, who passed in 2001.

so, that got me to thinking about mike's family. mike's brother does not have kids, so michael and owen are it as far as the family name. we need to have another boy, i guess and name him John Allen Nelson. or John Allen Mataraza Nelson...and that would take care of it. of course, if we hope for a boy, we'll get a girl and then her middle name will be Mataraza. i know that would be a mouthful, but that's fine. maybe she could be Elizabeth Mataraza Nelson and we could call her Em. or Mary Elizabeth Mataraza Nelson. whew! poor girl. atleast they are pretty names, just rather lengthy.

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8 paper addicts say...:

aimee said...

love that bird house! they are crazy if you don't make it. i don't have any fabric, oh wait kimber's flower from the play...that will be a pretty layout...not! i think i will skip this one.
sorry to hear about your uncle. ken is the last of the terry's. and we will not be trying for a boy anytime soon! that factory is shut down.
did i say i loved that bird house?! love it! love it!

chelemom said...

Love the LO and that adorable birdhouse!! Sorry to hear about your uncle's passing. It is funny with names....My dad and his brother had only girls. Since the name wouldn't continue, my cousin named her daughter Aleksy, which was my maiden name!

AnnaMarie said...

That birdhouse is awesome! And LOVE your LO!!

Susan Beth said...

Great bird house. And I like your name choices. Babies are good!

vtpuggirl said...

Love the layout, and the birdhouse is super cute. My ds would love it!

Kristii said...

I totally love the bird house!! Your page is way cute!! Good Luck with the DT quest!!! I love the names you have picked out too!!
So sorry to hear about your uncle!!! Thinking of you and your family!!

ChickenNDumpling said...

Great work i really love the bird house .. thanks for sharing...

jenkinsrosedesigns said...

Love the birdhouse!!