Well, this is my first time to do a layout contest, hope it's good enough!
Amanda Sok 'SS Tools - Actions: 6401 Micro Glitter Super Biggie': brown
Valerie Randall 'Avalon Collection Biggie': staple3 silver shadowed
Keri Schueller 'Afterglow Collection Biggie': frame green
Keri Schueller 'Legacy Collection Biggie': grunge cream paper
Kitty Chen 'Magical Swirls 4'
Susie's hand and Century Gothic fonts
My favorite moment of 2008 could have been any number of things. My eldest daughter turned one, we bought a house, we had a second daughter. Any one of these would be acceptable and even expected. My favorite moment, however, isn't quite so obvious. My favorite moment was when you came home to me. Seven days after you were born I was diagnosed with chicken pox. I was heartbroken upon finding out, because not only was I supposed to stay away from you for at least a week, but you had a 90% chance to get this virus, which is potentially fatal to newborns. Every moment of every day was agony, with me aching to hold you, praying I hadn't killed you. The only way I got by was the thought that Mimi and Papa were taking care of you, and would notice immediately should any spots arrive. Miraculously, you didn't develop chicken pox, and thirteen days later you were able to come home. I have cherished every moment since then, with each moment sweeter with the knowledge of being without you. 10.12.2008, 5 weeks old.