Saturday, May 19, 2007


May 18th, 1980
It’s not a holiday, like Thanksgiving or Christmas, it’s not a family member’s birthday, but it’s a day we remember, one we celebrate, one we are thankful for and look forward to. It’s the day Mount St. Helen’s erupted, a sad day for many but for our family it was the turning point in our lives. May 18th, 1980 was the day my dad decided to stop drinking. I know it was a May long weekend, I don’t know what happened leading up to his decision, but I’m glad he made it and stuck with it. I know it couldn’t have been easy going cold turkey. But I am very thankful, proud, and grateful that on May 18th, 27 years ago, my dad chose his family!

Yes, I will be scrapbooking this. In case you are unsure, those are my parents and those are probably the only pictures I have of them together. I made them pose on Mother's day and lets just say they are like a couple of kids with ants in their pants when it comes to taking a picture of them. I used PS7 to crop and line all the pictures up so that I could print them out just like that. I think I'm getting the hang of that darn program. I will use that on my layout too.

Happy Victoria Day!!! We're doing the usual, bbq, hiking with pups, yard and house stuff, whoo weee exciting.

2 comments:

Fern said...

Those are great pictures, what a hambone your dad seems to be! Congratulations to him & the rest of you & have a great weekend.

Dawn said...

great pics, great story... can't wait to see the lo you creat with them!

have an awesome weekend!