Tuesday, October 2, 2012

HILTON HEAD WITH LAYLA........

My grand daughter Layla and I just returned from Hilton Head, SC, a trip I earned through Stampin' Up!  My husband could not get the time off from work since we have 2 trips planned this year already, so I decided to see if I could take Layla, my 7 year old grand daughter with me.  I was so happy when Mike and Jenna said yes, she could miss two days of school.  This little bird on my card holding the heart kind of sums up our time together - love grew.  What a special gift to be given one on one time with one of my precious grand daughters in a surreal setting that I could not afford on my own, it was a beautiful time.  Some highlights were watching Layla go from being afraid to ride bikes to gaining confidence as she rode to the point that she didn't want to stop.  Another highlight was building sand castles and watching Layla's unbelievable imagination in action, as we made a "slop castle" for the wicked witch who lives there and loves to be surrounded by slop, her imagination knows no bounds.  We spent hours by the pool, and hours in the ocean, and time shopping and biking and walking, and eating.  So much fun.  The last night we took baths after being in the water all day and then got our pajamas on and watched BRAVE on tv.  It was so sweet, to sit with Layla and watch how much she loves that movie....and then we settled down on that last night, and both of us had moments of tears realizing our special little weekend had come to an end.  We will hold the memories forever in our hearts though...one of the cutest things was Layla kept saying "The next time you earn a trip we can do this or that" and I said but honey, most of the time grandpa comes with me, to which she replied, "Well you don't have to bring him all the time, do you?????"  Layla, I love you to the moon and back, and I am so thankful to have had this wonderful bonding experience with you!!  Until next time, Karen


11 comments:

Judith said...

Karen, this card is beautiful and it made my heart fill with thoughts of my grandchildren and how wonderful it must have been you for to be with Layla. I loved reading about your time with her. Thanks for sharing.

Heidi Baks said...

How awesome, Karen! I mean the trip with your granddaughter. How precious!! And the card... well, just beautiful!

Rebecca Yoder said...

Karen, Layla is going to remember your trip for the rest of her life. I still have letters my grandmother wrote to me when I was 8 or 9 years old. Precious memories!

Anonymous said...

What wonderful memories you created for Layla and you!!!
gloria

Robin Messenheimer / Robin's Craft Room said...

What a wonderful story, Karen! I can hardly wait to spend some time with my grandchildren later this month. Not much one on one time as there are 3 and I just have one weekend with all three twice a year.

Oh, and your card is just perfect. As always, your work is so gorgeous.

Carol Dee said...

That is what memories are made of. So happy you and Layla had this special time togetehr. hugs...

cmarie said...

what a lovely card.

Zoe said...

Beautiful card, lots of memories with grandaughter too.

Anonymous said...

BEAUTIFUL Card!!! Thanks for sharing


Nonnie in KY

SherryBee said...

Now, THAT was one sweet story!!! Thanks for sharing! Congratulations, on the earning of your trip!
And, I LOVE your card! You have such a talent! Thanks for sharing!
Sherrybee in AZ

Peggy said...

Such a gorgeous card and a sweet story of your weekend with Layla.