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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A new project and a bit of the past...

Hi all Here is a project that I have up at Amy Mattes Designs :0)  Go pay me a visit over there and leave me some love.  Then go down to the post below mine and enter to win a fun giveaway! Come on what do you have to lose?! Hurry up and get on over there.  Hurry go go go HERE!


Now on to a bit more serious stuff. I am a bit low these days.  I lost a friend of mine to cancer just a few weeks ago. She fought her battle against cancer for 8 years. Her name is Robyn Howland and she is/was not only a beautiful person, but a person full of love that really filled my kid's days with laughter.  Initially she was Nicholas' preschool teacher and then later Adam's.  We became fast friends. This coming Saturday is her funeral. I was asked by the daycare director for some pictures of my boys with her from the past.  Here they are....
                                    Nicholas and Miss Robby- 2003
Adam and Miss Robby - 2005


My oldest son Nicholas who is now 11 wrote this which will be read at her funeral:              How Miss Robby was a wonderful person


Miss Robby was a nice, happy, frog-loving preschool teacher. She was and is always going to be my favorite teacher I’ll ever have. She always acted silly and made things a whole lot more fun for me and everybody else. She loved frogs, the green, hopping creatures of the world. She even had a tattoo of one! She is the nicest teacher I’ve ever had. I loved how she always greeted the kids and parents when they arrived instead of dully saying: “Oh, good… You’re here.” She was actually friends with my mom (Christine Pizzo-Spina), my brother (Adam Spina), and me, Nicholas Spina. She would even come over for a pizza and movie night every once in a while. She always made it better than if she wasn’t there.


Miss Robby always made everything better, and was always funny. She even made preschool better for me. She was always happy, which made me feel the same.


Miss Robby was the funniest, nicest, happiest and best school teacher I have ever known in my 11 long years of life.

Okay my next post will be cheerier. I promise :0)

Much love,
Christine



Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Woohoo! Yippee and all that kind of stuff!!!!!

Well first of all!  Thank you tallyscrapper! You all rock! I love you big time!  The Light it up blue crop was a success!  Thanks to your help we raised $100 towards my walk for Autism Speaks!  Thanks for your help and support.  Thanks to all the Tally gals for participating and making this happen. 

Secondly, I made my first post over at Amy Mattes Designs! Yay me! :0) I am so excited to be a part of her new design team. Here is the project that I posted

They are just little intial plates for my friend who just had twin baby boys!  Their names are John and Charlie!  How cute is that?!  I am hoping to meet the little guys when I go to visit Las Vegas during spring break.

And lastly my peeps....there is a new challenge up at Scrap it Forward which you really should be checking out!  We are going Green and there is a cute prize to go with it! Hurry and get on over there!

Okay I am off for now!

Much love,
Christine