Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Dominican

When I saw the sketch at Once Upon A Sketch with the journaling prompt for holidays or vacations, I knew exactly which photo I wanted to use. My HIDDEN JOURNALING is in the envelope on the right side of the photo and it reads: Our family took a much needed vacation to the Dominican Republic. Our children wanted to just lay on the beach and tan. Mom had a different idea. If we were going to travel 3,355 miles/ 5,399 km. we were going to see more than just the beach! I believe in not just traveling to different countries but learning about their cultures and social backgrounds. I wanted to see where they lived, where they go to school, what were their living conditions. We toured for a day through the country side visiting the local children bringing them gifts to help them in school. At the end of our holiday I asked our children what was their favourite part, and they both said it was when we took our tour and they got to see how Dominican children lived. They really stopped and took a moment to reflect on how different their lives were living in Canada. We met this little girl that day...she stole my heart. She rides to school each day on a donkey from her village. It makes you stop and realize just how blessed we are. We think of her often and would love to visit her again.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your scrappy support! Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day! Lynn


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16 comments:

Nadia Cannizzo said...

Lynn this is a gorgeous layout. LOVE the colours you have used and the way you layered everything. Just wanted to point out that our challenges at OUAS need to have journalling included, and I would absolutely hate for this gorgeous layout not to be considered amongst the voting! Just letting you know :) Thanks so much for playing along with us at OUAS :)

Lean said...

much be great oever there with ..you made a wonderful page again Lyn!
byebye,Lean

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

What a fabulous memory! I love love love love love the photo, the layers... just GORGEOUS!!!

olga said...

Such a beautiful layout! it is Amazing! Thank you very much for joining us at OUAS!

Charlotte Brochu said...

Lovely layout! You did a great job with the sketch!

Ashley Horton said...

This is so beautiful Lynn!! I love the monochromatic look of all of the brown and the little touch of yellow in the flowers!

KellyCreates said...

Beautiful design, LYnn, and the story behind the photo is wonderful :) Thanks for sharing!

Keren Tamir said...

this is truly beautiful Lynn!!Thank you for your words of encouragement.

Elina said...

Wonderful vintage layout, my favorite scrapping style!!! It seems you had a great time there and your chldren will never forget it! Good luck with the challenge! Thank for joining us!

Melenia Agapides said...

Lynn, What a great page! I just love the story behind this page of yours - you're right, travelling involves so much more than relaxing, sleeping and eating. It's all about getting to know new places, new people and seeing life with a different perspective!

Irini said...

Just gorgeous!!!
I love the layering the inking and best of all the journalling!!
wonderful story!
Thanks for playing with us at Once Upon A...Sketch!
hugz
irini

Channa said...

Hi lynn, another gorgeous layout!! Beautiful work and i love the colors, looking forward to work with you at FD. And thanks for joining us at OUAS, Channa

Loreta said...

liked the work, the success of the competition

Anastasia (Νατάσα) said...

What a gorgeous layout, I love these colours with the vintage style... and the journaling is great, capturing such wonderful memories.

Thank you for joining us at OUAS!

EFI said...

Lynn your layout is absolutely gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at OUAS!

Eleni Gratsia said...

Beautiful layout, and totally agree with you about the purpose, and why we visit places ... travellers over tourists any day of the week! Thanks for playing with us at OUAS!

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