Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Newspapers can reveal family info

This newspaper clipping tells when, where and how Grandpa Martin Francis O'Meara died.






Monday, May 28, 2018

Scrapbook Pages

 I made this page for a Scrapbook Challenge. Olivia loves to sing and already knows her ABCs.

 Another page I made for a Challenge. Peter Rabbit is one of my favorite books, so I was thrilled to find this Peter Rabbit themed kit. I created the background paper.

 I also created the ducks and butterflies as part of the challenge.

 And then added the word art. It was a Progressive Challenge so we did it in stages.

 We were doing Line Contours for this Challenge. It turned out interesting. Pictured is Cousin Laverne, with Aunt Frances and Aunt Jewel.

 Olivia helped me with my Paper Cutouts.

And this turned into a nice Sketch of myself. ~Alasandra

Monday, May 14, 2018

Mother's Day and Graduation

 Hazel Jackson is thrilled to be a Great Grandmother. And Baby Grant looks enchanted with her.

 I love this picture as it has 3 generations of Mother's. Katie Carter Alawine, Sandra Alawine (me) and Hazel Jackson. With Olivia and Grant Alawine and Great Grandpa Wayne Jackson.

 Sean got his Masters degree. I am very proud of my Baby Boy.

 Sean was very touched that his Grandmother Jeanette Alawine, Cousin Noah, and Grandma Hazel and Grandpa Wayne came to celebrate his day.


 And it meant a lot to him and to me that Jonathan Alawine and his family came to share the day.

~Alasandra

Monday, April 16, 2018

Family Scrapbook Pages

 Katie, Olivia and Grant Alawine Easter 2018. It's Grant's first Easter.

Olivia's Easter picture from last year.

 I was learning how to do half tone, in this picture I finally nailed it.

 But my practice pictures created some interesting effects.


This I was learning to do coming out of teh frame. It does ook as if she is fixing to crawl right out of the picture.

We meet Jonathan, Katie and Olivia at the Fair last year, it was a lot of fun.


And last but not least me and Sean.

Friday, April 6, 2018

March 25th 2018

 Grant was baptized March 25th, 2018 at  Safe Harbor United Methodist Church, in Moss Point, MS. He got to enjoy some quality time with his Great Grandmother Jeanette Alawine and his Great Grandpa Wayne Jackson and Great Grandma Hazel Jackson during the service. 
 
 Grandma Sandra Alawine and Grandpa Bo Alawine are thrilled with the bouncing boy. These pictures were taken right after he was born. He decided to make a really fast entry.

And of course we cherish him. Grant is wearing the same outfit Jonathan wore for his baptism.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Scrapbook Pages

 We had a blast with Olivia at the Jackson County Fair.

 She actually got to pet the rabbit.

 The gender reveal party was lots of fun.

 And Olivia turned 2 December 9th, 2017.

 We had a small party for her here at our house.

 Then she had a bigger party with her friends a few days after her birthday.

 I made these pages for a scrapbook challenge and thought they turned out OK.

 Can you tell I LOVE being a Grandma.

 A page I made using a photograph of the Thompsons

And last but not least a picture of me and Sean.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Welcoming Grant Lamar Alawine to the Family

Our newest addition to the family.

Has been added to the family trees. Of course it is through Mary Agnes O'Meara, his Great-Great-Grandmother that he is related to the Ross, O'Mire, and Gibson branch.

 And through me he is related to the Jackson branch.

 And through Grandpa Bo who he is named after the Alawine branch.

 This is his very First picture.

 And pictures of the proud parents Katie and Jonathan Alawine





Saturday, February 17, 2018

Scrapbook Pages



 This is Andrew Jackson Mott, those of us related to the Thompsons are related to him.

 Rebecca Bell Ross O'Mire Gibson. She looks so young in the picture, but she has already had 3 kids and been widowed. This is her second husband Henry Gibson and their children James and Lucian Gibson.

 Walter Harold Thompson holding ME!!!!!

We are standing in front of Grandma Agnes and Grandpa Cloey Thompson's House in Meridian, Mississippi.

 Baby Shower for Grant Alawine, he has yet to arrive although his due date was this past Thursday. Apparently he is going to be fashionably late like his Grandmother. And Olivia is enjoying hanging out with the Alawine side of the family. BTW I made the fruit baby in the watermelon.

 Me (Sandra Alawine) my sister in law Melissa Alawine (Back row) Shannon Alawine Hunt, Bo's Step-Mother Jeanette Alawine and Melissa's daughter Britney Lister (Front Row).

 Olivia




She is such a happy little girl.

And this is an idea board I did for a scrapbook challenge. Back Row: Sean & Jonathan, Front Row: Bo, Sandra (holding Olivia) and Katie. We are in the process of remodeling our kitchen at the moment I am waiting to see what designs the cabinet guy has come up with. ~Sandra