Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Paige & Laurie

When my twin nieces were born, they were early and had to stay in the NICU for several weeks. Unfortunately for me, the NICU only allowed parents and grandparents in to visit and hold the babies. That first week or so was torture for me, until Mama called to say that she had talked one of the evening nurses into letting me and Robbie came for a visit. We left as soon as I got off work on a Friday and drove the two hour trip to spend an hour meeting my precious new nieces - Paige & Laurie. Here's a digital layout I created last year about our meeting.

Now those babies are beautiful six years old with distinct personalities and contagious smiles.


Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

I've been seeing the nasty Texas weather on TV, glad you are safe and warm! Lovely digi layout, I bet you can't believe they are six already!

Sian said...

You are a wonderful loving auntie - your affection and love for these two just shines from your post :)

Stephanie Joanna said...

Your nieces are gorgeous, just like their aunt! What a great layout :)