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My Two Peas Story

My Two Peas Story

My Two Peas Story - by Lisa McGarvey

 It was early 2000 and I had just begun scrapping. I had a young son and I was pregnant with my second. There was an lss that opened near me and I was totally fascinated and obsessed with scrapping my son's developments. I would often go into the store (which was bout a 10 minute drive from my house) and check out all the products. It was like a wonderland to me. I loved the papers and the colors. I loved all the different tools and pens.  The store had layouts hanging up showcasing the products and I would often go there just to look at the walls.  At that time, EK Success templates, paperkins and paper piecings were all the rage.  

It didnt take long before I started going to crops at that store. They would start at about 6:00, include dinner andlast until 12 midnight. These crops were so fun for me. My friend Darci and I bought a membership that allowed us to crop every Friday night. I looked forward to those nights so much.

One night, I was scrapping and this lady was in there named Trish. She started asking all of us if we had ever heard of 2peas in a bucket. I remember saying to her "Do you mean two peas in a pod?" and she said "No... its called two peas in a bucket and its the coolest place. There is a message board where you can ask lots of questions. There's a gallery where you can upload your pages. Its amazing."  Then she said "My sil uploads her pages all the time. Her name is Shelley89.  Search her out when you go to the gallery. She does some beautiful layouts."

I was intrigued. I had never really been on the internet. We had it in our home and my husband was on it from time to time, but I hadnt really explored it much. That night I went home and plugged in the address that Trish had given me. WOW. I was totally blown away and instantly sucked in to this amazing scrapbooking website. For months, I checked the site everyday.  It became quite addicting to me.  I remember giving birth to my second son in December 2000 and feeding him while browsing 2peas.  It took me some time to get up the guts to register, but once I did it was like the most amazing thing in the world for me. I remember when I posted for the first time too. I was so scared and didnt know if anyone would answer me. Within a few seconds, someone had... and then another... and then another. I became totally obsessed with the site. 

It took another couple months for me to get up the courage to post a layout in the gallery. I was a total gallery lurker in the early days. I immediately looked up and found Shelley89's pages. Trish was right. Shelley was quite good and she posted with regularity. I later found out that Shelley89's name was Shelley Sullivan - later to be changed to Shelley Laming. She was from the South - a world away from my location in California. We began a friendship cultivated at two peas and over the past several years we became very close friends.

Shelley was one of my first friends at two peas and she's STILL a fantastic friend now.  We email each other almost every single day. :)

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My favorite Christmas Gift

My most favorite gift this Christmas was from my son, Finn. He made an ornament for me in his first grade class. I LOVE it!  Its a tiny frame made from popcicle sticks and gold spray painted macaroni.  Does it get better than this? For me it honestly doesnt.

When I was a kid, I went to Catholic school. Every year until the 8th grade we made ornaments for our parents' tree. My own kids are in public school and the ornaments that have trickled home each December have been few and far between.  I get the feeling that Christmas and therefore Christmas tree ornaments are not topics discussed in their classroom... at least not comfortably discussed.  I understand that.

Still... receiving this gift made my Mama heart ooze over with sentiment. If I get gifts like this one every year I'll die a very happy Mama. 

Lisa

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To Love Another Person. . .

Original Author: Unknown

To love another person is to see the face of God. -from the play, Les Miserables

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Laughter

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Laughter jump starts the heart into breathing without fear.

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