When Twursula went missing

Grandma Kc wrote this on October 11th, 2010 12 Replies

Amara was only 18 months old when Twursula went missing. Twurs is one of the cats that shares AmaraLand. She was gone for 2 of the l o n g e s t weeks ever. When Amara was a little older — maybe 2½ — I told her the Twursula story as a bedtime story since I knew she wouldn’t remember it. She loved that story and she has asked me to tell it to her many times since then.

When Amara was three I started working on a story book for her so that she would always have the story of when Twursula went missing. What should have taken a short time to create took years because I tend to procrastinate and have had serious computer issues between now and then but I finally got it finished. It arrived last week.

So I have really looked forward to Amara spending the night with us this weekend. We played in the backyard — the weather was beautiful; we had dinner and watched Beauty and the Beast, “the Diamond Edition, Grandma”. She loves the scary parts because then Grandpa has to protect her. Sometimes if it is really scary it takes both of us to protect her. Grandpa and I look forward to the scary parts and the hugs that come with them. FINALLY, it was time for bed and bedtime means story time. She saw the Shutterfly box and the book and was curious as to what Grandma had done. Why does the cover have paw prints on it?Grandma Kc is reading to Amara

I’d been really nervous about the book. When you make something special for someone you want them to like it as much as you do! I knew she did when I found her reading it again the next morning.Amara reading the new book Grandma Kc made her

I want to add that I love Shutterfly! I have done birthday books, coasters, calendars and Greeting Cards using them and have captured so many great memories! I’ll tell you about some of the other creations in other posts — they all revolve around our girl!

To be able to view the book full screen, please click here.

This post has been linked to the GRAND Social blogging event at Grandmas Briefs.

12 thoughts on “When Twursula went missing

    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      Hi Sandy, It was a happy ending! We have never been so glad to see a cat come through that door as we were that day. xoxoxo

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  1. Janet

    I love shutterfly too. The book is so cute. I finished one last week about the boys adventure of getting a haircut. They loved it. You book is so nice and love the illustrations. By seeing yours it gave me better ideas of how to do mine. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      Hi Janet, I’m so glad you liked it and that it gave you some ideas for your next book. You will have to post your book on your blog — I would love to see it! Those boys are very lucky to have you in their lives. ~Grandma Kc

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  2. Joan Stommen

    Oh wow….I do all my books on Shutterfly too….but didn’t know you could share it like this! Very cool! 🙂 Love learning new things from my blog pals! This is the sweetest story…..and I love seeing this photo of you and Amara……she looks so much like you!!!!
    Joan

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  3. Rhonda

    What a wonderful way to keep this little story alive. I love Shutterfly-I make a book for our grandson every season. Great job and thanks for sharing the book and the story.

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  4. Lisa @ Grandma's Briefs

    You are so creative! I never thought of making a storybook on Shutterfly. You have me thinking now. And I love this. “Even Twiggy was worried.” So darn cute.

    And so darn scary, too, I’m sure. I couldn’t imagine one of my cats being gone for two weeks.

    Great, great post. Sorry I missed it the first time. (And love the presentation of the book. Again, you are so creative!)

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