Do you have this book? If not, you should.
Rebecca Sower's ideas for meaningful pages and journaling are just timeless. I pulled this book out again this evening and will keep it on my desk for a while. I am doing a little redirection and simplifying in my scrapbooking/photo world and I needed to look at this book again.
I recently read something on a blog that was very freeing. You know all of those boxes and stacks of photos that we have sitting around.... for what? So we can scrapbook them? We'll never get to them all...and our children are missing out on the opportunity to look at those photos. I love to see Noah looking at the scrapbook pages I've created. And honestly, the ones he spends the most time on are the ones with lots and lots of photos. He loves to look at photos of his family and friends...name names, recall specifics of an event. So today I bought 3 leather photo albums that each hold 200 4x6 photos. I'm going to fill them and write short captions next to some of the photos. I'll go thru them with Noah from time to time and ask him what he remembers about those photos...and I'll write that down, too. It's not all about the perfect scrapbook page anymore. It's about the memories that were made. Of course I'll still scrapbook. But now I feel free to scrapbook Life's Little Moments, those sweet, forgettable times that we think we'll remember, but don't. I love to scrapbook conversations, lists, short stories....and I'm going to focus more on those than on every single event. I can't wait. :)
Another passion....home. I am so excited about the opportunities to teach and share my home decor classes with others. Going somewhere to teach is seriously like a vacation for me. I don't consider it work at all. Sure, I'll be working, but teaching is a love of mine and a blessing in my life. Speaking of home...and Rebecca Sower....you need to see her newly done scrapbooking space. It is breathtaking and looks like my dream store to spend hours walking around in, looking in every corner. Her room makes me want to take over the guest room and close the door! :D
Teacher appreciation luncheon at Noah's school coming up this week. (they have one every month) Gotta bake 2 Toll House Pies tomorrow. Yum!
Don't forget to sign up for my free class giveaway on my previous blog entry. I'll draw a name on Thursday!
"Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones. And when you have finished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake." - Victor Hugo