Summer Fun: Past and Present

July 8, 2009 at 10:20 am 1 comment


This was two summers ago.  I can’t believe how much my little girl has grown up since then!  We’ve long graduated from Veggie Tales placements, and I’ve not seen her sorting colorful cups for a while now!

summer 09b

At least I still have photos like this from this summer!  Perhaps I’ll survive.  Geez, my ovaries are starting to ache a little.  Thoughts of “but could I give up my scraproom, and would my husband survive a heart attack from such news” soon follow.  No, I’m not desiring another young ‘en, truly.  But, I do want to get to scrapbooking their early years.  They are so precious, I think I saved them until I knew more what I was doing.  Unfortunately, I still don’t really know what I’m doing!  But, I’ll enjoy digging some of those photos out and trying!

It’s all about the fun of it, right?

summer 09

This is more what the fun looks like these days!  It usually involves terrorizing someone and/or near danger!


  • Make lists of things I want to scrapbook about.
  • “Scrap-lift” more to improve my odds of success (it’s legal, as long as you cite that if you publish!).
  • Make sketches and notes as I look at layouts and try to achieve similar results–online galleries are a great place for this, as well as scrapbook magazines (my CK magazine came yesterday and I was so excited!)
  • Review photos/print them in sizes I want to scrapbook.

I started this yesterday after running a ton of errands and had such a fun day!  I’m caught up on my Esther study, so I get to PLAY!  YEAH!

Don’t you just know I printed this one yesterday!?

boys fav copy

Man, cute pictures can just do me in!


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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Ashley  |  July 8, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    Great pictures! I need to print some out too! I tend to wait too long and then have tons to print out at once!

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