...these are not well taken photos
i took them quickly
so i could share them with you.
i dug WAY back into my close and found the treasured OLD SKOOL Scrapbooks.
my friend susan and i used to get together ALL THE TIME.
this was all that was required
we thought we were VERY EXCELLENT at our craft...didn't we Susan?! :)
i look at my pages now and chuckle
i couldn't STAND open space.
however - the beautiful thing is this
the memories are recorded.
and i love that.
as i went through my scrapbooks
my heart fluttered.
a bit of happiness and sadness mixed up - is there a word for that?
i don't know - all i do know is i felt BOTH emotions
These are TEN years ago....
am i even that old?
think about it.
i am now surrounded by 6 ft children
1. anticipation of the first graduation
2. second drivers license
3. third child becoming a teenager
4. ONE 7 year old that is pretty TICKED he is not in ANY of the old scrapbooks I pulled out.
SUCH IS LIFE.
Chris and I - FIVE YEAR anniversary - babies. we were babies. i was 26 he was 27.
I pulled this page cause it STILL remains to be one of the BEST DAYS of my life.
Spent it with JUST my brother and my husband in a boat on a near by lake by a hole of sunfish.
It was 70 and sunny, and FOREVER I will cherish this memory.
James was pretty excited we brought home SO MANY FISH.
Chris was stylin with those overalls - don't you think?
Nic and Luke
Now a SENIOR and a FRESHMAN.
James 1 - Nic 7 - Luke 5
The Magnuson Kitchen Island.
this exists in right as you walk into our home
the kitchen and the island are RIGHT THERE.
it holds precious memories.
one after the other.
Check out the scrapbooking technique.
See the gingham corner and the flower sticker!
Corner of one of the scrapbook pages - CHECK OUT THAT sticker.
Chris and I at Cross Lake.
Lovely times with Friends.
I knew he was cute - I just didn't remember him THIS CUTE!
Look at that bent over ear and GREEN EYES!
.....hanging out waiting for his toaster strudel
This was one of my FAVORITE scrapbooking layouts in the late 90's
Suzy Zoo Stickers - didn't get ANY cuter back then!
Nic's first day of 1st Grade.
In the boat early June with my boys.
Mrs. Grossman's Stickers (see that in the corner)
Another OLD SKOOL layout -
what can I say?
I was scrapbooking by candle light I have been doing it so long!
....was i ever this young?
...another fishing layout.
these were always the greatest memories.
however - i think this was an illegal pull from Green Lake....
So there it is!
A BLAST from the past, both creatively and personally.
Not the most STELLAR WORK - but priceless just the same!
I treasure the journaling so much - there are memories there that could not have possibly been remembered had I not done these!
NOW i need to create some NEW STUFF to share!
How long have you been crafting?
DO YOU FIND that your past creations bring you some comic relief?
Share if you have a moment!