School Portraits Album Flip-through

We have decided to go ahead and have an in-person open house for Gabe, after all, but I started this blog to share his albums, and I will finish! šŸ™‚ We have plenty of family out of town and out of state, who won’t be able to attend, anyway. So hopefully this blog will stillContinue reading “School Portraits Album Flip-through”

Gabe’s Life Album, Vol. 3, Flip-through

Six Months to One Year Old Ready for some more adorable baby pics of Gabe? Oy, I love looking back at these times when he was just a little guy (relatively speaking, anyway!). I can remember sitting on the floor in our living room at our old house, when I took the picture of Gabe,Continue reading “Gabe’s Life Album, Vol. 3, Flip-through”

Flip through Gabe’s Life Album (Vol. 2) with me!

Looking for some baby pictures of Gabe? This is a great place to start! Here is a video of the second volume of his life album, covering the first six months of his life or so. As always, if you’re just here for the pics and don’t care about the commentary, please feel free toContinue reading “Flip through Gabe’s Life Album (Vol. 2) with me!”

Flip through Gabe’s first scrapbook with me!

So far, I have only shared digital scrapbook layouts that I have created for Gabe over the years ā€” but I scrapbooked most of his youngest years in paper form. These layouts are housed in bulky albums with individual pages covered with page protectors. This format makes them a bit of a pain to shareContinue reading “Flip through Gabe’s first scrapbook with me!”

I miss seeing that smile

Journaling for a scrapbook page to be created some day in the future This is a smile I love to see. I wish we could see it more often. It’s not that you are an unhappy child or that you are frequently grumpy. You are not. It’s just that fewer things in life seem toContinue reading “I miss seeing that smile”

Why we decided to raise you in a small town: A letter to my children

The first layout I created for my “Letters to My Children” album was a one about why my husband and I decided to raise our kids in the small town in which we both had been raised ourselves … despite mildly despising it while we were in high school. (I did, at least. I guessContinue reading “Why we decided to raise you in a small town: A letter to my children”

One thing you should never forget: A letter to my children

My head is swimming with things Iā€™d like to share with you. Some of what I want to share includes stories ā€“ stories that show your dad and I are not perfect, stories of our family traditions, stories of events in our lives that have developed us into who we are. Some of what IContinue reading “One thing you should never forget: A letter to my children”

Letters to My Children: The start of something important (at least to me)

I have this irrational fear that I am going to die in some sort of traumatic accident before I have a chance to tell my children everything I want to tell them. A pleasant thought, I know. I have always thought I would make a scrapbook full of all of this kind of “stuff” toContinue reading “Letters to My Children: The start of something important (at least to me)”

My two cents: Is scrapbooking dead?

I have to admit it: The future of scrapbooking seems to be limited. Yep, I said that out loud. In public. For the world to see. Today, Becky Higgins and Cathy Zielske posted on Facebook a link to a Studio 5 production called “Is Scrapbooking Dead?” that will air tomorrow, Wednesday, Nov. 14. My gutContinue reading “My two cents: Is scrapbooking dead?”


Lately I have been a bad blogger. Lately I have been an even worse scrapbooker. But I have taken photos. LOTS of photos. And I wonder when I’ll get around to scrapping them. Lately I have been spending less time scrapbooking and blogging and designing stuff for scrapbooking and doing much of anything but workingContinue reading “Lately…”