I just went and bought a new printer... so now I have to clean up my office and desk so I can put it in here (and tell myself one more time that I'll never let it get that dirty again rofl). Then I can give it a whirl and try it out... just in time for my scrapping weekend next week with some of my favourite girls! YAY :)
And my little reminder...
Last night Brett wanted to see the pics of his old boat. I told him they were in the photo album, and there were also some scrapbooked pages in the storage cupboards in the laundry. That's where my OLDER albums live. They were taking up too much room in my office. Anyway, being a man (and a wonderful man he is and all) he had a man look, not a woman look and came back about an hour later saying he couldn't find them. So off I trotted, opened the door and there they were. But while I was there I thought I'd look for the scrapped layouts with it. So I opened one album, leafed through the pages, stopped and laughed at the stories, marvelled how much my big boy has grown, how soft, long and WHITE his hair used to be. That my skinny kid once was a tiny bit chubby. So an hour later I went back to Brett, handed him the photos of his boat, and told him I was sorry, I got distracted looking through all the old albums. He said "why do you think I was in there for an hour!" He did the same thing. It was so good to look back through them. The way I scrapped was so different back then. Every page had a story. Not just journalling, not just "i love you, i think you are the best kid, I am blessed to have you." Sure that is all important, but I don't think I need to be putting that on every pages. Where they were little it was easy to tell the stories. There were always milestones being reached. There were always funny new quirks and things he was comming out with. I need to do that more. In the begining I wasn't interested in photography, but I snapped photos every day. Photos of him doing every day stuff. Now I think I can't take a pic here, the light is not good enough, or your hair is a mess, or you've still got your PJ's on, or... wait for it... your clothes don't match your brothers! OMG!!! What has happened to me LOL. I haven't submitted a page for probably over a year now, no one really is going to see my layouts except for us. So my little reminder to myself today - GET OVER YOURSELF! rofl.
So with my new printer, I'm off to print up some crappy/funny/everyday photos, scribble down the funny stories while I still remember them, and plan some layouts for next weekend. So next week... expect a share of crappy layouts. You may not think much of them. They may not be all too inspiring. But they are sure to bring back the moments and let us relive these wonderful years with our amazing little boys... and in years to come, hopefully we'll still get sidetracked for hours when we stumble across the old albums.
Off to clean this desk/office. I may be a while! Sarah knows what I mean... so does Jane ;)