Sunday, February 17, 2008

Crop Around The Clock!

Well I am back from my weekend of scrapbooking with my friends! We had a wonderful time, laughing, talking, and working in our scrapbooks until well after midnight.

I began scrapbooking about eight years ago. I have always taken pictures especially after my children were born. Many of these were framed or displayed somewhere but the rest of the photos and negatives were just stuck in boxes, drawers, envelopes, or anywhere else that might be handy get them out of the way.

One of my best friends introduced me to scrapbooking and helped me get all of my photos organized in one place; which when broken down into the logical sequence of sorting by decade, then by year, then by month, I was surprised at how easy it was to get hundreds of photos covering over 30 years under control! After this monumental goal was met, it made the task of scrapbooking the pictures and the stories they told enjoyable.

I have made scrapbooks for each of my children documenting their lives, made scrapbooks of special trips and events in our lives. I also have scrapbooks that are a continual work in progress like our wedding anniversary album, where a few new pages are added each year documenting our celebration of our life together.

Each year a new scrapbook is started that documents the entire year; not only the special events such as birthdays and holidays documented but also everyday events. These probably are the most important ones; how we live our lives. The pages in my scrapbooks document not only the good times but also the not so good, sickness, disappointment, and the loss of loved ones. Have you ever looked at old family photographs and wondered who the people were, how they were related, and what was going on in their lives? I want our story to be told long after we are no longer here. To me this is important. This is the title page for this year's scrapbook.

You know what the best part is about going off for a weekend cropping day and night with girlfriends? We can be ourselves and just enjoy being silly! I can't wait for the next one!


cherished*vintage said...

Hi Sandra! Looks like you had such a fun weekend! Your title page for the year is so cute. What a wonderful annual tradition to do with your girl friends!

~ ♥ LISBETH ♥~ said...

Hello Nora! Thank you so much for visiting my site. You have a lovely blog. I love scrapbooking. Last year I decided to do something with all my photos, they were spread all over the house, in drawers and boxes( some without date), help..what a job.I have always thought that I would remember when the photos were shot but I must admit, I did not, so I had to make a lot of research, hi,hi. Anyway 10 years of photos are now in albums. I am proud!!!! I`ll be back soon to visit you.Have a wonderful week.

Tara said...

You had a great time and made some lovely things, thank you for sharing the experience!

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed seeing the pictures of you and the one of you and your friends!
Great times!

Hope said...

Hi Sandra,
It looks like you girls had a good ole time!! I wish I lived close by. I need to start scrapbooking but I don't even know where to begin. I have so many photos just stuck everywhere that I so need to get organized. Just like you, it overwhelms me. I don't know anyone who does scrapbooking or I would ask for help! :O)

Good news...Josie is home now and doing great! Thank you for your prayers. It means so much to me. God is good! Come by my blog when you have time and pick up an award!

Love and Hugs,

kari and kijsa said... is the SURPRISE BLOGGY BIRTHDAY PARTY for Kari's 40th birthday...hop on over for a little cake, diet coke, and birthday cheer!!!


a Pocket Angel said...

Nora, What fun photos! Sure looks like you have a great time... Love that big smile on your face! Hugs~Mary~