See that mess? That is my kitchen table. It's looked like that for 7 days now. Twice a year I spread out the scrapbooking stuff and do my best to catch up with memories x 4 kids. Aiieeee!!!! Here's the thing. I started, as we all do, with ONE CHILD. I started a photo album for Jillian, then made doubles of the pictures I actually wanted to scrapbook. You know, the picture at the zoo with the zoo map and entry ticket...picture of the airplane with the airplane ticket...yes, I save all the stubs and flotsam and jetsam that comes with school events, vaca's etc. Then add kids 2,3,4 and OH MY WORD WHAT HAVE I DONE??? They all have photo albums, and I have piles and piles of picture doubles just waiting to be scrapbooked into works of art for SEPARATE SCRAPBOOK ALBUMS. I'm not kidding. I have a friend who scrapbooks...she puts all the kids on one layout. Halloween? All 6 kids on a 12x12 layout. She just keeps them in community "family" albums and says that it's not her problem...they can figure out who gets the books when she's gone. Me? Halloween costumes...times 4. Christmas Eve...times 4. Easter...times 4. Trip to This is the place...x 2 (the boys weren't there..I imagine I'll get around to scrapbooking this one oh, in 2011 : ) But at this point, what can I do? Add the frustration of now not having enough "doubles" for each child to have that cute page of all of them together doing...something. Twice a year I try to "catch up" (right!!) I counted. Jill now has FOUR photo albums, ONE 8x11 scrapbook (made the mistake of starting small) and FIVE 12x12 albums.Now imagine this scenario x4....thank goodness I thought to color code them... Jill's are all pink, Ty's;blue, Ry;red and Grace's are purple. I'm suggesting now that she marry money 'cause she's going to need a special room to house these things. I know I do! Wish me luck.
The Brain: Are you pondering what I'm pondering? Pinky: I think so Brain, but burlap chafes me so.
Quote of the Day
"Faith in something greater than ourselves enables us to do what we have said we'll do, to press forward when we are tired or hurt or afraid, to keep going when the challenge seems overwhelming and the course is entirely uncertain." -Gordon B. Hinckley
Word of the Day
fillip \FIL-uhp\ , noun: 1. A snap of the finger forced suddenly from the thumb; a smart blow.
flummox \FLUM-uhks\, transitive verb: To confuse; to perplex.