Saturday, November 14, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Posted by ArlaMo at 7:43 AM
Monday, November 09, 2009
Since Max started kindergarten in August, Mason gets my company 24-7. And I get his =) Conversations with Mason run the gamut from perplexing to silly to downright hilarious. Consider this recent funny:
Mason - "Mom, we should get a dolphin at our house."
Me - "A dolphin? What would you do with it?"
Mason - "Mom! I would play with her."
Me - "Where would she live?"
Mason - "At our house."
Me - "The dolphin needs an ocean to live in. Where would we get one?"
Mason - "From the water, Mom! And we would put some mud around the house, too."
Posted by ArlaMo at 7:37 PM
I love to read and I usually have an assortment of books, magazines, newspapers and other reading material all going at once. I wish I could speed read!
The latest pile on my bedside table looks a little like this
Posted by ArlaMo at 6:55 PM
Saturday, November 07, 2009
Posted by ArlaMo at 11:23 AM
Signed on for a new little (ha ha) scrappy challenge. October counts, so I'm already 31 days in. I've got 12 for this week, but I'm banking a few since I know the holidays will be crazy.
Posted by ArlaMo at 10:20 AM
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Posted by ArlaMo at 11:30 AM
Monday, November 02, 2009
This blog has mostly been a spot to share completed scrapbook pages. A few pictures of the family here and there since I know my Grandma occasionally reads it (86 years old, reading blogs AND on Facebook. Love it!) A few memes that catch my eye and a random post thrown in for good measure. Not super interesting really, unless you're my Grandma and want to see what the great grandkids are up to. It doesn't really even do that much, unless you can read the journaling on my scrapbook pages.
Someone might find inspiration in a layout or two, but the actual verbal content leaves quite a lot to be desired. Then I saw an advertisement for an on-line course. I loved the class description of Shimelle's Blogging for Scrapbookers. It was exactly what I needed to get more out of my blog and use it as a scrapbooking tool.
I went through Stacy Julian's Library of Memories class at Big Picture Scrapbooking and using her amazing system, I have been scrapbooking old photos along with my newer pictures. And I have found that telling the stories from those older pictures is sometimes really, really hard. I. Just. Don't. Remember! And it makes me really sad that so many of the stories from my older children's younger life are already gone. I've captured many, to be sure, and I have little notebooks of important stories and quotes all over my scrapbook room. But they're not super organized and all over the place and some memories are just lost. The stories are so much easier to tell and record when using photos fresh out of my camera.
And that, right there, is my only goal for this class. I want this blog to be a place that the very fresh, very new stories about the most recent photos are recorded so that I can come back tomorrow, next week, next year and find them to record them in my scrapbooks. This way, I will remember.
Posted by ArlaMo at 10:45 AM