This is for the scrapbook weekly challenge too. "Use 7 pix". Conveniently, I was already getting this layout done. There will be a second page to this as well...............duh, I have no fewer than 12 pix of Kolten for any given "event", even if that event is Tuesday!
So there ARE two other layouts for this post, but I CAN'T get them uploaded!!! ARGH. I'll get it done and get them here...... I will, I will, I will.
August 2011!!! Are you kidding me? I haven't posted anything here since August! Okay, well I guess we had quite a bit going on with Anne going off to boot, graduating, and shipping out. I just can't believe I haven't scrapped anything or posted anything about it!!!
Okay, the game plan is to complete 212 pages in 2012. So I'll have to do minimum 4 pages each week. I'm thinking there's no really good, simply, methodical way to go about it because I tend to get easily bored with working on the same theme over and over........ SO! Gonna jump around a bit.
The first is page is from an album I've wanted to do for years. It's "All About Me". So this one is called "My Survival Kit" ... all of the things I love and want and need for survival. My family, friends, and passions. This one is from Christmas 2011 (this year). I was so Blessed to have everyone home for Christmas. Lacy and Kolten were with us and brought Shawn too. It was good. They're trying to see if they can work things out and be a family, for Kolten and for them. Anne was home on leave from Camp Pendleton. It was wonderful because, when we sent her back on January 2nd, we recognized that we don't have any idea when we'll see her again. She'll graduate MOS school the end of January, be assigned to her PDS (permanent duty station) and head there immediately. Then she'll probably be deployed in June. She might get some pre-deploy leave, but we just don't know.
So, we're getting ready to leave for church on Christmas Eve and Anne sneaks up behind me and says, "Do you want me to wear my blues?" and I'm almost crying when I say, "Yes, please." Lacy was the one who actually insisted on the family picture.
I am so Blessed! Pray for me. 4-5 pages a week is gonna be a challenge! I'm 2 out of 212. It's a start.
The other thing I want to do with each post is include a favorite quote.
"We would worry less about what others think of us if we realized how seldom they do." ~Ethel Barrett