Thursday, November 13, 2008

Wonderful Weekend

This past weekend was our scrapbooking get-away. We had a great time! Megan, Nicki, Marie, Joy and I went to a cabin, pulled out ALL of our scrapbooking stuff and scrapbooked all weekend long.

I completed 30 pages, I scrapbooked all the way up to Savannah's last week with us. A lot of it was very emotional. I scrapbooked some family outings and all of the events of Beka and Danny's wedding.

This is my favorite layout of the weekend; I have never used ribbon in my albums before and seldom use brads. The ribbon says "So Loved." We thought that this might be the last time that Savannah saw Beka.
Aren't these wedding pictures beautiful! (shameless plug for Memories by Melissa Photography).I couldn't journal on this page so I found a couple of vellum quotes to put on it instead. In case you can't read them the top one says "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

The one on the left side says "To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world." I especially love the picture in the center of the layout. I have seriously considered entering it into a contest, but I don't know if I think the picture is great because of who is in it or because the photography was exceptional (I am very critical of my own work).Everyone had a good time and were all very productive. I think we all completed between 30-35 pages. Joy finished her wedding album and Megan finished my nephew's baby album. And I am slowing getting caught up.

This album may be put on hold for a while, I have tried sorting through the pictures of Savannah's last week of life and it has been rather difficult deciding which pictures not to include in the album (I think we took somewhere around 1000 pictures that week). I have sorted through some of it but it definitely is going to take a while.

As a side note: My dad is doing great, he came home on Monday night. He is resting a lot and taking it very easy but he is definitely on the mend. We are unsure of what the next step is going to be. Please continue to keep him in your prayers


Leslie said...

I just read about your fun weekend on Megan's blog. I need an excuse to do nothing else than scrapbook!

As far as bag size, it probalby depends on what you want to use it for...The small is perfect for triple combination and the prophet manual. My favorite size is the medium. It is just right for regular purse contents...but not big enough for diapers and toys. THat is where the big size comes in. If you have any other questions, just let me know!

Marie said...

Great post, I think the ribbon layout is my favorite of yours. I'd like to lift it, but little of what I scrap is girly enough to pull it off!

I'm glad your dad is recovering, the man probably has a whole new appreciation for food!!

Nicki said...

The thought of going again, next year, keeps me very excited, already! It was great! I LOVE the ribbon page, too!

Nicki said...

By the way, if anyone wants to read my blog, just email me at and tell me who you are.

Megan and Sean said...

Can't wait til next time!

Stinson Family said...

That is soo nice to have a get away weekend and being able to get some much done. That is great news with your dad. I hope that his recovery continues to go well.

Rachel Rivard said...

So glad to hear you had a nice girls' getaway! Those are great to have :) The pages look amazing, as always. I have been thinking about you a lot lately. Glad to hear your dad is home and doing well. Much love and many thoughts and prayers!