closed my preschool blog.....
Yeah, I kept another blog for my Preschool class. No, of course you didn't know about it. It was "secret" and password protected, heehee...only for my preschool parents. I uploaded pictures, videos, parental resources, and pretty much kept a little diary of what we did in class.
And that, plus running my classroom...being a mom, blah, blah, blah...consumed almost all of my time.
And so this poor blog has been neglected and I have done absolutley NO SCRAPBOOKING whatsoever. My only saving grace for staying in touch with people is facebook. And I'm really not a great facebooker, because I refuse to be a slave to my computer. And facebook just sucks you in horribly.
As I've mentioned before in a previous post, I have spent my entire Summer taking Karen Russell's online photography class. And although the class's primary focus is teaching better photography skills, I have really learned so much more from it. It's really hard for me to explain. And I think that everyone that takes her class looks at photography differently...and looks at documenting their family's memories differently. And for that reason alone, her class is worth taking. Reading her last lesson had me in tears..."good" tears, if there is such a thing. I won't tell you what she wrote/discussed, just in case you're waiting to take her class. I don't want to spoil it for you. But I'll remember what she said in that lesson for the rest of my life...and definitlely take my camera with me everywhere.
These are pictures of Christopher bugging Alexander while they watched cartoons yesterday. No, Alexander didn't get drop-kicked in the mouth as I sat and took pictures...but I did snap this photo as he was telling me, "Mom, do you see what Christopher's doing...mom, he keeps sticking his foot on my face." Christopher eventually stopped, but not before he figured out another way to harass his brother.
And no, I'm not the world's best photographer....Karen doesn't perform miracles--But I do love how I managed to capture even a small glimpse of Christopher's devilish grin as he messed with his brother's feet.
So, as I get it together as a scrapbooker, I'm going to post true moments of my family's lives that I want to document.
In the past year, I think I got caught up in "staging" too many memories to coordinate with the latest paper lines. Is anyone else guilty of this?
I think that's also why I stopped scrapbooking. I didn't really take any pictures worth documenting. Sad huh? I want to document more moments like these:
Andrew reads to our boys every night. Alexander was already asleep, so it's just Andrew and Christopher, sharing a one-on-one moment.
But these are things that are important to me. My husband is sooooo busy, but his boys and our family are priorities for him. So yeah, he's still in his work clothes. And I know he's tired from a long day at work--he's an attorney. And yet, he's not rushing through the book. It happens to be a childhood favorite of mine...WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS, by Shel Silverstein. So am I happy that I snuck in with my camera and snapped a picture...heck yeah....
or took a picture of Alexander asleep on our couch? He loves to fall asleep there when Andrew and I are up working late. I just think it's the sweetest thing.
Speaking of sweetest things, don't these eyes just melt your heart?...
maybe I'm a little biased, because Christopher's my son...but man, I think he has some of the prettiest eyes I've ever seen.
Well, I haven't forgotten about my CHA giveaways. My pictures are too old and crusty to post, so I'll spare you the agony of looking through the 700+ that I took. But I do want to say hello to Kim, a total sweetheart I met IRL at CHA.
And don't forget that tomorrow marks the launch of Point. Blank. Period
And for those of you who live locally, my dear friend Damaris, is hosting her Scrap Pink Crop this Saturday, September 5, from 8am to 10pm. She only has 4 spots left. Her crops are amazing and she always has the biggest, most generous goody bags for you. If you're interested, left me know and I'll give you more details. Or just leave a comment on her blog.Okay, now for the CHA giveaways. I have a few of those really cute MM aprons and canvas bags they had at CHA. If you're intersted in owning one, leave a comment here and I'll randomly choose a few names and send them out to you. Have a fabulous Monday.