Sharing a page I did of my parents a while ago. I sat down with both of them and asked them questions one night and then typed their answers out to print and tuck away in the pocket on this layout - I really love this method of journaling (Q&A's). I learned al lot about their courtship and early years of marriage that I wouldn't have known unless I had taken the time to ask. I also enjoyed hearing their answers. Sometimes your parents share a little too much information when they think you're old enough to hear it though.
I was thinking in honor of Mother's day I would interview my mom over the weekend about motherhood and do a layout sometime next week with the answers. I've included some of the questions I'll be asking...
1. How did you feel when you found out you were going to be a mother for the first time?
2. How many children have you had? What are their names, birthdays, birthplaces?
3. Were there any unique circumstances surrounding their births?
4. Why did you give them the names you did?
5. What are some of the funniest moments (things said or did) you can remember about your children?
6. Do you remember anything your children did when they were small that surprised or amazed you?
7. What are some of the blessings you have received from raising your children?
8. What did you find most rewarding about raising a family?
9. What was the most difficult thing about raising a family?
10. What advice would you give to your children about being a parent?
11. If you had it to do all over again, how would you change the way you raised your family?
Have a great Mother's Day weekend!
Apparently it's that time of year again. One wedding after another it seems. My younger brothers best friend Chase just tied the knot yesterday. He lived with us for a while so he's like a little "big" brother to me. A very cool kid. He told me at the reception he's taking his new wife fishing for their honeymoon, which made me laugh. Such a Chase thing to do, I love it.
Another friend of mine, Tiffany, and I at her wedding reception last weekend. I was her Visiting Teachers... the one who counted an evening of shoe shopping together as a completed month. I know... sinking into my seat... I'm going to hell.
She looked beautiful. Congrats, Tiff.
This is clearly where years of crafting & scrapbooking experience come into play when you can make a pinata out of a cardboard box and tissue paper. (All in honor of Cinco De Mayo.)
Sweet ride, right? I really only contributed the tires, headlights and license plate. All of the hard stuff. Libby & Whitney, below, did the rest.
I don't know how to explain this photo, but I thought I'd include it anyway. Why not, right.
2009 has been such a crazy year so far. One big learning experience after another, and not particularly easy either.
One of the biggest changes in my life this year is that I am no longer with CK Media, due to the economy. My official last day was the 15th of April.
I'd been with CK for almost three years and absolutely loved my job as a Creative Director over product development. CK was so good to me and I learned so much in my three years there! So much. And I really loved the group of people I worked with on regular basis. We were a small team, but good friends, which made me love what I did that much more. Two sets of us even shared the same birthday's with one another! I miss them...
Anyway, I guess I just wanted to publically express how grateful I am for the opportunities I've had with CK and the role they've played in my career within the scrapbook industry. I really loved my time there.
Now (deep breath) I'm just a wee-bit nervous about what the future holds for me, BUT, trying to be optimistic at the same time. After all, change is good, right?