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A Picture can tell a thousand words and so can a thousand words April 30, 2008

Filed under: motherhood,parenting — swimmom @ 7:05 pm
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I would love to be a serious scrapbooker, heck at this point a scrapbooker at all, but I don’t think I have the determination.

I have good intentions.

I intentionally take pictures, and create scenarios (getting pictures of the kids in super cute poses at the zoo or something corny like that), and think, this would make a great scrapbook page. In my head, I imagine the title, the color of the pages and the stickers, stamps or whatever else I would think would make a great project. I download them into the computer and they just stay there.

I really do have good intentions.

I have thousands of pictures on our computer (of course back-up saved onto their own hard drive) that are waiting for a home. Whether a beautiful scrapbook page with the attention, decoration and focus they deserve. Or a great picture collage in a wonderful picture frame to adorn my walls with great memories.

Now that I mentioned it, the picture frame thing would be a great decorating project for the move into our new home.

That one I will definitely tackle, with good intentions.

As far as the scrapbooking goes, I’m not sure.

It’s not the time, I could scrap during nap time or take some time after we put them to bed. My good mom-friend is an avid (emphasis the word “avid” scrapper and very good at it). She shows me her books and calls me when she goes out on Friday’s to a scrapping place.

It’s not the space. I could use the train table we bought our son for his second Christmas, that evidently we were more excited about then he was. Although he is a train enthusiast (to describe his enjoyment of trains lightly), he would rather just take the trains off the table and construct his own tracks on the floor.

It’s also not the question on what to buy. At one point, when I was “this close” to buying all the materials I needed, my friend gave me a spare catalog and went through it marking the things I needed and the items that were a total waste of time and money.

It’s also not the money. Well, maybe not the money. I guess I go to the store or fill out the order form and get ready to order online and I would just rather spend the money on something the kids need.

So, I guess I’ll always have good intentions of being a scrapper. My friend always jokes that by the time I get around to scrap booking, I’ll have another baby and then I’ll have a ton of pictures, pages and holidays to catch up on.

And I think she’s right.

I guess for some of us, although we wish this weren’t the case, scrapbooking is one of those things we always want to do but never really get around to doing it.

Maybe that’s why I started this blog.

A picture can tell a thousand words, but so can a thousand words.

(But I’ll always be a scrapper (wanna-be) at heart.)

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