Examples: I was walking out to our second fridge in the garage to get milk and my husband asked me to get him orange juice. No problem. I walk down the short hallway, out to the garage grab the milk and walk back in. Without the orange juice. The total trip was only about 15 seconds. And I still forgot. Or, the time in college when I went tanning one evening and was told I couldn't tan because someone had already used my package that day. So I argued with them. I was so mad - how could they let someone else use my package? Then I remembered that I actually had gone tanning first thing that morning. That was embarrassing. How in the world do you forget lying in a super hot sweaty tanning bed for 30 minutes? More embarrassing? Sharing that here.
Short term or long term, my memory just stinks. Therefore, I'd like to avoid forgetting as many of my daughters' childhood milestones, as well as their cute little personality traits, as possible. Hence, my love of journaling and multi-photo pages.
My need for Emma and Mackenzie to not have questions like these is what drives me to scrapbook like I do. To get down all the details of our lives. What they like and dislike. Their favorite toys, shows, clothes. Who they play with, the games they play, how they play pretend. The funny things they say. How they grow. All their personality quirks. You know, everything.
This week I'll be sharing my favorite ways to journal, some shortcuts and my most turned-to ways of using multiple photos on a page. Daily challenges, too.
Before I go, here's a layout 22 months in the making. I wanted to make sure I captured the struggle Mackenzie's sleeping routine has been. Because one of these days, probably when she's a teenager, or better yet a mother herself, I'm going to say, "Do you know just how many nights I was up with you????"