I love summer. I love waking up and not having to make lunches for my kids to take to school. I love hanging out in my jammies until noon, because I don't have to go take kids to school. I love watching my kids splash around at the pool. I love stocking the fridge with watermelon and the freezer with popsicles. In other words, I love the absence of some stress in my life.
So, since I am a bit lazier than usual, I didn't see a few events sneaking up on me: my pop's birthday, and the departure of my baby sister for graduate school (I don't want her to go!). Since I want to make something special for each of these occasions, I searched my stash for something to whip up. And what better than a cute little mini album for each of them?
I started with an album for Pop, simply titled, "Dear Pop, thanks for..."
I grabbed a mini album by Making Memories, a few snapshots of Pop taken over the years, a black marker, and a few assorted accents. Then I sat down to watch the end of the Tour de France (love that!) while I glued and journaled. For every photo, I added a sentence or two that began with "Thank you for..."
I kept the pages simple, with just a few accents on each page. My album was finished in no time, and now I have a great meaningful gift to give to Pop. I'm planning on making one for my sister, too. Just as soon as I eat another popsicle poolside.