Valentine's Day is all about love. And is a terrific excuse to put together a page celebrating the love you feel for that special person in your life. Now that I have a babysitter in the house, I get to go on more dates than we have in years. After years of babies and diapers and sleepless nights, it is nice to have a bit of a reprieve. I know there are more sleepless nights ahead with teenagers, so I am trying to savor these next few years and to rekindle my love affair with my husband. It's been a long time coming.
A bit ago, I tried to put together a page to talk about my feelings, but there were no serious photos to be found. None. And honestly everything I was trying to say sounded oddly insincere in written form. So instead I chose to create a wacky layout that represents us in all our crazy.
This first photo was taken during our annual Mother's Day photo shoot. Rich started with the "wedding" pose where he stands behind with his arms around me. (We do our best to emulate awkward family photos!) And then suddenly he was being a vampire. So I put on my best scared vampire-is-attacking-me eyes. And it made a great starting place for a layout about us not being too serious.
This next photo is oh so awesome. The kind you can't believe you actually got! I thought it would make a terrific layout photo. And let's me talk about another something that Richard and I have in common.
Silly though these photos and layouts may be, I love them! And I think they do a great job of capturing our relationship, even if they aren't filled with expressions of love.
Diane's layout shows us that you don't need a column of journaling to get your point across.
This next layout just makes me smile. Maybe because it was a taken at an amusement park (see above layout of mine!) or maybe because they just look so very happy.
Diane's next layout, My Funny Valentine, is aptly titled and would be easy to recreate. Combine a date night, a phone for photos, and a willingness to ham it up with some patterned paper, buttons, and hearts, and you have a great layout waiting to happen!
And this last one from Diane just makes me swoon. The feathers on the arrows are fabulous! And I am totally going to do a photo shoot in my backyard just like this!
Amy has a clever journaling idea: a list. Even knowing how helpful they are for succinctly capturing what I want to say, I still forget to use them. Thank you, Amy for the reminder. A list of reasons why I love my sweetheart would be the perfect non-smarmy way to capture my feelings.
Thank you, again, for stopping by today and for spending your week with us! I hope that you had a great week. Lisa will be here tomorrow for a new photography article. Hope to see you then!