Since it's a Tuesday, I thought I'd make this a Two for Tuesday type of day and share two posts. I've been wanting to share one of my most FAVORITE projects with you for a long time and either keep putting it off or keep forgetting. While Russ was deployed I wanted to work on a scrapbook album of our months apart from him. A book on the run down of our daily lives while he was away. I had promised him lots of pictures during the deployment so why not put them to good use. Well, three weeks before he came home I was working furiously on getting this album completed. In my true procrastinating fashion I waited until the last minute to finish the project. All 100 pages of it. I had no idea it would be that many pages and I was quite worried about what the cost would be but VERY happy in the end when my *most* favorite project EVER cost me $124. Best money I've ever spent. Best money because it's memories that I'll cherish forever. This book would not have taken so long had I not written a novel on almost every page. I really paid attention to the journaling and not so much the beauty behind the page details. A first for me.
I presented this book to Russ at Christmas time and watched tears flow as he read it. The book has many raw emotions on how the kids dealt with the deployment and it has lots of funny moments too. This is a book each one of us treasure. It tells our story. I've made the book into a slide show so I can share it. Again, it's a pretty big book and I'll share a few of my favorite pages in the future. This book is 8.5 x11.
I encourage you to take a look at MDS and put together a book for yourself. My next book I'm going to work on will be about my own legacy. 🙂 ALL ABOUT ME. WHOA, that could be a big book. I'll call it "The Good, Bad & Ugly!"
You can click to make the video full screen and you will be able to read the journaling if you wish. Just pause the video and read along.
Stay tuned. I'll post again later this morning with the new MDS downloads for the day and a layout.