A friend of mine. . .and fellow scrapbooker. . .has me thinking about why I scrapbook.
We were having a conversation about organizing albums and photos and other stuff.
And she just got me thinking.
I don't know if I have done a good job of conveying why I scrapbook.
I am sure all of us have different reasons.
Mine just happens to be the stories.
As much as I love photos, they take a back seat to the stories. For me anyway.
What I want to remember when I look at my scrapbook albums is, that Brady thought synchronized swimming meant you "sink chor ya swim. . . (sink or swim). . . or that he always wears his white tshirts inside out and backwards. . .or that he used to always wear his shoes on the wrong feet.
That is the important stuff to me. The little, everyday things.
So, I may have a page of different pictures of Brady with his tshirt on backwards. . .taken at all different times and locations. Where we were wouldn't be the important thing. What would be important is that Brady was 5 and didn't care that his shirt was on wrong 95% of the time. Actually I think he did it just to bug us. Kind of like why some of my friends are Jayhawk fans. Just to bug us. Still love you guys though! :0)
I recently purchased a really pretty little journal. I am using it to write down some of the funny things Brady says. And the funny things he does. Things I don't want to forget. Especially by the time I might get around to scrapbooking it. I have started something similar before. I really hope I stick to doing it. It isn't anything formal. Just quotes, thoughts, or events that I don't want to forget.
I do absolutely love taking pictures. So, I am in no way saying pictures aren't important.
And a lot of times, I take pictures just because. No story. Brady was just looking cute or I wanted some practice with my camera or lens. And sometimes I scrapbook these pictures, just because he looked cute. A lot of times I use these cute pictures of Brady to tell something about him. Nothing to do about the action in the photo, but just about Brady himself. A personality page, if you will.
SO. . .enough rambling.
I just wanted to share why I scrapbook. Must be the history teacher in me.
Now for a picture of the cute little bugger. . .
Inspecting the cantaloupe load. He believes he is an expert.