My previous Before and After Post includes a photo of the very first time that hubby and I took Jeromy fishing, so I felt it only appropriate to share this scrapbook page I did of that very special day. I remember that it was a hot summer day, and the only way I would agree to let him fish off the pier is if he was wearing a floatie. Hubby, with the belief that 'men don't wear floaties when they fish', tried to talk me out of it, but Mama put her size 7-and-a-half foot down. Hence, the blue floatie that I'm sure was sooo hot on a July day in Maryland. We bought Jer his first Spongebob fishing kit, which he thought was the coolest thing ever. He didn't catch anything that day (and actually hasn't yet since that day), but he was such a happy kid. The big picture on the right is one of my favorite pics of Daddy and son; it's just one of those photos that no matter how many times I see it, it's like seeing it for the first time, and it never fails to make me feel warm and fuzzy all over.
I still consider myself to be somewhat of an amateur scrapper/cropper, so this page just got done a few days ago ...about 6 years in the making! Yes, like many scrappers out there who take way more pictures than her/his scrapping skills can keep up with, I'm very behind. My biggest problem is that I get to a point where I know which photos I want to use, which papers and embellishments...and then I get stuck trying to figure out how to put it all together. I'm still learning the many tricks and techniques of the trade, and I think it all makes me 'over-think' things. But if there's one thing I've learned about scrapping, it's that if you try to scrap according to someone else's time-table, or with some unreasonable expectation of getting years of photos done in a short amount of time, it totally takes the fun out of it, so I just learn to be patient with myself. And I'm sure I'm not the only one who's WAY behind on her scrapping.....right?? My fellow scrappers, please tell me I'm not breaking some type of unwritten scrappers' law by not being totally caught up on the thousands of photos in boxes and on my computer!