We've been keeping busy in our backyard with lots of gardening. It always seems to help clear my head and I love it when things start coming together.
The last few years I strayed away a bit from all the yard chores. I really did miss it, but just needed a break. Especially when it gets so hot here in Utah during the summer months. We've had lots of great weather and now we're getting tons of rain---which is such a GOOD thing!
We're getting the chicken coop planning finished and our gals are almost ready to move into their new home.
Since I can remember, I've always had a love for old photos.
I would comb through album after album , asking a lot of questions along the way. I wish I would have kept a journal way back then of everything my Dad told me. He shared so many great stories with me. I remember a lot of things, but I hope I'm not forgetting something really great. You know?
I didn't know my grandmothers, they were gone before I was born. I'll always, always wonder what that's like---to have a grandmother. Thank God I had Aunt Ruth. I'm pretty sure I got the best of both worlds-----an amazing aunt and definitely a grandmother to me.
I've been gathering old family photos and scanning them to use in my scrapbooks. I made the photo collages with the Project Life App. So easy! I used the Cinnamon Edition in the photos above.
I slipped them into a Simple Stories binder, using a variety of different pocket pages. I'm really excited to use the Simple Stories line, Legacy. I love hybrid scrapbooking, so this will give me some digital and physical elements to work with. This photo album is 6x8, which I think is the perfect size for these types of projects. Some pages will be the full 6x8 photo spread, and others I'll make the collages.
Sometimes, I wish I could just have one day to walk through the city where I grew up, back in the day. When it was still farm land, my grandparents cafe and people walking to catch the train to town.