Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Memories ....

It is amazing how fast time is zooming past. Days are turning into weeks. Then the weeks are filling the month before you have even got your head around the fact that another month has started.

Today I wanted to post something a little different for the blog. I have been thinking a lot about why I LOVE scrapbooking/papercrafts so much. 'Life in Design' class has also been on my mind contantly and I have been going through all my photos for the last few months, getting them ready to print and organise onto my pages. During this process I came across this photo.

And it has quickly become one of my favourite photos of the year. It shows my family in our everyday life. We dont normally pose for this kind of photo but my great Aunty was visiting from Adelaide and she asked for a photo.
I would like to share with you WHY this has become one of my favourite photos. This is a typical Monday night. I have just gotten back from bootcamp, Garen and the older boys just got home from basketball (umpiring and playing), the middle 2 kids are in their school uniforms (1 very tired/grumpy and 1 his normal easy going self) and little Miss Millie is just happy to see us all (especially her Daddy).

In years to come this is going to show what real life looks like for our family. It is REAL. Over the past 6-9 months I have been taught a few important lessons about appreciating the important things in life and for me they are in the photo above.

I am the first to admit that I sometimes I wish my life away, normally waiting or counting down to the next big thing that is going to happen. I came across the saying above and it changed instantly how I see the world.

Quite often life doesn't go the way you planned, so make sure you are making each day count.

I hope that we at 'Made with Memories' can help you preserve these memories so that they last a little longer.
Thanks, Anne-Marie