I love to journal; which is evident by this on-going blog. I love to collect thoughts, impressions, projects and of course photos.
My first journal was pink with a teddy bear on it that my grandma had given me as a gift. I loved that book. Over the years I collected more and more journals which eventually led me to scrapbooking where I spent a lot of time and money. (but of course I could never keep up with the amount of pictures I took!)
When I married Steve, I took a look at his old journal and fell in love with him all over again. The stories and thoughts…they’re priceless. I’m really hoping to instill the love of writing in my children – so years from now they can look back and marvel at how simple life once was when hearing your name on the intercom at school was a really big deal. Childhood is awesome.
When Hallie was baptized, we gave her her first of many journals, personalized just for her. We ask her 2-3 times a week to take some time to write the best part of her day, or any feelings she might have. It’s funny how at such a young age those thoughts and feelings are very private and personal. When I asked her to bring me her journal so I could take a picture of it, she wanted to make sure I wasn’t going to read it! Probably won’t be the first time I hear that. I printed it through blurb (considered their “trade” size in paperback). I designed it in InDesign and made most the pages lined – but then sprinkled in several of her baptism photo shoot pictures. Hopefully this will be one of many books she fills.