Yesterday was my 44th birthday, and my 24th wedding anniversary. Yes, I did get married on my 20th birthday! We have had such a busy couple of weeks that I decided that instead of going out for my birthday, I would rather have takeout at home with my family, and spend the evening in my pajamas, in the recliner in front of the fireplace. I may make this a birthday tradition; it was great! We will celebrate our anniversary in a few days with dinner out and seeing Al Jarreau in concert. God gave me the perfect partner when He brought Mark to me all those year ago! I love you, honey!
http://www.memorylaneinn.com/ Though the retreat site holds 18, my little group is only four: my best friend from college, Karina; her former neighbor and good friend, Suzanne; and my pal, Leslie, whose two year old triplets keep her on the run! The other fourteen spots are booked; I'm curious to see if I will know any of the ladies there or if I will make some new cropping buddies on this stay.
One of the things that was not so great this week was that our computer crashed. It will take a couple of weeks for all of our photos and other files to be restored, but past experience has taught me that I will get them all back (LOVE Carbonite file backup service). Of course, some of the photos I wanted to scrapbook on this weekends retreat could not be developed in time, so I am having to be flexible in what I am working on--fortunately, I have plenty of other photos to work with! So, that leads into my
Scrapbooking Tip: Be Flexible Scrapbooking is not about perfection; it's about archiving precious memories of loved ones! It's a great way to be creative and have fun. If I obsess over photos I don't have, mistakes I make, layouts that don't turn out exactly as I hoped they would, I lose the JOY of making scrapbooks. Without JOY, why do it?