Monday, August 10, 2009

Scrapbooking memories...

At Hayley's 21st celebration yesterday we didn't do 'speeches' as such because she didn't want it. I had planned to do a slide show of photos from her birth to present day but ran out of time with all the cooking & preparing I had to do. I suppose we could have gathered around a computer screen inside the house to view said slide show if I'd managed to compile it.

But I did have a moment of pride when instead of the slide show I was able to pass around the 2 completed albums I have scrapbooked for her.

One album is from her birth to 4 years old, the second album chronicles Kinder years to present. The latter album is not finished but has most of her school photos & a good cross section of her life & activities.

I was really proud that I had achieved so much for her albums when they were passed around family & friends. Hayley's friends had a good giggle at how she looked & how they all had changed very little over the years. Our family enjoyed looking back at themselves also.

I started scrapbooking in 2000, & while I do bits & pieces for everyone's albums it is very rewarding when you can pull out such treasures & enjoy them.

It has given me renewed enthusiasm for my hobby.


  1. Scrapbooks are so wonderful to have. I also love blogging for that reason, it's like my scrapbook for my life!

  2. Oh Jo, sounds like it all went off well.

    Gosh you have been busy leading up to it all - 2 albums - well done. Hayley is very lucky to have such a great mum.

    Love the photos.

    Luv Sandie