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.