Thursday, March 27, 2003    


Scrapbooking - Just Part of our Daily Lives

By:Dena J.

Welcome to the life of the Johnson family. Like many other full time mothers, my day starts early each morning when I am awakened by my husband's sweet voice saying, "Wake up, Honey. Breakfast is ready!" (Yes, he makes me breakfast every morning. Oh, the life!) Although I know my bed feels great, I also know that if I don't get up I will be behind all day! I eat my breakfast, read the paper, take a shower, and begin waking up my girls. This is when the work begins!

I sing my "Wake Up" song, blow dry my hair, sing my "Wake Up" song again, finish my hair, then climb the ladder of the bunk bed to begin the "Tickle Wake Up" song. (This doesn't mean that they are not awake yet. I think they actually look forward to the "Tickle" song.)

"Mom, are you going to take any pictures today?" Ashley asks.

"I'm not sure yet, Honey." I respond. "Do you have an idea for a layout?"

What am I teaching my daughter? Sometimes I wonder! Like the day we took the camera for a walk.
"Can I wear this today, Mom?" She's didn't ask me this because she was unsure of the appropriateness of her clothing, per se. She wondered if the colors will go "with the layout."

Well, our day continues. Ashley goes to school and Amber goes to preschool. I volunteer in their classrooms, run errands, plan for lunch and dinner, straighten up the house, and, with any luck, look through one of my scrapbook magazines.

When the girls come home they do their homework, practice piano, play dolls and dress up, and look at their scrapbooks. Isn't that why we "Crop till we drop" and dream about layouts? I love that my girls help me plan pages, encourage me to take pictures, and show off their scrapbooks to visitors. There is not one day that goes by that I don't think about scrapbooking. It is just a part of the "life of the Johnson family."

Tomorrow at dMarie Daily: Why is scrapbooking important to me., by Joan K. Pocatello, ID

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