So last weekend was pretty much peak color for autumn here in Ohio, but as usual midwest weather goes, it was raining cold and yucky. So this weekend I with the warmer weather on my side, I planned to get out and photograph my favorite reason for the fall season- and then my little guy got sick. But why should that deprive us from seeing some beautiful fall colors, right? So I decided to go through my photo albums and see this gorgeous gift from God right in the comforts of my very own family room. This got me thinking, my kids love to sit down and reminisce through old albums looking at the fun times we have captured in photographs.... until we get to the timeframe after my second child was born. I say this with all seriousness because while I still took oodles of photos of the baby years and on, (showcasing the life of my second and now third children) the pictures no longer "made it to print".
Then it hit me! With Thanksgiving right around the corner I'm going begin this month's blog with a mission; to create a "I am Thankful for you" keepsake for my middle child. I'm going to confess right here and now, I am not much of a scrapbooker. (I'll leave this talent to my beautiful friend Bethany) I love the idea and the look of a well designed and organized scrapbook but not the time commitment or monetary investment. So, I'm going to do a little DIY experiment and document different ways to create this "gift" for my son to have and look through with his family someday when maybe it's raining outside or one of his kids are stuck inside with a "bug".
I invite you to join me on this "I am Thankful for you" keepsake gift journey. Let me know any ideas you have and think would be fun to incorporate in your memory book. I can't wait to see how it all turns out!!!
In the mean time, I'd love to share with you some of the photos we looked through this weekend in reminiscing on my parents 25th wedding anniversary. All these gorgeous images were captured by my very talented friend Margaret Janicki.