Monday, September 15, 2014

First Catch Memory Documenting and Celebrating

This summer my husband gave our kids lessons in fishing when our son caught his first fish!  On his own!!  Not only did he catch his first fish, it was large enough to win him the Trophy for the fishing competition at the lake!  So finding time to create a great spread in our 2014 Book was fun to do.  Using the Project Life and Happiness Is card and accessory collection makes it easy, coordinated and fun.  Join me this Memory Celebrating Monday and see how easy it is.
Celebrate Great Memories like this with:
Project Life 12"Variety Pack Photo Pocket Pages (135294)
Happiness Is Project Life Card Collection (135307)
Happiness Is Project Life Accessory Pack (135309)
 Project Life Journaling Pens (135304)
Black Faux Leather 12" Project Life Album (135292)
 
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My daughter is.... Brave, Funny, a Snuggler... she was the only kid to actually hold the fresh worms (eww, lol). I couldn't resist highlighting her as she was completely enjoying time fishing.  I love the view of Dad and 3 of our kids on the docks at 8am, fishing... while mom has her coffee.
What a FISH!  So many firsts... first catch for my son, first trophy in fishing, first time my hubby had to clean a fish, first time my son had seen a fish's eggs, first time we ever cooked a fish the kids caught and ate it (no one liked it - maybe a different method next time - lol).
The Happiness Is card and accessory collections have great colors and patterns.  Here the card used to journal about my son's fine catch has what resembles waves!  "Amazing" says it all on the highlight of the trip for Father and Son (we were all bursting with pride!).
 
I love that this quick system allows me to highlight their achievements and no pressure to journal too much.  The pictures say so much - it's great to highlight them.  I love how fun it is to celebrate their childhood memories and leave behind a legacy of love and memories.
When the kids are home... PLAY!  OK so not really - but when my youngest four were home with colds and fevers (sigh - today is a prize of a day), I couldn't resist giving them something positive to work on.  So when they were being cranky and agitated with each other I whipped out their This and That Books as I created some pages from our Summer Memories.
 
When a family crafts and relives their memories together, they are only going to grow stronger for it.  It's a great way to be creative with their time, while celebrating their life.
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Summer memories are special - time together with less running about, it will soon be gone as the kids are quickly growing.  Here my son caught his first fish and won a trophy!  Taking time to create a spread on this was quick, easy and fun to do using the Project Life system.  I'm a busy mom with a slew of kids (most home sick today) and my time is limited.  I hope that YOU enjoyed this Memory Celebrating Monday postJoin me in our free Memory Celebrating Afternoon events and on Memory Celebrating Mondays!
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