Friday, January 10, 2014

The Good Stuff

So, I was listening to the Paperclipping Roundtable (a scrapbooking podcast) a few weeks back and it wasn't the topic of the podcast, but somehow May Flaum got to talking about what pages in her scrapbook her and her family actually appreciate and love looking back on.  And I have to say it was a real eye opener for me.

May was talking about how she likes doing pages about her family and how much she loves them and how she's so glad they are in her life and blah blah blah.  She said that those were the pages she didn't really care about, looking back on them.  The ones that really stood out and that she and her family enjoyed looking at were the pages where they could say "Oh! Remember when so and so did that?" and "Oh man!  I forgot about that!  That was hilarious!", etc.

It really got me thinking, because I love doing reflective, feeling-based pages.  I think that's important.  But in the end, everyone is going to know that I love my husband and daughter.  What they will want to see is the good stuff.  The stories we tell over and over around the dinner table.  Things that made us laugh out loud and the quirky stuff that our kids did.

Things like the fact that Malia used to love worms.  And this time she put it in her pocket.  And he didn't make it.  And she thought it was sleeping.

Or that time we took a walk around Grandma's house in Idaho and Malia kept calling the little reflectors "lollipops".

(Sidenote: I miss Sassafrass!)

Or even just the small fact that Malia HATES having her photo taken.  It always requires bribery.

These are the stories I want told.  Don't get me wrong, I still like the fluff.  I'm still gonna do the fluff.  Because I like making pages about how I feel and about how much I love people.  BUT. My One Little Word this year is LOOK and I want to make LOOKing for the story part of my journey. There's been a lot less of that kind of scrapbooking around here lately, but that's going to change.  I want to scrapbook The Good Stuff.  After all, it's the "stuff" that makes me love them even more. :)

Do you have any scrapbooking goals for yourself this year?  I wanna hear 'em...

1 comment:

  1. Love this post! These are the kinds of memories I want to save and share, for sure.