What could possibly be better than Bill Murray’s face scattered on a baby blue tee? Twinning Bill Murray’s faces! Twins. Just like when I would force my friends to be twinners with me in 3rd grade, I am now making my darling little boy. He’s ok with it though because he still thinks I am the coolest.
So you guys, I actually scrapbooked. Since I am not on Studio Calico’s team, like last year, the pages have been sparse. The thing is, it’s not just scrapbooking to me. It’s the whole experience too. I know I have mentioned this in the past, how it’s not only memories from the photos on the pages but from creating the pages. The past few days I had been itching and DYING to get my hands on some bright white 12×12 cardstock. To diecut words, layer patterns and get down my thoughts on paper, all mixed with colors and words.
This morning I took advantage of an hour I would have (pretty much) to myself and quickly printed some photos. I was just pushing everything around the page while listening to some old school Lizzy favorite songs from Ingrid Michaelson on my headphones– I literally started crying. Tears and everything. It makes me laugh now after the fact. haha But my eyes filled with tears and I thought, what the heck this is so weird. It must’ve been the song and everything just took me back to years ago when I first started this Dear Lizzy journey. When I could spend hours and hours on a single page just because I wanted to. When life was slower. Picturing little Avery and Quincey with their chubby hands trying to get into my stuff, toddling and playing around at my feet. Those days are gone and it makes me sad. Which is exactly how I will feel when someday I will think back to these present days too. I’m sure of it.
I guess that’s why I can’t scrap quick and throw stuff together, like I want to SO bad. Because it’s so much more than paper and glue. And if my heart isn’t in it then I can’t do it, I guess. What seems like just a simple layout now has these emotions tied to it and means that much more.
But I am itching to make the time to do it. Like how I have been exercising more and this morning went to a boxing class. It’s all about balance right? Thanks for letting me share and reading this little ole blog! xoxo