it was only yesterday

Or, maybe now that it's all done it just seems like that. Yeah, that's what it is. Definitely. And don't think that all those Social Studies and Science fair projects that I'll have to do 2 more times with the girls isn't on my mind. I bet their projects will be more spectacular now that I have all these scrapbooking supplies, though. Watch out competitors!

                         album: Target + shape rub-ons: foof-a-la + letter rub-ons: American Crafts + pen: Sharpie

This Graduation album had me going crazy for a while. I wanted it to be a surprise for my son and I think I succeeded. Looking for the photos, scanning and printing them and putting it all together proved a little challenging...I had to stop and dry my tears and blow my nose quite often. I cannot even believe he'll be a college freshman in two months!

Stacy Julian gave a shout out about these albums on her blog and I love that they didn't have the journaling spot on the sides like most 2-up 4x6 albums do. I wouldn't normally have chosen this color for my boy, but I already had it and when you take a peek at the papers I used, I think it works. Plus his high school colors were baby blue and red and it all tied in nicely.

From Pre-School to High School in just a blink. My son graduated with, and is still friends with, the daughter of the lady standing on the right in the photo above.

I had to include the reverse side of this photo so that Zach could see what his Aunt had written...awww. The photo was taken at my Aunt's house in Munich, Germany.

Zach volunteered at his old elementary school in the After School program. We were told that the kids adored him {probably because he played games on the playground with them} and that because of his tutoring in reading, two Kindergarten kids would be graduated to the first grade rather than having to repeat. I still get choked up thinking that his contributions helped them to learn and grow.

There are a lot of pages in this album, filled with advice and memories from former teachers, friends and family. Look how my little man has grown! I'll share this last page with you, too.

The end of the album, but just the beginning of an amazing future. His plan is Pre-Health Professions {Anesthesiology}, so he'll be in school for quite some time!

If you think these free downloadable journaling cards are just what you need, go to In addition to designing, she is an amazing photographer and crafter. You must take a few moments to visit her, I think you'll be glad you did.

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