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I am so nostalgic these days. Could it be that my oldest "baby" is off learning how to protect our country from harm's way? Could it be that my next baby keeps proudly telling us, even though she's just 8, that she feels like a teenager sometimes? Could it be that my last baby will be a Kindergartener in just 6 weeks?

That precious bit of 4-month old cuteness is our little Victoria featured in a layout from way back when. When I first began scrapbooking and didn't know a gosh darn thing about anything. NOT that I am an authority now. Not at all. I felt pretty smart to think of a way to use an extra letter "U" and to journal {even though I didn't know that's what it was called} with a boatload of stickers. And to top if off, I colored my raw chipboard with an ink pad. Oh, my how clever was I? Obviously I didn't have any brads to insert into the metal thingamajigs {still don't know what those are called} and even if I did, I didn't have a paper piercer to punch the hole for it anyway.

You've come a long way since then, baby. Okay, so it's only been 3 or 4 years. But, my oh my, do I still have so much to learn.

Note: This post has been brought to you by the awesome MacBook Air my Sweetie brought home Thursday evening. I think I'm going to like this a whole lot better than the iPad2 I had. Yep, a whole lot! So, geeks that we are, Gordon and I are sitting together in the living room, each on our Mac laptops, surfing and talking and having a good old time. No worries, I still love my 24" iMac...but it IS nice to be "working" and having a conversation with Gordon in the same room at the same time.


  1. What a sweet page!
    Geeks here as well ;-)


  2. I linked this up on Practical Scrappers, meant to link up an older post but accidentally just did your blog so I'm adjusting to this cuz I love the journaling on this! Fabulous page Monika!

  3. What a sweetie! Great journalling and techniques for an older page! although I'm not a fan of Apple products, we're very much a geeky family too. LOL

  4. We have mac twins...I have the same...the imac and the macbook air...too cute :)
    Sweet page !

  5. You're funny! Those metal "thingamajigs" are called photo turns. You learned something new today!


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