It was a busy, but productive weekend. We did get an amazing winter storm. We had 15" in our driveway Saturday morning, but by then the roads were relatively clear. Getting home on Friday afternoon following set-up for Church Leadership Development Day was another story. It took me more than twice as long to get home, and my friend spent an hour and a half getting home when it's usually a 20 minute trip. It was the most beautiful snow storm I can remember, though, and I hope to have the photos edited soon so I can post them. Despite the terrible weather on Friday, most folks made it to CLD Day and we considered it a big success!
I am managing to keep up with LOAD, although the last few photos of the layouts were taken at night which leaves something to be desired.
The prompt for Day 7 was to scrap "Nature." It occurred to me that I have not even edited a lot of the photos from our weekend in Rocky Mountain National Park so I spent the better part of the morning getting some of that done, and then made this layout.
I started the layout using a photo template, and couldn't get a layout I liked so I reprinted the larger photo and cut out three of the others from the template. Then I finished the layout and photographed it, and decided I didn't like that either. So I took the whole thing apart and here is the final product! Part of the title is a vintage-style postcard I picked up at the gift shop in the park.
Journaling: The vastness of the west always amazes me. There are no vistas in the northeast like those we found in Rocky Mountain National Park. Tracy, Matt, and I spent two wonderful days exploring the park. The first day we hiked at Bear Lake, and the second day we drove across the park from east to west, crossing the Continental Divide. We had fabulous weather, and couldn't have had a better time.
I don't recall the prompt for Day 8, but I know I didn't follow it. I had these photos from Skylar's last visit and wanted to get them in the album.
The journaling reads:
Watching Skylar grow and change is such a pleasure! She’s a very agreeable little girl, but definitely knows what she wants. She’s able to sign for many things, but doesn’t have a lot of words yet. She does, however, have a very expressive face, so you don’t have to guess much about what she’d like. Janurary 2012
Last year LOAD's prompts were frequently about times past. I started an album of layouts from my childhood and hoped there'd be a couple prompts this year as well. Day 9's prompt was to scrap about something you enjoyed doing as a child. I found these three photos of me sitting on the walk in the garden making mud pies.
This has to be one of the simplest layouts I've ever made, but it's about a simpler time, so it fits.