We never set out with the goal of eating dinner together as a family. It just kind of happened. Maybe because that's how we were raised, or maybe because we just get hungry at the the same time. Either way, I am glad that we do, since many laughs are had over dinner. And every once in a while, someone says something really nice, and kablam! into the scrapbook it goes. Sam actually said the words about Max, "He is a good brother." (!!!!!)
Those photos above are not from the dinner table, but in the following layout, I had to capture the extreme laughter that was taking place.
There are many other ongoing jokes and topics of conversation that happen around the dinner table. I suppose some will get scrapped and some will end up being stored just in our heads. I guess there are worse places a story could be.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
In the weeks leading up to Mother's Day, I blogged over at Write.Click.Scrapbook about ways to scrap about what you've learned form your mother. I included this layout capturing a small little memory about my grandmother and preparing for Passover.
And then I took some other folks' idea, and asked my own darling children what they have learned from me. And the response I got was that "I learned that Totty is the better parent." Charming. Really.
Of course, I actually liked his response, 'cuz it's funny. I'm a sucker for funny.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The theme for May is "Everydaily." While this is not really an every day scene, technology is certainly a part of our everyday lives (link to every article written in the last 5 years.) And, I thought this scene, with 3/4 of the Deutsches clicking away, captured that nicely.
There is also a lot of ambivalence out there regarding our relationship with technology, and I tried to capture a bit of that too in my journaling. Back in the days of yore, you know, like, five years ago, I would have cringed at the thought of us all sitting around on separate computers. But everyone in this picture was being quite productive and creative, and it's just where we are today. At least, with our small home, we are all in the same room when we log in.