Saturday, January 2, 2010

2009 Favorites

It seems so weird that it's 2010. I can't believe 2009 has come and gone. Where did it go? The year went by so fast for me! It's fun to think that this spring will mark my 10th year since I graduated from high school. I wonder if that makes my parents old thinking that? Haha! I remember thinking high school would never end, and here I am 10 years out of it. Wow! I keep on hearing that as you get older, time goes faster. Sure thing! I remember when I was younger and I was trying to figure out time. It always was hard for me around when the time changed twice during the year. My mom could tell you stories!

Anyway...the point of this post was to share my most favorite pages of 2009, and there just happens to be 20 of them. One is a double-pager. I've seen others do this and I was thinking about it this morning and I thought I would post about it. It's fun to look back and see what I've done. I see my style developing more and more. I'm really beginning to understand what I truly like. That's really fun! I have really gotten to know myself through scrapbooking.

I'm not one to make New Years resolutions. I never really have been. I like the little word thing, but that's about as far as I go. I think there are always things in our life that we can change and work on. I like what Quent says about things that come up for him. He sees something that needs to change about himself and he simply does it. I'm in awe of that because it seems like I struggle through certain changes. But just like butterflies have to struggle through cacoons, it's necessary for strength! I'm thankful for a strong husband and for the strength God has given me over the years.

I do see some changes around the corner for my scrapbooking journey. It's so important to me to be true to my style. I feel like I've not lived up to that style lately, which really really bothers me. I'm not sure how much I should share on that right now. Let's just say I have some decisions to make.

I think a goal I have for this year is to scrap about those things that matter. Quent and I take a LOT of pictures, but I don't think it's necessary that I scrap all of them. It's not necessary that there's journaling on each page, but I want to scrap those meaningful things. I suppose every picture has meaning. I'm still trying to sort out my thoughts on this. I have to be careful that my black & white, all or nothing way of thinking doesn't disturb this hobby, so I have to tip-toe around this topic.

And with that being said, I am going to go scrapbook! Good thing I don't have to go very far because there's a black & white kitty on my lap. *moving mouse to Photoshop*
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Jennifer said...

Love your layouts!! Good luck with your decision, it is always hard to stay true to your style when you have other priorities! Yep and time does go faster the older you get, add in any kids and it just flies, like blink of an eye...gone ;)

Courtney Baker said...

Such great ones! And it is important to do YOU! When I was on a digi design team I always felt like I was just making pages up and using things I wouldn't normally use. Totally not sure if that's what you are talking about, but that's been my experience! I'm sure you'll find the right steps to make!

Winter said...

I love all of your pages, I think my favorite is you with the road! You really inspire me to make pages of me, I have always felt weird about doing that, but it will be so important to my kids one day! So Thank you! Good luck with your decision, trust in God, He will direct your paths! Love Ya! :)