Scrapbooking By Laura

Merry Christmas to all!

I can’t believe I forgot to tell you on my last blog that I, Mel Forsyth, am finally about to become a Grandma. Yes, after three years of nagging Mark and Claire have finally relented and are giving me a baby. See squeaky wheel gets the grease. Actually, I don’t think my wishes entered into the whole process. Nevertheless, take what you can get-right! On December 1st we went for an ultrasound and discovered this little one is to be a girl. Finally, I can start shopping. Truth be known I thought it was going to be a boy-wrong again. So bring on the baby paper, stickers, embellishments, I can’t wait to get started. I have actually already made a couple of pages for her.  The second one is her first picture. The one of the ultrasound. Stop by and see her I can tell already she is going to be gorgeous. At this moment she is only 6 inches long. That one glimpse has made me even more excited to see her.

Life really moves right along doesn’t it? I have been doing a lot of “last year at this time”thinking. You know how that goes. Last year at this time I never dreamed I would be working almost full time, except Tues. when I am at the store, as a construction-ess. I would never have guessed that Mike would be married to a wonderful girl who makes him so happy (which makes mommy happy). And not in my wildest dreams would I have thought I would be getting a granddaughter in spring. All this thinking also leads me to remember how precious life is. How each moment needs to be treasured. And how our attitude about life affects us.

You know, at the retreat we got exchanging stories about life events. We laughed until we cried. Anyway Tara kept telling me I should write a book.  Now don’t tell tara but I have done just that. A book dedicated to her, full of all my “stories” and I am going to give it to her for Christmas. While I was writing my novel,there are a lot of stories, I got thinking some more. I have had a lot of crappy things happen in my life. Most of my married life has been spent in varying degrees of being broke-so broke we would have to choose between power or heat. Yet as I am writing about these events I was filled with a happy feeling, because even though we had no money we had a lot of fun.

All this got me thinking  that life is what you make of it. You know you can look at your life and you can laugh or you can cry. And you might as well laugh.  More importantly you might as well scrap it. I hope that some day my kids or grandkids will look through my albums and think “wow Grandma went through some of the same struggles that we are.” Maybe it will give them some hope or at the very least maybe laugh and think I hope I don’t end up as crazy as her. So whatever is happening in your life don’t miss the opportunity to scrap it.

At Photoworks we want to help you capture YOU. Starting in January we are going to offer the DARE class. It will be a six month discovery process. An opportunity to  scrap YOU! I am so looking forward to it. There are only 2 spots left. Don’t miss out! It is going to be like a girl’s night out-once a month.

Merry Christmas!


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