I sometimes wonder if I am scrapbooking enough?
I scrap the big events in the life of my family - birthdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, the first day of school, vacations - because these events are full of incredible memories that I want to keep.
I also try and scrap some of the everyday stuff - our routines, the girls huddled together reading a book, my garden, a renovation - so that I can look back and remember what my daily life was like at a particular point.
But even with all of that, I wonder if I am scrapping enough? Am I doing enough to truly document the life of my family in my scrapbooks?
I take so many photos, as many of us do with digital cameras, and so many of these photos are simply filed on the computer. What about those memories? What about the funny thing that happened right before a certain picture was taken? Will I remember it if I don't scrap the photo? I am not sure.
I know that it is impossible to scrap every photo. And that even though some pictures will never be surrounded by pretty paper and journaling, they are still precious memories that were captured. Yet, I still sometimes get the feeling that I am missing some important moment that should be documented in my scrapbook.
Truth be told, I sometimes get a little frantic about this.
It is then, when I feel like I am coming up short, that I need to remember how much I have done.
I have a lovely album of our wedding; it is truly a treasure.
Both my girls have albums of their first years.
Our trips are documented in travel albums.
I make a family scrapbook every year, and it always takes up at least two albums.
So I take a deep breath and relax. I try not to stress. I am doing plenty. My family's life is being documented. The memories are there, to be treasured forever, never forgotten. And those photos I did not scrap are organized on the computer.
What about you? Do you ever feel like you are leaving something out of your scrapbooks? That some precious memory will be forgotten?
Or do you look at what you have done, take a deep breath and know that you are doing enough to capture the memories?