Monday, February 28, 2011

Making Memories and Other Stuff

Years ago I started putting together albums for my girls to have one day... In the albums they will find pictures, awards, letters, ticket stubs, and many other miscellaneous items... The reason I am doing this is that one day - I want them to look back on their life and see that they had a lot of fun... lived through many events... had a family that loved them... I want them to have a legacy from their grandparents... aunts.. uncles.. me and their dad.... I want them to have something tangible in their hands that shows the history of their life so far.....

Not too long ago it really hit me that they will be out of my home soon.... My oldest will be off to college in a little over 3 years and my baby will follow 2 years later... Time moves so very fast and I want to enjoy them while they are still with me.. Before their "adult" lives and responsibilities take over... I want to make memories... So when I am gone - they will have no doubt they were loved... and think - Boy we sure did have some fun!

I have planned a two week summer vacation (just me and the girls) - I know I've written about it before and I have to tell you - I am getting more excited as we get closer... We will be leaving in July - Yes, I know that's still months away... But the planning is almost as fun as the actual trip... The girls and I are trying to decide what we want to see at the Smithsonian - there is so much to choose from.. What Broadway Musical we will see... We are making a list of all the sites on the Freedom Trail that we just can't miss.... We're making memories even in the planning...

** The picture is from our last mom/daughters road trip - we drove from California to the Rocky Mountains to Moab, Utah to Vegas and back home... We had a blast!!! ***Dad met up with us in Las Vegas...


  1. I like the idea of a mother daughter vacation. I think my hubby would want to come too though!
    Regardless, it sounds like fun!

  2. Sounds like it will be a great vacation. I would love to go to Boston someday, and go on the Freedom Trail.

  3. I keep wanting to put together some sort of scrapbooks for each of my kids, too. If only I could find the time.

    The trip sounds like it will be a blast! My girls would love that, too!

  4. Wow, I am completely impressed that you have kept such great photo albums and scrapbooks for your girls! They are soo lucky! Your trip this summer sounds amazing too.

    My mom made me a scrapbook of all my school days when I graduated from high school. It's one of the best gifts I've ever received and I cried when they gave it to me.

    Good for you! P.S. Would you be willing to share your methodology for the scrapbooks and photo albums? I really need some motivation and help!



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