I have not done much scrapbooking this summer. Usually by this time, my work space has been wrecked and cleaned a number of times. This summer is totally different - though I can't quite tell where the days have gone?! Just been a la-zy summer (smile).
I did manage to get some older layouts into page protectors tho - these two are the last two layouts I scrapped back in the Spring. Not sure where all of the materials/items are from, but I am guessing they are mostly from my Studio Calico kits.
This first one, I created because one day it just hit me that I am thirty. My 30th came easy at the time. I feel great physically, mentally I'm still learning new things (and that's good, right), and personally, life is where I think it should be for me at thirty. It came easy. Just another day. And then sometime in the spring, it hit me - not in a bad way, but like "Oh yeeeaaahhh, I AM thirty. That's so weird." So I grabbed a photo that I snapped on my birthday night (no make up with a wet hair braid), and decided to finally document the milestone of thirty.
Notice how small the photo is (wink, wink). I'm thirty and think I still look pretty good sans makeup, but I am NOT crazy. You won't see an enlarged close up of me and my pores here (laugh out loud)... just keeping it real, folks. er. real enough (smile).
It's me Here and now. Self portrait taken on the night of my thirtieth birthday. No make up. Wet hair styled into a braid. I feel 25. Not 30. It felt like a regular day. No tears or anxiety. I just went along with my day. To me, the best is yet to come. No regrets but total acceptance of what is and will be on the pages of my story.
Today, I am about 2 months out of turning 31. Gulp. Not sure how I will take this one - maybe a bit more dramatic? I'm not sure. But I will have this never-aging dude beside me...
- and though we sometimes compare wrinkles and age spots in the mirror together - what we remember more often than not is the wonderful and crazy time's we've had together in the past 12+ years. I was just two days shy of my 18th birthday, and he was exactly 21 and 1 day when we met.
Today, I think I will scrap.
Thanks for dropping by and letting me share :)