Do you scrapbook your childhood?
Lately one of my two favorite albums to add to and look through is my childhood one. I thought I’d share some of the pages from that album and hopefully it’ll give you some ideas or just excite you to do your own.
We’ll start from the beginning…
12×12 + 6×12
Journaling reads: Even though I was two weeks late I was just a tiny thing (5lbs-10oz) when I was born. Mom and Dad thought I would be a sickly person all my life but that’s not the case – just small and light. At every doctor visit Dad jotted down notes of my weight, size, and date on anything from prescription pharmaceutical note pads to paper towels.
I haven’t added my journaling yet but it’s scratched out on paper and sitting on my desk waiting for me…
You realize how loved you are when you start doing stuff with the cards and ephemera that Mom and Dad saved for you. It’s awesome.
Journaling reads: Chris Huber wasn’t my first crush, but was my first sweetheart starting around age 3. Our parents were close friends and his parents followed mine to AZ. I remember taking walks to his house. Once we moved to L.A. and his family moved back to Red Bluff where our parents initially met, our families continued to visit. Chris and I used to play Tarzan and Jane, jumping off my bunk bed as if swinging on vines. Our families went camping and even to Mexico together. Lots of good times as young kids.
Journaling reads: My favorite song when I was three was called, “Shine on.” I learned it in the children’s program in church. I really loved to sing it out, especially the line, “Shine on, shine on bright and clear.”
They must have noticed my passion because one day the music leader invited me to come to the front and sing it to all the kids. I was definitely up for the task. She carried me on her right hip with one arm supporting me (can you believe I remember this?). She held a microphone to my mouth with her other hand — although it’s possible I just imagined that microphone into a false memory — and I sang to everyone that they should definitely shine on!
To be truthful, I think I was actually singing to them that I, myself, would continue to shine on. :)
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I’m just realizing that I’ve been mainly concentrating on age 3 — must be my favorite age because I didn’t even realize I was doing that.
Do you scrapbook your childhood? What stumps you about it?