I had these two layouts published in the March-April issue of Swedish magazine Scrapbooking-mm. The fist one is my little girlie, and the journaling is about my thoughts about her future - what's in it for her? Where will her life journey take her, and what will she become when she grows up? Just yesterday, I overheard a conversation between some kids in school, who are about to graduate in a few weeks, about their choices in future educations, and thoughts about carreers. I love listening to them, so undestroyed with their whole life ahead of them. So many opportunities to come and choices to make. At that age I wanted to be an author or a paleontologist, or a marine biologist, and if someone had told me back then that my path would lead me into teaching, I wouldn't have believed them. But life takes unexpected turns every now and then, and today I'm happy about the choices I made. I'm really excited to see what life has in store for my little ones some day.
The other layout is for a Book-of-Me challenge, what I would do if I got fifteen minutes on TV. I would, if I were any good at photographing, which I'm not, talk about the importance of documenting the everyday life in pictures and words, and not forgetting about the small things. It's so easy to save the photographing for special occasions, such as birthdays and holdays and stuff, but what about an ordinary day? Photos of the regular mess in the kitchen after dinner? The laundry hanging to dry? The way to school? You know, those ordinary days that life is made of. Today is such an ordinary day for us, I'm home from work because DD has a temperature. She's on the couch watching Playhouse Disney and we're soon about to go pick up DS from daycare where he's been for a couple of hours. And i'm definitely going to bring my camera today. :-)