Thursday, January 29, 2009

Labor of Love

Our 20th wedding anniversary is coming up in March. Being at a loss for the perfect gift for Doughboy, I decided to make it. I wanted it to be something memorable - something very special - and I'm almost finished. Here's a sneak peek at the anniversary scrapbook I made. It chronicles our married life - from the very unusual way we met, through the years, and to the present. The photos are of very poor quality. It's getting late and I didn't feel like changing my camera lens. But I think you'll get the idea.

To begin the slideshow, click on the white arrow and press your spacebar once. Pressing the spacebar will not work if you are in full screen mode. You may maximize the view by clicking the full screen icon after the slideshow has begun. Enjoy!




12 comments:

Country Girl said...

Wow. What an awesome peek into your life. Had no idea you met through the personals. And married shortly after.

Sometimes you just know, don't you?

dsr524 said...

What an awesome gift. I knew the story, and how much you love each other and I cried anyway. But if your anniversay isn't until March, is this post going to ruin the surprise?

Doughboy - don't look!

Mental P Mama said...

That is wonderful! And I love the pics. I hope he doesn't peek!

Pam said...

This book is fabulous...and I'm sure our scrap club "HERO" will appreciate it!

Nikki (a.k.a hermanmarie) said...

What an awesome idea- I'm sure he will love it!

The Weaver of Grass said...

What a romantic present - am sure he will be overwhelmed with it.

Jamie Payne said...

It's hard to believe that I was only in the 6th grade when you married Peter. Thank God for personal ads...he's been such a good father to me for the past 20 years and the boys absolutely adore their Bumpa. Happy anniversary to the best parentals a girl could ask for!!!

Deb said...

And tell me why you need me to teach a class???? This is absolutely amazing!! I love it and will study it when I see you in April so I can replicate one. Really great project!

Chere said...

You have to send this to Teresa Collins. She will love what you have done with this. I love it and how it tells your story. My favorite is the page about doughboy's hands and then catching Ayden. Love it, love it, love it.

How are you going to keep doughboy from sneaking a peek?

Debra (a/k/a Doris, Mimi) said...

Doughboy has already seen the project in the works. I can't keep it from him easily. I have spent hours and hours finding photos, editing, printing, creating pages, journaling. He pops into my creative space from time to time to make sure I'm still breathing. He won't see the finished project until it is ALL finished. It was definitely a labor of love...but he's worth it :)

scrappysue said...

that's just gorgeous!!! what a keepsake

Jennifer said...

You ROCK!! That is the sweetest anniversary gift I have ever seen!!