Friday, March 14, 2008

My current obsession

Yes, we are still alive and well. I have been meaning to update our blog, but my new obsession has kept me quite busy. I have fallen in love with digital scrapbooking. It is lots harder than I thought it would be though, and I am trying to learn. I am using photoshop, and if anyone has ever used that program, they know just how difficult it is (or maybe not, maybe I am just a slow learner). But I have been trying new things and I finally have a few pages to show for all my time spent on the computer. They are still very amatuerish, but we all have to start somewhere, right? I am hoping that if I can get good at using the program, I will be able to get lots of pages done (i.e. catch up on Isabel and maybe even scrap some pages about David and I). I am amazed at how much has happened in this past year and realize I gotta get moving if I want to scrap all the pictures we have. Here are my first pages:

The best part of the pages are the pictures, and I have to keep that in mind so I don't spend so much time getting all the little decorations just right. Many thanks to Liz and Nicole for helping me get started (David might not be so thankful though since he says I love the computer more than him, but maybe he will understand if I can get all the pages done for Isabel like we have been talking about). I have wonderful sister-in-laws (all 6 of them!) I have also realized there are so many things that I didn't get pictures of. Now my mind is always thinking, "oh, this would be a cute page, I need to take some pictures".

Well, here's hoping that I can keep up on the scrapbooking this time. I always say I am going to do better, and then I get sidetracked with all the other things I want to do.

In other news, Isabel celebrated her 1st birthday on the 5th. I can't believe she is already 1. Time has just flown by and our baby is growing up. She is not walking yet, but can sure get around pretty well. Her favorite things to do are climb the stairs and slide back down and play in the dishwasher (hopefully only when there is clean dishes in it. Isabel is such a joy. I will have to post her birthday pictures later because she is letting me know she is ready for some attention. Love you all and miss you!