October 25, 2009

Scrapbooking, I Like!

I have loved photos ever since I had my own camera- I enjoy taking pictures and I collect them. I started to scrapbook and archived photos when I was in sixth grade. I would create my own journal, put pictures in the pages and write stories about the photos. Sad to say that there was a time when I was in college that I got rid of them for some personal reason.

When I had a baby shower, my sister-in-law gave me a baby scrapbook so then I started getting into it again since I now have the time and also because I want to do something that I can give Madi when she grows-up. All the pictures and events in the scrapbook has its own story or insights from me that I’d like to share with her. I am also sharing some of the pages I created to you in this website (on my Projects page) and some in Facebook.

Scrapbooking takes a lot of time especially if you are a mother like me. It’s hard to find time with all the chores that needs to be done so I really don’t get to do as much scrapbooking as I want to. However, another reason I like to do it is because it makes me feel good- it brings out the creativity in me and it gives me the chance to recollect and reflect on some events. And after you are done, it’s satisfying to know that I have recorded a memory for my daughter, for me, or whomever is or are in the pictures.

October 14, 2009

Been Gone

I have not blogged for quite sometime. I got too preoccupied with all my duties as a mother and wife but everything is great- just been busy and busy for me is always a good thing.

Many things happened over the past month. Jon is still working in New Jersey so we try to do a lot of family activities every weekend, some family members got sick (my brother-in-law had a heart-attack for one), Madi and Jon both had cough and colds due to change of weather, my brother Aldous bought a house, my brother Aaron arrived in the U.S., my sister got a new job, a very bad flood in Manila affected many I know, a nephew from a first cousin caught swine flu (just heard today), Madi has been hard to handle (running around all day, touching everything, making mess)... a lot of stuff going on that I cannot afford to sit in front of the computer for more than five minutes without interruption (mainly from my baby).

I have no idea when I will start to be consistent on my blogging. Somethings always come up whenever I am about to get a hang on a routine that I need to adjust again and figure out a new one. But then again, no complaints- just trying to explain that I am still here and alive. I hope you all are being productive too and well.