Wednesday, February 07, 2007

why i scrapbook

i have been thinking a lot lately about why i scrapbook.

i mean would i scrapbook if i didn't own maya road? the answer is yes. i don't do it to get all the newest and coolest supplies (though that is a fringe benefit). i don't do it to try and get published in the magazines (though sometimes that is a benefit too). i don't do it to impress other people.

here is one of the reasons i do it.

this is my dad bong (yes as i have mentioned before my dad name is bong and no he was not named for the pipe). since his grandsons were born, the first words out of his mouth each time he calls are, "how is noah (or jonathan) doing?" you can see from these photos, how much he adores them.

i was talking to my mom a couple of months ago and she told me that my dad spends most nights up late at night looking over and over again at his photos of his grandsons. he says he just looks at them each night and smiles.i am sure his friends at the senior center are sick of him talking about his grandsons day in and day out.

so i decided to make this for my dad for his birthday - a photo album of noah and jonathan from our trip to asia:

it is a simple book but i know that my dad has already probably flipped through it like 100 times. i am sure he has shown his senior center friends 100 times. but that is why i scrapbook. to know that it brings joy to my dad when he sees this album with his grandbabies. and i am sure he doesn't know what products in there are the maya road ones (the book and the rubons) but that doesn't matter. it isn't the brand. it isn't the name. honestly my dad probably couldn't care less if the book was maya road or not because it is what is inside that really counts.

14 Comments:

At 2/08/2007 12:38:00 AM, Blogger Marie said...

That is a beautiful book. The photo of your dad sure shows how proud he is! Your dad has a beautiful smile, too!

 
At 2/08/2007 12:45:00 AM, Blogger Anam_Kihaku said...

that is the right reason to scrapbook :) my daugther has one of her and her daddy and she doesnt care whats in is in just that it is her and her daddy and proves he loves her a lot.

those photos are so heart warming.

 
At 2/08/2007 06:54:00 AM, Blogger Sharon said...

That book is wonderful.

It reminds me that I can do that too instead of spending $15-$20 on a small premade album, all I need is cardstock, and maya road. ;-)

 
At 2/08/2007 09:06:00 AM, Blogger Shirley said...

love the pictures and especially the beautiful album! reminds me that I need to get my butt on the ball - YIKES!

 
At 2/08/2007 11:25:00 AM, Blogger Andrea said...

your Dad is going to LOVE it! the album looks beautiful...love all the colours :)

 
At 2/08/2007 03:13:00 PM, Blogger nicole said...

Such a beautiful sentiment...and an very cute book too :)
Nicole

 
At 2/08/2007 10:52:00 PM, Blogger patti said...

Such a profound statement Caroline! The story you paint is so vivid, I can actually see "Bong" flipping through that book you made him. What a great daughter you are and what a fab Dad he sounds like!

 
At 2/08/2007 11:16:00 PM, Blogger Heather M. said...

So very true! What a great gift!

 
At 2/09/2007 12:50:00 AM, Blogger julieO. said...

That is so touching!!! Sometimes, when I give an album away I wonder half the time if it'll even be appreciated, really. How wonderful to know that he adores it and the boys so much!! I guess if it was only looked through once and made someone smile, then it's worth it!!! Thanks for sharing such a neat story!

 
At 2/09/2007 02:48:00 AM, Blogger fleurie said...

its beautiful...thats why i scrap too...nothing can beat it...

 
At 2/09/2007 08:24:00 AM, Anonymous Prolix from la Normandie said...

Beautiful Pics

Beautiful Book

Beautiful Babe

Beautiful GrandDaddy

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At 2/09/2007 11:17:00 AM, Blogger Melissa said...

What a sweet dad and sweeter grandpa! The book looks very special - and he obviously thinks it is too!

 
At 2/09/2007 10:20:00 PM, Blogger Jenn said...

What a wonderful book! That is a great gift!

 
At 2/10/2007 06:23:00 AM, Blogger Tammy said...

The book looks just gorgeous and your Dad OH so proud. Yes I see why you Scrap. : )

 

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