Tuesday, June 3, 2008

A Legacy of Love...

As my son would say "We-he-hell!" Hi there fam and friends! After drooling over other's blogs, I figured it's high time I joined the ranks of the Blogged and the Beautiful.

So, here I am on my maiden voyage to journaling. I must say, it feels sort of freeing. Actually, it gives me hope. Why? Well, you see I am by NO means a scrapbooker. In fact, scrapooking really intimidates me. There is all this craftiness, creativity and clever construction. It's a whole lot of C's that I just can't quite conquer. Plus, I think it's a cult. (Juuuuuuuuuuuust kidding, I know it's not a cult - but there are a LOT of stickers is all I am sayin')

However, the part of scrap booking that I envy is the leaving a legacy part.
You C - oops, I mean see - my mom has hundreds of photos of us. When we rifle through them, the memories come pouring back. A picture of the past can conjure smells, capture moments and create memories that can last a life time. Just looking back and laughing at hairstyles and clothing is enough to keep you giggling for weeks. I LOVE pictures. I do. And someday I want my children to look back at their lives in pictures and laugh, cry, you know reminisce. But, if that happened today, it would look like this:
  • Find the rubbermaid tub in the attic. (Which one I don't know, they aren't labeled)
  • After searching through 15 tubs you will come to a tub with a floral box in it. That should be K-Man's first 3 years. (With some intermittent honeymoon pictures of course.)
  • As for the rest of the photos, continue searching through random drawers in the house, the glove compartment of the vehicles, check pages of notebooks, novels, check gaps in bookshelves etc.
  • Then go to the computer, check the files labeled Pictures, Pictures, Pictures, Pictures, Pictures and lastly Pictures 08.
  • Finally, find the camera, insert the card into the disk drive and page through. (Although quite a few of them have been erased because the card has been perpetually full and so some of your not so good takes didn't make the cut...oops.)

I know, I know, not pretty. I can't even tell you the good intentions I have had. Oiy! Anywho, that leads me to today. I, Qtipper, am gingerly entering Blogsville. I am hoping that by starting this blog I will effectively be scrapbooking and thus leaving a legacy!!! Exciting, isn't it?!

So, I am asking you to hold me accountable in this. Okay? When I start to slack off, just let me know. I really want you to hear about all things Arkie and that means US! So drum roll please...

The beginning of my Legacy of Love:

Me and my best friend Q-Bear

K-Man, K-Dog, Diggity (almost 6)

Lou Bear, E-bear, E (almost 4)


Tracy said...

Welcome to the blogging world. Can't wait to see more of you and your beautiful family!

Uncle Jerry said...

Hey hey,
How did you know that was how I kept my photos. The only thing that I dont have is the rubbermaid tub up in the attic.

However you are braver then me. Posting blogs is just to scarry for me.

Tracie said...

Whooohooo! Welcome to blog~town! It's so much easier than scrapbooking...I always say it's what I wish my scrapbook could be but isn't. Have fun posting!! I'll check in with you to be sure you're keeping up!

Hugs to you and yours!! The D's

mkapssd said...

Don't make fun of scrapbooking as you may get "stickered" with all of my least favorite stickers! I laughed out loud in my office today as I read your blog - I really do have the best daughter-in-law! I can be technically challenged but I will make a valiant attempt to keep up with you. Love ya - your favorite mother-in-law

kathy said...

Way to go,Girl! We are all SO proud of you and so thankful for such a wonderful, funny, God-loving girl in our extended family! We love you lots and appreciate all of your love and support shown our family in these past weeks (and always)! Congratulations on finishing your big run - the first of many, I'm sure!