in more ways than one.
I’m posting from Butte, Montana where my family is staying on our way to the James L. McDougal family reunion at Bear Lake. My mom and dad arrived in Spokane last night at 6:00pm. Since then, Mom and I have spent every waking moment finishing, copying and assembling 15 scrapbooks celebrating the centennial of my grandfather’s birth (July 23, 1910)
What a job–trust me when I say it has been a day of toil, tears and triumph.
We are so close.
The best part is of course the photos and the stories and the knowledge that we are accomplishing a great thing.
Just look at this cool photo of my grandpa James as a young schoolteacher/principal at the Colombus school in Campbellsport, Wisconsin.
And, all of these …
The other best part is that I typed up an outline for a new class at Big Picture Scrapbooking. I figured if I’m going to go to all this work, I might as well help others tackle and simplify a big project like this!
All this family history has made me think a lot about Addie and ALL that I don’t know. I chatted yesterday with Noell and Izzy Hyman, Nancy Nally and CD Muckowsky about scrapbooking adoptive and mixed families — that conversation sparked my thoughts about what I want to eventually do for Addie.
I’m hoping to blog a bit more about this very soon.
In the meantime, you can listen to The Paperclipping Roundtable, Episode 28 HERE.
Have a WONDERFUL weekend!