Back to School. Back to Blogging.

I’m back.
I guess you could say I took the summer off.
This wasn’t my intention, but I’m (honestly) happy for the break.

Life is short.
Summers are very short.
Any time you choose to do something you are automatically choosing not to do other things. This summer I “chose” not to blog!

But, my children went back to school today, so I decided to come back to my blog!


A week or so ago, Geoff and I and our friends, the Cordons rented four wheelers in Heber, Utah. We rode  around the hills on the back side of Timpanogos, in the Wasatch Range. It was gorgeous. At one point, we unknowingly got off the main road and drove rather far up a narrowing bit of trail until we met up with a dead end. We got out, stretched our legs and spent a few quiet moments enjoying a huge grove of Aspen trees. When we pulled up and turned around, I noticed the letter “S” carved into the trunk of one tree, then not 2 minutes later, I noticed another with a “J.” Now, I’m not super keen on leaving such an indelible mark in nature, but I did think this was pretty lucky and so I took it as a sign that our accidental, off-road adventure was meant to be.

It’s obvious to me, from initials in trees and graffiti on walls that humans like to leave their mark. Scrapbooking is about leaving a mark, a trace, evidence that you were here and that you contributed something worth remembering.

I like that.


Today is the first day the Big Idea Festival at Big Picture Classes.
It’s FREE. It’s FUN.
Our goal this year is to revisit childhood memories in a very EASY way.

I’m also going to be a guest on the Paperclipping Roundtable today. I’ll be joined by Shimelle, Kelly Purkey and Noell and Izzy (of course!) We’re talking about who we admire (in scrapbooking) and why.

As with every other day, you’ll have lots of choices to make.
Perhaps your choices will allow our virtual paths to cross?

That would be nice.

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