Monday, January 4, 2010

1992 - a digi layout

I had a lot of fun working on this layout last night and I was able to finish it this morning after I scanned in this self-portrait of us at the Salt Flats in Utah on 10 June 1992. I got the idea for this layout from one of the December challenge questions at Log Your Memory. The question was "What has been the best year of your life, so far"? After I read this, I immediately knew what my best year was and that I had to make a scrapbook page about it!

Here's what the journaling says:

To date, 1992 was by far the best year of my life. So many exciting and new things happened to me that year. Joe came back into my life in January & was there for me as I struggled with being in an abusive marriage. Tori & I moved back in with my parents in February. During all of that mess, Joe was there for me & we quickly fell back into love. In March, we saw each other for the first time in a couple of years. He rode in a Greyhound bus from Sacramento, CA to Springfield, Mo just to see me & to give me a promise ring. On May 20th, my divorce was finalized & I quickly began to make plans for our wedding on June 7th. Joe was still in Sacramento & wasn’t able to come back to Missouri until a week before our wedding. I also spent that month packing! We got married & on the 8th we were packing up a yellow Ryder truck with all of my belongings. The next day we were on our way to Mather Air Force Base which was neat Sacramento, CA. It took us two, long days of driving to reach the base. Tori did great and we had lots of fun. It was the first time that I had ever been past Grand Junction, CO, where Grandma & Grandpa Newton lived. We drove through Utah & stopped at the Salt Flats & I saw my first casinos as we trucked through Nevada. In August, we found out that I was pregnant with Chris! We spent our first Thanksgiving & Christmas together with Grandpa Fago & Aunt Agnes, who were living in Placerville, CA at that time. Everything was so new & exciting! The Air Force Base & learning how to be a military wife, living by a big city & all of the things to do there, traveling into the Sierra Nevada Mountains, meeting Lisa Sullivan who was our neighbor & is still a dear friend, & just finally being able to experience what true love was & how wonderful being married could be! 1992 will always be one of my most favorite years & will always hold a special place in my heart! It was the beginning of my life with my true love, Joe & we have had so many amazing years since then, too!

I picked up several fun kits on sale at OScraps by Kitty Designs and I used a couple of those new kits for this layout called "Lovey Dovey" and "Cherish". I also used one of my new templates for this layout. I LOVE using templates for digi layouts! They really help get me started, just like sketches do for traditional, paper scrapping. This Jumper Template #9 is from Crystal Livesay. I just discovered her templates and I really love all of the variety!

Well, that's it for now. I hope to share a post about my 2010 Memory Logbook. It is awesome and I think it's really going to help me keep track of those special, every day memories that are so easily forgotten!

Stay warm (it's -2F here!!!) and happy crafting!!!!!

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