Thursday, September 10, 2009

School Started Yesterday







As I have every year since 1985, which was our first year in this house, I lined the kids up one by one in front of the counter and took their pictures. Rick is a senior this year, Angel is a junior and Brandon is in the 8th grade. Since this is Rick's last first day of school, I dug out his first first day of school picture (preschool) and slapped together a lo of the two pictures. I cried more with this year than I did Rick's first year, I cried for me having my baby grow up, I cried for my friend who lost her son and won't have a first day of school this year and I cried out of pride for Rick. It was a pretty emotional morning for me!
I used the very fun kit, "Recess Main Kit" from
Color Me Miki and a sketch from that wonderful sketch site Nuts About Sketches!






13 comments:

  1. Holy smokes!! He's growing like a beanstalk. I love this layout - the contrast is so cool! great job!

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  2. Love your first day of school pictures. The layout is great with those two photos!

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  3. Hey Rebecca! Congrat's on the new blog. You are gonna love it!

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  4. those photos are awesome! Great layout.

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  5. Great LO! I love the journaling.

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  6. What a great idea to take a photo in the same spot! I love the layout!!!

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  7. i love how you took the photos in the same spot- that was clever!

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  8. Wow, its great (and sometimes heartbreaking) to see how big our little ones get :-) Great LO, I really love the pp

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  9. a great idea. and i too like your layout. great story you have documented there.

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  10. I'm with you on the first day of school water-working bonanza! My little one (son as well)just started kindergarten. I do not look forward to the day when I have to look up at my son to tell him he is doing something foolish.

    Beautiful layout! I love all of the little touches you put together on it.

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  11. awww, how sweet and sad at the same time. I love the LO- wonderful!! I feel for your friend, I have a friend in the same situation, no first day for her oldest daughter, rest her soul, makes you cherish every moment even more

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  12. Oh, I love that. And great pics of all the kids. :-)

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  13. WOW!!! I love it! I am always a sucker for "now and then" type of pages and yours is striking!!!

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