I am working on a book celebrating Me. I wasn't going to post this book but decided that I should post a couple pages to show a different look for Kellie's Sweet and Centered Mini Album. I love these pages. I have such trouble keeping things simple and Kellie's templates are so wonderful that I'm able to leave them alone without adding a ton of stuff to them. Kellie's templates are very versatile and I was able to turn things and move things around to make a few more pages keeping the same uniform look to them all.
Don't let the journaling on these first pages fool you. I plan on this being a beautiful book full of fun. This quote was just one that made me realize that most women go through this chapter in their lives and that they can only grow from it. Now, If it can just figure out what to put on the other 18 pages that I've made. . . .


Journaling:
WHEN A WOMAN MAKES A CHOICE TO MARRY AND HAVE CHILDREN HER LOVE BEGINS, BUT IN A WAY IT STOPS. YOU BUILD A LIFE OF DETAILS AND YOU JUST STOP AND STAY STILL SO THAT YOUR CHILDREN CAN MOVE; AND WHEN THEY LEAVE THEY TAKE YOUR LIFE DETAILS WITH THEM. YOU ARE EXPECTED TO MOVE ON AGAIN, BUT YOU DONíT EVEN REMEMBER WHAT IT WAS THAT MOVED YOU IN THE FIRST PLACE BECAUSE NOBODYíS ASKED YOU IN SO LONG, NOT EVEN YOURSELF. ~ BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY ~


THIS QUOTE FROM BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY DESCRIBED ME A YEAR AND A HALF AGO WHEN MY OLDEST TWO CHILDREN LEFT FOR COLLEGE. IT WAS THE SAME FEELING WHEN MY YOUNGEST LEFT FOR KINDERGARTEN 9 YEARS BEFORE THAT. ITíS THE DAY THAT YOU REALIZE THAT YOUR FAMILY NO LONGER NEEDS YOU 24/7. THEY ARE GONE DURING THE DAY AND YOU ARE LEFT TO FIGURE OUT WHAT TO DO WITH YOURSELF OR WORSE YET, FIGURE OUT WHO YOU ARE OR WHO YOU WANT TO BE. I AM TURNING 45 THIS YEAR AND I HAVE CONCLUDED THAT I AM STILL ME. THIS IS A BOOK TO CELEBRATE ME, TODAY. . . 2008.


Credits:
Kellie Mize Sweet And Centered Mini Album
Katie Pertiet
Naturally Krafty Paper
Gypsy Flower and Antique Damask Overlays from ScrapArtist
Font is my handwriting :O)