Friday, April 24, 2009

Encyclopedia of Your Ordinary Life -R

A few years ago I had the opportunity to complete this extraordinary scrapbook album designed by CathyZ and based on the book, Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life by Amy Rosenthal. While I still haven't read the book, I love the concept of this album - a random sampling of those ordinary facts about your life [my life.] The homework involves keeping a list, A to Z, of random memories for several weeks and then gathering photos [or not] to support these memories. Love it. The album is really very simple [a la Cathy Z] and easy to put together with only two square photos per page and two to four 'definitions.' Have I said I love this album? And I want to share some of my life with you so I've committed to do just that in 2009 [keep in mind this was completed during the summer of 2007.] I'm going backwards and today I present: R


These days are so relaxing when there’s nothing pressing to be done and we can watch the rain fall softly through the trees. When Craig was youth minister we played a game with the kids where we snap, clap, and then stomp so that it sounds like a rain storm moving in. Fun. The smell of rain in the summer is wonderful, and crazy as it sounds, I even like the smell of rain hitting asphalt on a hot summer day.


Metal, with keys we’d wear on a shoe string around our necks and use to adjust the skate to fit over our shoes. I think we both had a pair, but must have always shared with friends because it seems like we were forever changing the size of the skate to fit another shoe. We spent many summer days skating up and down our street and always looked forward to the year when we had a newly paved street.


A favorite [talk] radio show that we listen to from 6 – 10 most mornings. These guys are living life fully and while there are times when I’m annoyed, the funny, funny stories they share truly brighten our days. And it is so refreshing to see that they do not change to gain popularity. They are who they are and we love that they are unashamed of their relationship with the Lord.

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