Friday, July 3, 2009

Encyclopedia of Your Ordinary Life - M

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: M


Our second precious son who is full of energy and always ready for fun. [As a child, Matt once said that he could only have one activity / sport after school because he wanted to be sure to have time for friends.] Love the painting he did [shown this page] when he was in kindergarten. There was a vase with the flower and lots of other things sitting all around it. They were told to paint what they saw and it’s easy to see that Matt’s perspective is to see the whole scene and take it all in. What a great perspective to have! It’s such a joy to see his love of the Lord as he grows into a young adult.


I admit – I’m addicted and drink at least one [32 oz] each day! Many times I get it half and half, and I could drink 2-3 daily, but have recently learned that tea can hinder the absorption of iron… not good news for me these days.


My first car! A ’68, painted ‘robin’s egg blue’ – just like my cousin Doug’s. We actually drove around a small town and stopped people with 68’s until we found someone willing to sell theirs [I know- I was spoiled…] So many in my family have driven Mustangs – in some form or fashion- through the years. I’ll always have fond memories of it…


Mama’s crazy nick name that most of the family calls her. No one has ever really explained where it came from. But it’s the name she answers to whenever her sisters, nieces, or nephews are nearby.

1 comment:

lola said...

LOVE this idea! The foto a day one is great for the current year, but chronicling my Ordinary (past)Life alphabetically is a great prompt when one just doesn't know where to begin. Thanks for sharing. Will have to read that book, too.