We traveled last weekend, to my parents for a couple of days and then to my brother's for a couple of days. It was such a fast trip with so many hours of driving so each visit seemed so hurried but we managed to have good times. Paint ball fights (in which I did not participate ), lots of good food, a fair bit of news and discussion, two LONG walks in the woods, and lots of looking at old photographs. I brought some home to scan and use for scrapbooking. I'm so excited about this. Here is a page I finished yesterday featuring my grandmother and her parents. I love it!
I mentioned last summer that my Aunt Helen gave me the shirt and vest my great grandfather wore at his wedding - in the photo above. This past weekend my mom gave me the hat he wore. These items are just precious to me. Mom also gave me a fat little "book" of daily journal papers in which he jotted down little daily items in the year following my great grandmother's death. I concentrated also on photos of my grandparents, bringing home the camera my grandpa used, the old wire glasses my grandmother wore, and the Just Married sign from their wedding. I could have sat for days and days going through these photos so I hope we can make the trip again sometime soon.
I think I am going to consolidate my blogs, move all my nature posts and the posts from my secondhand links site into this homemaking blog. I used to spend far more time online than I do now and it would just be nice to consolidate things. If I do, you'll be able to pick various posts out by perusing the categories in the sidebar.