Friday, August 21, 2015

Wow, two months. Really?

Good grief, I had no idea it had been two months since I blogged!  We have had a wonderful summer, and other than keeping up with Project Life and decorating my planner each week, I have done a lot crafting.  To be honest, I haven't wanted too and going back to my old job (  :)!!) I took over an intensive caseload that takes up A LOT of time.  Haha! 

However, there is something about the girls being in school again and fall coming that makes we want to hunker down and craft! 

Today I wanted to share with you a mini book I created back in May or June of our trip to Chicago last year.

The last two years, Mike has ran in the Chicago Marathon.  Last year we took the girls with us.  I thought it would be fun to incorporate Mike's bib and some other ephemera from the trip into the album.

I used his race bib for the cover and LOVE how it turned out!

Here I included his training calendar.  We kept this on the inside door of the cabinet and we both looked at it to see what he would be running that weekend, etc.

Here are the girls :)  They were posing for Mike and didn't know I was taking their picture too.

Ooohh, sorry about the blurry pic here!   This was a copy of the race map.  The girls and I ran around the city a bit to try and get pictures of Mike and cheer him on :)

These pictures were taken in Charity Village, Mike runs with a team from his work for Ronald McDonald House.  I LOVE this picture of the girls running over to hug their Dad :)

For the back cover, I used the bottom portion of his bib. 

I love how this album turned out :)  I'm still struggling with how to store it, and my other non traditional albums though.  How do you store yours?

Thanks for stopping in today!!  Hope you have an awesome weekend!


  1. Awesome album! I love how you used the bib in the cover and the back! Great shots and memorabilia too!!

  2. What a great book! Clever front & back covers!! Welcome back to blog land - summer is hard!

  3. Well its about time you showed up on your blog, lol.
    Happy you enjoyed your summer with your family.
    As for your mini album…so cool!!!
    I love that you used his bib for the covers and all of the memorabilia in the book.
    I too love the photos of the girls greeting Mike at the finish line :)
    Such a treasure.

  4. Love it! Time flies for sure! :) I've missed your blog but I totally understand. I'm trying to stick with once a week and that is proving tough. Its' just so easy to get caught up in life.

  5. Can't get enough of your mini albums!!! I have this little (huge) problem of taking a million pictures and refusing to widdle the ones I want to scrap to a reasonable amount and therefore scrap pretty much all of them. So time consuming. however I must say I am rarely disappointed!