Monday, July 21, 2014

A Legacy of Faith, Family and Love Documented

Celebrating a legacy of Faith, Family and Love.. where our my beloved Grandfather built the church that my nephew, his wife and children are the Pastors shows that 100 years of Faith is still continuing on today!  Bringing my children to my old stomping grounds and walking the same wooden stairs that I did as a child, standing and snuggling babies in the Parsonage that my Grandfather built (and has housed four generations of our family) and walking to see old friends while celebrating new memories... it's the simple things that fill my heart.  Join me and let me share these sweet memories..
Celebrate YOUR memories, like I did with:
Project Life 12"Variety Pack Photo Pocket Pages (135294)
Happiness Is Project Life Card Collection (135307)
Happiness Is Project Life Accessory Pack (135309)
Project Life Journaling Pens (135304)
Alphabet Rotary Stamp (133769)
Basic Grey ink pad (126981)
Black Faux Leather 12" Project Life Album (135292)
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Jody is now the Pastor at the church my Grandparents built over 80 years ago.  With many generations of pastors, our family and others, having lead this church, it's amazing to see it still standing and growing.  His family lives in the Parsonage (this is a home in the back of the church for the Pastor's family).  Having had grown up there as a teen and now having his own teens in the same home - it is a cool feeling.  Holding my niece's daughter and snuggling her in the same home that I did it with her mother, it means the world to me!  Giving memories like this to our children and seeing them having fun with their cousins... what a blessing!!
Documenting the DAY.... the new Alphabet Rotary Stamp makes it easy to personalize your own phrases!  It's fun and easy to use with 13 spaces you can create many sayings and personalized stamps.  This Easter 2014 was fun to create and stamp with the Basic Grey ink pad.
When Documenting and Celebrating our life, half the battle is getting my pictures printed from my iPhone.  I now keep a stock of books ready at hand (and print them as I go along) and then have a stash of our Project Life cards and accessory collections and 12" pages.  I LOVE how the card and accessory collections all keep together and store in a minimal amount of space.  I can now quickly create and celebrate our life - and QUICK is the Key!  I'm a mom of 6 - it has to be easy, fun, good looking and quick for me to be able to use it.
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Seeing my kids stand on the same steps and hunt for Easter Eggs in the same grassy area of the church that I did... what an amazing circle of life!  Knowing that my Grandfather built and helped to maintain this church, while my kids are standing with their cousins on the same steps.. there are no words.  I know that our grandparents are looking down and smiling at this new generation of busy kids.
Finding the time to document and celebrate our memories (now that I actually get my digital photos printed - lol) is hard to do.  Scheduling and finding time to share it with y'all is just a great way to get me doing our documenting (Happy Memory Celebrating Monday)! 
Store these memories in the Newly Released Black Faux Leather 12" Project Life Album for a sturdy, elegant look - worthy of holding the finest of memories. (Just Released - grab yours now!)
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When you have a church that was built over 80 years ago that has a new generation of our family serving in it... it's a blessed legacy to share with my family.  I love Jody and his wife Vanessa and how they are keeping our family's legacy of love, faith and family alive in the same place that we all grew up in!  I pray that these pages of our time together will be looked back on and show how blessed we are.  What do YOU Celebrate and Document?  Leave me a comment and let me know!

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