Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Our First Year Together - Scrapbook

Back in the fall of 2009 I made my husband (then boyfriend) a scrapbook for our first year anniversary of dating! I decided to scan it into my computer over my Christmas break to make sure we'd always have it - even if something happened to the original! And since I scanned it in, I thought I would share if any of you would like to check it out!

So, how I put it all together. I worked for WEEKS putting this all together - usually in the dorm room during the afternoons while watching Tyra with some of my friends. Then I'd have to hide it in case Kevin would come over. Mondays were the best for scrapbooking, because I could leave everything out on the floor because there were no visiting hours! He had no idea it was coming - which is impressive because I'm really bad at keeping secrets!

When I was done with all the pages, I put our scrapbook in page protector sheets and put it all in a 3-ring binder with a front that you could slide a cover in. I decorated the cover all cute as manly as I could and left a spot for a picture of us - that I took on our anniversary date, asked Kevin to stop at Walgreens on the way back where I printed the picture, and then stuck it on right before I gave it to him! Kevin was so surprised - it was awesome!

I wrote at lot, which took forever, but I am so glad I did! My scrapbooks now aren't as journalistic (I think I'm getting lazy...) I definitely want to start writing more in my scrapbooks again! Besides the journaling, I feel like my scrapbooking skills have improved a lot, these layouts seems slightly boring to me now, but it's kinda fun to look back at how I've started.

I am SO glad that I made this. We have so many beautiful memories and moments together and without this scrapbook, I know I wouldn't remember all of them. Looking back at this scrapbook and reading my journaling really takes me back (I know it's just a few years, but quite a bit has changed since then!) I love my hubby. I love the relationship we have and how it has developed over time.


  1. Love your blog! I am now a follower:)

  2. Hey its sooo very beautiful.. love the way you have expressed your feelings towards him.. :)


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