I was born + raised in Southern California. I grew up in West Covina and then moved to Garden Grove after getting married. I am a city over from Disneyland, which is where my husband and I worked and met.
My family now consists of my husband of twenty years, daughter (14), son (11), and Maltipoo daughter (1.5 years).
The way I use Project Life is to document my family’s everyday moments and adventures. But I have a huge project list of books I’d like to be working on, some that I’ve already started and some that I’m still thinking about — photos from my youth, the kids’ school books, family recipes, a catalog of special tree ornaments, vacation books, etc. I am a lifelong scrapbooker, but at some point after my first was born, I wasn’t able to keep up with the traditional method of scrapbooking and it slowed me way down, pretty much to a halt. The problem with that is life keeps happening! The simplicity of Project Life allows me to finish pages more quickly while still giving me the pretty and personal touch that I crave.
To me, documenting life is about capturing our stories and sharing them with others. Photos and words take us right back! If we take the time to document, we are giving ourselves (and our families) the opportunity to appreciate and recall our blessings and gain a better sense of self through this process. It provides history, insight, and a sense of belonging. Documenting the lives of my family is one of my greatest joys.
Three things on my bucket list are:
1. Travel to the United Kingdom, Ireland, and eastern Canada (to see the real life setting of Anne of Green Gables!).
2. Learn how to quilt. (Never mind that I should probably first learn how to sew!)
3. To more fully document who my mom was so my children will know her story better.
Cultivating a good life means having a positive outlook. We have so much to be grateful for every day! Even when life is hard, I believe the good will outweigh the bad if we just open our hearts to it.