Of Music and children
Dh and I just just had our date night, and we went to watch the movie, August Rush. What a delightful movie! The soundtrack was unusual and awesome, and the sweet movie really tugged at our hearts. Long ago when I watch movies like this I'd think how wonderful if I had music genius like that, nowadays I think how wonderful if my sons had music genius like that! From the couple of years they have spent having piano lessons I know they are far from that (!) but we let them carry on, (no music exams please though) since they have never requested to stop lessons, and keep on punching those keys. It is good enough for me and dh as long as they are able to enjoy making some music when they want to, that they can appreciate and be blessed by the great genre of music that God has blessed humankind with. As the children grow, I keep trying to watch for something they totally standout in, like sports or music, for a glimpse at what they might lean towards, pursue, become great in. At this point it is not clear yet, though we can tell that Ryan is academically inclined and Jared is creatively inclined. We can't rush children nor second guess God, can we? I just now thought and feel thankful for my boys, the wonder of watching them unfold, the knowledge that God has them in His hands and the blessing of being their mom. Well! That was a lot of rambling, but I'm glad I captured some of that!
I have finally completed my next layout, it was tough! because it had all planes in our photos from the National Air and Space museum at Dulles Airport.
The journaling goes: The boys, especially daddy, was totally floored by the planes and space shuttle we came face to face with at the Udvar-Hazy Centre of the National Air & Space Museumat Dulles Airport. Daddy must have taken 20 photos of the Blackbird alone! He told the rest of us many stories, and it was totally awesome to see the Enola Gay and know it dropped that A bomb in Hiroshima that saved our families from the WWII. WoW
Credits: twine by Natalie Bird, Background Paper by April Staker, crumpled brown paper by Krizomel, stars by Sausan designs, tags and alpha by Miss Mint, compass by Island Girl.
And here's the template, hope it works for you! Thank you so much for your great feedback and especially links to your lovely layouts! Jackie had feedback asking me to collapse the layers for each photo, I've done that for the white frame layer and its shadow, and linked that and the photo layer, hope that helps! Also, Jackie, in photoshop you can still move the the photos that hang over the page into the page for your smaller 8x11 pages. Just use your move tool. I just have this thing about photos going over, haha, it kind of makes the scrap page look like it is a photo of a physical scrap page! Do feel free to move them around to suit your page. This is now available as a set in the store here