Wednesday 15 September 2010

The boy is back in town

The day is fast approaching when we have to load up the car and do the 150 mile trek up to Sheffield to take our son back to uni for his final year. It wasn't so bad when it was just a date in the diary, or 'this time next month' or even 'next Sunday'. Now it's this Sunday and it is coming round far too soon.
So for the next challenge over at May Flaum's class I decided to use some photos I took of him when he had first returned from uni for the summer, just before he left for his month in Europe. 'Why are you taking pictures of me looking at my laptop?' 'Can I not even play a guitar without you sneaking up with your camera?' He clearly did not understand my need to just document the fact that he was home! And those photos needed to be made into a layout.
The shaped, patterned card behind the photos was bought ages ago, and was so pretty I never found anything suitable to put on it. So as I am supposed to be using up things I wanted to use but never did, it was ideal to slice in half and follow May's page on telling a story through simple jounalling.
As I look at those photos I realise how much I love coming home to the sound of a guitar playing and how nice it is to put my head round his bedroom door and see him checking things out on his laptop. And how much I'm not going to like coming home to an empty, quiet house and open his bedroom door and see it looking just how it was when I left the house in the morning :-(


Maria Ontiveros said...

What a great page! The shape is perfect and fun to see flowers on a boy page - they work well here!!!

humel said...

Aww... *hugs* I'll be thinking of you on Sunday xx

I love this page, the shapes, the placement of the photos, the colours, the white space.... It's fab! :-)

Denise said...

Really know that feeling of looking in their room and the bed is all tidy and made - will be thinking of you Sunday xx

Denise said...

P.S - lovely page xx

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Aw, hang in there, Mom! I know the feeling all too well.

Love the layout and especially the photo of him with his guitar. He'll thank you for that one day! xo

Sian said...

Aw, I thought of you and your boy the other night when I took ours to a careers convention and he started talking about universities..

Great page :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful page Deb. I hope the journey on Sunday is a safe one. xxx

Amy said...

Stop it, you are making me cry!

A great page Deb - one for you to look at while he is away :-)

Scrappi Sandi said...

I love that LO..that shaped paper looks great, halved! Actually, probably has more impact than at it's full size!!

I fully know where you're coming from with photographing & documenting EVERYTHING!!! My boys make fun of me constantly grabbing the camera & it's a standing joke when friends come home from school for tea!

Hope that the journey on Sunday is hassle free...& as much as I wish for a tidier house, you made me stop & think today about why it gets messy...maybe I should stop wishing & just enjoy!!!


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