I seem to be on a roll this evening, two posts so far. It could be because it’s my birthday and I’ve had an awesome day, or maybe I’m just in the blogging mood, who knows for sure? What I do know is I’m not going to question it!
When I bought my big eco style smash book for documenting this year I also purchased one of the mini smash books, I had no idea what I was going to do in it and for a few weeks after I got it it just sat there waiting for a point to it. In the end it became my little book of big events where I started smashing memorable events, in no particular order, that I had stashed away bits from such as the birth of my children, family events and firsts (my first family holiday with the kids, my first holiday on my own etc). You see I’m a terrible horder, like a magpie only I don’t just keep shinies and it was about time I sorted out the big box of all my treasures into something more manageable, birthing the little book of big events.
So here they are, all the pages I have smashed so far. It’s been a whole lot of fun though there is still a whole way to go before the book is full 😉
My Nan’s 80th birthday tea party, November 2012.
My Nan and Grandad’s Golden Wedding Anniversary, January 2004.
I didn’t even realise I still had the invitation for this one in the big box…
The birth of my first baby, my daughter, December 2004.
My first holiday alone, a four night trip to Devon at Retreats For You, March/April 2012.
School photos of the kids over the years. 2012 was the first time Ethan, my youngest, had one done at nursery.
The green page is ready and waiting for the next ones where the kids will be having them together as Ethan starts school this September.
Taking Beth to see The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre, December 2012.
It was her first trip to both London and the theatre.
Beth’s birthday surprise, a trip to build-a-bear, something she has wanted to do for ages, December 2012.
The birth of my youngest, my son, January 2009.
Momentos from the births of the kids, they have both been strung and hung like bookmarks from the spine into the two birth pages.
That’s it so far, I have more pages to add a couple already planned but not yet smashed, one I’m not really looking forward to but know I need to include, not doing so would be doing myself a disservice. My big smash book is still somewhat empty though I now have three pages in my mind ready and waiting for the smashing bug to bite gain.
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