We had a recent trip away with the girls and husbands. We went to Waterton National Park. It is in the southern part of Alberta very close to the Montana border. It is a beautiful spot.
But it was so windy!! I think it should be called "Windyton". The hundreds of wind turbines as we approached our destination should have been a tip off that we were in for a windy kind of time. For the first day I kept waiting for the wind to die down. By the second day I lost all hope. By the third day I noticed a shop on the main street named "Gust Gallery" and realized that it is just a windy place. Looking back, I really should have figured this out sooner! LOL I don't like the wind. I hate that feeling of my hair blowing all over my face. (Rob has no idea how annoying this is.) I also find the sound of howling wind to be unsettling. It makes me anxious. My mother was the same way. Here's a windy shot of us after a windy hike.
I also have some news on the scrappy front. I'm changing directions and have decided to give up creating 12 x 12 LO's. I'm taking a simpler approach with documenting life solely with pocket pages. These will be simple and flat pages. I'm talking Project Life cards, washi tape and some stamping. I've been creating LO's since 1999 and had the courage to count my albums last night. I have a total of 67 albums. These are mostly 12 x 12 albums and some 8.5 x 11 albums from early on in the journey. I didn't even count the mini albums. Having said that, I am excited with the idea of being able to get a years worth of photos in one album! I have exactly three sections left on my Ikea shelf that houses my albums so I'm in business for years! LOL Bring on the grand baby photos!
The scrappy room has been dismantled. It is now a spare room/man cave for Rob. Some supplies went to family and friends. The remainder is in a garage sale at my LSS, Treasured Memories. Any proceeds I get from my sales will give me a store credit which will help stock some more Project Life supplies! I'm feeling minimal! My new system fits in one credenza and an Ikea cart! I'll keep you posted along the road of this new adventure.