Friday, February 27, 2009


I have been dreaming of this day for many years!

I am a wife, mommy and life journalist with a degree from "My Life University". All of us have a unique story to tell. Many people document the big events in their life, but I like telling about the parts in between. Life is made up of birthdays, vacations and fun trips to the park. But, documenting the little things like the way my daughter's room looks RIGHT NOW or the way my son leaves all his Bakugon thingies spread out all over the floor is just as important as all of those Christmas pictures. (Just for the record, those Bakugon can do some serious damage to vaccuums and feet!)

I have kept a journal since I was in the 6th grade. I LOVE writing and anything that has to do with words and lettering. So, when scrapbooking came along I was thrilled. Within a couple of years I found that I didn't fit in to the "normal" mold of scrapbooking.

When my kids open my books they see not only our trips to the North Carolina State Fair, (yes, I do the big events too!) they see that life is made up of all kinds of different emotions. Not all of my pages are sugary happy. I want my children to know that life is difficult sometimes, but in finding joy from the everyday things we find the strength to make it through the difficult times.

It is my hope that I will be able to help someone else find joy in the everyday lives we live. But, what you will probably find is that the mundane is not so mundane after all.

I look forward to this part of my journey and invite you to join me! I will be announcing some exciting information in the coming weeks.

Until then, how about grabbing your camera and take some pictures of your kids playing. But this time turn the flash off and try to stay incognito. Trust me, if you have decent light in the room you will probably be surprised how much you will LOVE those pictures!



  1. love this blog!!!...And the babyOmine book!!!
    What a great idea! Thanks,Dawn!

  2. What a beautiful blog Dawn - You've done a terrific job on all the creative details, thoughts & quotes!! Imagine my surprise & delight when I saw my name & read your words!! It brought back all the wonderful times we had...the laughs, philosophical discussions & great fun!! Jim & I got big smiles when we saw the kite still in the tree!! And of course the photo of our knit group is priceless!! We will always think of Springdale as "home" and all of you as our family!!! Love, Angela :-)

  3. Love your babyOmine book!!! Like I said, whenever the time comes that Jared and I do have kids, I will purchasing one for each one of them. Of course, if we went by Jared's "string test" for the number of kids we'll be having, you would need to get started on the babyOmine books like yesterday!
    I love reading your blog. Even though we talk just about every other day, if not more, I love seeing little glimses of your life through your pictures and journaling. Awesome!Well, I love you! I'm so very proud of you and proud to be your sister...just may be taller than me, but I'll always be younger!! Ha! Ha!
    Love you lots!!!!!
    Your sis,