I came upon a lovely scrapbook sketch and journaling challenge blog entitled
Here is this month's sketch and theme:
"This month's theme is: The best day of your life!!!!! Everyone has at least one or two! Tell us anything that you can relate this title to."
The beautiful sketch really caught my attention and held it, and the theme is awesome! Finding this sketch and theme really was wonderful for me!
I thought and thought about the best day of my life. Which one should I pick to scrap about! Quite a few days came to mind: the birth of our daughter, Katie; the day Anne was placed in our arms in Changsha, China; being the maid of honor for my twin sister on her wedding day, all of the fun-filled days we had on our Disney World vacation were just a few. But when I actually thought about it, I knew that none of these days would have been possible if I hadn't met and married John! It's funny because at the end of 1988, I thought my life was over. I was newly divorced and was going through one of the saddest times of my life. Little did I know that I was going to go out on a blind date on January 3, 1990, and marry John 3 months later on March 3, 1990! And what a day it was . . . I can honestly say that it was the best day of my life!
Here is the layout that I created:
The journaling that you can see on my page next to our photo (which is one of my favorites of us!) includes some of the lyrics to the song "All my Life" by Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville, and written by Karla Bonoff. This song has such meaning to us because John played it for me just before he placed my engagement ring on my finger in El Paso, Texas.
I wanted to include hidden journaling on my page, so I wrote words that I typed above and tucked it behind the photo of John and me. So that he would always know why it was the was the best day of my life!
Here are some close up shots of my layout:
. . . and I thought I would share a few other moments from our wedding day:
my dad and me:
It really was a magical day and one that I will never ever forget!
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.
And thank you, Once Upon A Sketch, for hosting this wonderful challenge that inspired my layout!