Wednesday, April 27, 2016


I've been told so many stories about our family history, especially by my paternal grandmother. Sadly I was too young then to understand that I should write them down. I wouldn't remember them all! Before I forget anything else I'm now writing everything down that I have in my head. I found this class at Big Picture Classes, and I found it a great starting point for my documenting. 

It's hard to know where to start, so just like in the class I started documenting relationships and births. This was my first layout and it tells the story of our lives at the time our kids were born.

I used a photo from our trip to Mallorca last summer to document the story of how we met. (Our houses were in the same street when we grew up, although we never spoke at the time.)

This is my favorite photo of my dad who passed away in the fall of 1999. He was born in 1934 hence the title. 

And this is how far I've gotten, the story of how my paternal grandmother had to move away from the family farm and how she then met my grandfather. In this photo she's 20 years old. She was born in 1913 and passed away in 2004. I miss her like crazy!

I'll be sharing more of this project as it progresses. 



  1. Great project! Love how you are focused on the relationships in the family. Please continue to share! Your pages look great - simple and colorful and eyecatching!
    I hope to do something similar and have been thinking about how to approach it. Stacy always has great ideas - love every one of her classes.

    1. Yes, me too! This one really helped me get started. I will be sharing as the project continues.