Before this year ends, I wanted to make sure to share with you my Smash! album I made for our trip home this past summer. I bought the album with the intention to do it while I was there. I bought one for me and one for David. I figured we could journal and collect ephemera while there and do the photos when we got back.
Alas, I didn’t really touch mine. (David didn’t either.)
So when I got back, I decided to sit and do it all. And it took much much longer than I’d anticipated. As it dragged on, I got alarmed that the Smash book had so many more pages than I was going to be able to use. After months of being really sad about this, I was finally able to get over it by removing the last few pages that I knew would be blank. Ta-da! Now I feel good.
So here are the pages:
I bought the doodle one as it was the one I’d wanted to have all along.
i don’t know why this photo is so blue but nonetheless, i covered it with some washi tape to make me happy.
the first few pages is about los angeles where we spent two nights before flying home.
another page about la.
our tickets, about the trip, and the yummy hazelnuts they give on turkish airlines.
a lot of journaling about the first few days.
dad’s map of where we are and the places we’d been so far. and some photos.
my parents’ house is in the Gundogan bay.
more photos and a little bit about how we split our time.
my nephews and my favorite things about being with them.
doing the values exercise on my sister and staying up till the wee hours of the morning.
some of my favorite photos.
and ones of my sister, mom and me. i love these so much.
the boys playing in the sand. and waterguns.
just how much they played with my kids. my nephews are awesome.
mom and dad, who made all this possible.
more sand play.
a few final photos I love so much.
some wrappers from our food there. a little photo of bodrum.
and some luggage tags on the way home.
there you go. a little, lovely album to remind me of the magical times at home.