Welcome to Beyond the Books. This post was inspired by Lexxie @Unconventional Bookviews' Up Close and (Un)conventional, who was inspired by Cuddlebuggery. It's meant to be a way for y'all to get to know me better on a personal level - Beyond the Books. ;)
Quick update: I hadn't updated my grandma's health status lately, so I thought I would. She's recovered well from her mastectomy and has been receiving chemo treatments every 3 weeks. She's also on a daily chemo pill. She's doing very well, honestly. She's in good spirits, has more energy than I'd expect - baking bread and cleaning out things. And she hasn't lost any hair and has only lost a few pounds. She has an appointment with her oncologist in April, which I hope to be able to attend with her, to check her markers and find out how much longer she'll have to continue treatment. I'll keep y'all posted.
One of my other hobbies (what? I have other hobbies besides reading?!?) is scrapbooking. I started scrapbooking when my oldest was born - that was before it was the craze and you can tell the difference when you look at that first album. Now I have scrapbooks of all my children, as well as family albums and albums dedicated to those book-inspired vacations my Hubs and I take. :)
A group of friends and I do scrapbooking getaways a few times a year. We haven't done one in awhile but this weekend, I'm headed on a girls getaway to spend some time getting caught up. (don't worry, I'm taking my kindle too!)
I thought I'd share a few photos of my craft room and a few samples from album or two.
My craft room...by the way, this is just after getting it set
up so it's neat. It's not always so tidy. ;)
Getting things ready to go...
From my older daughter's scrapbook when she and her sister
were much younger. ;)
Again, from my older daughter's scrapbook...
From my older daughter's school album - this is from when she used to be on swim team.
In getting ready, I've decided to try to get my older daughter's school album up-to-date. I laid out all the photos in groups according to activity. She definitely has a theme going. Can you guess what it is? I told her I was going to do a cover page that reads "Eat, Sleep, Breath Band".
So what other hobbies do y'all have?