There are 3 parts of family memory keeping that are part of the crafting/scrapbooking world. First is Living History, what is happening now, the trip to the zoo, last years family reunion etc. Second, memories from days gone by, our ancestors, where they came from and how their experiences helped to shape us into who we are today, and finally staying in touch with the family that we have now, but don't see as often. I would like to spend a little time each week on all 3 of these.
I was raised in Seattle, Washington... and Maui, Hawaii... and Bountiful, Utah, and I have lived in Tooele, Utah for the past 7 years. I have 1 husband, 5 children, 8 brothers and 7 sisters, and at last count over 55 nephews and nieces, also 1 1/2 great-nephews (my oldest niece is expecting her 2nd). I love family history and am working my way toward becoming accredited. I also love scrapbooking and card making, which is ironic since up until about 2 years ago I laughingly called myself the anti-craft, because I was positive that no part of crafting would ever interest me.
By some serendipitous turn of events now, next to family history, it is my favorite hobby of all time. I am as likely to scrapbook a long lost ancestor that I am intrigued by as I am to scrapbook my children. I attribute my love of paper-crafting to my sister, who helped me re-discover my long lost creative side. And I feel lucky every day to be married to my very own Prince Charming, who supports me in my family history researching, scrapbooking, cardmaking, theater running, homeschooling, crazy life, that I wouldn't change for anything.