Sunday, February 6, 2011

Pages of my Life...

When anxious, uneasy and bad thoughts come, I go to the sea, and the sea drowns them out with its great wide sounds, cleanses me with its noise and imposes a rhythm upon everything in me that is bewildered and confused.

It's been a very pleasurable weekend as I spent some time scrapbooking and living vicariously through memories of our moments spent at our favorite vacation spot: Emerald Isle. So for your viewing pleasure, please find below sprinklings  of well, 'Beachin' it!' although I took the photo with the spread backwards. Oh well...you get the picture!

No Hurricane in sight~a lovely day!

Beach Bocce Ball...

Playing...

At the fishing pier~

Shark!!! ..thank God it wasn't a big one, but big enough!

Sights and Sounds of the Sea...

Speed Racer...


Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life!


30 comments:

Patty Ann said...

Love it!! You did a great job!! I can't manage to do nearly as well.

Carol Riggs said...

Oh my goodness, what a CUTE and adorable little shark there! Sweet. And you are definitely good at composition and laying out your photos! Have a great week. :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great job Tracy--but I couldn't get the pictures to enlarge--so that these ole eyes could see them better.. Darn!!!!

You are doing a great job with your scrapbooking...
Hugs,
Betsy

Daisy said...

I love the beach. I wish I lived closer to the ocean. Great pictures, and you did a wonderful job with the scrapbook pages. We're getting freezing rain tonight, so I enjoyed "visiting" the beach with you. :)

Canyon Girl said...

Scrapbooking must be so much fun, particularly for family things that you have done together and can look back upon.

Lin said...

Isn't it nice to have those photos to get you through the winter, isn't it? Sigh. I would KILL to have my feet in the sand right about now.

Sophia said...

I love your scrapbook pages, Tracy. Lovely, full of life and love. :) I don't have famly here, so it is often hard to puh through life, but I do my best. Thanks for such an uplifting post. Hugs! :)

Julie Musil said...

These pages are amazing! I'm jealous of people like you who make those scrapbooks look great. I've never been good at that, and quit once my oldest turned 1. Your family will be grateful you took the time to make beautiful memories even more beautiful.

Teresa Evangeline said...

I, too, love the steadying rhythm imposed by the ocean. Even the thought is calming. Lovely scrapbooking. A great way to capture family memories.

Ginny said...

What very cool pictures, and you have them all categorized, you are very organized!!

Nancy said...

Looks like a beautiful place. And you've done a wonderful job on grouping the activities. :)

Shay said...

I think re-living happy times is a sure way to chase the blues away. Glad you found some time to do that this weekend.

Old Kitty said...

I love your new look blog - the font is very stylish!!!

These are wonderful scrapbook pics of a fabulous time spent beaching!!! Wonderful, happy memories captured in image and words! Thanks for sharing, take care
x

Arkansas Patti said...

What a great job you have done. I still have boxes of photos "somewhere" or else uncatagorized on my computer. You are so smart to scrapbook.

Jules said...

Love your scrapbook! The beach, AHH! I sure could use some of that warm sand beneath my feet. Sorry I'm late had PC issues.
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

MOLLYE said...

Oh your scrappin............it's a beauty And the beach does indeed look so therapeudic right now in all this snow, ice, wind and general crummy weather,.C'mon spring. Peace, Mollye

Mamma has spoken said...

Those are some wonderful pages! You did an awesome job on them.

From the Kitchen said...

I wish I could be so good at scrapbooking. I am good at collecting items to use when I finally get down to business.

Best,
Bonnie

DoanLegacy said...

Those are awesome pages that you've created, Tracy!

Is it just me complaining about my old eyes having difficulty reading this font? Well, it's hard to make out the words :-(

Out on the prairie said...

I can watch that ocean like some watch TV. It has that power for me as well.I wish I was closer, but always place it in vacation destinations.

SSH said...

Wow gal, you know how to scrapbook. These pages are a work of art and truly tell a story.
I like the new look of your blog too!

turquoisemoon said...

What a wonderful way to keep memories. Just holding your scrapbood must be comforting.

Kim-Stuff could be worse said...

Love these pics, looks like a family of love! Fun also!

Corine said...

You scrapbooking pages are beautiful! :D ...ohhhh catching the bug from this!!!

Pat Tillett said...

A great way to perserve precious family memories! I wish there were more taken when I was younger. (there are very few)
nice post! Also, easy to read! LOL...

LTM said...

oh, I do the same thing. And now I'm so sad to be leaving the place where I find my peace... but your pages are beautiful, and look! little shark~ :D

Maria-Thérèse ~ www.afiori.com said...

A mini shark of some kind? Must do an online search :-o

I went to the beach a couple of weeks ago but it was covered in 60 inches of snow (hard snow, I could walk on it) and I had to bend down to walk under the "Welcome" sign over the path leading to the beach. The sea was frozen, not as far as I could see but almost. Sigh.

KathyA said...

Your scrapbook pages are lovely and the photos just wonderful!

Catherine said...

You are a crafty girl Tracy ~ love it! I have a scrapbook project that I have been working on for awhile. You have inspired me to get working on it!

Beautiful!
xo Catherine

Heather said...

I admire your scrapbooking talents...i have hundreds of pictures, with nothing in books...wish i could do it, but, i am too disorganized, ha ha ha.
I love the beach, it always lifts my spirits too!
i like the new blog format, here, too. xo