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    27 years.

    …ago today, I had the incredible good fortune to marry my best friend. he is impossible to shop for, so I put together this layout and intend to give it to him in a frame. a small reminder for his desk that we were once very young and somewhat silly…and that we are still very much in love.´╗┐ photos from 1980, 1981, 1997 & 2008 – we need a new one this year! ´╗┐happy anniversary, marc! I truly can’t imagine my world without you!

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    birthday wishes.

    …for my dad who celebrates his 73rd birthday today! wishing you a day filled with adventures and pretty fall scenery. plenty of photo opportunities. apple pie with ice cream. and laughter with friends. much love, m.

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    beaufort 2010.

    …finally. and no, those 4’s aren’t a reference to how many months have passed since our trip – they mark our 4th mother-daughter weekend in beaufort, sc. A tradition my sister and I started six years ago – we took trips to st augustine and fernandina beach before settling on beaufort as our permanent destination. after playing around with photoshop and all the fun designer digitals “stuff” last december, I knew I wanted to make this year’s beaufort album digital. I just didn’t know how long it would take! seriously, the learning curve was steep and long – but I think I’m in a pretty good place with it now. and…

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    the story.

    moving to nyc.summer 2009…I didn’t really know until just this morning how the album would come together. honestly, I didn’t decide until just a few days ago there would even be an album. but after I picked up the 62 prints from the move, I knew it was just too big for the regular photo album (especially after the 58 prints from the apartment hunting trip). I was thinking – as usual – photos + a few words (and hopefully a bit of pretty paper). so yesterday morning I visited aaron brothers since they have the best selection of kolo albums. and (lucky me?!) this location is going out of…

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    one down, three to go.

    102/365 – travel albums Originally uploaded by mere2007…about the only downside to so much travel (beaufort, nyc, paris) in just two short months is that I have almost no time between trips to document them. but I made good progress this weekend on beaufort and nyc. my goal is to have them all done this month so I can focus all my attention in may on graduation and paris. I really enjoy making these albums. most of the time is figuring out what to do (format, “theme”, etc) and once that’s done, the pages go really fast. I’ve got the “what” figured out for beaufort and about 80% there for…

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    upside down.

    …so the photo-a-day project is already getting hard. really. like some days I just don’t have anything photo-worthy. so you see my dinner (twice). or me (this will likely be a frequent feature). so today was great because I actually had FOUR photos from which to choose … and that didn’t even include the great dinner that marc made (and I didn’t take a picture of that!) the park is usually full of photo opportunities. and part of the fun of my walk is finding them. today was especially good because the fountain in the front pond isn’t running, and the pond has become a perfect mirror – the photo…

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    weekend wrap-up.

    …feeling very good about 10 of the thirteen items on my to-do list, done! plus some fun, like watching sara win a tennis match, and making cards with karen, gratia and sharon.first up, accomplishment #3. my week in the life album is done. I love the way it turned out. especially now that it’s finished.and you can see evidence of accomplishment #2 in this photo of our dining room table, now returned to being our dining room table and not my scrapbook project table. put out our fall decorations.then accomplishment #9. only one more week to do and I’m back on track with create 08. this entry is for week…

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    slowly but surely.

    …my week in the life album is coming together. Sara thinks I’ve made noticeable progress. I am pleased with it so far and hoping I get home from work today with enough energy to get even a few of those divided page protectors filled with photos, pretty paper and a bit of ephemera.oh, and in case katie checks in here, our russell+hazel order arrived!