For the most part, we're a 'nerd' family. Well, I guess my teenager would disagree as she is very cool at the moment - though, she hasn't always been. Truth be told, we all LOVE to read. We love technology. Dad and the girls are BIG video game players. We watch documentaries. All of us are mathematically inclined and get a kick out of a good science experiment. Yep, we are a nerdy family. Even one of my old high school friends once described our hang-out crew as "cool nerds". Is there really such a thing?!
One thing we're really nerdy about is our phones - almost to the point of obsession. My teenager knows every trick there is on the iPhone and can score me every 'app' my heart desires. My dear husband has turned his cool iPhone into a financial/business powerhouse!
I took these pics of the two of them, both on their phones, during 'family' time one Sunday night. I'm sure they were both googling something vastly important that simply couldn't wait until later. Ha! So much like father, like daughter. On most occasions, I'm easily annoyed by the constant phone time, and sometimes, I'll put my foot down and shout "No more!" On this night, I wasn't particularly bothered - they were enjoying themselves and I thought it kind of entertaining.
I used an abundance of pieces from the Boy's Rule collection. I don't really have any boys around here, except for the hubby. Still, the collection beautifully compliments differing themes, including my girls. Everyone loves blue and red, and the Chalkboard Thickers are a lot of fun!
I thought the little digi wood veneer guy was indicative of technology and that the patterned paper pulled it all together!
My hubby and daughter aren't the only nerds in the house - my youngest is a self-proclaimed 'nerd'. One thing she loves to do is read. Just this last year in first grade, her reading took off and already, she is reading chapter books. It's a wonderful thing to behold!
Lately, I've been taking a lot of photos of her reading in her cozy chair, or on the couch. It's where I find her when I have my camera in hand during the afternoon hours. Right now, she is reading the Box Car Children series.
Because I preferred a more feminine color palette for this page, I used the Oh Darling collection. The pink matches perfectly with the pink in my daughter's sweatshirt. The soft green is a nice touch as well!
And, of course, I included on the layout her favorite girlie patterns and embellishments like bows and flowers.
I love how scrapbook products can help to encompass a memorable story. Not only do they make for beautiful adornments, but serve to set a story's mood as well. Thanks so much for looking!