The weekends continue to be a difficult time for me to scrapbook. I should be spending time with my family and there’s always more going on during the day. But I will not give up, I must get through LOAD! I took a bit of time after dinner to create this layout.

It’s a photo I’ve had for a while and I wasn’t sure what to journal about. Vash is such a handsome little dog (yes, everyone thinks their dog is the cutest) – but the piece of sage stuck to his beard is not actually a happy reminder. But instead of journaling about his vomiting session that weekend… I journaled about what I learned and reflected on how I feel.

The layout is pretty simple and I already had the little scrap piece of patterned paper with the dog on the scale… so just threw things together. Bunch of stickers and even wrote on my photo! It would have been quick, if I hadn’t thought to add the sewing on the left side of the page. My machine got stuck and things went a bit crazy… but I finished in the end. Whew! What a day. It’s gloomy outside and sorry for the glare in the photo – I just hate taking photos with artificial light. Such a huge difference…

Journaling reads:

I remember taking this photo of Vash because he had a little piece of sage leaf stuck on his beard. It was so cute and funny, but I learned later at the vet office that sage is sort of poisonous to dogs. I was surprised to learn about the huge list of toxic foods and it was one of those parental – I don’t know anything realizations. We want the best for our loved ones and we try our best, but we have to admit that we don’t know it all. I felt a little sad and unprepared for the huge responsibility of caring for another, but at the same time, it’s a challenge of something worth working towards. I’ve learned so much and grown so much because of our little Vash. I’m so grateful to have him in my life… and want to be the best Mom to him.

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