Saturday, January 18, 2014

New city, new home, and, of course... new school !

More layouts for the "Greenville" book !!!

We were invited to the “Watermelon Welcome”, an event with which the staff of the school welcomed the new school year serving sliced watermelon on the lawn in front of the school building.

Since lots of students stopped for a bite, it was a great chance to meet the teachers and new friends.

Watermelon Welcome - Mitchel Road Elementary - Greenville, SC - August 1997

Watermelon Welcome - Mitchel Road Elementary - Greenville, SC - August 1997

Friday, January 10, 2014

Moving to Greenville, SC

One of my goals for this month is to finish my “Greenville Book”, or at least the first part.
We moved to Greenville, SC, on August 9th, 1997.
It was very sad to leave our house and friends in Boca Raton, but we were also excited about moving to our new home in the mountains.

Here are the front page and the first three layouts I scrapped to legacy the entire moving process !

In my mind I´m going to Carolina - Greenville, SC - August 1997

Greenville Facts - Greenville, SC - August 1997

Moving to Greenville - Greenville, SC - August 1997

The House in the Woods - Greenville, SC - August 1997

Why do I love Scrapbooking ?

When my ex husband announced that his employer wanted to send him to New York as a financial analyst for 2 years, a strange mix of feelings overcame me.
I started to contemplate the realities of moving Rocío, our 10-month-old daughter, to another country, of adjusting to life and work abroad, and of becoming a trailing partner who was leaving behind her own career.
We moved to New York in September 1989. Two years later, Morena, our youngest daughter was born there, and 3 months later we moved to Boca Raton, Florida.
What started as a 2 year assignment in New York, turned out to be a 10 year expat life experience. New York, Boca Raton, FL, Venezuela, Greenville, SC… many places, many memories.
As an expat you work and shop, and do laundry, and clean out your basement much like your neighbors; you watch television and go to movies or plays; you celebrate local holidays and take part in festivals; you support local sports teams and, most importantly, you make new friends, who become your new family and help you deal with homesickness, and navigate a new language and culture.
Living the expat life gave us lots of magical memories that we’ll cherish always. 

This is the main reason why I love scrapbooking… It allows me to dig deep for those memories, people who touch my life, places I have been, family and friends, and share them with my daughters, since I don’t want them to forget all those little moments in their lives.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

I´m a Blogger !!!

Welcome everybody ! It's official... I'm a BLOGGER !!! 

After days and days of debate... I finally decided to start my own blog.
I'm still in the construction phase of the blog, so please forgive its appearance !)

My name is Luján, I live in Argentina, and I'm a proud mom of two awesome girls, Rocío and Morena.
I’m an architect, and photography and scrapbooking are my passion.
I started paper scrapping back in 1996, while living in the US, and I got into digital scrapbooking about 10 years ago, though I didn´t let go my papers and scissors !!!

So, that's what this blog will be... a place to showcase my scrapbooking work and share my pasion with you.