Five Done, Many More To Make

So, I made five Photobooks in January. That’s a feat for a novice like me. I have to admit that I had to find my way around at the Shutterfly site. I haven’t had any attempt to scrap digitally in the past, because I was a heavy paper scrapper. I have documented my life via scrapbooks since I learned how to, and that was way back in high school. I’m reminded just now that I should really have all my photo albums in my possession. Majority of them are in our ancestral home in the Philippines.

I was delighted when I finally got the rest of my creation from the mail (I wrote about my very first photobook here).
shutterfly photo book

shutterfly photo book

shutterfly photo book

shutterfly photo book

shutterfly photo book

What about February? With the many senseless upheavals that seem to be endless in the month of February, I’m pleased that I was able to create one photobook. One was my objective anyway, when I made up my mind to finally “have something to show for” instead of having all the photos stored just in my EHD and USB’s. So far, March is shaping up good and if my projection is right, I may be able to cinch more than one. I have a long way to go. There’s way too much photos to put in order,  but I’m willing to put my time into photobook creating no matter what.

Lent 2015

The season of lent has taken a new meaning. With my husband’s pending conversion to Catholicism from Judaism, it’s never been more meaningful and symbolic. By April 4th, he will officially be a baptized-Catholic. In fact, last Sunday, the whole Diocese was just done with the so called Rite of  Sending and Rite of Election for the many candidates for baptism all over the Diocese and was held in the presence of the Bishop – Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio.

February 18, 2015 (Ash Wednesday) marked the start of the 40 days season of Lent. I attended the mass in the afternoon while my husband attended the early evening service because he had to work that day. His RCIA class that night was cancelled in lieu of the mass.

With the season of lent upon us, I’m one among the many Catholics all over the world in trying to observe and carry on the practice. These bulletins and periodicals have been useful in guiding me all through the 40 days.

lent 2015

lent 2015

lent 2015

lent 2015

Regardless of religion, I know that we all believe in one Supreme Being. What’s important is, we have faith and we respect each and every religion and belief. If two people of different race and different religion (just like my husband and I) was able to live in peace all of almost 15 years, that is proof that it’s doable. Pretty soon, however, we will have similar belief/religion/faith and I can’t wait for that to happen.