This challenge was tough for me. I'd already pretty much covered this topic with an earlier layout:
(As it appeared in Creating Keepsakes, May 2008.) Click on layout to view it larger.
I really loved that layout and felt it covered what I wanted to cover. But, having recently traveled for a number of family gatherings, I had something else in mind, too. The journaling, though, wasn't coming together for me. I had too much to say, lol.
In a last ditch effort, I turned, strangely, to Bob Dylan. I felt it was kind of appropriate. And. Amazingly, it all came together. It's like my dad was sending me that message when he showed me Bob Dylan's "Wedding Song" and provided a way for me to connect all of my thoughts...
(Again, click to view larger.)
And, thus, continues my documentation of photos I wish I had... ;) I have to say, too, that the process of journaling for this layout really brought things into perspective for me in ways I wouldn't have thought about had I not struggled with this layout. It's so rewarding when that happens. :)
So, if you have a take on this challenge that you'd like to share, please (pretty please!) do so! Link us up in the comments of the original challenge post before August 15, okay? Thanks!