The latest Journaler's Junction challenge was to either add journaling to an existing layout or do a follow-up page.
The reason I like their challenges so much is that often it goes with some of the ideas I have to scrapbook - but would probably never do if not for their prompt. Like when I was looking at one of the first layouts I make of Luke: it had Luke's photo in a puzzle frame and the title was "Found the missing piece in our family".
That was 3 years ago. Now I see how Luke fitted in our family in a way that seems to complement and complete our family.
Here's the original layout made in 2005:
And this is my follow up:
While I was trying to fit the journaling around the photography, I joined a couple of words together, so there are more mistakes than my usual spelling and grammatical errors. Sorry about that...
The main part of the journaling reads:
"When Luke joined the family we could never have imagined how well he would fit in our family.
Somehow he is, for each of us, what we wanted and needed without knowing it.
Luke, the missing piece in our family.
Luke, the perfect fit."
Coincidentally, after I wrote the journaling, I went blog hopping and this layout (last photo in the post) by the Rita Oliverio has a very similar tone.
What can I say? Great minds think alike! ;-)