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Grand Canyon

In May 2010 we went on a weekend adventure to explore our great state of Arizona.  We stopped at Sunset Crater National Monument, Wupatki National Monument, the Grand Canyon, and Slide Rock State Park.  The kid earned their first Junior Ranger badges at Sunset Crater - and thus began our love of family weekend adventures to National Parks.

It was two years later when I finally sat down to scrapbook our pictures from the Grand Canyon!  Better late than never, right?!

So, scrapbooking the Grand Canyon... 

Really, can anyone take a picture that can truly match the awe inspiring beauty of seeing it in real life?  We tried. But then, everyone with a camera who goes to the Grand Canyon snaps a million pictures trying to catch the special feeling you have when standing at the top of one of the Natural Wonders of the World.  But the pictures always fall short.

So in the end, I decided to scrapbook our family at the Grand Canyon and not so much of the Grand Canyon itself.  Most of the pictures I used have people in them.

And for journaling, I used and listed some of our favorite memories in a "word cloud". (I love Wordle!)

Shared by Amy Jo Maruschak on May 11, 2012 | Memory Date: May 9, 2012
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Like the word cloud and the 2 circle pics to go with the page - awesome! I'll have to check out that website. Thanks!
Posted By: Julie Oconnor  |  May 23, 2012 at 1:25 pm   
Love the word cloud and the mounted squirrel.
Posted By: Dale Hill  |  May 12, 2012 at 5:59 pm   
Love the word cloud, the font really has a park feel to it! also the wild life insert. The Grand Canyon is on my list of things to do someday. I had a summer job there one year but my parents wouldn't let me go that far away from Ohio to work. Missed opportunities...One day I'll get there!
Posted By: Andrea Fisher  |  May 12, 2012 at 3:37 am   
"In the word clouds you'll see "Get back in the canyon!" - which is what my 3 year old son yelled at the bad squirrel!" LOL. Your explanation brought a smile to my face too! LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing!
Posted By: Tami Potter  |  May 12, 2012 at 12:48 am   
Hi Tami! Yep - that's an squirrel. He was an aggressive little squirrel that was very interested in trying to steal our afternoon snack! In the word clouds you'll see "Get back in the canyon!" - which is what my 3 year old son yelled at the bad squirrel! Thinking about it still brings a smile to my face...which is why the squirrel made it into our family scrapbook!
Posted By: Amy Jo Maruschak  |  May 12, 2012 at 12:23 am   
Love your word cloud and the little detail of the squirrel(?) - too cute!
Posted By: Tami Potter  |  May 11, 2012 at 10:26 pm   

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