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Summer O’ Fun – Heritage Makers Style

July 24, 2009

Summertime just wouldn’t be the same without some fun adventures. This year, with the ever-looming economy and busy schedules, we decided to do something a little different. Instead of a big and grand vacation, I created a “Summer O’ Fun” list. This list included fun, inexpensive, and close adventures we could take as a family.

Most of our adventures took us to places we see everyday, but really don’t pay attention to. We traveled to the Icelander monument in the town next to us, went to the lake, supported local minor league baseball teams, created our own 4th of July firework celebration, and took many, many trips to the beautiful canyons to roast hot dogs and s’mores. It’s been such a fun summer! In fact, my five-year-old nephew told me this is the most fun he’s ever had. With his stamp of approval, I consider Summer O’ Fun a success.

But all of these adventures would be in vain if I didn’t record and document for our future generations. That’s where Heritage Makes comes in. I created some fun and festive 12×12 scrap pages to document our adventures. After a peek in the Template Gallery, I found many beautiful templates that would work perfectly for my little project. I got the templates, uploaded my pictures, and in less than an hour I had pages for three of our summer adventures.




I had so much fun creating the scrap pages that I plan to create a storybook at the end of the summer to give to my family as Christmas gifts.

Summer O’ Fun 2009 has been so much fun that I’m positive this…along with Heritage Makers…will become a yearly tradition.