The Goodbye Tour

My oldest son was diagnosed with Celiac Disease at the beginning of the year. As we were waiting to have his Endoscopy (what’s needed for final diagnosis) he had to keep eating gluten, even though it caused him pain. I told him, if he had to eat food that hurt it should at least be all his favorites. So we spent three weeks on the goodbye tour.

My oldest son was diagnosed with Celiac Disease at the beginning of the year. As we were waiting to have his Endoscopy (what's needed for final diagnosis) he had to keep eating gluten, even though it caused him pain. I told him, if he had to eat food that hurt it should at least be all his favorites. So we spent three weeks on the goodbye tour. #scrapbooking #12x12

  • Design Inspiration: I love scrapping with sketches and this one from Jen Chapin’s Start with a Sketch 02 class was perfect for this layout. All the squares gave me the opportunity to document lots of foods.
  • Color Inspiration: I started by looking for a gluten free logo but ended up deciding to use the Beyond Celiac logo. So I went with green and orange as my color combo. It helped that lots of the foods were orange. 🙂

My oldest son was diagnosed with Celiac Disease at the beginning of the year. As we were waiting to have his Endoscopy (what's needed for final diagnosis) he had to keep eating gluten, even though it caused him pain. I told him, if he had to eat food that hurt it should at least be all his favorites. So we spent three weeks on the goodbye tour. #scrapbooking #12x12

It took a lot of work to get those food pics with a white background and all the same size. But after a couple of printings I finally got them where I wanted them. 🙂 Mixing the food pics with color blocks brought a bit of interest to the layout.

My oldest son was diagnosed with Celiac Disease at the beginning of the year. As we were waiting to have his Endoscopy (what's needed for final diagnosis) he had to keep eating gluten, even though it caused him pain. I told him, if he had to eat food that hurt it should at least be all his favorites. So we spent three weeks on the goodbye tour. #scrapbooking #12x12

I know that this may seem like a sad story to document. And I will admit that the transition has been a struggle, but it’s a part of our life. To me that makes it worth documenting. Here’s to sharing the story of our real lives!

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5 Comments

  1. Posted May 6, 2017 at 9:25 am | Permalink

    What a great way to handle not only the scrapping but the situation, as well. Big cheers for both! And here’s to a happy, flavorful, gluten-free life for your son!

  2. libbyw2013
    Posted May 6, 2017 at 10:47 am | Permalink

    Great layout! So hard to give up foods we love, but if it stops the pain… Here’s to success with the transition to gluten-free.

  3. Lisa
    Posted May 6, 2017 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    Nice layout! I scrapped my husband’s cataract surgery. Great way to document real life events.

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