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#1 ScrappyTams

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 07:55 AM

Hello from glorious green Northern Virginia! 

 

I am Tambur or some of you may know me as ScrappyTams, my on-line moniker.  

 

We are enjoying our first summer back in Virginia.  We were previously overseas in bright, sunny, super hot Cyprus.  It was a great tour, but there is truly no place like home.  Prior to our Cyprus run we were in Australia for 3 years, right smack dab in the center.  One of my all time favorite places.   My hubby and I also spent the first 5 years of our married life living in North Yorkshire, England.  I share this because I think it has impacted and shaped my life and made me who I am today.  Oh, I am also an Army Brat.  As a child I lived in Germany and went to high school in Hawaii.  Lucky me!  

 

I have 4 kiddos.  My oldest just graduated high school and is very ready to move on to his college career.  He will be attending The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg.  My second son, 16,  and is currently in Philmont, NM at a scout camp backpacking 90 miles.  My hubby is experiencing this adventure with him.  I look forward to hearing all their stories. 

 

My third child is our lovely 14 year daughter. She is fun loving, talented and smart.  But, I am her mother, so I may be biased.  She plays the oboe.  

 

And our youngest is 11 years old and will be heading to his first Scout camp on Saturday.  My sweet hubby will be arriving home on Sunday night and on Monday morning is driving down to be with our youngest at his camp.  I think he deserves an award for using 3 weeks of his vacay time to spend roughing it with our boys.  

 

My general persepctive on life is that it is an adventure, embrace it.  

 

I have been scrapping for 14 years.  I love capturing a moment in time and perserving my thoughts and feelings on a scrapbook page.  I am a traditional scrapper.  I scrap out of order, and I am okay with that. I use digital templates from Shutterfly to do big projects, such as holiday trips we have taken.... mainly cause I get bored when I scrap those and I can knock a book out in a couple of days.  Trip and memories preserved, done.  For me my paper pages are about being creative, focusing on one memory and enjoying the process of scrapping our story. 

 

I have been a fan of Paperclipping Roundtable since Spring of 2010.  I can still remember when I found it.  I was sitting outside my daughters dance studio desperate to find something to occupy my time and had just discovered Podcasts.  I searched scrapbooking and stumbled across Paperclipping.  The first episode I listened to talked about the intro music and should it be changed from 70's porn or not...... I was hooked!  Paperclipping kept me company for three years in Cyprus and I continue to listen to each episode with a smile on my face as you guys sit and chat about stuff that I find important.  Thanks for that! 


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 08:25 AM

Welcome to the forum, Tambur!

 

What a great introduction! And you clearly have a love of adventure. :)


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 09:40 AM

Hi Tambur,

I am originally from Northern VA. I grew up in Arlington, but lived in several areas of the state. Your son will love W&M. I lived in Newport News for a few years too, before relocating to NC, where I now live. There is nothing like home...totally agree! SO many interesting places you've lived :D

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 10:13 AM

Hello, Tambur, and welcome!

 

Your story sounds so awesome!  Being the child of missionaries, and my first husband and I being in the military, I can relate to multiple moves.  How small the world is... I have actually been to a lot of the places you mentioned.  We were stationed in Baumholder, Germany for 3 years and Fort Eustiss, VA for 3 years.  I also lived in both Newport News and Williamsburg for a time. While I was still in my early 20s, I worked as a secretary in the Law Admissions Office at William & Mary as well as the Architecture and Engineering Department at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.  The campus of W&M is so beautiful, and of course, it is so well respected.  Congratulations to your son!

 

And as incredible as it may seem, I have also been to the Philmont Scout camp in New Mexico!  When I was doing my undergraduate field work in geology, we actually used it as a stop-over between our two fields of study in Silver City, NM and Purgatory, CO.  One of our professors was also a scout master, and he got us access to the camp (it was not being used at the time).  Funny world!


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 11:11 AM

Shirley, it is a funny world and a SMALL world.  How cool that we have so many shared locations.  :)


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 06:19 PM

Hi Tambur - you are so lucky to have lived in so many places - travel and living abroad really gives you a wider perspective on the world


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Posted 31 August 2014 - 04:20 PM

Hi Tambur, I too haved round the world, starting in Yorkshire! One of us will have to cross the Potomac for a visit, though I am often in Falls Church seeing my grandchildren. ;)


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Posted 01 September 2014 - 05:27 AM

Gab, it has given us a wider perspective on the world and on home country.  We can see the good and the bad.  We bring home the best of other cultures and adopt some of the lifestyle philosophies that we have experienced along the way.  By the way we loved Hong Kong.  We were lucky enough to have spent a week there in October 2009.  


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Posted 01 September 2014 - 05:31 AM

Maureen,  

How wonderful that you have a connection to Yorkshire!  We were able to visit last summer on our way home from Cyprus.  We took our oldest son to see the house he came home to from Hospital.  Visted the Dales and toured Theakstons Brewery, at at Betty's and walked the Shambles in York.  We were blessed with wonderful weather bright, sunny, clear and HOT days.  Yorkshire is still one of my all time favorite places.  

 

Annapolis is a lovely location.  Lucky you!  

 

Perhaps if you are in Falls Church I could meet you for lunch.  How fun would that be!!!  


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Posted 12 September 2014 - 06:40 PM

Gab, it has given us a wider perspective on the world and on home country.  We can see the good and the bad.  We bring home the best of other cultures and adopt some of the lifestyle philosophies that we have experienced along the way.  By the way we loved Hong Kong.  We were lucky enough to have spent a week there in October 2009.  

So so true.

 

I'm an Aussie living in Hong Kong so feel the same way when we go back to Oz. This is our second time living here. We were here from 1998-2005, then went back to Australia for 7 years and moved back to HK at the beginning of last year.


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