Jeff has a few like-minded friends he has gotten to know over the past several years. They serve together at church. They build things together. And, they shoot together. It is open-air shooting at a range, multiple targets and distances and any form of weapon is welcome. One of the guys has a club membership and is allowed to invite friends, so one Sunday morning in July, Jeff, John, and Jarrod, joined several of the guys to go to the range for some pistol shooting, shotgun practice, and rifle action. John and Jarrod are the youngest, of course, of the group but when it comes to weapons they can play all day, with the big boys. While their heart was shooting their .22 commemorative rifles they were gifted by Jeff and I for making Eagle Scout, every weapon they picked up to shoot, or was handed to try, they whooped up on target as if they regularly shoot. Shooting is one of the things the Bower’s boys, all three of my boys, do well. Jeff took my carry pistol - the punk - and my .410 shotgun that Jeff purchased for me for home defense. Of course, he took his personal pistols, too. While Jeff learned to shoot, mostly, from the military, the boys learned to shoot in Boy Scouts, of all places. Shooting, although we don’t get to do it as much as we’d like, is family time. This was a rare time, of late, that all three of them were off at the same time and they took the opportunity, played hard, and loved every minute of it!
Of course, these are digital pages, and for this 2-page, 8.5 x 11 I used a Cathy Zielske template that I recently picked up at her new online store for all things digital. Cathy is a clean and simple scrapbooker so her templates align well with that design philosophy. I cannot go wrong. I adore the white space on the left side page.
The idea for the way I spaced those tags came from Ali Edwards ROAM story class and I love the design. A couple stamps from the Story kit PLAY and it is so pleasing to my eye.
Because I am documenting our July Stories 2020 in a mini album, I translated the entire page into 2 - 4 x 8 pages, as well, and I'm pretty please with how they turned out, too.