So I stepped away, took a day to think about why I was inspired to scrap these photos, and finally wrote this:
"When we were kids, Dad took us bowling and fishing. He taught us how to aim the ball and bait our hooks. Now we are adults with kids of our own. Dad took all of us out shooting for his birthday, teaching us how to aim and shoot. I love that we can share his interests together as a family over all these years!"
I'm glad I took the time to think and make a connection between the past and the present. To me, this is a more meaningful story that just, "we all went out shooting for Dad's birthday". Although there's nothing wrong with that.
I usually begin a layout with my journaling and title in mind, and this experience made me remember why. What about you? Do you ever get stuck wondering what to say on a page? What strategies do you use?