I’ve fallen behind a bit. About four weeks behind.
I’m stuck on Week 24 and feeling a little panicky at this point.
I thought summer would be easier for me. I homeschool two of my kids and summer means that I can work on my Project Life layouts during the week! What I didn’t realize was that summer means extra stuff, too: camping trips, softball tournaments, family reunions, day trips, etc. And all that extra stuff needs to be documented, too!
We had the County Fair and a family reunion during Week 24. I’m up to twelve (12!) pages for that week and counting. I’m hoping to finish next week…which will put me five weeks behind.
Something happened while I was working on my County Fair spread. I finished placing the photos for my two pages when I realized that I had pictures of my daughter and her best friend while they were at the fair, riding all the barfy rides and eating all the junk food. They had been sending those pictures to me the whole night! I saved all the pictures to my phone and started picking through them. With my daughter’s help, we placed the photos and wrote the journaling. She even helped choose the elements.
I’ve never thought to dump her phone before doing my weekly spreads, but I’m going to start from now on! I loved doing this with her. She’s growing up and doing more on her own or with her friends, and I think it’s going to be a great way to get her perspective (and adventures!) into our books.
1. Using photos your kids take is awesome. It gives you a different perspective and gets them involved in telling your family’s stories.
2. Falling behind is stressful.
3. To date: I haven’t made a single spread without a banner or an arrow.