Every summer, we cram a whole year’s worth of fun into five short weeks. We travel. We do fun things around town. We love on each other.
We also take thousands of photos.
Every year, I say to myself THIS is the year that I do something with all those photos and stories. Every year I fail pretty epic-ly.
This year I decided to do something a little differently. I sat down with all my photos and started brainstorming ideas for pages. I looked through my blog archives for more ideas. I ended up with over 250 different stories and LO ideas.
Now of course there is no way I will ever do 250 scrapbook pages about one summer. That’s just insane. I would have to do 50 pages a month to get finished in time for next summer. But I think by using a combination of Project Life, photo collages, and traditional pages, I can probably make a pretty huge dent.
I want to make all kinds of pages- pages about places we went, everyday things around the house, how we have changed and grown since last year, and the relationships between the three of us. They will all go into different albums based on topic (I use Stacy Julian’s Library of Memories system). But I wanted a place to put them all together in a semi-chronological order. At some point I want to gather them all together in book form to give to the Little Man.
I’ll be updating this page as I add more layouts. Each will be linked to the blog post with credits. Documenting our summers is always a huge undertaking. Hopefully in the end I’ll have a pretty good overview of this summer. Wish me luck!