I joined in the fun last year (yes, it was last April, literally almost a year ago!). Knowing that we were planning to start a family in the near future, I thought it would be nice to capture what our life as a family of two looked like. Ten years from now, our everyday life will likely be very, very different. Ten years from now, it will be awesome to look back at this album and see how we lived our everyday. Can you imagine what it would be like to go back to a week in 2000, 1990 or 1980 and be able to see what you did, what your routines were, what you ate?
My album was actually pretty much done in May of last year, aside from printing the words out and putting the pages in the album. I spent the actual week of the project focused on taking photos, jotting down the details of the day and collecting the little bits that showed what was going on. I spent the next couple of weeks formatting and printing the photos, putting them together with the pretty papers and embellishments and tucking into page protectors. After that, I edited my notes and formatted the journaling for printing. I 'needed' some special sized page protectors for the journaling, which of course you can't get in NL... hence the year-long stall.
Earlier this year, I finally got around to ordering those page protectors online, which then sat around until this week. With the the one-year mark since I started the project approaching, I buckled down and finished it off. I love it. Even now, looking back at life a year ago is pretty awesome. Here's a look at the end result:
|Our front door in the spring|
|A spread from Monday - small pics, notes on the left and the day's journaling on the right|
|On the left, a page from Monday and on the right, the opening page for Tuesday.|
|Wednesday ... love that money shot :)|
|And Thursday's opening page|
|Ahh, Friday Happy Hour ... already life is different!|
|A glimpse at Saturday - a special one with Emily's graduation. |
Now she's finishing up her first year of university!
|More Saturday ... mmmm muffins and a receipt for showing the cost of gas|
|Sunday - brunch at Blue, coffee at Starbucks, supper at home - love routines.|
|Closing page - the words read:|
capturing, documenting, living, loving, being, breathing
Week in the Life 2010
these are the everyday moments in our life right now