Hello PROJECT LIFE!! I am caught up to week 51, ordering NYE pictures today and hope to have that done soon to share with you. I just realized that my week of Christmas is missing here, shoot how did that happen. I will post later too then, sorry about that guess it's because I'm rushing. Today is the kids first day back to school, the house is soooo quiet and calm and I'm trying to get tons done while I can. I have to admit that by December and the picture overload it's hard to do these last pages of the year, nice to have it DONE!! Remember to click on the images to see better.
I used a mix of PL, Ali Edward's journal Christmas Cards, LOVE THESE, and a few holiday stuff from my stash. The dates are not on, just went with it and wrote the days these were on. Even the Christmas Day ones not shown here, I wrote Christmas Day on the title card.
As you can see we got some SNOW!! I had fun doing this page mostly of Sam since he's the one who loves it most. On the back of that page it's my day out in the snow will post that later since the side page isn't done yet. Hope you enjoy reading about our holiday month, hard to belive it's over.
I've been busy with my OLW class, so happy that I've signed up for that and think it will help me this year. SOOOO excited to have some of my blog friends in class with me too, we can keep each other motivated. I will share bits of this thru the year also, some will be private but will share what I can.
Now on to NEW PL news.... this week has made me really think about PL and what it's meant to me over the years, I've done 3 years with the kits and also the first year with Becky's 365 project. So this is going on year 5 for me, YIPPEE and WOW!! I love love this project and everything it stands for without a DOUBT!! I stand by it and whatever way you can do it to make life easy and YOU HAPPY is all that matters. Each year mine has been a little different, this year was the most change and I enjoyed it. To be honest though it feels like I've gotten lazy in my photos/journaling and some weeks just winging it without thinking about it. I got it all done yes, but my STORY wasn't always there I feel like it was in the first year. Maybe I'm overthinking it and that's ok, want to make sure to go in this with the right attitude this year. Since the PL kits aren't available yet, this week will be full of thinking and posssibly a new idea or change might happen. I'm not one for change so taking that into effect also, want to make sure to have another good year with PL no matter which way I tell it.
I still remember that first year with 365, by the time I called in to order they were GONE GONE GONE!! Well, I cried the next 2 days, seriously I did. Then when Becky came thru for us who missed out I WAS HAPPY DANCING AND SHOUTING OUT WITH JOY!! She and her team set up printables for FREE that we could print out and use that year. What a generous and kind act this was, it started my love for this amazinng and close to my heart project. Each week I printed out my journal cards and trimmed them to fit and filled out the year that way. It was a lot of work but so worth it. My how time has changed since then, Becky is doing amazing with this STILL GROWING project.
Thanks for hanging in there to the end if you did, just had to share my thoughts. Please please give me any feedback about my PL and what you like/dont' like/ suggestions anything at all share with me in the comments. Have a great first week of the New Year my friends, will be back with more soon.
P.S. I forgot to mention why else I'm rethinking PL, now that the year is done there is still journal cards and more from the kit that I didn't use. Guess what?? I still have all the ones from the last 4 years, sitting here and not sure what to do with them. I dont' have room to keep accumlating these adorable white boxes and goodies, so this got me THINKING!! Keep you posted!
P.P.S. I forgot to mention also that Summer got a camera for Christmas and LOVES IT. This week alone she's taken over 300 photos and is clicking away still. I just might have a new partner in crime with me this year!! YIPPEEE
ok now I must really get going, lol