week in the life 2014 : thursday in the album

March 11, 2015

Over halfway done with this album!! It’s only four months past my original “due date” for finishing it…but I will finish! Like I said last week, I’m bored of the black and white and I’m just trying to get the pages together. I’m sticking with the same elements and trying to add just enough detail so that I know what’s going on. All morning photos. The journaling card can be found here. Left hand side of this page has photos from work, a screenshot of a text I got from David (blurred for privacy), and a couple of observations.   On the right are photos from a Halloween party we went to at the nursing home David’s grandfather lives in. I…
Continue Reading »

Posted in: documenting, week in the life

project life 2015 : february

March 9, 2015

Today I have February’s Project Life spreads to share. They are still basically one week per page, with a total of two full spreads per month, but grouped together monthly without weekly title cards. Here is the first layout: During the first two weeks of February we had my birthday and Valentine’s Day. I got some watercolors for Meredith so I cut down one of her paintings to include. The “yes please” cards are a freebie printable that can be found here. During this time we also went to a birthday party for our neighborhood friend Jack. Below is one of the Valentine’s Day cards that I made using Meredith’s watercolor art. I made these just for David and the…
Continue Reading »

Posted in: documenting, project life

around here

March 6, 2015

I feel like a lot has happened in the past week or so! Time for an update about life lately. Last weekend Meredith and I got matching haircuts, and I got mine highlighted too. I love the cut and length, I think it is ideal for me. I do miss Meredith’s long hair, but the bob is pretty cute and it doesn’t get as tangled or dirty which was my main reason for cutting it since she hates having me touch it. Last Sunday our little guy was baptized! Funny story: When the four of us went up front for the ceremony Meredith and her cousin Lily thought it was a perfect time to do an interpretive dance mainly consisting of…
Continue Reading »

Posted in: personal, around here

week in the life 2014 : wednesday in the album

March 4, 2015

Here is another installment of my slowly-coming-together week in the life album from last October. I really hope to wrap up this project in the next month, two months tops. I’ve learned a lot from it and am SO glad to have done it, but I’m ready to move on (and definitely make some changes for next time). Wednesday’s enlarged photo came from the morning when Meredith put her Gyffy toy in “time-out.” The rest of the page and the next are morning photos. I am still using the front of the 3×8 pocket to document meals. On the back this day I wrote down a few random things: a quote, a gratitude, and a favorite moment. Notice that I…
Continue Reading »

Posted in: documenting, week in the life

what i read : february 2015

March 3, 2015

The Strong-Willed Child by Dr. James Dobson : I have a lot of caveats for this book, and I’m not prepared to get into a discussion about the “right” way to discipline, but this book did help me to realize that we needed to firm up our methods of disciplining and to be consistent about what we do/when we do it. (3 stars) Ready Player One by Ernest Cline : Just SO much fun. I had heard high reviews of this one but I admit that for some reason I thought it was nonfiction so it didn’t interest me as much. When I got it in the mail for postal book club, I was so excited to see that it’s fiction! And it’s fast-paced, smart,…
Continue Reading »

Posted in: books & reading, what i read