my memory-keeping framework

February 18, 2015

I thought it would be helpful (for me, at least) to write out my memory-keeping framework. I wanted to settle on an overall system to make sure that I’m capturing the big picture, the celebrations, and also the everyday details and stories of our lives. I also think that setting these boundaries will give me the freedom to say no to new projects (like this or this – both of which I love). It’s taken me several years to develop, and I don’t doubt that it will continue to change, but for now here is how I’m approaching memory keeping. Project Life >This is our family album and the foundation of my entire system. All of our everyday life stuff goes in…
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currently

February 12, 2015

print above by Maidae Currently: recovering from a(nother) stomach bug eating the BRAT diet revamping my natural makeup routine with some updated products listening to Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore on audiobook relieved that Meredith’s most recent phase of daily tantrums seems to be over with and she’s back to her sweet self loving the happy and playful phase that Liam is in relaxing during this week off of exercising planning my new fitness routine anticipating the weekend with no major plans thinking about making Valentine’s cards like this working on my vision board for one little word designing blog business cards posting a happy thing each day this month over on Instagram what are you up to? 0 Like

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katy half marathon recap

February 10, 2015

So I ran another half marathon. In hindsight: signing up for two of them within three weeks (never having done one before) was maybe not the best idea. Also in hindsight: donating blood the week leading up to the race probably didn’t help either. Despite feeling burnt out and tired, I finished and I am reminded that I can do hard things. It was cold that morning, and extremely foggy. My feet, hands, and ears were all numb when we started. In fact, I wasn’t able to feel my feet until around mile 5. That was uncomfortable. I also had no idea where we were for the first half of the course. Every now and then a landmark would suddenly…
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project life 2015 : january

February 6, 2015

Welcome to my first Project Life post of 2015! Before I share my pages I have a couple things to share about how I’m structuring my album and how the process will go for me. I know I said I was going to keep everything basically the same as last year, but I wanted to change up the title cards. When I saw these monthly calendar templates I knew they would be perfect, and I decided to add a picture of the kids in the same basic pose for each month. But these were monthly title cards and I usually complete a spread every two weeks. Sooo…I’m doing a mixture. What I mean is, I’m only going to have a title…
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thirty-three

February 5, 2015

Today is my birthday! I am 33. I love the number 3 so I just know this is going to be a good year. And Meredith is excited because she thinks I’m the same age as her. ;) I wanted to do a fun post to commemorate the day. There isn’t anything special going on because I have to work and am going to Bible study tonight; and in fact, it was a terrible morning, the worst in recent memory and I already cried once (ah parenthood!), but I am trying to move past that. Last weekend we went out to eat at Cheesecake Factory with my family, my work had a birthday lunch for me yesterday with cake, and…
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