I love the idea of scrapbooking my sons' lives. I always believed I'd be a mom who documented every holiday, event and milestone in my children's lives. Before I was a mom, my dog had a scrapbook (and pajamas but that's a different post). For the first few months of Henry's life, I managed to make several meaningful pages filled with photos and prose. Then I went back to work. Then I had a second baby. Little Liam's scrapbook was a series of monthly pages each with a digital collage. The only reason that worked is because he was such an adorable baby. These days I have to blow a blanket of dust off the scrapbooks before I open them.
I did rally back in December to create a holiday scrapbook. It was small and simple but I felt a great sense of accomplishment when all the Christmas photos were arranged. Two months before that, I made a mini album filled with embellished fall photos.
Recently as I was transferrring my pretty paper and stickers from the Archiver's bag where they've been kept for a year to a newly purchased scrapbooking tote where they'll stay for a decade, I wondered why I keep buying all these supplies. I certainly don't go overboard, but when paper is on sale for 0.25 and Snapfish has a prints' sale, I just can't help myself. My eyes are bigger than my evenings.
So right then and there I resolved to create one page each night for the entire month of May. Thirty one pages. Even if I haven't scrapbooked every memory by the first of June, I'll certainly have made a dent in my stack of photos. I'm not planning to do anything fancy--just attach pictures to thematic papers then add a few words and stickers.
It's actually perfect timing for this project since we'll take lots more photos when we are at Disney World in June. If all goes well, those pictures won't have to wait until Thanksgiving for their pages.