Perhaps, quite by accident, I may be able to accomplish one of my resolutions for 2012, which was to put the huge stack of photos of the girls in scrapbooks for them. It has been my resolution for the past 4 years, but the project got so huge and overwhelming that I managed to overlook it in favor of other projects for a LONG time.
I began scrap booking for the girls after J was born, and have kept books for both of them current...up until the summer of 2008. That Fall, I found myself homeschooling a Kindergartner for the first time, as well as listing and selling our house, and moving TWO times before the school year was over. Oh yeah, I had a toddler too. For some reason, at that point in my life, the scrap booking became less of a priority.
So...the day after Christmas this year, I quite unexpectedly found myself with nothing pressing to do. After postponing it for nearly 2 hours with shoveling snow and doing laundry, I dug out the two boxes of pictures and miscellany that I had saved for the scrapbooks. I thought I had left everything in order, with photos separated and in chronological order, but that was not the case. For the first hour and a half, I merely sorted through over 300 photos.
Tomorrow, JP must head back to work. The girls and I have a respite of 2 more days before school begins again. Perhaps tomorrow we can do more Forensics and Magic, and if I'm lucky, finish the scrapbooks!
9 months ago