What I can't decide for next year is whether to do one week per 12x12 page, or keep the 2 week time interval across two pages. I think the week-per-page approach will make me feel that pressure again to not fall behind, though, even if I decide to work on the pages every two weeks. It also means that for weeks where we don't have much going on, I need to make sure I have some photos or something to write about. As I write, I'm talking myself out of 1 week per page, and keeping the same approach of 2 weeks per 2 pages. I love it when a plan comes together! (Yes, I realize I can just go back and delete this entire paragraph, but of course you wanted to know my entire thought process.)
This past 2 weeks was pretty low key. We're sort of getting into a routine at home, as much as we can with a tiny baby who sleeps at random times. But generally, I do the night feedings for BabyM and TJ takes the night wakings with T. He gets T ready for preschool while BabyM and I sleep. We often sleep in until 10 or 11, which is awesome, even if we are getting up every 3 hours or so for diaper change/feeding.
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|Oct 15-28: Sleep is good, Children's museum|
|Oct 15-28: Meeting Thatha, Sisters, a tired baby is a good baby|
The highlights were my dad meeting BabyM for the first time, and a trip to the Children's Museum where I got a lot of really blurry Instagram photos (unfortunately!). Mostly we hung out at home. The time period ended on Oct 28, so Halloween photos will be in the next spread. Arbitrary, I know, but I wanted to get back to a 2 week time period instead of half-a-month.
I grabbed some of my recent purchases for these pages - the Basic Grey Shine On 6x6 pad and some silver doilies I got at Jo-Ann's, and the "This is Life" card from the newly expanded scrapbooking section at Target. I also recently sorted all my miscellaneous 3x4 printed cards by color, so I can grab one that matches for an empty slot - I love the "So Tweet" one! If I hadn't cut them all apart and put them in a box near my desk, I'd never use them.
This spread was pretty easy to put together since it was mostly photos without a lot of "craftiness". I did experiment with stamping on a photo using the Staz-On solvent ink (the "I Love This" on the photo of TJ and BabyM), but it's pretty subtle. I'll use a lighter photo next time.
I can't believe I've kept up with Project Life for this entire year! Only 4 more spreads to go! I'm definitely doing it again in 2013. What about you?