I’m slowly working on getting caught up on my PL album. I finished week 1 okay, but then other deadlines (hello, CHA!) took priority AND I have been sick with a sinus infection/cold for the last two weeks…so my PL time has been lacking. But I have been diligent about taking notes through the week and noting what photos I’ve taken so that when I get around to putting it all together it won’t seem quite as daunting. I’ve got weeks 2 and 3 to share today. Printing photos for week 4 as I type. So I hope to be caught up soon! We’ll see. But I find that I’m really enjoying putting the weeks photos and stories together. I’ve never been a lengthy journal writer, so I’m finding quick bullet points about the week are a good way for me to get it down easily. Then on any photos that require more of a story, I’m including that right on the photo digitally before I print. Much quicker and easier.
Week 2: I cut the week number with my Cameo to keep it consistent week to week. I was going to just note the week dates, but I think it will be easier to keep track of if I number them. I remember seeing the idea of including a movie poster image in the 3×4 slot, so I did that for our date night to see MI4. There’s a little snippet from the school newsletter that I saved because Jack was in it, movie tickets, and a downloaded college logo to tell the story of my husband starting his new (on the side) job as a law school prof!
Week 3: This week I didn’t have a ton of photos ( I was deep in CHA stuff and didn’t do much else!), but I managed to fill up the slots with other stuff. I made the photo of Will span 3 slots and included journaling right on the photo. I cut up some of the coloring sheets we were coloring one night as a family and included those in a 4×6 slot. And then used several slots to document Joe Paterno’s death. As a Penn State alum family, this was big news in our circles. I downloaded the photos of him, journaled a bit about it, and then printed an article that summed up his career, all he did for the university, etc. The green 4×6 card and the white 3×4 card with the camera on it are printables only available for students in my Photo-A-Day class. (thanks, Kelly Purkey for making such cute ones!)
Finally, here’s the photo of that small pic that has the Pinterest logo on it in the photo above. I saw this on Pinterest and knew right away I had to do it in my boys’ room. I had a old printer’s tray that I planned to alter, but still had not, so I thought they might as well use it until I’m ready for it! I just hung it on their wall and they have filled it with their lego men. It’s nice b/c it’s in their reach and they can switch guys out as they want. They love it! Happy Sunday!