January 8, 2009

New Year's Challenge

This year I am challenging myself to step up my Scrapbooking a notch. I know it doesn't sound like a lofty goal. Most people go for working out, eating better (yeah, yeah, those are all on my list too), but I want to document what the heck goes on in my life over the course of the year.

Since Bryce has been born, I cannot---for the life of me---understand where the last 8 months have gone, and that SCARES me! Time is going by way too fast! I discovered this project idea from my all time favorite magazine Creating Keepsakes. This is the perfect way to scrapbook the new year! Of course I am doing a baby album for Bryce, but this Project 365 will be a great way to keep up with 2009.

The idea: To take a picture every day...yes EVERY DAY! Instead of scrapbooking the "events" that take place throughout the year, this will be an album of all the little details, the behind the scenes stuff, if you will. Things that you don't take the time to remember, but are just as important, if not more, than the birthday parties, vacations, etc. I could not fall asleep last night because my crazy brain would not stop thinking about what things I will now stop to look at!

Here is an example of what a "week" in my new album will look like...easy, right?

Don't get me wrong, I think this is going to be very challenging, but in a good way. This will force me to look at what is important to me and why. Hopefully this will be somethign I can look back at years from now, when I am juggling 4 kids (ha ha...yeah right) and I'm saying to myself..."what did I do every day when I only had one kid???" I really hope I will be able to stick with this new challenge.

1 comment:

MelArcile said...

Ok, two things. First, I love your header. I want to know how to put a picture in my header... how did you do it??
Secondly, I absolutely LOVE your new years resolution. What a great idea! I STILL haven't even begun Jayce's album... which means I'm two kids behind. Was that a picture of your scrapbook? Or from the magazine?