Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Project Life 2016: December


Guess what?  2016 is done!  Of's almost April!  Haha!  I'm talking about my monthly Project Life pages!  Complete!  Finished!  Yay!  

And now it's time to plan a little bit for 2017's pages.  I would like to find a new font to use and change things a little bit, but it won't be much of a change.  I like the templates and format I've been using; it's working well for me.

December was a weird month.  We moved.  It was Christmas-time, but it didn't really feel like it without all of our festive decorations.  There was snow--plenty of snow!  So that made it festive.  And then we were all sick for Christmas.  Ugh.  Germs go away!


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Project Life 2016: November


Only one more month to go for Project Life 2016!

It's so weird looking back at these photos because it was our last weeks at our house in Ketchikan. It was a bittersweet time; much yearned for, but then when it was finally happening it was sad at the same time.  We had friends over for Thanksgiving and then BOOM, a few days later the packers were boxing up all of our stuff.  And then once our house was empty it no longer felt like home.

I'm curious to see what photos I actually have of December since it was such a weird month...


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Project Life 2016: October


And so the adventure continues...


Monday, March 13, 2017

Project Life 2016: September


I'm getting closer to finishing Project Life (monthly) for 2016.  And it feels good!


Sunday, March 5, 2017

Project Life 2016: August


I'm so glad I decided long ago to do a monthly version of Project Life because otherwise it would take me ages to complete the pages.  It's not about completing it...but would have taken me forever if I was doing a weekly project.  

Lately, the kids have been taking out our most recent scrapbook albums and looking through them.  Joshua thinks that he is Jeralyn or that his baby pictures are Joel (they do look a lot alike).  It's been fun to share those memories with them through the pages.

It's been fun to catch-up because I look back at these photos and the memories of our last home and our life in Alaska come flooding into my heart and mind.  Those were precious, memorable years.  We left Alaska different people than when we first entered the beautiful state.  And now the journey continues...but that's for later...when I'm more caught up.


Sunday, February 26, 2017

Project Life 2016: July


Wow, it's been SO long since I've blogged.  So much has happened since August.  We moved from Alaska to Idaho.  So between moving and waiting on pictures to be edited and just life in's just been a long time.  Oops!

We went to Michigan in July and we took SO many pictures!  In fact, there were so many pictures that instead of doing a regular 2-page spread for the month, I had to do 3-spreads (6 pages)!


 My goal was to take a picture with everyone we saw during our visit in Michigan.  I didn't get everyone, but I am impressed with what I did get.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Joel's Baby Journal: Week 20


To be honest, red is probably my least favorite color.  But I managed to sneak it into Joel's baby journal (which is the first red page of his journal--and probably his last).  Ha!

Week 20:

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Friday, August 5, 2016



Yesterday, I was having a moment of frustration, and guess what I wanted to do?  I wanted to scrapbook.  I needed a creative outlet.  And so I sat down and found these pictures.  It felt GOOD to put out that energy to something good.

I am so thankful to be a family of 5!  And here we are all together on our first family photo shoot.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Joel's Baby Journal: Week 18


Happy Thursday!  Are you finding time in your "fringe hours" to be creative?  I'm enjoying the little spurts of time to enjoy some hobbies.  It's not much, but it's something and that's important.

Week 18:

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Joel's Baby Journal: Week 17


I'm excited to be making progress again on Joel's baby journal.  Yay!

Week 17:

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Joel's Baby Journal: Week 16


I'm so glad I took this photo of Joel this week because there were seriously no other photos.  Oops!  Sorry Joel!

Week 16:

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Joel's Baby Journal: Week 15


Well, I'm back after being away for about 3 weeks visiting family and friends in Michigan.  I was feeling creative, so I thought I would work on a baby journal page this afternoon.

Week 15:

Friday, July 1, 2016

Project Life 2016: June


So today is July 1st...and I'm posting JUNE's Project Life spread!  It's seriously a miracle!  I was so excited to get these photos on the pages.  I even planned to just have fun working on it this evening.  June Project Life?  Check!!


I am so excited about all of the photos I had for this month's spread.   I think I had 22 photos and I had to choose 19.  I'll probably have to do a double spread or added pages for July because I have a feeling there will be lots of photos (visiting with family).

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Joel's Baby Journal: Week 14


Have you read the book The Fringe Hours?  It's one of my favorite books I've read about managing our time.  It's about using little spurts of time to do the things you enjoy (like scrapbooking or any hobby).  If we look at the whole entire project, we may feel overwhelmed, but if you can break the project down into little parts, you can more easily get things done.  It's 5 minutes here, 15 minutes there, and just breaking a project down into lots of little parts until you've completed it.  I've done that sort of thing for a long time and I've been able to get a lot of stuff done, which I'm very thankful for.  I find it's VERY important for me to be creative or to do something I really enjoy, like reading.  But if I don't find a few minutes here and there, I would never do those things.  I've done this with sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking, etc.  Sometimes it means spending 10 minutes transferring photos from my camera, or editing those photos, or searching for my next book, or casting the yarn onto my knitting needles.

Week 14:

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Joel's Baby Journal: Week 13


Can you believe all of the posts?  I know...I can't either!  I'm excited because I've been able to carve out some time to work on Joel's baby journal and Project Life.  I was just talking with a friend about how I used to love staying up late to scrapbook.  Maybe one day I will get to do that again.  Right now it's important to get some good sleep.  Whew!

Here's Week 13:

Monday, June 27, 2016

Joel's Baby Journal: Week 12


This page has my heart.  I love this color combination.  And I will probably always remember this page because when I was working on it I was trying to breathe (because I had a cold).

Hope you are having a great start to your week!

Week 12:

Friday, June 24, 2016

Joel's Baby Journal: Week 11


More photos!  Yay!  (see previous post)

Week 11:

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Joel's Baby Journal: Week 10


I'm not impressed that there was only ONE photo of Joel for Week 10, but I am impressed with myself because, look, there's journaling AND the page is actually done.  I don't have a ton of time these days to work on these kinds of things, so I'm happy that at least something was done.  Whew!

And already, I'm seeing how time is flying because as I'm typing this, Joel is 19 weeks + 3 days old.  And wow, he's changed so much!

Week 10:

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Project Life 2016: May


I thought it was time to take a break from posting Joel's baby journal pages and post a Project Life spread.  There were LOTS of photos to choose from for May, and then I realized that I left some out (oops!), but that will have to be a different layout since the photos are from Jeralyn's ballet performance.

Here is May: