On my getaway over the weekend I spent hours upon hours scrapbooking in front of a wood-burning fireplace without children. Definitely one of the best weekends I have had in a long time. (And hopefully my husband is already planning another mom and dad only trip in the not so far off future!)
One of my main projects over the weekend was to finally finish up my December Daily from last year. I had made it to day eighteen, but then got so sick with pneumonia I didn’t finish. I am calling it done even though I skipped days 23 and 24. I decided I really didn’t care if it was exactly daily or not, the whole experience of it this year was a bit much for me and at this point I just wanted to be done. (It was my first year doing Project Life…and for me two projects of that magnitude were too, too much.) It bummed me out to look at the whole process as drudgery–so I definitely have to think about how I can keep up with this tradition (it was my fourth year of doing it and I just can’t see stopping now) and still enjoy it.
There are some pages I really like, but the book as a whole really feels messy and all over the place…probably because it is! Going forward next year I am pretty sure it a) won’t be a “daily” project and b) it will definitely be a clean-lined template type album like Lynette’s. (Side note: I actually bought Lynette’s book this year but didn’t use it. Why? I don’t know.)
Anyhow–I present to you the finished book:
I am really glad it’s finished. Now onto catching up on 2013 inserts, uploading Volume II of 2012 album into Shutterfly, and oh yeah–get eight more years off of my harddrive and into albums. I ordered a blush and jade album off of HSN (I know what you all are thinking–paper?!?) and will be using them for past years. But don’t worry….I enjoy the traditional products only when looking backwards, I know that to keep up with a current weekly thing now there is no way I could do anything other than digital!! (Thirteen weeks of inserts not done, which are done traditional versus digital most of the time tell me that!!)