Have you heard about the new way to scrapbook? It is called "Project 365." You are encouraged to take one photo a day for the entire year and add journaling as you please. I love this whole concept! Many of us are great at scrapbooking the special times-the birthdays, holidays and vacations to name a few. But...how many of us scrapbook and/or journal about the every day moments? I would love to have an album or journal all about my grandmother (or great grandmother) and how she lived her life at the same ages as me. I wonder what she did for fun at the age of 40? I wonder how she celebrated her 40th birthday or what she liked doing the most and least? All these little facts would be so neat to know about! I would love to have a journal she worte in her own handwriting.
Well, I do journal the every day life in the McGrew household and my 3 children do, as well. They each have a 9 x 9 calendar (CTMH sells a fantastic 9 x 9 calendar) where they write 3 sentences about their day every night before going to bed. Then I write them a short note on Saturday night in their calendar. We have been doing this since they were born! They will have quite a few calendars to share with their children and great grandchildren some day!
I am taking the 365 challenge and I have been taking at least one photo every day. My plan is to learn how to add an album to this blog and just post each day's photo to the album but I have not learned how to do that yet (I promise I will!).
I have posted this photo of my 2 daugthers, Molly and Payton. This was taken on January 20th. They did not have school this day so we declared it "American Girl" day. We did numerous activities throughout the day revolving around their American Girl dolls. We read stories, made paper dolls and even built puzzles. This photo is taken while they were creating clothes for their American Girl paper dolls. What a fun day it was for me and my "American Girls!"
If you have not already taken the 365 challenge-start today! What fun it will be to look at your 2009 album on January 1, 2010!
Happy Picture Taking!