This year, I'm trying out a photo project that most have probably seen somewhere around blogworld. Project 365. I'm going to take a photo a day and compile them in an album. By the end of 2009, I'll have a neat album capturing daily snippits of my family's life and what is important to us.
I'm very excited about this. To compile this project together, I'm using a kit put out by Creating Keepsakes. (Sadly it is completely sold out and I don't know if they are going to be able to restock it yet.) To be honest, I wasn't sure I was going to get the kit - the demand for the kit was such that the day that it went on sale, it completely crashed the Creating Keepsakes website. I attempted to place an order, and about two weeks later was surprised to find a box on my doorstep. Thanks, God! :) For those that weren't able to get the kit, you can download PDFs of all the cool cards and inserts that were included in the kit here.
You can see some examples of how the album is laid out here, and I'll probably post a page or two as I complete them over the year. One thing I'm excited about with this project is turning the camera over to Travis and N1 some of the time so I'm not always the one behind the scenes. I've also put together a special flickr album just for the daily photos.
I hope this post doesn't come across as a big scrapbooking commercial. (It does a little to me and that's not what I was trying to do!) :) I have mentioned my '09 theme is to choose joy and that's one of the things I hope to do daily in this album. I am so blessed and have so much to be thankful for. Even on days where it's too cold to go out to play (in a string of days where it is too cold to go out to play) and Mama and her crew are a little stir-crazy! I want to choose to be joyful in and amidst the messes and moments of our year ... and of course, that means I need to do it with paper, pen and my camera. :)
I'll close with today's pic that will go in the album. I mentioned that we're a little stir-crazy here? It is so cold, I just can't get the girls out in this biting wind. So, this is what little girls come up with when inside play is all there is:
Princess races. I asked who won and N1 said she did, but she couldn't remember which princess she was. My girls make me laugh. :)