* Updated to add images so you can see why it is worth documenting. This is the first 5 photos of the last two years. My heart melts!
So we have started a new year. If you are like me, you have looked at your life and wondered where the last year went. As I look at my boys I see their little faces maturing and their favorite things changing. I see moments when I think, "Please Lord don't let me forget this!" I'm talking the simple things like the 4 of us in bed New Year's morning being silly and lazy. Those who know me know I love to scrapbook. However, with the pace of our lives, it is getting harder for me to do. Scrapbook for school, scrapbook for holidays, scrapbook for birthdays... times all that by 2 kids! (I know many of you have more!) Last year I started doing Becky Higgins Project life. You can check the link out. It is a way of taking a picture a day and placing them in cute binders with journal cards and momentos. She also has a digital version. Here is my blog about it last year when I was SUPER excited about it. I have to say it was harder than I thought. The first week I did great. As a photographer I wanted good pictures. I quickly realized that was not what this was about. It was just about documenting our family life. While I still have high hopes for project life this year, I now realize just how hard it can be.
Enter the IPHONE... Did you know THERE IS AN APP FOR THAT! Photo 365. My Step-Dad showed me this app. The app is only .99 right now and it stores the photos in a calendar for you and also allows you to export them to FB or another folder. You can even set it to remind you to take a photo daily. So this year I am going to try this as a way to ease into Project life!
Another idea is instead of trying to do a daily photo just do a weekly photo. I have a few photography blogs that do weekly themed photos to stretch creativity and skill. You could easily adapt this into a project life format for keeping memories of your year.
I will try to remind you to take photos often this year. While I love that you come to me for those perfect milestone moments for your wall, I hope that you find a way to capture the "everyday" this year. Because the everyday changes and before you know it today is yesterday!
Like Rooted Images on FB and tell me how you plan on tracking your family memories this year!