Another great week of Project Life celebrating an ordinary week. I love celebrating the ordinary. Every week when I sit down to work on my project and fill out my journaling cards, I realize that the is so much extraordinary in the ordinary days. It’s the everyday moments that my children will remember the most when they leave our home. And that is worth celebrating.
Here’s the layout including my weekly card that I write to the kids. I will print off several of my blog posts from last week and put them into 6 x 12 page protectors. I’m waiting on my friendly UPS man to deliver some oversized Canon photo paper.
This was a special week as Emily swam in the Arizona State Championships for 8 & Unders. She did fabulous. Her relay teams won the Gold Medal in both the 100 Free and 100 Medley relays. She’s pretty talented, but I was most excited to see how much fun she had. And Jeff and I were both nervous wrecks. We love the environment and competition. We will probably need medication in the future. I’m not kidding. I’m that cheering parent. Poor Emily.
Love that I’m including more “story” pictures. I had fun messing around with my camera at the swim meet. I was coveting another parent’s 70-200 mm lens. I only have a wide angle lens, but one day the Swim Fairy will buy me that lens, as he knows that is what is missing for the perfect Project Life page.
And last, I always include a weekly letter to my kids. I write different things each week. Most of the time I write each child a separate 2-3 sentence message of encouragement or something related to a lesson we are teaching, learning, etc. But sometimes I write a message to them about something I am learning or experiencing. I had a couple people email me and ask me to show some more of my letters. When they are appropriate and reflect more about me (than them), I will be happy to include my messages. At the end of the year, I take the letters out of the Project Life box and put them into a storage box that sits on our living room shelf as they read them over and over.
Speaking of story, I posted earlier this morning about everyone having a story. I was really convicted about offering more compassion to others instead of rushing to judgement. Go here to read it. It will be well worth your time.
To see all of my project life pages go here.
Supplies: Project Life Core Kit – Clementine Edition, Photo Pocket Pages – Big Variety Pack 1 (60 Pages), Advantus Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Canon PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II Inkjet Photo Printer (3295B002), Marvy Square Craft Punch, and a Sharpie Ultra Fine Point Permanent Marker.
Blessings sweet friends – JennyTweet