I got my cast off Tuesday morning and I’m feeling great. I took my first steps since January 5th this morning! Ok, it’s more of a crutchless hobble, but I am no longer stranded without my crutches. I still need help with some things and can’t drive yet, but I finally see the light at the end of the long, annoying tunnel. As I mentioned in my last post, my husband and my mom have been amazing and I can’t express how grateful and loved I feel. But, I’ve been itching to get back to ‘real life’. Driving my kids to and from school. Doing my own shopping in actual stores. Cooking dinner and cleaning house. Wow, I can’t remember the last time I wanted to clean!
At the beginning of this little ordeal, I thought I would have tons of time to scrapbook, write blog posts, and do any number of other fun things that can be done while sitting on the couch. Funny how exhausting pain can be. The first few days, I didn’t do much more than breathe. Even as I’ve felt better, I haven’t been exactly productive. Finally, last weekend I did one of those projects I thought about back in the beginning. I made a photo book.
This is the 5th year in a row I’ve made a ‘year in review’ style photo book. Each year is very different. Only once have I used pre-designed templates available on Shutterfly’s website. That was ok, fun to try out. But I like doing my own thing.
This year I used the Project Life format, but kept it super simple. Each month has a two-page spread with 7 photos and a month card. I didn’t journal at all. I choose my favorite photos from each month, focusing on photos that show us together. Some of the photos aren’t very good quality, but I love them for other reasons. I added a thick white border to each page to give the eye a place to rest. Again, the whole thing is super simple, but I love it!
Do you do a ‘year in review’ album?