Finally, I can start sharing my 2013 layouts! Goodness knows I’ve waited long enough for this. Like 2012, my weeks for 2013 begin on Mondays and end on Sunday (the only exception is Week 1, seeing as Monday was new year’s eve, which I included as the end page for 2012). Looking back, there was a sort of languid feel to the first few weeks of January as we prepared ourselves for our holiday, and I think this is reflected in the Project Life layouts. (Remember you can click on each image for a larger version.)
To be honest, there are some weeks when I get to Saturday and I realise I’ve only taken half a dozen photos that week. I’m quite sure Week 1 was one of those weeks. Even so, I still have this semi-reluctance to take random photos of just anything, so I simply do my best over the course of the weekend to look for the little things and the little moments around me that move me in some way yet still captures our everyday life. Sometimes it’s as simple as the crinkle of our sheets, or the snacks on my desk, or the afternoon light that falls on my husband while we sit together in my studio.
I still love including an image sequence whenever I can, even if it’s only two photos side by side like the ones of Jamie here on the couch. And yes, that’s Pete in the top-right photo. I think he’d been pretending to drive a bus (ie. the couch) – Jamie was obviously the passenger – and he’d just gotten a bit tired from all the honking and steering that he’d been doing. Seriously, these boys make me laugh. Every. Single. Day.
Lots of light and shade on this page. Never under-estimate the power of the iPhone camera when it comes to capturing light in the most beautiful of ways. I am constantly surprised by what the device can do.
Week 3 marked the beginning of Rick’s time off, and boy was it good. It began with a late morning drive to La Perouse, which was simply breathtaking, after which we dropped the boys off at Rick’s parents’ for a two-night sleepover. One cannot ask for more generous in-laws than mine… (Seriously, they are the best.)
There are lots of things about this page that make me smile: seeing Rick actually relax and switch off; the head shot of us; my pregnant belly; and the photo of the boys with Pa & Nan the first night they dropped them back home to us. Pages like this remind me that so much of life is simply about the people in our family. I am truly blessed.
(Tomorrow I’ll finally be publishing my post on time management. I’ve been working on it for so long now, and am excited fo finally see it go live!)
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Other posts you might be interested in reading:
My weekly Project Life process from beginning to end
Tips on taking photos for Project Life
What you need to get started with Project Life
You can read all my Project Life posts here.
Materials used: Becky Higgins Design A page protector; Kodak 210gsm glossy premium photo paper. All photos printed on the Canon MP630 Pixma.
(Linking up with The Mom Creative.)
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Project Life is a system created by Becky Higgins that is designed to simplify your efforts to document life and help get your photos into a book. To learn more about the product and how to get started, click here.
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