Thursday, January 10, 2013

366 in 2012 Wrap-Up, Book, and What's Next?

I spent the majority of the day putting together my 366 project into a book. Unfortunately, it only happened in like five minute chunks while I ran interference for Jayci's bout of terrible behavior, Caden's clingy-ness,  while pondering the impossibility of being a single mom. Kudos to every single momma out there. I literally have no idea how you do it. 

I have been so so excited to see the culmination of a year's worth of pictures in a book, and I decided to order through Blurb again since I had such luck with them last time. In case you were wondering, I think I ended up actually taking about 330 pictures, which considering my track record with keeping up with anything (ahem advent), is pretty-darn-impressive-if-i-do-say-so-myself. For those of you who are wondering, I used the Blurb "book smart" software, which makes putting together your photo book pretty easy; however, I did a lot of "tweaking" and rearranging, which is also allowed so you're not "stuck" with any specific layouts etc. 
Since I am about a month behind on here, I thought I'd do a quick catch-up post. And I'll be sure to share the book when it gets here . . . it is a little nuts, honestly, to see how much my kids have grown in a year (and all the kiddos too . . . when did Zack's mustache get so full?)

   
 
The logical question, of course, is what's next? What will I do for a "photo project" in 2013? I contemplated doing nothing, because exhausting. But then I saw the final product and thought about how cool it will be for Jayci and Caden to be able to look back on a whole year in their lives. . . So, since by the time I even thought about it, I was already 5 days into 2013, I decided to do a picture a week. 52 pictures seems a lot less daunting than 365. So without further ado, here is my first week's picture from 2013! Hooray for new beginnings and taking way too many pictures!

9 comments:

  1. 52 is a great number! (hmmm. numerology... 5+2=7)
    anyway, you're so creative and talented! Hope you don't mind many of your ideas being stolen.

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    1. haha steal ideas anytime! :-) thanks girl!!!

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  2. I love looking at your pictures! I contemplated doing a project 52 again this year, but I think I made it to like week 10 or something crazy like that. Thinking about it it may not have been that long. I love it though, and you may have inspired me. To at least attempt. I love the book! There's a picture in there of Caden looking through the crib rails that jumped out at me. I have a pic of JK almost identical to that one and I love it! :) Yay for you for completing a 365!!

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    1. you can totally do it :-) And seriously, I'm not sure I've ever been as impressed with myself as I am right now for sticking with it (and let's just pretend I didnt miss like 40 days haha) :-)

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  3. I am hoping to do the same thing... today is the 11th and I have 5 photos. Not looking promising! haha!

    Did you guys adopt Zack? Just curious since he is in all of the family photos =)

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    1. haha no not officially :-) although he is totally like part of the family and spends most weekends with us. In fact, he's currently staying here for a few weeks :-)

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  4. That light!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    We are soul sisters. (duh)

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  5. I love all of these pictures because they keep me close to the neighborhood I fell in love with when I came to Atlanta for MC 5 years ago.

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