The first quarter of the year is over and I thought it would be a good time to evaluate where I’m at with the goals I set in January.
Taking more pictures – it’s been hit and miss, but I’ve been trying to get more everyday shots. I haven’t gotten as many with myself in as I’d like and most of my pictures have been still kidlet-related. Part of my problem is the fact that we have a big DSLR camera which isn’t easy to port around. Now that I have my new iPhone which seems to take amazing pictures, I’m planning on using it more for day to day photos.
Photo organization – uploading, organizing and backing everything monthly has worked extremely well. Editing them and uploading selected ones to be printed, not so much. I’m really torn about paring down my pictures. I find it very difficult to look at two or three pictures on a computer and pick the best one, where it’s much easier to do when I have them printed out. I’m going to attack February and March next week and see how it goes, then I’ll decide if it’s worth the time and effort compared to the money I’ll spend.
Memorabilia – it’s sorted into folders and I’ve included some in my 2012 album. I think going through it and deciding what to keep, scan or photograph will be something I do on a quarterly basis or when I get to that month in my albums. Life’s been pretty busy to try and find the time to do it on a regular basis.
Week in the Life – yeah, not so great about that. I managed to get pictures one day but didn’t write down any notes as the day went on. I think I can go back and document some of it, and whatever I don’t remember, I won’t include. Next time, I want to have my husband take some pictures of his day, and also get a few at daycare for Miss A.
Catching up – I completed our cat layouts, journaling my pregnancy pages, putting Miss A’s professional photos into her first year book, and all my pictures and cards are in my album up to December 2012. I still need to do our engagement story, my month-by-month pregnancy page, journaling up to December 2012, then do photos, cards, embellishments and journaling for 2013 and 2014.
It’s coming along, and I’ve definitely been trying to find more time to scrapbook on a regular basis.