summer school: day nine

summer school: day nine

Today’s lesson will be heavy on pictures

and light on words.

I had heard about Project Life for some time.

I dismissed it as too hard and time-consuming.

If I had actually done some research instead of clucking my tongue

I would have found that the entire premise of Project Life is

easy and fast.

As their website explains:

Project Life is a back-to-basics approach to memory-keeping.

What you need to complete a scrapbook

My dear friend Cheryl gave me a perfectly timed push when

she shared that she had begun Project Life and gave me stacks of cards to

get me started.

I decided to use a smaller scale album to fill with our summer memories.

Once I completed my first few pages I was hooked.

It provided a visual way for me to pay attention to our life and

discover joy in the daily and not so daily parts of life.

I have been given permission to share a few pages of our summer book.

Sorry they turned out a bit fuzzy but I think you will get the idea.
(Click on a picture to view it larger…if you dare.)




Celebrating birthdays…



Finding a cookie combining Courtney and Caleb’s nicknames ( well, almost if it had said
CoCoJoJo it would have been perfect.)



Loving our breakfast time. Sometimes I just let the photo speak for themselves without any
journaling or card inserts.

20130912_202705Celebrating the love!
Can you guess which breakfast each of us devoured?



Take me out to the ballpark.



A fun memory from a rainy summer day.
(Those donuts were glazed with Nutella…heaven.)

I am so thankful to Cheryl for introducing me to Project Life.

I have resisted the temptation to make every page look perfect and just

enjoyed the process of documenting our life.

Keeping a scrapbook is not a new idea.

This method of compiling memories has helped to pause,

remember and give thanks.

I caught Caleb looking through the book the other day,

casually flipping through the pages of summer.

Anyone out there doing Project Life?

Summer school lesson #9:

Finding gratitude in the ordinary may be as simple as discovering a method

to gaze at your life moments.



3 thoughts on “summer school: day nine

  1. Love your memories and photos! Looks like an amazing summer. Documenting like this helps keep us more alert to the simple joys going on in our every day and that’s a very good thing!


  2. Jill,
    I love your phrase “sharing the feeling tool”. Exactly right. Sometimes a picture can cause one to remember details they might not recall otherwise.


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