Sunday, December 15, 2013

Project Life 2014

I first started Project Life when Isaac came home from Ethiopia.  I thought it would be a way to fully document his "first year." At least his first year with us.  It's kinda hard missing the first steps, but as a scrapbooker, there's this desire to document everything!

My first year was good, but very Isaac-centric. The second year has been going well, but I started realize to do it right I needed to prep the album ahead of time. So I thought I would share my prep.

I don't use the pocket folders for the final pictures, but instead to seperate and display the journaling cards.

Then I make 53 pages with paper inserted with each of the weeks documented. One for intro and conclusion and then the 52 weeks of the year.  As the year goes on, I will put the scraps into the appropriate week.  Also, I use Lightroom to import in the photos into data folders and then print the photos weekly(ish). Then I will put them in the appropriate week.

When I finalize each week I will look at my Facebook page and pull out the quotes and things going on and voila, we have it!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

PAIR Process

Well...The latest news is confirmation that we will only make one trip for Iris.  This is a blessing in many ways, but while most are thinking financially, I'm thinking about attachment.  Going to meet your little loved one, moving them from all they know and love and the leaving them is not a great way to build attachment (IMHO). So, this is great news! We are encouraged that our dossier is on it's way for US authentication and then onto the Ethiopian Embassy this week!  And the financial benefit is awesome too!! God is good!

Drumroll Please....

Dossier is rolling on out today!!!!!  One step closer to baby girl!