project life 2013 :: weeks 26 & 27

It's amazing how much more aware I am of the passage of time thanks to Project Life. These pictures feel like they really were taken yesterday, but writing about June in September means there has clearly been a few months between now and then. I think printing weekly photos really keeps those memories more alive in my head. These two weeks cover our second road trip to MN this summer. This one was primarily for my sister's wedding, but of course we tried to see as many family and friends as we could while we were up there.

Week 26: June 24 to June 30

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The first half of the week was pretty boring as we got ready to travel, but that left plenty of room to cover the trip. I included a little story about how anxious Ephram was to get going, a quick family photo we took at a gas station purely because the light coming through those trees was gorgeous (!), and an adorable photo of Alwyn reading a book in the car. Oh ya, and a sunrise picture since we drove through the night .

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The second half of week 26's layout was all about the wedding. I included a bit of journaling about the timeline of events as well - arriving at my dad and step mom's home around noon, Beau taking a nap before heading to my brother in law's for the groom's dinner, and then a few bits about how the wedding went (mainly how obsessed Ephram was with his cousins' toys).

I probably could have included an insert for both of these weeks due to all the photos I took of family, but I wanted to keep it simple, which meant choosing photos that told a lot of the story for me, and cramming additional journaling onto two cards.

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The state photos were created using the StateFrame app on the iPhone.

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Week 27: July 1-8

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During our visit to MN, we stayed in Northfield to see Beau's family and meet my newest niece. Then we traveled to my mom's house for the 4th of July. And we finished off the week driving back to Texas (in two days, not one) and jumping in some puddles.

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Again I had a lot of photos to include and tried to keep the journaling limited by just mentioning the highlights. I loved including these two summary cards to recap the week.

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Of course I couldn't leave out an adorable quote by my 6 year old niece about our old house (located just down the block from their house). Not "for" sale, "on" sale. ;) Love her.

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Supplies:Jade Core KitBecky Higgins Design A page protectors, a few random embellishments.  Photos printed through Persnickety Prints.

Project Life is a simplified memory keeping system created by Becky Higgins. It reignited my interest in scrapbooking my life and memories. Check out previous posts about my albums and why I do it here.  Have questions?  Leave a comment!

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