The first few months of 2015 were rather uneventful and therefore pretty easy to fill up a few 9×12 Project Life page protectors, but April gave me a bit of a run for my money! With a long weekend trip and our one-year wedding anniversary in the mix, I had lots of photos I didn’t want to have to leave out, so I experimented a bit more with inserts again this time.
Once again, I began my April pages with a #1000WordStory and photo. Unlike previous months where the story has only slightly tied in with my photo and was used as an opportunity to journal about the bits of life I wouldn’t normally have a reason to document in Project Life, this month I decided to choose a photo from our weekend getaway and journal directly about the details of the trip all on that one page, rather than adding a few small bits of journaling here and there throughout the individual pocket cards in my April spreads. Since I didn’t have photos of every single thing we did on the trip, this was also a way for me to include those extra details without needing a photo. Because I did all the trip journaling here, the first couple actual pocket pages are much lighter on journaling than they typically would be!
Since the bulk of my photos from April were from two separate occasions but not a lot of other everyday stuff, I decided to dedicate one full side of a page plus one side of an insert to our trip, and one full side of a page to our anniversary, leaving the back sides of the insert and second page for the remaining everyday photos.
Included on page 1 and insert front:
- Hanging out in the small town of Abingdon, VA with Jeff’s parents, sister, and aunt.
- The funny play we went to see at the Barter Theater, with bits of memorabilia I cut from the playbill.
- Wine tasting at the Abingdon Winery.
- The so-rich-it-had-to-be-shared peanut butter chocolate cupcake my husband and I split.
- Olive oil and vinegar tasting.
- Our stop at Steak ‘n Shake on our way to Abingdon.
- And, unrelatedly, Currently cards for both of us.
Included on insert back and page 2:
- Jeff’s haircut before/after.
- Enjoying a slow-paced morning after we arrived downtown way too early for Jeff’s doctor’s appointment.
- My attempt to make sure my work area is ergonomically appropriate after injuring my back.
- Getting seated near a marriage-related decoration when we went out for breakfast on our anniversary.
- Our anniversary dinner date (and a few photos of us during and after).
Included on page 3:
- Spring cleaning (or, rather, organizing) my craft shelf and our bedroom closet.
- Lunch at a food truck.
- The selfie I had to take for work after I lost my building access badge and they needed a photo for the replacement.
- A beautiful sunrise I caught one morning when I was up early, along with a journal card from my prompts set reflecting on the first thing each of us does after waking up in the morning.
And, as always, a few detail shots!
When you have several photos from one event or trip, do you try to include as many as possible, or pick only a few favorites? Let’s chat about it in the comments!