Thursday, April 13, 2017

PL2017 - Weeks 9&10

There are no rules, to my project life album this year. I'm really trying not to be too hard on myself, and just document stories.

I have missed a week, here and there. 

I have documented one story, rather than cover a whole week. [There are stories I haven't shared here, and won't] I'm taking a very laid back approach to this years album. 

I didn't have a lot of photos to share, for weeks 9&10. So, I condensed them into one week. 

All our winter, consists of sitting in cold arenas, for either hockey or ringette games. By this time of year, that's getting a little bit boring. For everyone. This is the time of year, that hockey and ringette are gearing up for playoffs. Ringette, were bounce back and forth between city play-offs and provincial play downs. They are two totally separate things. 

  • Snapchat... I don't use this app, except to take ridiculous photos that I save. All but Mason has fun with it. At nearly 15 years old, he now thinks his parents are crazy.
  • My little sidekick. If I'm sitting on the sofa, so is she. And she absolutely has to be touching me somehow. Has to sit on, not by.
  • Ringette party... Jello shooters for the adults, a tray of Bottle Caps and Porn Stars.
  • The girls won the silver medal in city play-offs. In the standings, our team came in first place in the division, but Cal-East played a pretty good game. We played them 3 times in play-offs, we won a game, they won a game, and then they won the final game. It's a pretty awesome accomplishment to do so well. 
The following Sahlin Studio product was used: 

Also, something to note, Ali Edwards A Week in the Life [WITL] is happening next week, April 17th-23rd. It's more than project life, it's going much deeper into your every day. For more information and to read what Ali has to say about it, click here.

I have followed along with a WITL since 2008. In all that time, I have missed one year. I have 8 years of in-depth looks into our ordinary every day. The first time I followed along, I had a 6 and 3 year old. My kids are now nearly 15 and 12. A lot has changed in those years. I do look back on the years. Some albums are very photo heavy, with little journaling. Some are very word heavy. It's a big job, to document your life in such great detail. But the results are SO WORTH IT. And looking back, I realize I really like the words. I need to add more words. So this year, I my focus will be on, more words and stories to accompany the photos.  

Last year, I played along, and made the project extremely simple. I was in kind of a slump. My camera wasn't working well, I was bummed out. I didn't know if I wanted to play along with WITL, but I knew I'd regret not. I used a 4x4 size, and followed the same format used by Stephanie Bryan. Looking back now, I wish I would have included more information, but at least I have the photos. I might wish there was more, but I have at least captured a snippet in time. If you're interested, last years WITL is here. 

If you're on the fence at all, about WITL, my recommendation is DO IT. Trust me when I say, you won't regret it. 

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