Kelly, here, today. I'm still trying to get into "summer" mode. My kids just got out of school (finally!) last week. So we are planning day trips, making lists of activities, and no one has uttered, "I'm bored." Yet.
I was trying to think about a unique way to document our summer activities. Two years ago I made a mini album of our bucket list for the summer, much like you saw last week. I really love the idea of Project Life pages, but I have a habit of getting into a project and then getting too busy to keep up. On the other hand, I have always loved notebooks, and journals. A few years ago I adopted an idea from Stacy Julian and kept a daily scrapbook/journal/notebook for one month every summer.
I chose August because at the time it was the busiest month for us of the summer: swimming, vacation, school starting again. I wrote an entry a day and took one or two photos. If I didn't print off the photos right away, I left room for them on my page. Yesterday I dug up these four years of albums and had a lot of fun remembering the summers of 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.
These albums aren't elaborate or complicated. Most of the pages are decorated with doodles, hand-drawn pictures by the kids, or receipts and other ephemera from everyday life. But they are amazing reminders of how fast kids grow up and how fleeting summer can be.
I'm still trying to decide how to document Summer 2013. I might have to attempt a summer daily once again. Any ideas?