Are you about basketball’ed out? I know I am. The nice thing is I am not drawn to the television when the games are on and can get some much needed scrapbooking chores done. I took all the pages out of my albums and photographed them, then began sorting them into piles by child. I have always struggled with whether to scrap chronologically or by theme. When I was just beginning it was easy, everything went into the same album but here it is 15 years later and I have 4 kids, 12 grand kids not to mention the adventures of my husband and I.. then there are the genealogy pages and all the relatives… I get dizzy just thinking about it. I finally made a definitive decision. I separated the piles by our children and their families. Each of those albums begin with the engagement photo of the couple and is usually followed by their wedding picture unless college graduation happened in between. I really like the D-Ring Albums for albums that I will add to consistently. I will move the pages to a standard post album when I know there is nothing more I will be adding. If you have liked my Facebook Page, you would have seen me working with pages and organizing them this past weekend.
It gets a bit trickier when the pages have more than one family – this is one of the reasons I photographed each layout. The other reason is to have a copy of the page in case (GASP) there is a fire, flood etc. I know what the odds are, but considering my husband had a Corsair jet fly into his apartment (with his practice wife) and level the place, losing everything, I have to be prepared. Since he has nothing from his growing up days, I want to make sure my kids at least have pictures of the memories they have made. I will talk a bit more about the photographing tomorrow, but for now… here is your sketch for the week.