I wanted to mention another idea for preserving those memories from what I hope is a Funner Summer for your family!
The first idea is to make a summer scrapbook of all your adventures. This is actually something we plan to do this year. I am not really a scrapbook person but a long time ago I bought one of these Project Life systems:
You purchase the album, the inserts and then little cards and the idea is to capture all the little moments in life and just write a little something about that moment on the cute designed cards you can buy and then pop the photo in and you are done.
So I bought one of these with great intentions (cough…) two years ago and now is the time to crack this baby open and get after it.
I was thinking making a little scrapbook like this would be something I can do with my 5 year old. I think she will really enjoy this project- so if you have older kids maybe you might consider putting together some sort of scrapbook of all your summer activities.
These Project Life books can be found here on Amazon or I actually just saw them in Hobby Lobby!
The other idea is an annual family yearbook. This is also something I am doing this year. Are you terrible about making photobooks? Me too!! I never seem to get to them and suddenly a year passed and then it seems overwhelming.
So this year I have a new idea to make a family yearbook. What I have done is started an ongoing photobook and each month I summarize what happened that month and add photos. It seems easier for me to tackle a month at a time and by the end of the year you have preserved all those wonderful memories in one spot.
The picture above is a sample of our May pages. I have one other page because May was a big month for birthdays and my little girl got a cast off and such- the page right before this one has a big MAY 2013 and then each page has a summary of what interesting things happened that month.
This has worked well for me so far this year and I should have a lovely little book by the end of the year!
If you are interested in creating your own Family Yearbook, you might consider using:
This post is part of the 30 Days to a Funner Summer Series.