Just a quick prompt for those following along with the 2009 Mini-Album project to pick out your favorite photos from January-March.
I chose some photos that I posted on the blog, but only if they truly were my favorites. Instead, I looked for photos that evoked an emotion or memory rather than photos that were technically the best. I also included some photos of my niece that were sent to me, since waiting for new email updates has been a fun part of the last few months. At the end of the year, I want a small album that I can flip through and remember what my life was like and what was important to me during this time.
If I've learned one life lesson from scrapbooking, it's that time changes things and over time you'll lose perspective on the details of your life. It's natural. You can't hold on to the past too tightly, but something about staying close to what mattered before helps me pay attention to what matters right now.
I swear Winkflash isn't paying me (and no, I didn't win the Winter Vacation photo contest), but I wanted to share that you can order a bunch of different sizes from them now. They offer a 4"x5.3" size for 8 cents that I think will fit nicely into my 5" x 5.5" album. No need to order the more expensive 5"x7"s that require cropping. Right now I prefer easy over perfection.
Lastly, I'm planning to update the banner. Winter is so over. I saw a few bulb flowers pushing their way through the ground yesterday and I need to get the camera back out to record the early details of spring before we are surrounded by green again.