Many of you are probably already aware that Ali Edwards has invited us to join her this summer in documenting a week in our lives.
Over the years I have watched others join Ali in her Week in the Life & have wished I jumped in. Even though I'm doing Project Life this year, I still wanted to jump in but was afraid though that the projects would be too closely related. So, I took some time to think about how I could really make this mine and have the two projects have their own unique voice.
I've been watching Elise Blaha's journey of documenting her summer in her fantastic mini album and love the natural mixture of pictures, memorabilia & her handwriting. So, the first thing I did without any other plan was purchase a mini album of hers for my Week In The Life.
And then I asked myself was "What has been missing from Project Life?" The kids are definitely in there and while I may not always be pictured it is my voice editing, narrating our story. The presence that is the quietest is Mitch's. I want to see our life through his viewfinder.
I approached him with my crazy idea of having him take pictures for Week in the Life and having this project be from his perspective. God Bless the man, he agreed. I love my husband and am so very excited about this.
This Sunday, when Garrett heard us talking about Week in the Life coming up soon he said "No more picture projects Mom, we already have Project Life and you are a billion behind." We both laughed so very hard.
Despite Garrett's concerns next week Mitch will be capturing his week through photos & words and then the next week I'll be putting it all together. What great fun!