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Not sure why, but whenever the kids go back to school I always seem to immerse myself into a dozen things at once. It’s like fall cleaning of my life. You know what though, I am not complaining one bit. I love being busy, as long as some sort of schedule is involved. I like having a plan, even if I don’t necessarily stick to it completely.

I ordered 2 and 1/2 years worth of photos -July 2006 – December 2008. I had to put all of the photos in order because the photo place gives them back out of order. I guess I could have ordered each month separately, but that probably would have ticked off the photo printer person huh?

I then divided all the photos up. The piles consisted of:
-Each of the boys had their own sports memory book
-Each of the kids had their own school scrapbook
-Vacation photos – 1 for Disney from 2007, 1 for Myrtle Beach 2008 – these go into their own photo album
-All other photos go into family photos albums that are organized chronologically of course. Why I am so anal about this, I have no idea. It’s nothing super fancy. I buy random photos albums and shove them in.
As of today all the misc photos are put into their perspective photo albums. The sports and school photos are organized and in appropriate piles waiting for the pages to be designed.

It feel great having this task done. Well not done completely, the boys sports and school scrapbooks are not complete, but the photos are all organized at least.

And because I am a total nerd and convinced someone out there really cares to see what I am doing with my free time when I stay up too late, here are some pics.

The front covers of the Sports Memory Books:
(I have Chase’s book on order and will have to start his next!)
Sports Memory Books

Example of some pages:

Example of a page - Sports Memory Book
Example of a page - Sports Memory Book

Example of a page - Sports Memory Book
Example of a page - Sports Memory Book

Example of a page - Sports Memory Book
Example of a page - Sports Memory Book

Example of a page - Sports Memory Book
Example of a page - Sports Memory Book

Andrew & Blake’s School Scrapbooks, Karli & Chase’s books are on order:
School Scrapbooks

I found these really cool pages for the books where they have a grade on each one. I bought coordinating colors for each page. Luckily when ordering Karli & Chase’s books, I found the papers online so I could order them for their books as well!
School Scrapbooks

Most of the pages look like this…pictures thrown in the sleeve, waiting to be designed:
School Scrapbooks

The bookshelf in the basement is where I store all of my completed photo albums:
Photo book all organized

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