hi friends. happy christmas! my week has been very nice; just a lot of down time, no thinking about work, and being with family and friends. i know these project life updates are taking over here. but i am so excited to have just finished (!!!) my 2013 album, and just started 2014 with my intro page. i visited my parents’ house today to steal their sunshine and photograph my layouts for oct-dec.
i don’t usually do well with self-imposed deadlines. so this feels pretty great. and i am just so smitten with this project. i can’t believe i’ve done a layout every week for 52 weeks! (well. 50.) so hopefully it hasn’t gotten too annoying. and next year (though i’m sure it’ll peter out), i’d like to get back to weekly updates. so here we go.
this is project life 2013: the weeks of october.
week 40: september 30 – october 06.
i have no idea what happened this week. there was coffee, apparently, and a visit to a nice restaurant. i’m sure i was busy at work, because sunday, we all flew out to chicago for a work trip.
week 41: october 07 – october 13.
the work trip did not include much venturing out. it was my first time to chicago, but i spent it in a convention center. though monday night, i did get invited on a booze cruise, followed up with a trip to giordano’s, (where i saw an actor). chicago deep dish pizza was so much more delicious than i thought it would be!
following that, e.p. and i had a fantastic long weekend in atlantic city. the work trip was exhausting, and this was an amazing recovery. we got massages and ate and drank. we took the same short trip last week, and that one paled in comparison to this one. :) it may have included $60 nachos one afternoon. worth it.
week 42: october 14 – october 20.
this week, my niece was christened, and my brother requested me to be the photographer. it was quick and adorable, and then we all went to a party to celebrate afterward. i’m sure other things happened in these 7 days, but i have the memory of a goldfish. and all the photos came from saturday!
week 43: october 21 – october 27.
on this saturday, my family and i all traveled out to an orchard for apple picking and pumpkin festivities. hilarious. and it was worthy of an insert. i cropped down a baseball card page to hold 12 small photos. i liked the 2.5×3.5″ size for a change, and love that i leave inserts with square corners.
week 44: october 28 – november 03.
this week was all about pumpkins. e.p. and i saved ours from the weekend, and set to work on carving them one night after work. they came out SO GREAT. (mine, obviously, the greatest.) i played with typing titles onto the photos before printing, and used photoshop elements.
and that, friends, is october.
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about project life | project life is a memory-keeping system created by becky higgins. it can be whatever you want; i choose to document life weekly. i get inspired by elise blaha, cathy zielske, and ali edwards. you can see my introduction post here.