April 25, 2015
So I'm a bit late to the party, but I finally completed, ordered, and received our 2014 Family Yearbook. This photo book came in at 160 pages and contains 698 photos (and includes only from April on), little descriptions of vacations and day trips, other family happenings (such as information about Olivia's food allergies), and I also chose to include quite a few of my thoughts from throughout the year - everything from adjusting to life with three children, to things that photography has taught me about life, to little letters to the kids. There's quite a bit of overlap between this and Olivia's First Year Photo Book (including the monthly updates and such), but I'd like to gift that to her when she's older, so I made sure to include the same memories in this book for us.
I love that we now have this beautiful book to summarize all of our family adventures from the year, and also showcase some of my photography. While I love sharing my photos here on the blog, it feels really good to see them printed up and on display (so to speak) rather than just having them sitting and stored digitally. Working on these photo books throughout the year is largely what drives my blog postings (as I find this blog to be a great template for the books), and also inspires me to keep taking photographs, keep documenting our story. Another photo book is already ordered and on the way, and I love watching this collection grow.