Looks like I’ve been negligent here! Time is flying by and I have been so busy since August 26, my daughter’s Last First Day of high school!
I’ve decided to do something different and document my daughter’s Senior year in photos, I’m calling it the 180 Days of Senior Year. I capture a photo each week day, upload it on the computer, and add it to a photo book of the same name. I will add notations as I go and the front cover will be her graduation photo. She has even gotten into the spirit of it and has texted me a couple of “selfies” on days I’ve forgotten to grab the camera before she leaves the house.
Now, the photos don’t necessarily have to be of her, they can be of something she is doing, something or someone that is important to her or even an event. For example, so far, each Friday’s picture tends to be something to do with the football game. She is in the marching band, so I try to get something either of the band, her in her uniform, or, I even took a shot of her instrument. She won’t be playing in the band in college, so these are great memories for her.
I do have to have the book completed prior to her graduation party, whenever that is. I want to have it on display.
In addition to that project, I have pulled out the scrap books I started when she was in Kindergarten (of course, they’re not finished!), and am going to make a valiant effort to complete at least a couple of them. 1st of all, I am taking each 8×10 class photo and simply putting them in order in one book. Then I will be working on a little bit more detailed book, but still keeping it somewhat simple. This time I have a deadline, so need to make sure I get it done!
On top of documenting her Senior year, I have been keeping on top of her college application process along with those deadlines. She has all ready been accepted into her school of choice and is now working on the scholarship application for that school. The two of us will also be looking for scholarship awards outside of that college to make up the difference. If you’ve ever done this, you know how time consuming it can be!
I haven’t been sewing, I’m photo journaling instead, for now.