organizing the albums


I have a terrible habit of letting A LOT of time go by before actually filing away scrapbook pages into scrapbooks. I’ve had a growing pile of completed pages accumulating for over a year! And today I went ahead and put them in the books. :)

The system has it’s perks. It’s much quicker to stash things than to organize them. But, then I’m left wondering if I’ve already worked with the photos from Isaac’s 5th birthday (I haven’t) or the beach week from 2012 (nope) or that death-defying hike we did a few years ago (done!). The messy pile is hard to go through, so I don’t. So when I’m surfing around in my photo programs, there are lots of stories that I’ve wondered if I’ve recorded and I’m just not sure.

But…now I know! I made a list of things I want to make sure to record: Isaac’s Geography phase, and Mario obsession, and horseback riding lessons. Andrew’s Science kits, his 8th and 9th birthdays, and Minecraft phase. Crazy Hat Day. Family trips. Halloween 2012 and 2013! Goodness! Lots to do!

And sometimes when I go about organizing all these pages and all these albums I feel embarrassed! Embarrassed that we need this bookcase with only photo albums. Square footage is at a premium in our apartment and really shouldn’t be wasted. Am I wasting space with ALL THESE ALBUMS?! But today, strangely I concluded that…no, I’m not wasting space. I like these albums. :) I love the photos, love the memories and I’m grateful that I’ve invested so much into this process.

And so…onward and onward!


Here’s another page for the books! And since I filled up my latest “Us” album…this will likely sit in a pile for over a year until I get around to getting more albums and filling them up. :) Still, I’m glad to have it! This hike was one of our best. Snowy and abandoned hotel! and just magical! Here’s hoping for making more magic this weekend! Have a good one. :)

p.s.: I love Andrew’s hat in these photos. Well, both boys’ hats. And I just want to say, that I already purchased this year’s winter hats and made SURE they’d be great hats…just so the photos would look great. :) warmth be damned. It’s good pics I’m after!

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I stopped teaching Kindergarten in 2005 to become the mom of two crazy boys here in Brooklyn. At first I thought being a stay at home mom meant that I needed to pour all my time and energy directly into my sons, but I realized somewhere along the way that being a rockstar mom meant not only taking good care of my boys, but also taking good care of myself. And taking good care of myself means pursuing something creative...just about everyday. I started Made In Brooklyn to motivate myself in my creative goals as well as share my work with others and perhaps inspire them in their own creative journeys.
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2 Responses to organizing the albums

  1. Vicki Dill says:

    Any space used for telling family stories is NEVER wasted space!!!!

  2. Ruth says:

    I completely agree with Vicki. I have 2 shelves full of albums in our living room and another 15 albums or so in my craft space. I do sometimes wonder what will happen to them when I am gone…

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