I shared a sneak peak at this one earlier this summer in a post about having too many photos. Here is the completed layout that tells the story of our backyard pool last summer.
As I predicted in my earlier post, I did create other layouts using photos from this pile. I planned that I would create personality pages about each of my kids using photos of each one alone.
I shifted gears a bit on the layout about my daughter. Rather than remembering what she was like last summer, I journaled about my hopes for her. I created the background paper using a fun new stamp - the speech bubble. From there, I added words and phrases from other stamp sets that fit with my journaling.
I decided it was important to document my feelings about the pool and summer, too.
Sorting through that intimidating pile of photos early in the summer turned out to be a forward thinking move. Since I had already considered each of the stories, the last three layouts came together fairly easily and I could get back to my other summer fun!