Just two days ago on a Sunday, Scarlet took her first 10-20 unassisted steps and boy did we cheer her on! You can see just how excited and proud she was of herself that when she finally falls on her bum, she claps herself a good job and giggles in excitement. Is it possible to contain all these wonder-filled moments and keep them forever in a jar? If I could, I would.
This got me thinking though about how our family should preserve all our memories. How would we ever remember them if we never document them? Johan and I are both big on journals. We go through a few every year and we have a full record of the time we've had together (10 years) - from the first day we met, to dating, our fights, to planning a wedding and having Scarlet in our lives, and I just love flicking through those pages and reading about the emotions and little details we might've forgotten if we hadn't written them down.
So now that we have Scarlet and she is pulling cute little tricks here and there, it got me thinking that I should probably start putting together a family memory book of some sort. I always think that once all our kids are older and we're somewhat still young-ish, it'd be so nice to have photos, thoughts and letters for our babies to read through and for us to reminisce on. So far, I've been really inspired by Ronnie's Project Life series. I love the idea of documenting your family life each week and I feel like this is a good way to remind myself to appreciate and treasure the little moments we have with each other (especially when I've had a crazy rough tantrum-y exhausting week with Miss 1).
(Via Pink Ronnie. Isn't this just GORGEOUS?)
What do you all do? Do you print photos out and write on the back of them? Or perhaps document your family life (or life in general) through photos?