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Hello Blog. I’ve Missed you…

It’s been a long time. Sometimes I lie in bed at night and imagine the things I’ll write on this blog… and then I fall asleep, never to think of them again. Because that’s how my brain works- I think of great things and then I forget them while I sleep 🙂 And there’s never enough time to write everything down- I need a personal stenographer, and a personal chef, and a live-in maid, and a part time nanny. I don’t see any of those in my near future so I’ll just post a few photos here and hope to get “caught up” (whatever that means) at another time.

We drove to Newport Beach recently for a little Whale Watching adventure (aka: field trip). No whales were spotted, but we did see a TON of dolphin and some sea lions. I think I only took 5 photos while we were on the boat due to the fact that my 3 year old was glued to my lap holding on for dear life the entire 3 hours! He was not a fan of the large swells (and they were LARGE). I love boats, but they were a little too much for me, too. Chloe was plastered to my side so by the end of the trip, my bottom and right leg were completely numb. Carson slept in the Baby Bjorn the entire time and the older 3 had a blast exploring the boat and trying to get splashed. We stopped in Huntington Beach for lunch on the way home- we love it there! Just another reason I love homeschooling ♥

March 7, 2012 - 5:39 pm

Andrea H - hello blog writer. i miss you more than your blog and i miss it (and mine) so what does that tell you? yes we’re way overdue for a date. xoxo

Project Life 2011.

In 2009 I decided to start a “little” adventure called “Project 365. I wasn’t sure if I could keep up with it, but I liked the idea of getting my photos printed and journaling at least a little something instead of nothing at all.  And guess what? I did it! At that time I had 4 children and found out I was pregnant with #5. We had 2 businesses, one of which I was Principal- my photography business and one of which I was CFO.  I was homeschooling 3 of our children,Kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade. And I completed it! I’m not bragging, don’t take this the wrong way- I’m just saying it can be done.

Last year, 2011 was even busier. We found out early on that I was pregnant with baby #6. In October, we had baby #6 and spent 2 weeks in the NICU and the rest of the year trying to keep him healthy (unsuccessfully). Above is an entire year of our family memories- all of 2011 is documented. My photos are printed and able to be viewed by anyone who walks into my living room- they’re not stuck on my computer hidden from the world. I LOVE this project- it’s achievable, it’s not burdensome, it’s beautiful, it’s COMPLETE!  And we look at it almost every week. My kids love to look through them- I keep them in my family room on the coffee table (bottom shelf). Another bonus- if Chloe happens to rip a page or color on one or anything else she might do (we don’t call her catastrophe for nothing!), I can simply reprint the photo or re-write the journal card. I don’t have to remake an entire layou

So… if you want to get your family photos printed and document your life this year…. Project Life is the way to go! I’m living proof that it CAN be done!  Go here:  www.beckyhiggins.com


January 17, 2012 - 2:56 am

Sierra - This is amazing Emily! Not only a creative outlet for you, but what a special blessing for your family as well. You have inspired me and I’ve decided to attempt this for the next year. We’ll see how I do!

January 17, 2012 - 5:51 am

emily - Sierra- I’m so excited you’re going to try it. For me, life is moving so fast- when I look through this album it’s like I get to re-live it and relish in it just a little more. We look through these albums and reminisce all the time- I love it!

January 30, 2012 - 10:27 am

Jenny - Love this, have a couple questions for you, will you email me? I’m on Rob’s computer and no access to my address book. If you have a minute! I doubt you have many of them! :-)) Thanks!

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