Since I started blogging in 2012 I have printed my blog in a book form so we can have a hard copy of what our year was like. I don't scrapbook or print pictures unless I intend to frame them because my blog takes the place of those things. If the house were to catch on fire I would grab my family and Owen, my wedding ring, my hard drive and my blog books.
My blog is our story.
Last year I started using lulu.com to print my book. It's easier to personalize and cheaper than the other sites. The downfall is it takes a little longer to format. This year I chose one of our beach pictures for the cover because it's one of my favorite shoots and I wanted to remember this year as our last year being a family of three. From now on our family pictures will also feature baby Jack!
I like customizing the spine so I know instantly which year the book is about. I store the past years in our entertainment center in numerical order.
We have our 2014 book on our coffee table and Georgia likes to look at it with me. That's exactly why I wake up early and stay up late documenting our days. It's worth it to me.
This year's book is 533 pages so it's huge! I may have to start breaking it up into two parts.
And that's a wrap! The day my book is delivered feels like Christmas morning. I hope I can continue to do this for many years to come.