8.20.2012

Something I LOVE!

I want to write about a product that I have completely fallen in love with. I have been doing it for almost three full years now and I look forward to doing it for many more. It is called Project Life. It is the best concept of recording memories I have ever seen. Becky Higgins, the creator of Project Life, is one of the most creative people I have ever seen. She inspires me and I am so glad she thought of this concept and decided to share it with the world. If you haven't heard about Project Life, I suggest you head on over to her website and spend a few hours reading up on it. It truly is Amazing.
Here is my personal little story on why I love Project life so much.
When Dall and I first got married, we had a lot of fun. We vacationed a little, went on a lot of dates, spent a lot of time with friends and did whatever we wanted to, whenever we wanted. We were spoiled!!! The thought of starting a family came a lot earlier to me than it did to Dallas. I have family that have PCOS and it is hard for them to get pregnant. I was curious to know if I had it as well. I went to the Dr. and my suspicions were confirmed. I had it. It was not a very good day for me. So, I took the news to Dallas and I told him that I wanted to start "trying"... oh I HATE that word. I knew it might take us a while to get pregnant. Who knows what Dallas was thinking. So, seven months of Clomid went by and we finally got pregnant with Gabe. It took us seven months and I hated everything the Clomid did to me. But I knew that it would help my chances in getting pregnant so I did it. So where does Project Life fit in to all of this? I started doing it when Gabe was six months old. I recorded (took a picture) of something I was doing every day. I look back at that first book and love what I see. There were a lot of pictures of Gabe. When I say a lot, I mean about 85% of it. I took pictures of random, mundane stuff as well as our normal, crazy, boring life. I like to look at those too because someday we will look back at that and miss it so much. I am on Album three and as I look back over the last three years, I love watching how Gabe has changed. It has been pretty remarkable. Not too many people can say that they have recorded almost everyday in their lives or their families lives.
Last fall, we had a miscarriage at almost 9 weeks. We had been trying for eight months to get that pregnancy with he help of Clomid. Since then, we have been trying for another eight months to get pregnant also with the help of Clomid but have not been able to get pregnant. I am now seeing a fertility specialist to see where to go from here. With all that said, I have always wanted a big family. Dallas does as well. I don't know how many kids the Lord will bless us with, but we are going to work hard to get them here. That is why I feel Project Life is so important for me and my family. I want to record and document our family story. I want to remember as much of our crazy life as possible. I feel that the things we do it our lives come and go and sometimes get forgotten. I have glimpses of things I did in my childhood and I with I had more. I hope that by continuing to do Project Life, one day my children will be able to look at the albums and love what they see. It is a big commitment. A LOT of time has been spent on these three albums I have done. I know life will get busier as time goes on but that is why I want to keep it up.
Thank You Becky for creating this amazing product. Now to my readers.... Go check it out and order one!  

Here are a few links to Becky Higgins products that I love.
Project Life Clementine Edition
Photo Pocket Pages
White Signiture Binder
Project Life Cherry Edition


3 comments:

Lori said...

Angie, I saw your post on FB and wanted to see what you were talking about. It looks interesting, I would like to see your book sometime to really grasp what it looks like.

We seem to keep having little things in common. I also have PCOS, so I totally understand what you are going through and if you ever want to talk, I would love to. I have always been very open about it. I always had to do the specialist thing so if you ever have any questions with that, let me know. Good luck, I will keep you in my prayers. I hope you don't mind me blog stalking you. :)

Lori Harper

April and Nate said...

Awesome post Angie! I have seen some of your work with Project Life and it is super impressive. You've done a good job capturing hundreds of moments and memories. I'm sure your kids will treasure those binders.

It's crazy how life throws curve balls and it doesn't always go as planned (referring to the infertility). Please know you can talk to me anytime too. Love you sista!!!

Mike and Megan said...

Good for you being so diligent about recording things. I do that with my blog and turn it into a book, but I haven't checked out this Project LIfe. I'll have to give it a shot. I'm sorry about your miscarriage and that it's taking so long to get prego again. I'm in the same boat. I had two miscarriages in a row and in between it took 7 mo. I sure hope it won't take as long but it's hard to wait. I know we are supposed to have more kids but don't know when. Good luck I pray that more kids will come quickly for you. You have an adorable family. Gabe is SO cute!