This was our view from the stands last Saturday as our son’s high school marching band unveiled their fall show to the parents. This means the fall activities will now kick into high gear, and we’ll be catapulted into our son’s senior year. (Photo by Sanae Vaniman)
I knew this day was coming, and I’ve known it since 1994, but it doesn’t make it any easier. Today was the first day of school. Many of you know how this feels, and can relate to how unbelievable this is. Whether you just delivered your college student safely to the dorms, or are taking a ”first day of school” photo for the first time, you know how memorable these moments are, and how quickly they come and go. Before I know it, my husband and I will be sitting in a crowd of people, proudly watching our boy receive his diploma.
As a scrapbooker, I’ve documented so much of our son’s life in scrapbooks pages and photo albums, but I’d like to take a slightly different approach to this special year. I’m considering sort of a Project 365 album, taking a photo each day of the school year to capture his experience. I’ve always scrapbooked to provide myself with evidence of this time of our life, and that’s what I’m still after. I want a reminder that even though the year flew by at blinding speed, we lived it all, and took a moment to savor a bit of each day. I’ll keep you posted on my progress.
In the meantime, we’d love to hear your ideas about creatively documenting these milestone years. Whether you’ve had a senior, or are just sending your kindergartener to school this fall, tell us how you’ve captured the memories of these sweetest of days.
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