Happy New Year! Cliche’ as it is, I can’t believe it’s 2014! Life is flying by in the blink of an eye. And, with three little boys, the new year is another reminder of just how quickly they grow. I think since the past few months were overwhelming for our family, I’m finding myself desperately wanting to get back into the swing of family memory keeping. Family Memory KeepingWe saw first hand just how quickly life can change. The baby was hospitalized twice (once with a skin infection and with 3rd degree hand burns) and then we ended the year with a lot of medical tests for our middle little guy. Turns out, it is just a large bone cyst, but wow… seeing a large lesion on your 3-year-old’s bone is terrifying. We are so very lucky that everything turned out okay and that we are starting the new year healthy. But, the stress of the past few months has me wanting to simplify and desperately wanting to be better about preserving our family memories.

So, that’s my New Year’s resolution of sorts. I’m making some changes to make sure that our family stories and moments are preserved – even those silly, “boring”, everyday moments. I’ll be using Project Life to help document our lives. Instead of having a computer and phone full of un-printed, disorganized photos on this day next year, I want to have a tangible book that we can hold and look through, full of our memories of the year: the good, the bad, the fun, the everyday… our family, our life.

What family memory keeping do you do?

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Sara Wellensiek is a mom of 3 little guys who hung up her high school biology teacher lab coat in order to spend more time at home with them. When she’s not playing dinosaurs, cars, or doing a million other “mom” things, you can find her blogging at Mom Endeavors or chatting on Twitter and Facebook.

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One Response to Family Memory Keeping – Documenting Life in 2014!

  1. Melissa says:

    So glad to hear everyone’s healthy as the new year begins, Sara! I love it that you’re dedicated to memory keeping! I’ve often thought about the fact that in this digital age we have fewer and fewer tangible artifacts of the beauty of everyday life. Thanks!

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