When I started this project I thought it would take me 2-4 months to complete. I quickly learned that my estimated timeline was way off. Almost 24 months later, I finally finished this project and now that my mom has it in her hands I can share it with you! This was the first time I had made a gift album for someone that included pictures and events that I had participated in. In the past my gift albums were templated pages for the recipient to add their pictures to, or photos of people and events I had no intimate knowledge of. I left lots of space for my mom to add her own journalling, (or if she isn’t as wordy as me, she can put more pictures there!). I made sure to include pictures of her and my dad and things they did without the rest of us. I know it was a special trip partly because she was sharing it with her grandkids, but I didn’t want to make them the focus. I also tried to create a mix of uniform pages and eclectic ones. I wanted to string all the different parks together, but keep them unique at the same time. I know my mom is enjoying this album, and I hope you do too!