This is going to be a quick post, because I still have some things I need to finish up before we leave... but I wanted to share some photos of what I'm taking for my road trip journal:
I realized after I took this photo that I forgot to include these:
I'm taking a little more then normal, but I'm inspired and thought why not? :) The girls each have their own book. Trin has already done her cover as well:
and I whipped up a really simple "scrapbook" for journey by using a kraft notepad I bought at Craft Warehouse for a 1.00:
I figure she will be doing some serious coloring/drawing in this book and I'm so excited that they can share in the memory making/recording this time around.
The outside of my book:
and here is a peek at the inside of my book...
and I also have a stack of cut paper in various sizes:
I hope to have the paper available in my shop as a printable when I get back! I also am bringing along this Polaroid Grey Label Printer that Jaydon bought me for Christmas:
The quality of the image isnt the greatest but it is one of those "gadgets" that is just fun to use. It is inkless, so that contributes to the slight pixelated look of the image. The paper isnt exactly budget friendly either, but I'm sure they figure if they cant get you in the cost of ink... then the paper has to make up for it.... ;)
At any rate I'm looking forward to really using it. It just collects dust in a drawer at home, because why use it when I have access to other much better printers? I know the kids will have fun taking a pic or two with my cell phone and using it in their scrapbooks. I'm also bringing along two other instant cameras, which is somewhat embarassing to admit. In total that means I'm packing along 2 dslrs (my sony a55 and my old a300 for backup at the wedding) plus our video camera, 2 instants, and this polaroid printer along with a pocket sized smaller digital camera I keep in my purse at all times, and then of course there is the cell phone camera. Pretty ridiculous, I know. With all these cameras, I'm going to have to make a constant effort to not miss out on all the memories being made, by trying to capture EVERY second. Finding that happy balance, keeps everyone happy. :) Lets HOPE that the girls get along and don't get too burn out on the whole road trip thing. :) I do have some posts scheduled while I'm away, and I'll also try to post a time or two while I'm away. :)