Anyway, I did complete my picture framing goal. I had some glitches along the way (hence the two week lapse) but I think I am finally done. I know getting pictures framed and hung shouldn't be that big of a deal but when you are about 3 1/2 years behind, it is actually very overwhelming. Because of that, I actually just had to walk away from this project for a few days and clear my head out. I am glad I did that because I came back to the project with an exact idea of how I wanted to go forward. So now every year when we get new pictures taken, I know exactly where they will go and in what frames. Phew. Now, I just need to get the husband to hang them all up.
The goal that I ended up bypassing was doing a week's worth of charity work-preferably with the kids. I skipped that goal mainly because I had not yet completed the previous goal and also because I had not spent any time researching on what we could do. I still want to do this goal-and I will push it out to later in the year. And plan better for it!!!
What I learned, gained, wanted to pass on, etc from this week's goal:
- Do not procrastinate when it comes to framing and hanging your pictures! Immediately do it once you receive them.
- I had SO many empty frames I had purchased over the last couple of years but to my disappointment, none of them worked for the pictures I needed to frame. So now I know, when ordering pictures, make sure they will work with frames I already have. It was frustrating to have to go out and buy more frames!!
- For me, it helped to create a "plan" for my pictures. Specifically, I now have a frame for both kids yearly pictures, a frame for our yearly family picture, a frame for Rachel's yearly school picture (will add one for Cole next year), and a frame that has both of their baby pictures that will obviously stay the same. And a location for all of these frames. I know for many this is a no brainer and is very simple, and it is. It just took me a little longer to finally get here.
I am so thrilled to have this project behind me.