Juniper’s First Year


I have always been a huge fan of journals. I could write a whole series of blog posts about how awesome they are. (Maybe I will. Would anyone be interested in that?) I LOVE going back and reading my old journals. I might even venture to say they’re my favorite books on our shelves. But there is one journal that I am missing. When I lost my job in Florida, it got misplaced. There is a VERY small chance I might still get it back, but I’m not holding my breath. It was the journal from when Juniper was a baby.

It really makes me sad that I might never get to read about baby Juniper again. Mostly because when I look at her now, I can not even remember what it was like when he was tiny. I mean, I can sort of remember. I have lots of photos and videos, but I just can’t even imagine her being like that.

I decided (an embarrassingly long time ago) that I would create a scrapbook/journal documenting Juniper’s first year. Because if I have this much trouble remembering 5 years ago, imagine in 30 years!! A few weeks ago I bought a bunch of stuff at my friend Kristen’s Stampin’ Up party and all of these cute new goodies inspired me to finally start. (And I got the idea for that hexagon page from the thank you card Kristen made me!) I love how it is turning out so far.


I really want this to be more of a journal than a scrapbook, but I’m having a hard time with that. Other than her birth story, which I luckily typed online, I just can’t think of what to write. I know what I want each page to be about. Do I write it like I’m telling a story? Or do I pretend I’m writing it as it is happening? When I eventually get around to making one for Flynn it will be so much easier because I actually HAVE the journal from when he was a baby!

I think the hardest part of Flynn’s will be finding a similar type scrapbook. (And one that isn’t girly!) I haven’t been able to find any sort of chip board that size that I like. I suppose I’ll just have to make something myself. I’ve started collecting papers to use.


Needless to say, I am having a bit too much fun with this scrapbook. I only really have time to work on it during my lunch breaks. I’m adding all of the photos first, and I’ll go back and add the writing as I figure it out. One thing for sure, looking at all of these baby pictures is making my ovaries hurt. Haha!

8 thoughts on “Juniper’s First Year

  1. Ok, if you already told me this, I have THE worst memory on the planet, but I had no idea Juniper’s middle name is Phoenix. That’s my middle daughter’s name! :)

    • Haha! Yeah! I think I might have mentioned it at one point.. I have a pretty terrible memory too though so maybe not.

  2. I am in love with the way this turned out! You did a great job! Thanks for linking it up to our weekly link party. I thought I would let you know that I will be featuring it tomorrow. Congratulations, and please come join us again this week!

    • Thanks for including this in the feature! I’m glad you like it, I have had so much fun working on it.

    • I love her name too!! It was SO hard choosing a name for her. We picked this one right before she was born and I can not imagine her having any other name! It’s perfect.

    • Oh yes, Juniper loves looking at pictures of herself too! (Flynn on the other hand isn’t much interested. He’d rather sword fight, haha!)