I LOVE pictures especially once we had kids. Don't get me wrong I loved them before kids but kids are such easy people to take pictures of. With having kids and building our family, I want to make sure I capture every memory (or as many as I can). I used to paper scrapbook all the time but I just didn't have time to do it anymore. You know how it is - dragging out all the stuff late at night when the kids were sleeping, only getting a few pages done, putting it all away and not pulling it out again for another month. I just could not keep up on it so I went digital.
One day I went to order pictures from Costco and they have a program they use called MyPublisher. It is a very very simple program which I like because I can use it and I can do it fast. There are other fancy digital scrapbooking sites out there but I have stayed for now with MyPublisher because they run great deals too. When I am creating my photobooks I want as many pictures as possible and some explanation. I have come up with a pretty good lay out that I like. I do a family book for each year and then if we do a special vacation I will do a separate photobook because there always tends to be a lot of pictures:)
In my family book, I start off with an intro page to compile the year for the Begley family.
I organize the pictures by month. This way I can work on it throughout the year.
At the beginning of each month, I do a page with the Month and Year and then I do a split page. On side is Bryson and Keelin's milestones and the other side is all the events we did that month. Then I fill the pages to follow with pictures to reflect the month and the events. You can choose many different styles and you can print up to 100 pages.
Once I complete the book, I upload it to the site and have it printed.
Here is two that I have done:
The Begley Family 2009 Book
The Begley Family Disney Vacation 2010 Book