Was when the Photobooks arrived and knowing the 5th one chronicling the 2 short trips earlier this year would be arriving soon too.
Seeing the end product made me feel that all the efforts went into making the book were worth every moment.
These were the medium landscape (11″ x 8.5″) image wrap versions on photobooksingapore.com. I would get the discounted prepaid vouchers and save more than $100 for each thick volume book. I could pack up to 800-1000 photos over 140 pages. It really depended on how many photos squeezed into one collage without seeming cluttered.
Till the next trip, for the next book.
Is when I would persistently layout a photobook for every holiday ever taken with the kids.
Is when I would classify and sort every photo on the external hard disk in folders named YYYYMMDD_EventName.
Is when I would backup my precious files into another external hard disk once in two months.
Is when my holiday itineraries are nailed down to the minutes and cents.
Is when every possible reservation that could be made would be made.
Is when every expression of my children are captured and morphed into a collage of expressions, simple because I felt the need to document every muscle movement.
That being said, it was extremely satisfying to have finished the photobooks on Aussie, Balinese and Korean holidays from 2014.
I was left with the Legoland trip and this year’s Bali trip and cruise holiday.
Z had clocked a count of 15 holidays while X measured up with 8 holidays. Not too bad for both who just passed their 5th and 2nd year old birthdays 3-4 months ago.