this is what i settled on doing at the crop, after looking briefly at pinterest on friday afternoon for ideas. (this one, this one, this one, and this one were my favorites.) i wanted something with plenty of space to note the month's events, and i can easily add more squares to this one as necessary.
the other ladies were very curious about my project because they each worked on holiday cards or some scrapbook masterpiece, and i was chopping away like mad making 12 of the same page (1 for each month). 1 lady worked on a 2 page spread that had 1 picture on each page, and she didn't quite finish! maybe someday i'll want to do that, but right now i'm in "git-er-done" mode!
so, the plan is to add notes and a picture to each month's title page, and then be able to quickly (this is a relative term, here, people!) fill pages between with pictures from the corresponding month. now, to get those sorted and ordered!