This year I added a page in the front that is a summary of everything that happened in a particular month.
I personally use Kodak Gallery (click link for their special promotion of 80 pages for the price of 20) for storing and printing all my pictures, but there are several other sites out there that do just as well I'm sure.
There are a ton of different covers to pick from and multiple layouts.
On the back of the book I always put a quirky photo to sum up the year. This year was our year old wedding cake.
Haven't I inspired you to stop ordering all those pesky prints and make a photo book instead? Go on, I know you want to!
P.S. From now on I will have a photo on my side bar of what I'm "Currently Loving". I'll update it...well....whenever I want. Click the pic and it will take you to the source!