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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

HOLY Shutterfly

I love photography, I love photos, I may take way to many pictures but I just cannot help myself. It makes me extraordinarily happy.

One thing I keep meaning to do, on my long list of ‘I need to get that done but never do’ list, is print out my photos and create photo albums. I have all these pictures, photos from my mother when she was young, from my grandparents when my father was young, from my mom with us kids all growing up together and then my college years and the billions of photos I have taken in the past five years. I don’t even have a photo album from my wedding. I mean seriously FROM MY WEDDING.

I know we live in a digital age. I have my blog to see my photos, I have a raid system to back up our images in case one of our hard-drives dies, and my husband does routine backups of everything and sends that backup to his brothers house. I feel pretty confident I am not going to lose my photos anytime soon. However although I embrace technology I am also a very tangible person as well. I don’t read on a kindle, I need to have a book in my hands. It is part of the experience, one of the joys of reading.

One of my favorite things as a child was to walk through our family photo albums from my mom. Looking at photos from my childhood I may not remember exactly what we were doing but I can hear her crooning voice in my ear explaining about the fun we had and the places we saw. I want that for My Little Cricket but with only a single album to my name, that my mom gifted to me when I was in college, I don’t own any photo albums. So with my son’s first birthday right around the corner I guess a fire got lit under my butt because in a little over a week I organized and uploaded 60 or 70 years worth of photos I wanted in albums.

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Yup I printed them all at once, because you know I am crazy, and crazy needs to sometimes be expressed!

In all seriousness I don’t know what I was thinking. I am in the process of planning a party right this very moment, and in the middle of party planning (as if I don’t have enough demands on my time as it is) I am now trying to tackle this huge photo album project. This is going to take forever to sort and then put in albums. I know I lost my mind.

1 comment:

paul peggy zeus said...

That's just how you operate. You never seem to have enough on your plate even when it's filled to the brim. You are amazing, that's all.

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