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Recently returned from serving the people of Honduras for 3 years

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Blast From the Past

As a special gift for my husband this year at Christmas time, I thought I'd take him on a little journey down "Memory Lane".  He really loves that kind of thing anyway.  So I dug through our basement, old photo albums, wedding photos that no one has looked at in 20 years. (sadly - most of my kids haven't even seen my old wedding photos).  I sat in the office and scanned photo after photo for the best part of the day. 

 And here is the finished product.  I love the modern digital scrapbooking options that you can find on places like shutterfly.com and snapfish.com.  Anyone can publish a book in a short period of time!  If you haven't tried it yet, you must check it out!

I started at the beginning with just him and me.  I'd almost forgotten those days!  Then added a photo journal page for each child and the family as the family kept growing and growing and growing. 

It was a big hit of the holiday season - everyone has enjoyed the book. My children sat and poured over the photos, commenting that they had never seen this one and that one.


It would be a great idea for Father's day - start thinking ahead!


Joy For Your Journey said...

Wow. What a wonderful and thoughtful gift. One year my husband put all our old photos in books for me as a gift and it was something I will always remember. It was definitely a gift of love. I am sure all of your family will be blessed from your service for ever. What a good wife you are!

Kevin Beckstrom said...

It's funny this post would be called blast from the past! Glad to see you're still around and doing well. Now I can keep up on you electronically!

greg_nichole said...

I love that idea! And I loved seeing the old pictures of the two of you!

Reeses Pieces said...

I make these books for my kids every years. I'm over scrapbooking. If I can do this anyone can. I love your hair in the second picture. The color is so pretty.

Jackie said...

Wow! I love these pictures! What a good looking couple the two of you are!

How fun to see these!

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