... about scrappy friends that they care so much about your old photos? You know, the ones we all have sitting in a dusty box? Yea, you've got them, admit it! LOL
A couple of years ago, some friends challenged me to complete layouts using the old yucky, out of focus photos and then sent me an awesome prize. :-) Most recently, Terri explained to me why it was important to scrap those photos, to which I replied with a scoff. Pish, even when I did scrap the old photos, noone even picks up those albums. Terri said "Yet..." Now, how long do you think it was before her words crept back into my head? Exactly ONE.WEEK.
While reminicsing with father in law on his 85th birthday, the question was asked of him, "were you a planned pregnancy?" (His sister was a good many years older than he.) That prompted Caitlyn, (14 years old) to ask if SHE were planned and then the obvious dig at her little sister "but SHE wasn't, right?" :rolling eyes: And then it happened, when I heard Terri's voice in my head... Caitlyn asked, "can I see my baby photos?" =:-O
Umm, well, you see, umm, see that box over there? Oh! The disappointment, the shame of it all! :Terri's voice: "See? I TOLD you!" (not that Terri would EVER say I told ya so, but in my head, she sure did! LOL)
So, all of this to say, (say it with me Terri) some day, your children WILL want to see their old photos. Yep, they surely will. So, without further ado, I went straight to 1994 and pulled out Caitlyn's baby photos. Sigh. You know what the coolest thing about it was? The MEMORIES. Gosh, those were really great times. :sniff, sniff:
So you'll be seeing lots of out of focus, wonderfully old, photographs being scrapped, starting with this one of Caitlyn's nursery, which wasn't completed until 4 days before she was born. :-O The journaling says that we hired an artist to paint a Noah's Ark motiff on the walls and blind and that my friend and neighbor at the time sewed the bedding and curtain, which are in Caitlyn's keep box as I type this. We also still have the blind, all rolled up, safe in the closet. :-)
Now, what are you waiting for? Go dust off those old photos and revel in the memories! Just returning the favor that so many of my friends have done for me. I thank you all so much! :-)