I’m one of those annoying people who has always kept her photos organized and in photo albums.
I’ve spent years making photo albums for my kids. I’ve made many albums for friends and family and given them as gifts.
I don’t like to share the number of albums I’ve made because some people seem to get cranky about it.
I’m not bragging – I just love photos and I love to be organized. I also really understand the value of making sure the important people in my life know how much I love them and have some tangible evidence of my love through photos and my words.
15 years ago, my mother kindly sent me all the loose photographs from her house. Our family photos were stored in shoeboxes in a closet for as long as I could remember.
She suggested that I could make albums for everyone.
15 years ago I had three toddlers under the age of three.
Sure, I had loads of free time.
But being the keeper of the family photos has some great advantages. I have made some pretty special family albums and given some great gifts.
I made albums for my three siblings, my parents and my family.
But I have one small box of photos left that haven’t been put in an album. They are pictures of my growing up years.
I was recently sorting through that last box. I was thinking I might just make the time this summer to make an album for ME.
As I sifted through the photos, I came across these two from a trip to the Cincinnati zoo.
Though my sister Julie and I freely admit we have always been a little dysfunctional, our mom made sure we always looked our very best
as you can see from this photo!
Darn cute, weren’t we?
The second photo is where we are looking at the fascinating exhibit of prairie dogs. Here’s where my photo tip comes in…
You should either discreetly ask your daughter to close her legs before you snap a picture or dress her in shorts instead of a sun dress for your trip to the zoo.
I’m just here to help.
Even at the expense of my own personal pride and white cotton panties.