Saturday, December 30, 2017

Ongoing Project: School Days

One of my “ongoing” projects has been gathering together small school photos of the girls.  Good grief those photos were here and there and not in the right size.  Everytime I discovered a school photo it was like Christmas for me, progress was so slow I was not sure the project would ever get finished.  I eventually scanned the larger ones and found a place online that would convert my scans to whatever size I wanted.  Finally I dared to hope that I could finish the project.

Some projects take on a life of their own.  I was obsessed with finding the photos and trying to figure out what years they were from without asking the girls.  Afterall I am their Mother and I should recall.

It was a project that I started a number of years ago…like about 15 years…uffda.

It must have been about 2002/2003 or so that I made scrapbooks for both of the girls that concentrated on their school days.

It was shortly after that when I found the perfect addition to their scrapbooks.

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I wrapped them up as Christmas gifts.  I think I got the years all correct except Jen’s 10th and 11th grade photos are reversed.

I also included a simple family tree.  I have more detailed family trees that covers many more generations but this simple one is a great addition to a scrapbook

Family Tree

I was happy to finish this ongoing project that never made my list last year.  It was the only “from the heart” project that I finished before Christmas.

It is really cold here.  We are safe and warm and working on various projects and napping.

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Rosie said...

What a lovely project and great that you have completed it. I have been trying to get my 2 (now adult) children's photos in an photobook for each of them but it is a very big project. I finished my daughter's in time for her 40th birthday but my son's is still a work in progress and maybe he will get his for his 45th! I will have to put it on my list for the coming year. Happy New Year to you.

Pauline Persing said...

Wonderful project that the family will always be pleased to have.

Phyllis Pritchard said...

A great project completed!!

Mac n' Janet said...

I did something not unlike this for our daughter last year, and like you the photos were scattered everywhere.

Cynthia said...

That's a nice gift. I tried to convince my daughter to do it every year as she gets the photo of my four grandboys but I don't think she has taken my advice!

Tired Teacher said...

Scrapbooks are treasures. I'm sure your girls loved these gifts.

Linda Reeder said...

What a great idea!

Rita said...

Oh these are fantastic!! Treasures to be handed down. What a great idea. Including the family trees is a wonderful addition, too. Worth the wait, I'm sure. :)

Terry and Linda said...

Well done!!

Red said...

The value of your scrap books are immense even if people don't know it yet.

Henny Penny said...

You do the nicest things! I wonder if I could even find any school pictures of my girls. Those scrapboooks are wonderful!

Granny Marigold said...

Those are the kind of gifts money can't ever buy. I'm sure the girls will treasure them.