Thursday, September 25, 2008

Ole How Sweet It Is

I am in a silly, giggly, giddy, goofy mood today. Not really sure why other than the fact I have a fun weekend planned. I'm going to scrapbook for many hours and maybe get caught up on my daughter's album! I love scrapping but I don't make time like I should for it. It's an addictive hobby I got into 4 years ago that I love to do, just don't get enough time to do it.

So why is it important for me to scrap my pictures? So I can leave my daughters a memory book of what happened in their lives. I want them to know they are loved to the ends of the earth and want them to be able to look at their albums and recapture moments from their childhood.

I admit I am a picture taker freak with my camera. I'm the mom who takes 20 pictures of the same pose because I want to get the "best shot!" The irony of that though is the first picture I took usually ends up being the best. Why is that? Probably because my kids get tired of standing there and get blinded by the flash of my camera. I'm surprised their faces aren't permanently figured with the fake "I don't want to smile" face and that they aren't blind from my bright light!

Take my oldest daughter ~ she is the absolute natural poser. She used to love the camera until I burnt her out on it. But of course she is the quiet one who typically obeys and listens to what she is told to do. Then comes my youngest ~ I am LUCKY to get a smile out of her looking at the camera. She is so energetic and won't take time pose naturally like her sister LOL.

Leaving a photo memory album for my family is important. I met a couple today. They are probably in their 80's and have been married for 65 years. 65 years!!!! Can you imagine being stuck devoted to someone for that long? I think it's pretty crazy amazing myself because you don't find that much in today's world! It makes me realize there are people who can tolerate each others crap truly love each other and stick together no matter what this world throws at them. Honestly, I do admire this couple because it is sweet. Sweet it is, yes, sweet. They looked cute together and as they walked out the door I let out an "AWWWWWW....." as they left.

So wouldn't it be nice for this elderly couple to have pictures of their lives together? The family they created, the places they have been, the things they have accomplished together, the legacy they will leave their family. Again, that is why I scrapbook my photos into albums. So my family can look at photos of the past and remember good times.

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