Monday, June 21, 2010

A Gift

As you may already know, my parents take lots of photos.  I am so glad for that.  It is wonderful to be able to share those old photos with my children.  It's too funny when my son says...."look papa had hair!"  You may also remember me mentioning that my husband's family were the complete opposite.

For my wedding my mom created a signature book for us putting in old photos of Jeff & I as children.  Anyway, I had to ask Jeff's grandmother for photos of him.  When looking through photos she showed me photos from her own wedding.  There were only 10 left...the rest were destroyed in a fire.  I got an idea one Christmas for grandma.  Grandpa had passed away earlier that year and I thought grandma would love it.  My brother-in-law grabbed those old wedding photos for me and I had a friend I worked with scan them & print them for me.  He also put the photos on a floppy disk (remember those?).  I called grandma one day and asked her lots of questions about her wedding and then set out to create a wedding album for her.  I created 2 albums, one for her and one for me.

Well, she passed away less than 2yrs ago and that wedding album & her wedding pictures disappeared...  Anyway, my father-in-law has none of the photos.  For this father's day, I found that floppy disk and created an album through Shutterfly for him.

I gave him the album yesterday and he LOVED it.


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16 Sweet Comments:

Braley Mama said...

So cool!!! It is so neat to keep the memories alive through pictures. Beautiful pictures at that!

blueviolet said...

That's the best gift ever! How incredibly thoughtful of you!

Vanessa said...

What a thoughtful gift, I love it!

Anonymous said...

what an amazing person you are! so thoughtful! talk to you soon!

Amy :)

blackhuff said...

My family also love taking a lot of photos and I myself also love to look at old photos, even if it is not my family. The old photos potrait a more simpler life than today and that is why I like to look at them.

Nice pics.

Jane said...

Awww....how sweet! What a treasure for him!

Beedeebabee said...

What a special gift. She was just beautiful! xo

Dawn K. said...

That is really wonderful of you. I LOVE old photos too! Stopping by from Flashback Friday!

Dawn
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Christopher And Tia said...

Those photos are GORGEOUS though.

Mommy Elephant Sarah said...

Wow those photos are amazing! Great gift!

Just Writing said...

That's a really sweet thing to do, :)

Alicia said...

Oh my gosh, how wonderful was that!! Did he tear up when he saw the pictures? That is such a thoughtful gift!

Krisha said...

Hi there! I'm hopping in from Alicia's Friday Photo Flashback linky.

That is awesome and really sweet of you to do that!

~ Noelle said...

that is so sweet, brought a tear to my eye...
what a wonderful gift!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Oh my! These photos are priceless! She was such a beautiful bride! And he was very handsome in his uniform!

What a special gift!

Blessings & Aloha!

Denise said...

Is that your husband's grandfather in the pictures? I think there is a definite resemblance between him and your husband in your wedding picture on the side.

Such beautiful pictures, I'll bet your FIL will treasure them.

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