Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Picture Memories

It's been a LONG time since I've done anything with all of the pictures we've been accumulating digitally.  I can't print the photos into scrapbooks like I used to, because Owen would eat them.  Seriously--a Pica thing...paper is a no no.

But, printing full size pictures and buying frames can be expensive.  And take up a lot of wall space.  I knew that wasn't the answer.  So I've done nothing.  Until now.

I recently ran across this tutorial.  I decided I could do it!  I ordered pictures from Snapfish, and set to work with the kids when they arrived.  We had to cut each picture into a 3X3 square. Of course we had to look at each one and talk about the events depicted.  We had a blast taking a trip down memory lane!

Here are some picture samples from our new collage.  Take a trip down memory lane with me!  I'm so thankful for each of these memories...and for having pictures on the wall again!

 A couple of years ago we grew wheat for the first time.  Along with the wheat berries, we had straw.  After collecting the straw into the trailer, Bryan took us all on a fun straw ride across the field.  Here is Ellie relaxing for the trip.
 Grandpa Al and Jeffrey as a baby.  At the time, the oldest and youngest in the Tanner clan.  Now Simon occupies the youngest spot.  We need a picture of those two!
 Owen playing with the water  hose at a friend's house.  He sure loves water!
 Owen, Jayme, Jeff and me at Family Camp in 2009.  Owen has a nice shiner from a seizure fall...But despite the seizures, we loved family camp!
Not a picture that every family can claim... Five generations X 4 kids...Baby Ellie, Jeff, Owen and Jayme with Daddy, Grandma, Great-Grandma and Great-Great Grandma.  We need to update this one as well.  Thankful for extended family that goes back for generations!

 We took a trip to Texas in 2008 to see Bryan's dad Jeff.  Here he is with Jayme and Owen.  What a fun trip that was!
 Jayme in 4 states!  A picture taken on the way home from Texas at 4 Corners.
 And then there were three...Bryan, Jayme and I in California. Seems like a lifetime ago!
 My sisters and my mom.  Got to love family! Katie is at the top.  She's 8 years younger than me.  Mindy is on the right.  She's 2 years my senior.  At the bottom is mom.  I won't say how old she is...on the off handed chance that she reads my blog she might kill me! :) (love you mom!)
Jayme, Owen and I on the slides at a park.  Bryan was really into photography this year, and took some great pictures!  This was one of them.  I love how he made it black and white.

Time goes by so quickly!  It was nice to preserve some of our memories with this photo collage.  I plan on making more soon.  The walls up our stairs have some nice empty space that I plan to fill!

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