Sunday, January 30, 2011

Winter project

I made 2 New Years Resolution’s this year.  Or I guess I sort of did.  I don’t’ really believe in NYR’s but both of these projects were added to the to-do list earlier this month so I’ll call them a Resolution.  Then as I complete then, I’ll feel like I finally kept a resolution for once.

Project #1 – Rip all of our CD’s to MP3 files. 
CHECK – DONE!  We didn’t have a ton of CD’s but maybe 60 – 70 of them, so it took some time but not all consuming so I checked off that “quick” project first.

Project #2 – Scan all of our old family photos into the computer. 
A bit larger project and a whole lot more time consuming.  Not only does it take time to do the scanning but it’s also been really easy and enjoyable to get lost in the memories.  I’m about 2/3 of the way through Album #1 with 8 more albums to go plus a few other odds and ends that never quite made it to the albums.

Here are a few of my favorites so far…


This might look like an ordinary Christmas tree but it was a special one.  This was Christmas tree 1983.  Luke was 2 and Joe & Jon were just a few months old.  We didn’t have much of nothing  & medical bills out of our ears from their birth and illnesses that set in soon after.  For those of you who think if you have twins, you get two for the price of one.  You’re wrong.  We were charged double for everything, including the delivery room because we need two sets of all the equipment. 
I didn’t think we would be able to afford a tree that year.  But while DH was traveling one day, he ran across a small tree farm that had trees for $5!   So he brought this short little 4 foot tree home as a surprise for us.  I was so excited! 


Joe & Jon must have been about 4 months old in this picture.  As you can see they didn’t look alike already as babies.  
We took the picture in our “studio.”  We covered the dining room table with a cream colored blanket that matched the wall behind it and went from there.  The homemade knitted blankets over their heads were a gift from my aunt.

This has always been my favorite picture of Luke, hands down.  That bunny went so many places with him.  For many years, it was always near by.  He was a little over 2 here.


This was a familiar site in the summer time.  After the boys would get up from their naps, they would always ask for a “wake-up snack”. Smile  Most of the time they would sit out on our back stoop to eat whatever it was that particular day.  And for the record, I still think bib overalls are the cutest darned things on little boys.  It just melts my heart!  and look at those little tennis shoes..who would have ever thought they would grow up to wear size 14’s!


As I get more scanned in, I’ll share a few from time to time.  Maybe it will help to be accountable and keep me on task now that you all know I’m working on it.  It’s worth a shot anyways.



  1. I enjoyed going down memory lane with you, and as you share more, I think we all will get to know you a little bit better.

    Have a wonderful week!

  2. I've been scanning some of the older photos I have too and I can spend all day walking down memory lane thru the pictures. Good luck with your project!

  3. How precious those pictures are. I have done the cd to mp3 thing but not the pics. That is a big job! I hope you can make progress as you go through all those pics. I know I would be lost in momeories too. Blessings!

  4. I'm votin' with you on those overalls. :) blessings, marlene

  5. what fun going down memory lane..