Sunday, April 24, 2011

Oldies but Goodies

I miss photos.  The ones you keep in a box, the ones you can touch and hold, the ones that are not always perfect.  No one prints them out anymore, now we just have endless amounts of them on our computer, the same ones taken over and over just to see if we could get a better smile or angle or light.  So many repeats, no room for mistakes.  

I wish I had the time to print out photos and put them in photo albums like we used to.  I wish I could go through the thousands (maybe millions?) and organzie them somehow, so that we could look at them and access them easily.  And, I wish I could go back and organize all the old ones I have, get them out of the shoe box and into albums themselves.  There is just never enough time!

Like Christine once said - what will our kids do when they want to look at our old pictures?  Flip through our computers?  That's not nearly as fun as looking through old albums.  I agree.

So, here are some old photos I thought you'd enjoy.  It was the twins' birthday yesterday (and I just reorganized my attic) so I had some old photos of all of us that I wanted to share.  I brought them out with us and we all had so much fun looking through them, it would be nice if they had been in an album instead of just stuffed in my purse.  Oh well.

Here is a recent picture of the twins to get you started (on their birthday yesterday):

And some oldies:

And a recent one of Christine and I:

And some oldies:

And, while I'm at it, I thought I'd include some old pictures of me for your entertainment as well:

So, there you have it, a bunch of oldies but goodies (both the photos AND the ladies!).  Ugh, photos - so much fun!  I have many more around here and I hope that one day I get to scanning them (to preserve), printing newer ones and putting them all in albums.  It would be such a shame to let them go to waste, just sitting in a shoebox or on a computer.  It has been a fun trip down memory lane . . .


  1. Alli, I'm so glad you do things like this! You are more organized than you think and you take time to remember people, your family, friends in such special ways! I love you!

  2. Hi Allison, How fun that you were a Firebird! I went to Chap (82) as did both of my girls (08 & 10). I have been following you on Instagram for awhile. I think that I started following you because of some other gals that were breast feeding and somehow you popped up in a link. I nursed/pumped for what seemed like forever, about 19 months, my girls are only 15 months apart so I was pregnant or nursing the better part of 3 years. I just love your and Ian's posts on Instagram and started reading your blog this week. I started at the beginning and here I am commenting on this post where your high school id is shown in your collage of pictures. It's a small world! You are such a blessing, sharing ones life is not easy but you are doing a beautiful job of it! Carolyn