You know–we make them each new year with the best of intentions to change or improve ourselves. A-n-d, don’t typically keep them—for long! So my resolution this year has a twist–and I absolutely promise to keep it!
In the style of drawing names for Christmas gifts—– I put my 40’ish families’ names into a little vintage purse to be drawn from each week for a PERSONALIZED post on my face book page. A little trip down Memory Lane, if you will. Mostly in pictures!
I gave them all notice of this, and an explanation for this year-long project January 04, and followed through with the first post yesterday! A nephew’s name was first to be drawn, and I had a ball sifting through the mass amounts of pictures there were to choose from! OMG! It was painstaking to edit down to a reasonable number…..if you can consider 22 pictures reasonable! ; D
I began with a picture of my pregnant sister-in-law, and then Christopher bundled in a Christmas stocking shortly after he was born—on Christmas eve! I shared long-forgotten pictures of him with his God parents, grandparents, and just being cute and/or mischievous! Pictures with siblings and cousins, and eventually, as a new parent, himself–although he still looked like a baby to me!
I spent a long day (distracted a lot by ALL the photos!) digging through old photo albums, boxes of loose pictures, and snatching photos out of frames to do this! A really fun day, and lots of future “ammo!” It has been even more fun to read all the comments from family as they see this 1st post! I think I have their FULL attention—let’s see….who’s next!?!
What are your New Year’s Resolutions? Catherine