I get to see my brothers go from the cute, smiling, little boys to the I'm-to-cool-to-smile-anymore preteens. And all the fashions we each sported over the years. Let me tell ya, it's all in the hair and the glasses! Too funny!!
I've probably scanned close to 400 photos, with thousands more waiting their turn. But I look forward to the day when they've all been done. When I can give my parents and my siblings a disk of our families life together. I look forward to the day when all the memories can be shared.
Because that's what it's all about, right? Making and sharing memories together? I think so.
It's also made me realize just how important it is to get my own photos in order and to get my own scrapbooking underway. I don't want to leave a task like this in the hands of my children.
Since I first got married that's been the most given advice I've heard, "Get your photos organized and in albums." "Scrapbook your photos before you forget the stories and the dates, because you will forget." "Get your photos on disks because they are easier to store." "Don't keep all your photos on your computer - you'll lose them all if your computer crashes." "Give copies of your disks to a family member, if your house catches fire and you lose everything - somebody else will have copies of all your photos."
Yikes, I have a lot of work to do! I think all of that is the advice I've followed the least. In fact, it would appear that I've done the exact opposite of what I've been told. Okay. Okay. This month I vow to get started on this monumental task.
Wish me luck!