I found this great site called Pixel Scrapper where you can download fun things for free. (I think it's like five per day). When you join, you get to pick one free kit also. I chose the kit that I used to create the layout below I did of my mom and dad.
AND.... then there are even some super cute layouts already put together for you like the one below, if you just want to be able to add your own photos. I think this layout is adorable. I added photos of my nephew Ryan and is sweet wife Erin.
all I had to do was add the photos :)
Like I said, I just recently ran across this sight and was impressed so thought I'd share.
I had so many photos that I wanted to share I couldn't cram there all into my last post without it being totally overwhelming. lol We had waited until last weekend to have our Easter get together so that we could celebrate with our Florida family that would be here also. We were SO looking forward to seeing them and for us all to be together.
As usually we rented the Senior Center building here in NB. It's a nice building and it works so well for us to all fit and be comfortable. There is just too many of us these days for any of our homes to accommodate.
I went over early to set up and had printed off several old family photos for each of the tables. I have found this always makes for great conversations and reminiscing over wonderful memories. It seems like every time I do this I hear more and more stories I had never heard before. Everyone seems to love it. I get the biggest kick out of seeing people picking up the photos and taking them over to their kids or someone else and chatting with them ... asking them if they remember this? or that? Sharing stories and memories.
There is nothing like being together with family. Especially those we don't get to see as often as we'd like. I think the photo below says more about that than any words ever could.
Love having all of us together.
For those of you who have been following my blog for many years, holiday photos are a good time for me to catch you up on some of the kids. Well, this is Nathanial. I know! How do they grown up so fast? He graduated from high school in the Fall. What an amazing guy!
Haley ( Griffins little sis) and Kirstyn are growing into beautiful young ladies.
So the game is, that you have to tag the person and smash the egg over their head. That's right... smash the eggs :( After all that work. At first it's just a painful thought. Thinking about all those beautiful eggs being smashed and all her hard work... gone. But when you see how much everyone enjoys it and all the memories that are made while they're doing it.... you can put that aside a bit easier.
She is just a treasure to your family, and we are so blessed that she shares this part of her childhood with us.
and then ...these
now you know what I meant about "Labor of Love"
I got so caught up watching and laughing ( and guarding my own head) that I didn't get many photos of the kids. But as you can see it's as much fun for the adults :)
I also loved that when he got on the Merry go Round..... he was never alone. We are all kids at heart right? Even my sis ( his grandma) jumped on. ( That's her in the lime green).
Did I mention I love seeing my son happy also :)
Wes and Amy
I just cant stop my self when I start sharing photos. My love of photography and of family blend together and just take me away. lol Thanks so much for letting me share a little bit of my life and my family with you.