Sunday, December 27, 2009

What a cutie!

This is a picture of Nathan when he was younger. It was taken in Grand Teton National Park, probably around 2001 or 2002. Rick took the picture and it's one of my favorites because of the angle, the flowers, and Nathan's little dimples. The only thing that would have made it better would be fewer clouds. Ironically, this picture is also one that was taken on a film camera and the prints got put aside in a box. You know those boxes -- we all have them. Boxes stuffed with pictures, newspaper clippings, and other treasures you plan to organize someday. I seriously need to do that this year.

In fact, I got a gift card for Christmas from my in-laws and I think I'm going to buy one of those giant picture frames that have all the little spaces for pictures. I have a wall in the boy's playroom that it would go nice in. Not only that, but it's the first wall you see as you come down the stairs. Perfect place for a picture collage of my kids. Last year I had some photo resolutions and blogged about them here. If you click on this link, you'll see the type of picture frame I want to get. These things are huge. They're the size of movie posters. It would be just the thing for all these unorganized pictures to finally have a home -- after I scan them, of course.

Oh, and by the way, my in-laws loved the digital scrapbook I made for them for Christmas. I spoke with my mother-in-law on the phone Christmas Day and she raved about it. She said she had already looked at the entire thing twice. These were the photos I took while we were vacationing with my in-laws this summer. My mother-in-law took pictures as well, but she usually uses one of those disposable cameras, so her results aren't that great. It was a fun way to share mine with her. She's one of those people who doesn't get the whole computer/online thing, so she loves stuff she can hold and look at. I was happy to hear she enjoyed the book so much.


  1. I love the picture.. my mil made quilts for the girls this year using digital images of when they were younger. Such precious keepsakes, like your scrapboks!
    Happy Holidays!

  2. We have one of those giant picture collages - it is awesome but we probably did it too soon - Jess is only 18 months at the oldest! But we waited a while for kids so I think we have kept film stores in business. I am thinking to do another one next year and put it on the adjoining wall to the first one. I rarely take pictures but I do so love them.

    I am so glad your MIL loved her present... I knew she would! :)

  3. Lovely photo, Rena.

    I have one of those large photo frames that I filled with photos of the boys, but I've never got around to adding pictures of our daughter, so it's a bit out of date.

  4. Plus you're such a wonderful photographer that it would be impossible not to like that present. :)

  5. Beautiful flowers and child--what's not to like?!
    My mom got a photo book from my sister and loved it. Now I want to do the same thing online. It's so easy when everything's digital.

  6. Nature boy! Absolutely a wonderful picture.

  7. Adorable picture! I'm glad your MIL liked her present, I know you worked hard on it!