It started when my uncle put up photos on his website of my great-grandmother. I had never seen her before, never seen pictures of my grandfather as a kid. It meant a lot to me, and I suddenly wished I had more photos of my ancestors.
|This is my favorite photo of myself as a child.|
I decided to make a "Family Tree" photobook, with pictures of people in my kids' family tree.
|My sister Cathy gives this look ALL the TIME.|
|This is my mom when she was young.|
|The four pictures I'm posting are on a page in the photobook that I call "four faces".|
In the end, my only real regret is that I decided not to try to blackmail my uncle by threatening to have my kids forever remember him as "the guy who looks like he's about to scratch his face", if he didn't find some better pictures among his albums. (I found two photos of him with his hand making the exact same motion - I found that quite hilarious.) While I later found a better picture of he himself (playing pinochle, of course), I think he may have been able to come up with better pictures of my Grandpa, Grandma, and Aunt Julie, whose pictures I was not as satisfied with. (Little Jules is named after my Aunt Julie).
All in all, though, I was very pleased with the results, and it seemed to me like one of those things where God just brought everything together and made it all work out. Both Ken and I think that we would have appreciated having such a thing ourselves. Although our kids are way too young to appreciate the photobook now, I think they will, when they are older.
If you want to see the results for yourself, Click Here.