this weekend i completed a little project
in our entryway.
the photo above is the before.
mostly old photos
in gold frames
all good but i wanted a change.
i found some slightly distressed creamy white frames
from none other than walmart
& ordered several enlargements of some recent shots of the girls.
despite my love of photographing them
all the time
i have very few images around the house.
i have several in the family room
& a huge linen covered cork board in the kitchen
so i really wanted to do a gallery style
in this somewhat small space.
what is shocking about this project
was that i made a plan.
i drew out all the frame sizes on craft paper
& spent a while placing them in different positions before i put the nails in the wall.
totally out of character for me.
i'm more of a hang it, move it, hang it again kinda girl.
but the new floors & new sisal up the stairs inspired me to be a tad more precise.
i often tell dantheman
who incidentally does not have a facebook account
how fantastic that social network is.
i found him a chiropractor that way for crying out loud.
our printer no longer scans & we needed a little update.
i posted asking for tips on brands
& within 5 minutes
had a friend offer us a brand new wireless printer
for a super price.
i think he's decided i will be the social networker
& i can just pass along the deals, news & scoop to him.
before we scored said wireless printer scanner
i took some photos of photos
taken pre-digi days
of some oldies but goodies of the girls
around thanksgiving time over the years.
my little blonde indian girl
emi in kindergarten days
playing pilgrim woman dressed in black on the front row.
emi age 2...cracks me up!
when they were little i tried to photograph them
with all their artwork incase i
didn't save them all.
this awesoem painted turkey however
savannah & madison sportin some strasburg.
they actually wore these dresses when dan & i married
my dad's favorite thanksgiving memory
is madison singing 5 fat turkeys are we.
looks like emi gets the award for most turkey art
for years all my girls had bobs.
darn they were cute
obviously by the witch hat in the background
this was not taken at thanksgiving
however i love this image of emily
playing the violin...
she nixed that plan a few years ago.
also wanted to share our former red raspberry kitchen.
the girls fave color.
they frequently request i paint it that color again.
one of my most favorite images of my girls.
who are all teenagers now....
i probably won't be back around this week.
i want to wish each of you a wonderful Thanksgiving!
a little shout out to savannah's 2nd fave holiday
go forth & spend