Monday, January 28, 2013

It Just Can't be Done...Family Photos

Every now and then I get the urge to start in again...that's sort through all the family photos and to finally get them organized.  I recently sorted a bunch of digital pictures and put them away in their folders by year.  I'll take the next step someday when the first step is done.

But here's my problem:  how do I sort the pictures of all my beautiful daughters, their handsome hubbies, and their perfect children?  I mean, there are SO many pictures...and SO many of them have the faces of more than on family unit...which of the Four Sisters gets which photos?

I have boxes...not kidding...boxes of photos that I haven't already given to the girls.  Then there are the thousands of digital photos...literally!

So many many sweet pictures...and the number is growing exponentially.  Maybe by the time I am too old to work a computer I will have scanned the photos and digitally filed all the images.  (It's not polite to snicker, you know!)  Anyway...some day.

In the meantime, every once in a while, I flip through some pictures and stroll leisurely down memory lane.  I like to take someone with me when I go...usually one of the Four Sisters...they humor me sometimes. And sometimes they ask me questions that I don't know the answers too about the pictures we are looking at.  Our girls are all uniquely beautiful and certainly don't qualify as twins, but let me tell you, they have all gone through ages and stages when they looked so much alike I wouldn't be able to tell who was who if the photo backgrounds were not different.  I end up saying something like, "I think we were living in whatever city and whatever house and I think that is whichever sister's 3rd birthday."

For now, I will continue my hit or miss approach to photo organization. I know it's okay to do that, because my mom is still doing that.  I guess if I leave this earth without having fully done what I intended, my girls will enjoy the photos in whatever state they find them.  

In the meantime...aren't they so cute???


  1. Awwww!!! Those pictures are adorable!!

    I know what you mean about the sorting. It is so easy to take a picture of cousins playing together, the hard part is decided which mom gets the picture.

  2. If that bottom left photo isn't Jessi, I'm not Mrs. Winzer! Oh my! These are so wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I love that pic of Jessi! Looks just like her!