So, now I go backward in time to work on some photographs to make scrapbook pages of years gone by. Sometimes the photographs are in horrible shape and I'm able to fix them in my software to the point that I am happy with - definitely not professional, but I'm getting them done the best I can and I think that's the important part. Each day, I learn a little something more and when I come across some technique that's really cool, I find myself going back to a page that just wasn't right and fixing it! I think if that were keeping me from getting things done, I'd stop, but it's not. Sometimes the pages take a couple hours to complete....sometimes about five minutes. It balances out.
These are pictures from my Grandma & Grandpa Cafferkey's 50th Wedding Anniversary celebration.
So, Aunt Kay thinks they were married about April 1st, the year before my Father was born. So, until I can officially document it, I'm going with April 1, 1923. Their 50th Anniversary would be in 1973.
In the picture of Grandma opening gifts, she looks VERY much like my Father. I thought Dad looked more like his father, but I see much more of the Gallagher's in him now.
It's just our practice that we don't run appliances while were not home. Of course, the refrigerator runs and we don't go around unplugging things, but, we don't run the washer, the dryer or the dishwasher while we are not home. Besides the fact that it's never really necessary, I just have this flooding or fire fear and well, call me unreasonable, but we just don't do it. So, it's never more necessary than with our current washer. It's over 20 years old - maybe close to 25 and at this point, it does the samba across the laundry room floor every time it spins! Good thing my laundry room is not very wide and the washer stops once it hits the other wall, otherwise it would just keep going! What a mess that would be! So, we decided to replace the set before disaster strikes! While it's not the purchase I want to make - I'm pretty excited to get my first ever matching set of washer and dryer. And this one has all the bells and whistles. It does some seriously cool stuff!
So....we're getting daily pictures of the baby! I know that will stop, but that's okay. They'll get busy and lets face it, Maeve will become quite active and there won't be time.
But, what a difference from when our children were little. In order to try to capture a precious moment you had to go GET the camera from wherever you kept it. Make sure it was LOADED with film. HOPE that you had flashbulbs. Take one or two pictures that you didn't know HOW they would come out. Finish out the roll at the next holiday. Take the film to the drug store where in OUR modern times, you could get 1-hour developing, and then hope that the pictures were good.
But, by that time the "precious moment" was long gone!
Now, we have superior cameras on our phones and I have to say I take way more pictures with my phone than with my Nikon. I would LIKE to get a new camera, but the phone is so great and convenient, I just can't beat it. I try to stay away from the pressure I put on myself when I see people with big cameras.....it's not for me! I'd whine EVERY single time I had to go get it out!
But, this is one of the pictures that Louisa sent to me....it's a little dark because they were keeping it dark for baby's comfort and it was taken the evening that they came home from the hospital.
We had another storm the other day and we know the weather can go well or very bad at this time of year - so we're praying that the weather will cooperate when the time comes and we have to make that drive to Chicago.