Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Organizing Photos

This past weekend I finally tackled a job that has been on my to do list for over 2 years.  
I know.  
Not very organizy of me.

But we all have those little projects that we dread and they linger around until eventually we bite the bullet and just get it done.
For me, it was photos.  Since February of 2012 I have intended to send our pictures in to be developed, but just never did.  The longer I waited, the more overwhelming it seemed.

Now, I am quite certain that there are some brilliant ways to organize your family photos digitally.  However, I'm not there yet, so what I do is develop what we have, ordering 4 of any shots that all the kids are in.  Each of my children have their own set of albums and when we get the pictures home, I make a pile for each child, sharing out the shots more or less equally.

My goal is that when they leave home they will each have a visual record of their childhood which they can take with them and that is already organized for them.

Cate's albums

As it turned out, it was not a terrible job at all.  
It was fun to look back at our pictures and remember the past 2 years.

And it was not at all as huge an oder as I'd imagined.

I sent the shots in over 9 small orders.

I found out that I am great at taking photos on road trips but not so great at the day to day.
I'll work on that.

So be inspired.  Get your photos in order.  
Or tackle any job you've been dreading.  
It feels so great when you are done!

In other news, the blog will be undergoing a bit of construction shortly so I will disappear for awhile.
Enjoy your holidays!!

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