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Preserving the Past: All Things Old are New Again

I still love the Pink Panther cartoons.

There is something special about old photo albums.

Pages of magical moments and small glimpses into daily life that little fingers can flip through and imagine the lives of those who make us who we are.

As a tiny girl I lost my dad and later my grandmother, I grew up imagining them through the pictures and albums that told their stories.

This must be why I love to capture so much of our lives in pictures as an adult.

Pictures capture moments, tell stories and surround us with a connection what we love.

I adored my grandaddy.

The last wedding he officiated was mine. My husband and I were married on a beautiful August Saturday. The fact that my grandaddy was still well enough to marry us made it perfect.

My memories of my grandmother are just a few pieces of  days spent together.

Breast cancer took her away from us.

Her memory lives on with her granddaughters.

My only connection to her with her writings,  stories the family would tell and with my photo albums that grandaddy gave me.

Thanks to my new printer (one that actually is easy to use- who knew that was possible?) I’m doubling down my efforts to print our memories.

I have thousands of digital pictures that are stored in the cloud and on various hard drives, but those memories aren’t available for snuggles. My children, my future grandchildren and their grandchildren can’t snuggle up on the couch and flip through pages of memories. There is something more real about holding and feeling the paper in your hands as you explore the moments caught in pictures.

I’m taking a little time on Sundays to print out some of the magic I have taken over the years. I want to share moments in our family with generations to come. The pictures of my ‘Grandaddy & Nana’ below are some of the most meaningful in all my photo albums. I hope by sharing them with you that you will be inspired to give your memories the ability to be snuggled with as well.

Grandaddy & Nana- Look at the mischievous twinkle in their eyes.

If my grandmother had blogged, I might know if she made the kids cry with pressure to all smile at once. What? We all have done that, right?

If my grandmother had blogged, I might know if she made the kids cry with pressure to all smile at once. What? We all have done that, right?

Later years- still with the mischievous twinkle.

Oh, wifi Canon Pixma, how I love you.


Many thanks again to Canon for sponsoring this post and for providing me with this wonderful PIXMA printer that has inspired me to make my memories beautifully snuggle-able.


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