Wednesday, April 08, 2009


I literally spent 2 solid hours sorting through 2 boxes of pictures and putting them in photo albums today.  My guess is that there were between 750 - 1000 pictures.  

And you may be wondering why on earth they were in boxes to begin with.  

Because way back when I was in a mommy's group we had a scrapbook get together (probably 3 1 /2 years ago).   Now I had never before done any type of scrapbooking and didn't know much about it, but I really liked the end product.  After that party I came home and emptied 5 years worth of photo albums and made sure they were sorted by month and year.  Now that was a lot of work and I had a huge project on my hands. 

Looking back I probably shouldn't have started with that amount of pictures.  I was completely overwhelmed.  

Guess how many scrapbook pages I have done since that fateful scrapbook party?  

None.  Well, one if you include the one I made during the party.  

(Here's the top and bottom half that I attempted to scan in.)

I priced the supplies and just couldn't bring myself to make that sort of financial and time commitment.

After this recent Christmas I bought some really nice photo albums from none other than Marshalls.  And today I decided to tackle the photo boxes once and for all.  

Some are not exactly in sequential order like a family picture of the three boys, then one of me completely pregnant, but for the most part they flow.  

And that is good enough for me.  


  1. I have been tackling the photo organization since I started my blog a few months ago. I started the scrapbooking about 8 years ago and bought all the stuff. I'd go to parties and get only about 3 pages done. It is a whole new form of stress--knowing that I haven't scrapped all those photos. I need to just put them in some regular albums!

  2. Oh my gosh! YOU ARE ME!!! Except I created a grand total of TWO scrapbook pages. And I am so anal retentive that I put all SEVEN of my crammed-full photo boxes into chronological order. Bought my (twelve) photo albums at Big Lots, but have only tackled filling two of them so far. GOOD FOR YOU!!


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