July 12, 2010


I just ordered prints for Elizabeth's Kindergarten album!

I wanted to do something special to commemorate the end of Elizabeth's first year of school, but was feeling at a loss. Colin reminded me of a small photo album I made for Elizabeth after she finished Joy School, a preschool program we did with some friends. So, the new tradition will be that my kids get little 80-100 photo photo albums each school year with some notes here and there about the pictures. Two really are better than one; I'm so glad Colin reminded me of that little album! I'm planning to do a family photo album each calendar year along the same lines. I posted about it on this blog once.

I'm thinking it would be fun to include a letter from both mom and dad in these albums, too. Don't you think it would be cool to be able to read through 13 years of letters from your parents when you're 30 or something, and especially after your parents are gone? I imagine you'd be able to see ways God was developing your gifts even as a child and that you'd just feel so loved. I am more sentimental than I let on, aren't I? I especially like letters; you can say whatever you please from the bottom of your heart, yet don't have to cry like a baby in front of the loved-one! :)

How are you recording your family history?


  1. There's a book (sorry, don't know the name, but doesn't matter) where you can have teachers write at the end of each school year. Yes, I realize you are homeschooling. Anyway,the idea is to have their "teachers" write something and then give them the book at their HS graduation. They will have a great time reminiscing as will you.

  2. what a great idea!! i love the letters too, although i am totally sentimental too :) i am turning my blog into books to record what's going on in our family...it's like an ongoing scrapbook of our daily lives :)