Turning 90 is a big deal and we were blessed that we were able to celebrate with her. It was so fun getting together with my WHOLE family. Everyone came from Alabama, California, South Carolina, Illinois, and Colorado! We even had a photographer come in and take pictures and I know those will be treasures for sure.
While we were there one thing that we did was go through boxes of old photos..
I love to look at old photos, everyone always looked so glamorous back then. My Nana did a great job of labeling most of the photos with the person and date.
My dad kept saying make sure you actually print out you are taking today because a lot of the people from Dutch's generation will not have old boxes of photos for their families to look through. Another person commented that one of the benefits of not growing up with so much technology is a box of photos to look through. This is so true and I am happy that I do print out my photos. I probably spend more time than I should ordering, labeling and putting photos in albums but this past Saturday all my work was validated when I saw what a blessing those photos will hopefully be in the future.
I usually order when Walgreens has their 50% off sale or when Shutterfly.com does the 101 free photo prints. Then I label with the date and if the photo needs a description or something about that moment I want to remember I write that on the back. Like I said it takes time, but time well spent. With my last shutterfly order I noticed that they now print the date the photo was taken not just printed on the back of each photo! I was so happy and that saved me a lot of time. I am also very OCD about my photos being in chronological order. If you need album recs I get mine from Exposures.com and they usually have 2 really good sales each year and you can always find a free shipping code. I ordered 4 albums for Dutch that were on major sale for $5. I thought they would last a couple of years but I have already filled up 3 so I will probably order more soon.
Dutch's first time in a restaurant high chair, going in the book!