Friday, March 25, 2011

Maybe I just need to learn how to scrapbook.

As I am reminded regularly by my family, I'm not so hot at keeping them updated with the latest pictures of my kids.

I know what you're thinking and yes, they can visit right here and catch them in action as my trusted review team. But... that's not really an excuse or a substitute, as much as I'd like it to be. Because even though I include as many cute, funny, and sweet pictures as possible, the ones that don't make the cut are oftentimes just as much a favorite... if not more.

For instance, when my review for two adorable children's hats is posted next month, you all will get to see this:

Which is a great picture, if I do say so myself.

So even though I know that just seeing Little Sister B's smiling face does help in my efforts to do a better job at keeping my family updated, I still feel like it isn't enough. Especially when they really need to see the pictures that look like this:

And maybe like this:

Because these, these right here? These are the ones that show the personality and charisma and laughter that this girl can bring. Yes, the hat is cute. But, c'mon, even I can't blame them for harassing me to share more photos when these outtakes don't make it in the reviews.

I have good intentions, does that count?

How do you share pictures with your family and friends? Do you have a secret for staying current with them?


Christina Ann said...

I set up a shutterfly site for my son and invited my family members to be members of the site. I post pictures and updates of my son, how we are doing, etc.

Jenna said...

She is too cute! :) I usually share photos with families and friends through Facebook or via my Ceiva share frame. I am terrible about getting pictures printed off...most of the frames in my home aren't even up to date. Thank goodness for technology! :)

Cory said...

I mainly post pictures on my blog but I'm truly annoyed when my family that says i never give them pictures. You want pictures!! You pay for them!

AmyJRockstar said...

Well, you're in luck! I am a scrapbooker and I do custom scrapbooks, layouts and mini albums for people. I love to trade for things, but I also work for a very fair price. Just a thought! I have fibromyalgia and this is how I stay sane. I love creating and I really love creating for other people. So far so good! I'm a follower of your blog and always love your fun giveaways. If you are at all interested or having any general questions, I'd love to hear from you!

XO ~ Amy Jo (Happy Follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

Ginger said...

I typically just blog my photos and the family members that do not use computers (yes there are still some out there) I print out my entries every week and mail it to them. That way they get the stories and the photos together.


found you via relax and surf blog hop.

Lisa Noel said...

I say you just start including more of THOSe photos and consider this a scrapblog and call it good :)
i used to well at priting my photos but it's been like 2 years since i printed anything but Christmas card photos

Jenny said...

I upload pics to Picasa web albums to share.

Those are cute pics!