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?

7 comments:

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
http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.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.

Ginger
http://literallyinspired.blogspot.com

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!