This weekend after my son’s bath he found a pair of my husband’s boots and put them on. He is running around the living room in his underwear and hip boots. I grab the camera and snap a couple of pictures. Later in the week my husband asked if I had downloaded the pictures yet. Of course I hadn’t. So I am doing it now. 774 pictures on my camera! Holy Cow! That is since last March. Plus, I got another camera for Christmas. I didn’t like dragging the big camera to the zoo, park, etc. so I got a smaller, cheaper one for keeping in my purse. Let’s see another 186 on that one.

Digital cameras are great. You don’t have to worry about wasting film. But I have no idea when I got any printed last. There are some that are printed in a photo box. But then there have been many printed since then that are in various places throughout the house. I pride myself on trying to be an organized person but in this area I feel woefully short.

Granted the pictures are downloaded to my computer at work (I know, very wrong but it is where I spend most of my waking hours) and my computer at home and backed up on a jump drive. And they are organized into folders for each event. But I still feel very behind. I started making him a scrapbook when he was little but when he started crawling and getting into what I was working on, I had to put that aside. Granted I am throwing all scrapbook worthy items in a big drawer to hopefully pick up again – one day.

My dear husband told me the other night that he was so glad I was organized. I thanked him but in my mind I thought – you have got to be kidding me. I feel guilty by not immediately capturing and organizing my son’s memories. I keep telling myself I am going to organize a neighborhood scrapbook group to make myself keep up catch up.  But hmmmm.....haven't done that either.  There always seems to be something else going on.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to organize these memories?

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  1. SmartBear on April 28, 2010 at 6:12 AM

    Lately I have been created digital albums on shutterfly. I organize them by season. I have been limited myself to print ONLY the ones I really want to put in albums.
    Cutie Patootie in those rain boots!
    Best,
    Tina

     


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