Look through old pictures
The other day my husband was surfing through our photos on Flickr. He kept emailing me links to pictures from when the kids were babies. Soon, I was surfing through the pictures on my own. I found a string of pictures I took on my cell phone when T-Rex first learned how to climb out of his crib. We had been talking about this event just the other day, laughing at how creative he was. “HEY T-Rex!! Come here!” He raced down the stairs and I showed him the pictures. Soon, Little Miss and T-Rex were both snuggled on my lap while we spent the next couple hours laughing at old memories. “I was so cute! Aww, look at me!! Mama, you had SHORT hair! When did we do this?!”
It was a warm and cozy way to spend a cold winter evening, cuddled up with my two little ones, transported to sunny days gone by. First birthdays. First marathon. First trip to Lake Michigan. First snow after we moved to Michigan. First snowman. Meeting cousins for the first time. T-Rex in the hospital at one month old. Little Miss trying to pull her Papa in the wagon on the beach. Sunsets on the white sandy beach in Florida. Visiting Great-Grandma in rehab after she broke her hip. Grandma’s kiddie pool filled with balloon animals. Running through sprinklers with friends on a steamy 4th of July. A water fight with cousins on the back porch that turned into a sudsy shower. A million beautiful moments most likely forgotten were they not caught in a picture.
Pictures connect our past to our present. They show us where we’ve been and a bit of who we are.
The event prompted me to begin working on some photo albums. I spent the better portion of a Saturday afternoon sorting files and uploading pictures.
Whether you have thousands of files on a computer or thousands of photos in a shoebox, it’s a wonderful winter pick-me-up to sort through them and reminisce and maybe even turn them into an album to be enjoyed more easily.