Christmas is over but the season carries on, at least here in Northeast Ohio (we experienced a bit of a blizzard today...well I don't really know what qualifies as a blizzard but we had about 6 or 7 inches in about 8 hours) - Okay back to Christmas. I don't know about you but my parents are hard to buy for. (Especially, my dad.)
This year I wanted to do something different so I scanned a few pictures from my childhood...cleaned them up in photoshop and had them printed for him. See, my parents are divorced and my mom ended up with most of the old family photos. Here are the ones that I chose...
|Okay...so this is me at about a year old and no that isn't chocolate around my mouth! (Yes, folks...that's right...It's DIRT!)|
|Me at about 17 months with my baby brother as a newborn.|
|Me, when I was brand new!|
|Okay...yes here I am in all my baby glory!|
|Paul James and I at 3 and 4|
Truth be told, Dad and I have had our ups and downs over the years (I guess that all dads and daughters do!) At this point in my life, at almost 30 I feel really encouraged about my realtionship with my dad. (And I am really hoping that although it wasn't expensive...or fancy that he will love these pictures as much as I loved looking back at the old photos while working on the project for him! (I did realize a few things...)
1. Apparently 25-30 years ago parents didn't try as hard to "pose" their kids in pictures as we do today but there are countless pictures (albums full, even) of really, really bad photos of my childhood! Ha!
2. My parents must have had a pretty crummy camera when we were kids! (Which isn't super surprising...we didn't have a lot of extra cash when I was growing up) - but seriously, at least half of the pictures that we have a BLURRY and there aint no amount of photoshop-ing going to fix them!
3. My brother and I were totally rotten!
4. I have always stuck my tongue out (or made silly faces) in pictures! :)
Did you make or create any of your presents this year...? I'd love to see what you all have been up to!