We’ve always tried to mark moments and make memories by taking photos, especially with the kids. Over the last several years, the blog has given us a place to document part of the journey (much of which is in the category of adoption).
Another way we’ve tried to mark moments is by creating photo books through services such as Mixbook and Shutterfly. So far, we’ve created photo books telling each of the kids’ adoption stories. We created a photo book at the end of last summer with photos from the summer (including our trip to Maine). And, since we celebrated Christmas with family in Pennsylvania and Tennessee, we created a photo book for Christmas, as well.
For the last few years, we’ve created a photo calendar with photos from the previous year (i.e., photos for a given month normally include photos from that same month the previous year). The kids enjoy seeing the photos on the calendar posted in our kitchen.
I remember flipping through photo albums when I was a kid. In this age of digital photography we have to find creative ways to mark moments and make memories. I trust Ethan and Sarah will cherish the photo books and photo calendars we create.
What do you do to mark moments and make memories, especially with your family?