Saving the photos from the dog with a photo book

When I came home to photos scattered over the kitchen floor I realised our dog Ralf had dragged a photo box out from a low shelf, luckily they were all still in one piece.

The old holiday photos showed the older boys on a ‘flying sofa’ being pulled by a motor boat. I’d completely forgotten they had done this and actually can’t believe we let them.

motorboat puling a parachute seat

It made me wonder about all our photographs stored around the house and on the computer.

Now our eldest is living and working in America I thought we could put together a fun mix of pictures for him. I wonder if he will remember this flight!

We have decided to make him a photo book, it will be easy to package and compact to send for christmas and we can plan and order it online from ┬áTruprint calendars and photo books make fab presents for family members who live far away, it’s a great christmas gift.

Looking through the photos is something we rarely do unless we are looking for something in particular. But once we start it reminds us of how much fun we’ve had on holidays and at family christmases, and at this special time of year a memory of those no longer with us.

This old picture looks nothing special, christmas day mayhem at our friends house, but none of us knew 2005 would be our last christmas with Royal Marine Ben who never returned from duty in Iraq 2006.

good friend Ben at christmas

So this christmas we’re going to choose photographs to make our own photo book, a mix of good friends, holiday trips, days out on the boat and of course the newest family member, Ralf the dog.

Ralf the dog at a coffee shop

It’s time to have our wonderful memories to hand and on show in a beautiful book.

How do you store your photos?




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  1. December 22, 2017 / 09:02

    This is certainly something I need to sort out! My photos are all stored in a box and like you say they get forgotten about. Way to many on the PC too! I have to take around a hundred photos to get a good shot for the blog! What we do huh?
    Have a fantastic Christmas Lorraine xx

    • Nortonmum
      December 22, 2017 / 17:55

      Maybe sorting the photos should be our new year resolution Laurie : ) Merry christmas to you too xx

  2. mummy here and here
    December 21, 2017 / 13:17

    I do love looking g through photo albums and putting them together. Something lovely that can’t do digitally. Happy Christmas X #dreamteam

  3. December 21, 2017 / 01:31

    I was the last person I knew that still printed out pictures and put them in albums but finally gave up about a year ago. I just couldn’t keep up anymore, though they are all pretty organized on my PC and backed up to thumb drives #dreamteam

    • Nortonmum
      December 21, 2017 / 09:40

      Oh I need to do backups! I wish I was organised enough to make lovely crafted albums.

  4. Anna at Muttonstyle
    December 20, 2017 / 18:16

    Hi Lorraine, I’ve started to do diaries and calendars for myself and the family. I use photobox and really like the little A5 diary that I’ve been ordering for a few years now with the previous years photos in. Anyway good to meet another empty nest UK blogger.

    • Nortonmum
      December 20, 2017 / 18:46

      Hi Anna, I think a diary would be a good present for my hub, never thought of that. Thanks

  5. December 16, 2017 / 20:59

    Ah I used to love making photo books but to be honest have not bothered in years. I really need to start doing them at the end of the year showing all our travel memories. Ah the photo of Ben is really special x

    • Nortonmum
      December 17, 2017 / 01:11

      Thanks Tracey, our J was so little on that pic x

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