Thursday, October 6, 2011


Every year, I compile a running folder of my favorite pictures of Sophia, her friends, our family and other stuff that I think might be important. Then, after her birthday each year, I head to a photo site and begin work on a book about that year. The purpose is similar to my blog. I don't want to forget. She loves looking back through the books, and I do too.

It's a process that I look forward to and simultaneously dread each year. This year's favorites folder held over 300 pictures. Not even a third of those go into a book. But it's a lot of fun going through them. I so enjoy reliving our adventures and regular days through pictures.

Here are a few of the ones I have to choose from.

One of our last visits as residents to the little park on the hill in our Columbia neighborhood.


A spring walk around our St. Louis neighborhood apparently made Sophia too tired to go home.


A trip to the St. Louis Zoo, and our first visit to the Sea Lion show. It was hot!!


That would be a silly face.


Working on a project in our dining room.


You can see why it's such a challenge! But I love doing it, and I especially love getting that fresh book in the mail!

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  1. Thanks! Feel free to make use of it. It's just the dynamic option Blogger now has. Seems very user friendly. Easier access to old blogs and all. Also very neat and tidy.