Monday, February 11, 2008

creating memories

I love to look at the inspiring, creative and beautiful photography that I've found in the bloggyworld. Some of us are much more amateur (me!) but still want to document our family's life in beautiful pictures.

I know that I look for opportunities to take pictures for my albums and of course, for my blog.

But what if you're documenting life for mom or dad who are not there to see each day's activities? I'm thinking of our troops who are serving abroad, some for very long stretches of time without their families close by. One of my friends from high school, Kristie, has two small (beautiful) children and a husband serving overseas in Iraq. She handles each difficulty that life keeps throwing at her with a great deal of strength and humor and I'm amazed and impressed.

Kristie sent me an email this weekend offering a chance to help out our troops and I thought I'd pass it on here to all of you. She is trying to get together some small durable photo/scrapbook albums to send overseas, and she writes...

Operation Minutes from Home
For a donation of $10, (retail is over $20), you can purchase a photo album to be sent to the unit. I am working with the unit commander's wife to have an event at Ft Lewis, so the families here can fill the albums before we send them.

I needs 50 albums to hold the event (for all the families).

You can contact her directly if you're interested. Please let her know it came from me...

Here's my favorite shots from the snow day we had last week...




What did you want to remember?

19 comments:

The Egel Nest said...

Yes...we got all that snow too...it is so cold tonight...it just is wrong...lol


Bradley
The Egel Nest

Christina said...

What a beautiful idea to send photo albums to our troops! I love it. I love your pictures this week too. I like how they look so tiny off in all that snow, and I love the little one's upsidedown laugh. :o)

HipMomma said...

Everyone in the snow may be getting over it but those of us with less winter are enjoying see the photos. I wish it would snow here for a day.

Maya said...

I love that idea. And it is just flat out cold here...snow seems like it would make it more worth while.

Kyla said...

I love, love, love the snowy branch shot. Wonderful.

kim said...

I love snow pics. The photo of the tree is fabulous and there's nothing like little ones enjoying the weather!

Megan said...

love that one of the tree branches -- glad i'm not seeing it in person ;)...

Anna said...

The upside photo is just the greatest!

Sara said...

i love the last photo especially.
I love all the snow too, so jealous here! We're supposed to get ice tonight.

ICU Bloopers

Maggie said...

Great shots - I love snow! It's too bad it has to be cold to get the snow though...

I love the last one too - that upside down face is priceless!

Bonnie said...

I love that second one !!

natalie said...

#3 is my favorite!!!

Cindy said...

Ooooh, pretty!!! I really love the tree branch shot. Very nice!!!

My BSM is up, too!

Bunny said...

Great snow shots!

Golightly said...

Beautiful snowy pictures!

Mike said...

Looks like a happy day.


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Crunchy Domestic Goddess said...

wow - that's a lot of snow!! looks like you all had a great time enjoying it, but i'm sure you are looking forward to spring.

Mama Zen said...

That second shot is gorgeous!

Cari said...

i love your shots! so fun in the snow...