Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I'm Celebrating Mother's Day All Week!

In honor of Mother's Day this Sunday, I've updated my banner with just pictures of my mother! I should have put this up earlier, but I wanted it to be perfect - just the right pictures and evenly spread out by age etc etc. Well, tonight I realized that if I waited until I got it JUST RIGHT I probably wouldn't have it done even by Father's Day. So, here it is!

I am very fortunate to have many, many pictures of my Mom as a young child. Each year on her birthday, her Grandma would take her to a studio in Denver to have a portrait made. I always find it funny when I look at them that they generally colored her eyes brown. My mother has very dark blue eyes, as do I. But when they were hand coloring these, I supposed that all they saw was "dark" and that ended up to be brown.


Besides these beautiful formal portraits, my Mom's father loved to take snapshots. Here is one that I especially love. The "attitude" just comes right off the page! Something else that has been handed down, along with the blue eyes :-)



6 comments:

  1. Wonderful! I am planning to post some Mom pictures, too. I'd better get to it!

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  2. What great pictures and what a great idea. Hmm, I have lots of beautiful pictures of my mom ... another one of your ideas I'd like to steal!

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  3. Hi Michelle and Greta ~ Thanks for the comments...and "steal" away! I get all my best ideas from other blogs :-)

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  4. Love your banner. I need to work on something for my blog with photos on it. How did you do it?

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  5. Thanks Miriam :-)

    Lindalee ~
    Thomas has some great, step-by-step instructions for how to do this over at Bootcamp for Genea-Bloggers. Hop over and take a look...

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