Thursday, September 6, 2007

"Second verse, same as the first"...

Avery's 2nd day of school went just as wonderfully as day 1. Today, Daddy took her and picked her up, which made it easier on me. She even brought home her first "art" project...

Doesn't it just look fabulous against our mustard-baby poop-yellow colored fridge?

I think it's such a great idea for hanging her papers and stuff! I was quite impressed that she could write her name so darn small on that clothespin... :)

In other news...question for you all. So, I haven't printed out any pictures that I have taken since Liv was like 2 weeks old or so. I went back in and looked at all of them, and I have like 450 that I want to print. Hubby doesn't think that in the new technology age, that having pictures in an album is something that's necessary. I kind of just thought all of us do this. So, my question to you all, is do you print out pictures and keep them in albums, or just on CD's?

18 comments:

Ashley said...

Ok, so I was about to write a comment on your last post asking how today went when I decided, for no reason I can think of, to go ahead and refresh your page. Then, there it was, your post about today. I guess God was saying, "don't waste your time asking, she already put it up"

About the pictures...I am one that likes all my pictures in albums but like your husband, my husband feels it's a waste of money to print them all when we have them on the computer...so, now I have decided to print only the pictures I need to make their scrapbooks. That way, we both get what we want. I have my scrapbook documenting exciting things and my husband doesn't run up a bill at the photo place in walmart the size of our mortgage.

Dena said...

YEAH Avery! I am sooo glad she is enjoting school!!! Annie cried while gettting dressed all the way to school until a lady came out with a puppy and we are on week THREE!!!

I have a drawer FULL of printed out pictures! I have never put ONE in an album - I keep hoping the scrabook craze will come to me so I can have an awesome picture book story BUT I am thinking I will find somewhere to print and bind this blogspot for me!So then I won't have to worry about it!

PG said...

Just for the record, Jennisa's husband can't afford to print all the pictures we are now taking with our digital camera. I agree with Ashley above... print only those you'd like to frame and display, and those you know you will be putting into albums. The rest are saved for posterity on flash drives and external hard drives.

I love you, my wife, but don't spend even your own personal bloggie money printing pictures that will just fill up a box, and a box that will get buried in a closet. Spend it on other (more useful) stuff...

Your party pooper husband...

Gavin

Jennisa said...

Seriously Gav...you are...

PG said...

You didn't have to twist the knife. ...So I may be a party pooper some of the time... But I hope it's for a good reason...

HomeSchool Mommy said...

It sounds like I'm in the majority here (the smart majority, I have to say...hehe) I keep EVERY pic on CD and I'm anal about them, so I group them by event and label them like that. Then, I choose the ones I'm going to scrapbook and only print those. My husband didn't have to make the call...I don't like spending money for pics to sit in a box...cluttering my house.

I do believe you MUST have actual, physical photos, though!!!! My mom gave me all mine when I moved out of the house and I plan to give mine to my kids when they have their first baby. It's been super fun to compare my pics and notes to what my daughter is doing at the same time in life.

LeslieW. said...

I don't print every picture, just the good ones. I put them in albums and on cd's for preservation. At snapfish you can buy a package in advance and I think they are cheap....but you would have to upload all of them which could take a while. You could make it your goal to do 50 a month and maybe you could catch up? Abby loves to look at her photo album and I set them out at their parties for people to look at how much they have grown.

Amy said...

I print out just the good ones. I use winkflash or snapfish. Great prices. I'm so glad Avery is enjoying school!

Kimberly said...

Lol, gotta love Gavin! He;s right though, I have thousands and I mean just that "THOUSANDS" of photos of lanedn taht are saved on discs and in my hard drive. I figure someday whe I am retired, yes retired b/c I dont have time b/4 then, I will go through them all and organize it. Just kidding, I have no desire to print them out but I am not waiting to organize them unitl I am retired, so I guess I am a party pooper too. Does this comment make any sense, I Am totally rambling... duhhhhhh

Just Another Day In Paradise said...

I only print the pictures I'm going to scrapbook and keep the rest on CD's.
Just another hint now that your kids are starting school- you're going to be getting art projects galore. I keep ones that really stand out to me and I take pictures of the rest and keep the cd for the kids to have later.
Cheri

Dena said...

Oooppps - I think Hubby misunderstood me - I don't use the pictures therefore they are WASTED MONEY - I was voting for digital and frame the keepers! hahahahaha!

you can use the CDs one day to set to music for a digital album b/c when our kids are grown photos will be soooo passe'

Theresa Marie said...

I only print the photos I am wanting to frame or scrapbook. Sometimes I do get too many printed for my scrapbook or decide not to use a certain picture. Those go into a photo album box so they aren't REALLY wasted money and they are organized by month/year date. The rest of the pictures I keep on CD's in our safe and on our external hard drive.
So glad that Avery is enjoying school!

Jennisa said...

Well....I think I'll NOT print off ALL 450 of the photos, if hubby will agree to somehow print off all 450 blog entries I have done...what do you think about that one, Gav? :)

Carrie said...

I wish it were that simple to print off blog entries. If someone does know how PLEASE let me know. I spent 5 hours last week archiving my blog posts into a word document, but unless I want to import each picture I have to settle for only the text.

As far as printing pictures goes I pretty much do what everyone else does. Print the ones I want to frame,
(I have a frame with 4 4x6 openings that I change out with each season. Then years from now the kids will have a great way to see themselves in 8-16 pictures a year.)
print the ones I give away (Target has a really cool system for adding text to photos - makes wonderfully personal and affordable thank you cards) and then the rest stay on the computer until I archive by the month onto a CD for storage in a safe. I've always admired those photobooks that snapfish and shutterfly have, but I'd never be able to decide which pictures to include. As far as having pictures available for people to browse through, I use the birthday DVD's by having them run in the background. So far I'm having good luck with Photo Story 3 by Windows. I can add captions, music of my choosing or just background music that they have to choose from.
One more thing and then I promise I'll stop hijacking your comment section: Sam has an album for pictures of him and his favorite things/people/activities so that when Brian and I are gone for an overnight he has something to remind him of us and the things he loves. It's fun to print out 10 or so and update it every now and then. (ok so it usually ends up to be closer to 40 or 50)

(uncle) larry said...

Print & save only what you feel will remain special to both you & the girls 20 years from now.
What's now current technology will be archaic by then ('think 8-track tapes & VCRs), but photos will remain current (though a bit yellowed with age!).
Of course, most males seldom look at photo albums anyway, so (our) opinions are suspect...

(uncle) larry said...

Print & save only what you feel will remain special to both you & the girls 20 years from now.
What's now current technology will be archaic by then ('think 8-track tapes & VCRs), but photos will remain current (though a bit yellowed with age!).
Of course, most males seldom look at photo albums anyway, so (our) opinions are suspect...

Jamie said...

Ok, Im in the minority here. I print my pictures off. I think it's more that I did it for my oldest. I don't want my youngest to grow up and see that I did it for her sister, but not her. I also know if I don't do it now, I won't do it 20 years from now, becaue it will be too overwhelming.

Sue said...

Great art project - very cute.

I have EVERY picture I have taken of the girls, printed and in photo albums. All right, I do delete a bunch that are no good when I upload them, but the ones I keep are all printed. I use Snapfish and they are $.10 a piece (I prepay for them). I love to look through the albums and so does Kayla.

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