Tuesday, August 10, 2010

What on YOur Workdesk Wednesday August 11, 2010

Both Completed Albums
Well the album is finally finished...it is wrapped and in the box ready to post tomorrow....this is the last page that I did today. It is the letter that my mom wrote to her cousin.

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Josh and Cadence

It has been fun making this album, I've learned even more about my mom's side of the family. She has spent the last 6 months going over these documents getting everyone straight that she is now on a first name basis with them...me not yet but I'm getting there....My second couin served in the Army during WWII...so it has been my honor to make this album for him and his family...My nephew was home this last two weeks on leave...he is in the Army and is headed to Iraq in the next two weeks...He is just 6 months younger than my middle son and like a son to me...a bit of my heart went with  him. A friend of mine has her own photography studio and she took these photos of him with his daughter (my great-niece), Cadence.
Josh and Cadence

20 comments:

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

what lovely photos thank you for sharing. Thanks for popping by my new space too. Great that you got to have fun scrapping as well as family tree stuff. Nice combination. Hugs x

Sue said...

Hi ya
congratulations on getting the book finished,im sure it will be treasured, gorgeous piccies,have a great day, sue,x

Minxy said...

Well done on completing the albums, thats no mean feat i'm sure, and what delightful photos, happy woyww

Spyder said...

Lovely lovely photo, he seem far too young to go anywhere more than a bus ride from home! Lovely scrap books, lovely photo's too! Have a Great WOYWW!! ((Lyn))

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Oh that is a great idea, having photos done before he leaves for Iraq! It must have been poignant, doing the albums!
Patsy from
HeARTworks

June said...

Thos photos are so beautiful and precious moments captured. Your workspace is really nice too
hugs June xxxxx

Joanne said...

You know, we sometimes don't realise just how precious our family is to us until someone we love so much decides to protect their country. I wish I had family photos and listened to my dad more because now I can't remember most of what he told me. So sad, but I loved him and that makes it ok. I am humbled by the American way of life where families are concerned and absolutely love how you scrapbook your memories.

Luv Joanne xx

ikki said...

Terrific job on the albums, what a great momento for your family. Beautiful pictures - best wishes to Josh hope he's home soon safe and sound. ikki

Helen said...

Great pics, and well done with the book!

Twiglet said...

Beautiful photos - best wishes to all!

Darcy said...

what beautiful photos, real treasures there.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your photos of your nephew and his daughter are super. Your friend is a really good photographer, too. He looks so young. My heart goes out to him, too. Let's hope he comes home safe from Iraq.

Congrats on getting that album finished. I took a peek at the previous post and these are memorable photos and documents.

Happy belated WOYWW.

Sunshine Girl said...

Lovely photos there and congratulations on getting the album finished too.

Neet said...

Fab piccies - love how you have packed your album - what a treasure.

Heather x said...

Congrats on getting your album finished, such a lot of work and love has gone into it.
Love the photo's :)
*hugs* Heather x

butlersabroad said...

Bethany, your albums are truly amazing, what a fantastic job. Love the photos too, hope he keeps safe.

Hugs
Brenda

Sid said...

Fab album!

Lizzybobs said...

sorry I am late this week thanks for sharing your fab photos the books look fab and the photos too thanks for my snoop :o)

Julia Dunnit said...

Gorgeous photos - and how beautiful a dress choice for his daughter. Gulp. Well done on the albums..wow, what an achievement! Great WOYWW!

BettyBee said...

Bethany! Congrats on the wonderful job on the albums. These are a treasure of a lifetime for your family. These precious memories will teach generations about their loved ones in a very special way. You have truly recorded a very special history.

I pray the very best for Josh. I have a niece also serving in Iraq. Josh's darling daughter is adorable. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos.

I miss seeing you, my friend!