Monday, February 2, 2009

I've been working...

I've been working on a HUGE photo project the past several days. We have lived in Germany for just under 2 years. It has been wonderful and we have traveled like CRAZY people! At least that is how people look at us traveling Europe with a 6.5 year old, 4.5 year old and soon to be (Feb. 13th already!) 1 year old. Yes, I love taking photos and have captured some great memories...but it took me almost a year to figure out how to order my prints here! I kept asking my friends, people at the school, but apparently no one felt the drive that I felt to print photos as they happen! I didn't want to have 2 years of European vacation photos waiting to be held and looked at! So, I finally figured out Snapfish.de. I'm so happy that I did it! But, now I'm working hard to get all the photos organized, labeled, printed, into the piles, etc...and it is consuming me! I'm almost done...almost!

So, because I have been looking through a sea of photos today, I wanted to share a couple with you. Sometimes people find it odd or amazing that I have "time" to create and such. It is part of what I do daily, and some people just can't believe I can do that with 3 small kids....or maybe it's just the baby? Anyway, here are a couple of photos of how I do it....


Ruby has become quite the destroying angel. 100% angel, and 100% destroyer! It makes me laugh watching her want to get into these drawers so bad!! She love the reinker bottle, stickles are also a favorite of hers. It makes me cringe to see the mess she makes, but it gives me time to do what I want:).
As I write this post, I'm surrounded by almost a ream of paper she had fun with today...and I'll clean it up and wonder what she'll get into tomorrow...and then just love that she is so delicious! So, there is a little random for you...but thought you'd enjoy these photos!:)
Thanks for stopping by...have a wonderful day!!

11 comments:

Rosemary said...

Jenni,
Give that little bug of your a big hug! I just *loved* your post today. I was always so stressed and yelled a lot when my girls were little about so much stuff that seemed important at the time. Now, I can't even remember what stuff, except most of it involved trying to avoid them making messes! The two big ones are 15 and 13 and starting to have lives of their own separate from me. Some days I could cry trying to recall that glorious luxury of time at home with them as little girls running around. Luckily God blessed me with a third girl a few years later. At 9 she is still my sweet child and I treasure every moment every day with her, etching it to my memory. This is why I started scrap booking, to get it all down for my family. Besides, I need to document for the older girls that I *was* a good mother as I have discovered that teen minds suddenly forget! :)

Paula Barin said...

What a cutie. Ruby is adorable. I bet she keeps you hopping! I remember when my lad was that age. Enjoy... they grow up so fast.

Anonymous said...

Enjoy that little one as they grow up so fast. I smiled when you said you found Snapfish. I loved snapfish as my daughter toured Europe for several months and she would download all her pics onto snapfish and send them to me back here in Canada. Then I would order them for her and they were all sitting here waiting for her when she finally came home...Oh, and when you are finally finished organizing your pics please come to my house...thanks :) hehe
Kathy

Lisa Brown said...

How precious! Thanks for sharing this part of you with us! I think it is wonderful that you have traveled and taken advantage of your time in Europe...how awesome is that!!! Your photos will be treasures to your children. And, the time...it passes so quickly! Enjoy every minute!---Lisa :)

Jeanelle said...

Oh my goodness! How stinkin cute. And I can't really see your other two kids in her either -- she is just her own person, I think! Or am I just not remembering Myles and Lucy as babies??? Loved our quick chat yesterday!!! xoxo

Angie Tieman said...

HOw adorable is she!!! I can't believe her name is Ruby...I just commented on Savitri's post the other day about baby names and I suggested "Ruby"! I love that name!k

Tina said...

She is over the top cute! Ruby's a great fitting name because she looks like a GEM!

Ifat Art said...

Jenni,
She is just super cute... with that bottle in her mouth in the first picture... lol....

Sent her a great big hug!

IfatArt

joslyn said...

wow ruby is almost a year???? crazy how fast time goes. good luck with the photos

Mary Fish said...

I love your Kiwi card (a single color is so classy). However, your wee one steals the show. Clearly a future stamper. Hugs, Mary

Jenn D said...

Awww, she is adorable. I love the photo with the re-inker. People ask me the same thing about how I find to create being at home with 2 kids. Have fun organizing your photos! I have more to do this year as well.