November 18, 2011

Through the Years

Yeah, I know.  I haven't done a "real" post (you know, one in which I ramble on and on) in a while (quit cheering).

But I've been busy.  Yeah, yeah, I know I've used that one before - but this time it's true!

Besides, I entered a giveaway last month.  I NEVER enter those.  Because I never win or it's usually something that I really don't need or want.

But Summer hosted a Shutterfly giveaway at her blog, Le Musings of Moi.  And well, I HAD to enter.  One because I had just been at their website (which I LOVE) beginning to put together a photobook for my dad and my mother-in-law for Christmas and two, because it's Shutterfly!

So I entered....and I won a $25 credit!  So, armed with that news I've been busy over there working on the book.  And tonight?  I think I've finished it.

I'm sharing a modified version here for you.  I hope you enjoy it.  And thanks again, Summer!  I would have made and bought two books anyway - but because of you, I'm getting two fabulous Christmas presents practically free and that means a lot!

Oh, and by the way, I'm also using you as my extra set of eyes; please let me know if you see anything odd or not quite right.  I'm hoping to finalize and buy in the next few days.

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*Other than winning the random giveaway at Summer's blog, I have not been compensated in anyway.  I just wanted to thank Summer publicly and show off my "little" guy; who is not so little anymore  despite my strong objections about that.  *sigh*


  1. It's wonderful, and a fabulous journey from toddler to super-hunk! You are so fortunate to have him, and him to have YOU as a mom. Thanks for sharing, and I saw nothing other than a fantastic journey... :-)

  2. Gigi, that's great! Do people tell you he looks a lot like you, especially when he was little? I sure think he does!

  3. Congratulations!

    I love the photo book and I think it looks great. It made me a little teary eyed too - because of course, it made me think of my own little guy! I think I might go do one of those for my husband. He is so hard to buy for and I know he'd love that! Thanks you for the idea.

    I loved looking at the photos of your son through the years. It's amazing how, as they grow and change, they still look exactly the same. *sigh*

  4. Very good!

    You know what would have made it perfect? I mean really, really purrrr-fec'!

    It could have had me in it!!!

    Seriously though, as they grow faster than pimples on the nose just before your high school reunion, it's a perfect way of recording our children's progression from birth to the day they put us in the retirement home.

  5. Such nice photos! He looks pretty much exactly the same as when he was just a wee kid!

  6. Did I really not comment on this post? I'm so sorry!!!

    I love the pictures and can't find anything that needs to be fixed. He is a very handsome boy and I really enjoyed getting to watch him grow up right before my very eyes. :)

  7. Damn you! Maybe it's because I'm sick but now I'm crying, why do they have to grow up? I think I will nail Hailey's door shut, I'm tired of this growing up thing! It's beautiful, you did a great job.