Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Families Make Me Happy: Preserve Your Memories

Some of you have already seen my family photo wall

(the one in my bedroom hallway, as featured on Salsa Pie).

But what you haven't seen yet is THIS one

(the one that lives in my regular, non-bedroom hallway)!

My husband's mom made this collage many years ago.

I made this one...We were celebrating Thanksgiving.

This was one of our many annual Newport Beach family reunions...

while a family trip to Yosemite is pictured in this frame.

Look! Here's a grouping of extended family pictures...

and an early photo of Dave, me, and Frosty with our first baby.

Matt and Heather's wedding was a beautiful event...

And Karin and Bobby's wasn't too bad, either!

These are my little ones, now grown into way bigger ones.

which explains why my family is so important to me.



35 comments:

Kaci Jo said...

I love the photo wall in your bedroom hallway!

karen said...

There's nothing that makes a home as interesting and warm as walls full of photos. My mom has always done the same thing, and everyone loves to go in and see if there are any new ones framed and up. Families are continually in transition!

Jessica said...

I love family photo walls!!!

Lisalulu said...

WHAT A GREAT IDEA... with our blended family I have more pictures than I know what to do with.. so I don't do anything... but with a maybe move coming up... This is really a good idea! love the temple pics.

Mumsy said...

Your family picture walls are wonderful. You have all the photos displayed beautifully. Thanks, so much for sharing them. Hugs

Kelly Lund and Kids said...

Oh how wondeful!!! I love family collages... so much to look at, and so fun too... I love looking at my Grandma's in her hallways... Wonderful Sue!!

Jess said...

I love your photo walls- they're done so well. You really have a talent for pulling things together, I'm impressed (as always)

Tima said...

I need more wall space! Love your walls.

knickknacks said...

Oh wow..that is an extensive family photo wall collection! I really should start putting up some pics of my own too!

VK said...

This is what hallways are for.
Very nice.

Dixie Mom said...

I love using halls for photo galleries! My Mom does it too and the grandkids love it.

clearness said...

I totally want you to come to my house, bring some frames (I'll pay you..but keep in mind I pay in compliments) and hang my photos! Beautiful work!

Kassie said...

That is so amazing!! My mom would of loved it!! She had a bulletin board of all of her favorite pictures up in the kitchen at home.

Jill said...

There is nothing like family photos. I want a big wall of them like you have. I really ought to do this because I have the family, I have the pictures, and I have the wall! You are inspiring me today.

Jocelyn Christensen said...

This is cool! Thanks for letting us have a little tour through your home and heart!!! :)

myfallingleaves said...

So cool - we used to have a hallway of pictures in our old house too. Love the way you arranged your pictures in events.

Amy said...

:) What a wonderful wall! I may be in love, just a little bit. And family photos really are the best thing in the world, aren't they?

Dianne said...

we would really get along!!
I am the keeper of all family photos
I am the taker of all family photos

I love all your walls!!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Know wonder I love you so much. Your love for your family is as strong as mine.
Love how you displayed all your pictures. How did you manage to hang all those in the hall. lol
I hope with some help.
Thanks honey for always checking on me and leaving me words of encouragement. I so appreciate them and you.
Hope you can slow down some
Love
Maggie

Roger and LeAnn said...

Sue, thank you for sharing your pictures walls. It gave me some ideas. It is so wonderful to have your family and family events surround you when they all can't be with you.
Thanks, for your sweet comments on my blog. I am so enjoying getting to know you through blogland.
Blessings to you! LeAnn

leigh said...

Believe or not, I got choked up by this post. So many wonderful memories for you!!

Cherie said...

I love all your picture walls.
I have filled my home with pictures too - They are my favorite decorations...pictures of the ones I love!

Joy For Your Journey said...

I love that!! What wonderful pictures. I have always said that if our house is on fire the only thing I would want to save is the pictures and journals. Everything else can burn. Thanks for sharing.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love photo walls! I have one going up my staircase and in my upstairs hallway and in my bedroom.

Nikki Blake said...

Ah, good times...

Stef said...

I wish I took more pictures. Wait, it isn't too late. I'm on it!

michelle said...

I LOVE this post. Thanks for sharing your photos. I love family photos, too.

My name is PJ. said...

Someone could walk in your house and immediately know who you are! I love the photos. I have my own wall of family photos, but it pales in comparison!!!

Darlene said...

Help! I'm out of wall space and I have lots more pictures I want to hang. Wish I had more than one hallway. You have so many and I have only a fairly short one. I always love to spend some time looking at your pictures though. They do bring back so many good memories.

pandabox33 said...

I am impressed. So many photos, people, memories.

Janis said...

Wow! So awesome that you have framed all of these pictures. Beautiful! I thought I had a lot of pictures. Guess not! Love your family wall!

Shauna said...

I am new here! Just wanted to say hi :)
Shauna from
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Karen Mortensen said...

Great job. You can send me that last picture anytime. You know my address.

Jocelyn Christensen said...

Hey Lady! You're a winner!

http://beinglds.blogspot.com/2010/09/our-family-on-sabbatical-making-time.html

Judy said...

Great photo gallery. Thanks for giving me the link.

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