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Life at Grandma’s

While we were visiting my in-laws this weekend, it struck me that my boys love to pull out the same toys each time they visit. I thought about how these toys are part of their history and my husband’s history as well. So, I thought they deserved a place in my family album. It likely won’t mean much of anything to them right now, but someday when they are men, it might.

This is a Lego set my husband had as a boy that he stored in a old shoe box that had once belonged to his sister.

I love how the box itself has evolved.  It must have once been hers – then theirs – then his exclusively.

Such a small detail but so precious all the same.

You can expect to see this in my Project Life album sometime.  Speaking of which, I’ve fallen terribly “behind” this year.  I don’t really believe in “behind” but you know what I mean.  Anyway, that February Funk that I get each year hit me particularly hard this year.  I recently realized that I took no pictures of my children (other than phone camera snaps) during the month of March.  You know I’m in a funk if I don’t even pick up my camera.  It was a hard season for me.  Harder than usual.  But I’m back to happy and that’s all that matters now.

Cheers!

Before and After

I was going through some of my older pictures and found a picture of my son from January 2008 that made my heart sigh.  Do you do that?  Find pictures of your babies that make you stop and stare at them and remember how precious they are?  This was one of those moments for me.

Anyway, I decided to pull the image into Photoshop (I’m still working in CS3) for a little edit session.  I used an action I created from watching Erin Cobb’s Clean Color (levels, curves, etc.) and then I tweaked it with my Totally Rad Actions.  I.  Love.  Totally Rad Actions.  Just so you know.  I think they are the best thing to happen to Photoshop since Photoshop.  Here is my before and after for you.