My Family Album Tradition

It’s been a  while since I’ve blogged about something I am this passionate about, so hold on tight because today I’m sharing with you my FAVORITE way to document, save, preserve and cherish all those family photos you have stored somewhere on your hard drive.

About a year after Ollie was born, I started realizing that although I had taken hundreds of photos of his first year, I had no way of looking through them all constantly (which – let’s be honest – all mother do) unless I sat and stared at my computer all day. I made a few photo books previously for special occasions, but nothing on a large scale. I started thinking that it would be great to have a yearly photo album to look back at each year and see how he had grown and also to document all the stuff we had done as a family that year.

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DIY Printer Storage

Have I mentioned before that my dad is the best? Seriously, this man can build anything! All I have to do is ask and he delivers.

When we first remodeled our office a few years ago, we de-cluttered the desktop and moved our printer into a small, attached cabinet… out of sight and out of mind!


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Our European Adventure Part 3 (Dublin, Ireland)

Dublin was the third and final city of our 2015 European adventure. [If you are just joining me, please feel free to also explore our adventures in Lucerne, Switzerland and London, England.] Although I was most excited to visit London, I was also pretty darn excited to experience the culture and traditions of Ireland. I do have a little Irish blood in me, but more than anything else I’ve always wanted to witness the scenery with my own eyes. Naturally, this leg of the trip did not disappoint!

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Our European Adventure Part 2 (London, England)

Next up on our travel agenda was the one city I’ve had on my bucket list since I was a little girl dreaming of marrying Prince William (this was prior to him going bald). Out of our whole trip, I was most excited to visit London, but also worried about not being able to see and do it all in just three short days. I knew that my planning, scouting and prioritizing would be important to squeeze the most into our visit. So, armed with my list of must-sees and must-eats, we landed and quickly took to the streets (and Tube)!


Hotel we stayed at in London

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Our European Adventure Part 1 (Lucerne, Switzerland)

One of the reasons I started this blog over two years ago was to document our adventures as a family or, in this case, as a husband and wife. Last month, my husband and I left the kids in the capable and loving arms of our parents and traveled to Europe to explore Lucerne, Switzerland; London, England and Dublin, Ireland.

When I started researching places to visit (and things to eat) I ended up finding a lot of travel blogs as my best source of information. I thought it would be nice to return the favor and document my favorite overseas adventures… especially my favorite places to dine out. I’ll cover each city in separate posts since I have a ton to cover, so make sure you check back to learn about our London and Dublin experiences.

Let’s get started with Lucerne!


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