Monday, May 5, 2008

50th Wedding Anniversary Book

One of the main presents we gave my parents for their 50th wedding anniversary was a digital photo album created with I had made a couple of books with mypublisher before but this one was going to be a lot more involved because most of the photos would have to be scanned to create digital files. My brother and I snuck in to their house and stole a whole bunch of photos dating from my parents birth to present day (fortunately my mom is ultra-organized when it comes to photo storage). I probably scanned over 100 photos! But the book came together fairly quickly and ended up being a great gift. We also used the scanned images to make an i-photo slide show set to music. We surprised my parents with these things at their anniversary party and they were deeply touched.

I loved seeing the old black and white photos from my parents youth and early marriage.
The twins - Jon and Joan

My dad, the quaterback

Janet and Brent
Linda, Janet and Larry
Doesn't my mom look like Addie?

The lovely bride
Their special day - 50 years ago...
The early years
I love this picture! The following three pictures were taken in a photo shoot for American Home magazine. They featured my family and my parents' gift business in one of their articles (1972).



My parents - 2006


Rachel said...

This is amazing! What a wonderful gift.

Diana said...

Oh my GOOOOOSH, I love it! I love it I love it I love it...

Michelle said...

what amazing photos and a great gift. We haven't said hi for awhile- Hope you all are doing well!

MollyE said...

Those were the best pictures, great job. What a fun present.

Kip said...

Thanks for putting these pictures up on your blog, Em. Seeing these photos and all of the others in the book and slide show has been a very touching reminder of how blessed we are.

Jennette said...

Wow--absolutely beautiful! I'm sure that the entire book and tribute was wonderful. I remember once, a long time ago, you describing your parents' marriage and the fantastic friendship that they shared. Congratulations to them and to your family. What a wonderful celebration.

The Harris' said...

The photo shot outside on the hillside,.... you guys look like you're straight out of the Sound of Music. Your mother's hair is awesome. I think I will try that do.