Thursday, May 26, 2022

More Old Pics and Random Stuff

Here is some of the things I've discovered while scanning old pictures. 

Even though the purpose of scanning them is to get rid of them and the photo albums they were in, I am unable to actually throw 99% of the pictures away! I keep throwing them in a big one of those plastic shopping bags you can get in any store! When I'm finished it's going to be pretty full and then what?   

Not all of the pictures bring back happy memories! When I come across one that reminds me of something or some time in my life that was less than happy I usually tear it up and throw it away without scanning it.  Get rid of the picture and hopefully get rid of the memory! 

When I scan a picture I can then edit it which is nice. I can lighten them up and make it clearer. It works great on these old pictures! 

I'm really impressed with my 16GB USB that already has hundreds of pictures on it and has only used a fraction of the memory it has! 

Anyway, here's a few more pictures to share.

This is the only picture I have of me, my mom and Shauna. It was taken in 2001, at the last Christmas we had at my parent's house. My mom passed away the following September. 

This is Shauna when she was 6 years old and a flower girl in a friends wedding.  I had her dress made by another friend who took a picture of the bridesmaids dress and made a little girl replica of it! The day of the wedding it was pretty hot outside and Shauna was complaining all the way there in the car that she was hot didn't want to be a "bwidesmaid!" She did really well though walking down the path and very carefully dropping the flower pedals as she went! 

And because it's been a while here's my two favorite guys in the world! 

Maxwell went to his first birthday party for a school friend. All his little friends in school are girls! 

Levi's teacher regularly sends pictures of the kids to the parents! Levi sometimes gives Shauna a hard time before going to school and she has to literally pick him up and put him in the classroom! Then she gets a picture like this a few minutes later! 

That's all for the moment. I'll be back again with more old pictures to share! 

Until then stay safe and well my friends. 


  1. I have zero desire to scan my pictures. I’m guessing my kids will divide some up and toss the rest. We have waaaay too many. Thanks for sharing some special ones with us.

  2. I'm enjoying the old pictures...

  3. I am really enjoying your shares!! Yes, I think I'd do as you ...if a bad memory, toss it!

  4. So nice that you have so many pictures!!

  5. Oh Levi! At least he settles down and does ok when she leaves.
    Those old pictures are so fun to look at. I know what you mean about getting rid of them. I have a bunch from my Dad and I feel guilty to throw them!

  6. I think that is a good idea to get rid of pictures you don't want to keep for the memories they bring on. That is probably really healthy to do! Shauna was so cute as a flower girl! Her hair looks so perfect in the photo! How cute Maxwell has friends who are girls! I think that is neat! I'm glad Levi adapts to school once he gets there. Hopefully each year he goes it will get easier and easier to drop him off without him making too much of a "fuss."


  7. I think I would have a hard time getting rid of the originals as well.
    Such sweet pictures.

  8. What a wonderful way to keep pics! And being able to "fix them us" is marvelous.

    What memories!!!!!!

    And present day memories being made.

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  9. I'm so glad you have all the old memories in pictures...I also have tons!
    And I hang onto the hardcopy!lol

  10. I would like to be brave and throw old photos/memories out--but somehow, I can't, grin. I hope you have a beautiful weekend, smiles.

  11. What **beautiful** pictures, my friend. That one of Shauna as a "bwidesmaid" is absolutely gorgeous! I love her beautiful dress and lace gloves! Yes, it's best to pitch the pictures that cause you sadness. You don't need them... or the reminders! ~Andrea XOXO

  12. When I was getting photos scanned, I too had a hard time throwing away the originals. I ended up tossing a lot of them in boxes for my girls to deal with!
    Love the photos; so special to see your Mom.

    Maxwell is a ladies man! And Levi is just giving his mom a hard time. LOL

  13. These are all precious Jeanette, especially the one of your mom with you and Shauna. And go Maxwell, with the female friends, haaha! xoxo

  14. Thank you for sharing, Jeanette. It is fun going down memory lane. Take care and look forward to the next trip.

  15. Maxwell reminds me of Jase - he does love the girls especially our next-door neighbor little Sailor with the red hair.
    I've been doing some scanning of photos also. And I can tell you right now there are SO many that were taking years and years ago, when I'm gone I doubt they will mean much to anyone else.
    I love the one you posted; you, your mom and Shauna. And look how cute Shauna was as a flower girl. Adorable!
    Levi, so cute and how many times we have to urge the kids only to know they're smiling a few minutes later. :)


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