Monday, September 20, 2010

The Ancestor Wall

Tah Dah!! I'm so excited this wall is finally done! We've been talking about it since we moved in and now it's finished and looks awesome! We call it our "Ancestor Wall". The picture in the middle is us on our wedding day and spreading out from there we have pictures of our parents, grandparents, great-grandparents and great-great-grandparents!

All the frames are an antiquey style, but they come from the dollar store, so it's actually pretty cheap to do. It does, however, require a lot of work to arrange how to hang them! We laid out a piece of fabric the size of the wall area and arranged and re-arranged for at least an hour. Then we took a picture of them on the floor so we would remember how they went to hang them on the wall. It was crazy, but we're so happy with how it turned out!

Our adorable little Carrie is quite technology savvy. She's been "taking pictures" of us with her toy phones for months. This toy phone was Justin's first ever cell phone and doesn't have a camera in it. Carrie doesn't care :) She just likes to take people's pictures.

First, find the button to turn on the camera....

Next, say, "Cheese!"

I'm actually really glad I even got these pictures at all because any time Carrie notices that I have the camera (the real one) in my hands, she doesn't want to pose or say cheese, she wants to TAKE the pictures. Most of my pictures of her lately are way to close to her face because as I'm clicking it, she runs toward me reaching for the camera. So sorry in advance if pictures of Carrie seem scarce. I try to be sneaky!


Brooke said...

Seriously cute pictures of Carrie. When are you guys coming to DC so we can get to know her better??? :) And good job on the photo wall. I'm impressed that you compiled all those pictures; there are some I've never even seen before in there! If you have them in digital form, would you mind emailing them to me? Thanks!

Brittney said...

Your ancestor wall is way cute!!! I've had one in mind for our wall in our living room too. You are way more put together than we are. I still only have 3 pictures total hung in my entire house.

Haylee said...

I like the wall. Carrie is so cute!

Meagan said...

love the wall! great idea

Coleen said...

Love the pictures of Carrie, she looks very "grown up". You did a great job on the ancestor's wall.
Brooke has a wall like that too and it is great for helping the kids remember and know who is who when they don't get to see everyone often.