Monday, August 29, 2011
My Makeshift Family Photo
My little brother moved to college this weekend and is starting his first day of college today! He is getting so grown up. I wonder if my mom is shedding a tear or two over her "baby" growing up right now? He would like to think so, but really we aren't that sentimental of a family so I would guess no. Sorry bud!
Anyway, I remember when I moved to college and how awesome I felt to "live on my own." And even better than that? Actually getting MAIL at that new address! So, I decided to send my little bro a quick package to his new apartment. In it I wanted to include a family photo for him to put on his new desk in his new room of his new apartment. However, we haven't had a family photo taken in over two years! Shame on us. The most recent is missing two neices and a nephew, and that just wouldn't do.
I decided to design him a "makeshift" family photo until we get the next one taken. I originally planned on just collaging photos of the family together in a 8x10 frame. However, when I sat down at the computer to make it, I got this genius idea to to a radial diagram of our family with my parents in the middle, their kids (and spouse, where applies) in the first tier, and grandkids in second tier. Then I ran our family name in the blank space so it didn't look so awkward that Ty is the only one without a kid (or one on the way... if you noticed my little 3D ultrasound photo there!). I am very happy with how it turned out and definitely need to print one for me too!