Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2011 Slideshow

For the past few years we've celebrated New Year's Eve by making a slideshow of the year. The slideshow is always one song long and we spend much of the year debating what the slideshow song should be. I lean towards dramatic and sentimental music while Bill prefers understated. Somehow--at the last minute--we always find the perfect song. I usually spend the better part of New Year's Eve gathering photos from different computers, phones and friends' facebook pages. And then I have the job of whittling down the photos to represent a year. Inevitably stuff is left out. Good photos are cut and poor quality photos left in. We had a big year this year and most of the milestones were not photographed. My dad's dad and my mom's mom died. Lizzy started high school, Zoey started middle school and Will started kindergarten. John started piano and chess (not real milestones but I couldn't leave him out.) But even without those events, I think the slideshow captures 2011. Putting it together I watched it nearly 100 times and I'm still not tired of it.

12 comments:

tashamoon said...

That was lovely! We feel so lucky to have been a part of your year and your slideshow. You guys will be in ours too...as soon as I get around to making it.

Linn said...

Love this.

Brandan and Becky said...

Loved watching the video-- wished I knew more of the stories. I think I recognized Calf Creek Falls. Lizzy and Zoey are so beautiful-- they glow in the photos.

Happy 2012!

Hammy said...

great song. great slideshow! I'm so glad you do this each year.

Michelle said...

Ah, I loved it. There were so many photos I hadn't seen before (and I'm flattered you included so many photos I took!)-- I especially enjoyed seeing my Benny-boy at the beginning.

Love you!

Gina said...

I love your slideshows. Your family is just so incredibly beautiful.

Mollie said...

Loved every minute of it, although it made me miss you guys terribly. Can't wait to see 2012's!

Rebecca Jones said...
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Rebecca Jones said...

Nice!

TX Girl said...

I swear I miss you guys more and more each year. loved this!

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