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Questions from the backseat: What country would I represent in the Olympics?

Questions from the backseat: What country would I represent in the Olympics?

  With the Winter Olympics in full swing, we have been watching each night.  My boys are taken with the sliding sports!  Early on came the question of, “what country would I represent in the Olympics?” During the opening ceremonies the commentator talked about Julia Marino being […]

About Philip Griffith

I am a Certified Personal Photo Organizer. I love helping people tell their stories using photos and memorabilia. I grew up with photos and home movies always being shown and shared as part of normal family life. When we adopted our first son, I wanted to make a lifebook for him. I’ve been telling our family stories with photos ever since.

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Questions from the back seat – Dead birds and friends moving away

Questions from the back seat – Dead birds and friends moving away

  Not all questions are verbal.  Sometimes they come as tears.  I find helping my boys articulate those questions much harder. My boys were playing with a friend and found some baby birds fallen out of their nest.  The boys wanted to rescue the birds and one […]

About Philip Griffith

I am a Certified Personal Photo Organizer. I love helping people tell their stories using photos and memorabilia. I grew up with photos and home movies always being shown and shared as part of normal family life. When we adopted our first son, I wanted to make a lifebook for him. I’ve been telling our family stories with photos ever since.

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Questions From the Back Seat – Father’s Day

Questions From the Back Seat – Father’s Day

When I first started blogging I did a very short piece on how we celebrate Father’s Day in our family.  This year the dates and days of the week are the same as when we first received our son.  All those memories of that first trip, meeting […]

About Philip Griffith

I am a Certified Personal Photo Organizer. I love helping people tell their stories using photos and memorabilia. I grew up with photos and home movies always being shown and shared as part of normal family life. When we adopted our first son, I wanted to make a lifebook for him. I’ve been telling our family stories with photos ever since.

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Questions From The Back Seat – Part IV

Questions From The Back Seat – Part IV

“Am I good at soccer?” was a recent question from my son.  Driving to practice and watching games in the fall and spring has become a routine in our house.  My oldest has become much more enthralled with soccer this past year and really has improved dramatically […]

About Philip Griffith

I am a Certified Personal Photo Organizer. I love helping people tell their stories using photos and memorabilia. I grew up with photos and home movies always being shown and shared as part of normal family life. When we adopted our first son, I wanted to make a lifebook for him. I’ve been telling our family stories with photos ever since.

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Questions From the Back Seat – Part III

Questions From the Back Seat – Part III

My youngest son recently asked, “What will I inherit from my birth parents?”  I get the most profound and perplexing questions from my boys about their adoptions while driving in the car.  Usually there is very little time to answer or clarify the question.  This one felt […]

About Philip Griffith

I am a Certified Personal Photo Organizer. I love helping people tell their stories using photos and memorabilia. I grew up with photos and home movies always being shown and shared as part of normal family life. When we adopted our first son, I wanted to make a lifebook for him. I’ve been telling our family stories with photos ever since.

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Questions From the Back Seat – Part II

Questions From the Back Seat – Part II

We were in the car on the way to a play date when my youngest piped up from the back seat: “Do my birth siblings know I exist?”  We have five minutes in the car and this is when my son decides to ask this tough question […]

About Philip Griffith

I am a Certified Personal Photo Organizer. I love helping people tell their stories using photos and memorabilia. I grew up with photos and home movies always being shown and shared as part of normal family life. When we adopted our first son, I wanted to make a lifebook for him. I’ve been telling our family stories with photos ever since.

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Finding Balance In an Unbalanced World

Finding Balance In an Unbalanced World

My sons begged me to take them to see the movie Kung Fu Panda 2 when it was first released.  They love Po the panda and all things martial arts.  I read the reviews.  I saw the first movie and the extra DVD-only release, Secrets of the […]

About Philip Griffith

I am a Certified Personal Photo Organizer. I love helping people tell their stories using photos and memorabilia. I grew up with photos and home movies always being shown and shared as part of normal family life. When we adopted our first son, I wanted to make a lifebook for him. I’ve been telling our family stories with photos ever since.

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Mother’s Day Blues

Mother’s Day Blues

Mother’s Day sneaks up like a lion ready to pounce on us each year.  Suddenly we wonder: Have we gotten a card or gift?  What will we do for mom this year?  But did you realize that there is another lion sneaking up to pounce on our […]

About Philip Griffith

I am a Certified Personal Photo Organizer. I love helping people tell their stories using photos and memorabilia. I grew up with photos and home movies always being shown and shared as part of normal family life. When we adopted our first son, I wanted to make a lifebook for him. I’ve been telling our family stories with photos ever since.

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Questions from the back seat

Questions from the back seat

I was pulling out of the garage on my way to work, taking the boys to school, when I hear this voice from the back seat say, ”Papa, why were we adopted?”  Kids have the strangest sense of timing.  They always seem to ask the toughest questions […]

About Philip Griffith

I am a Certified Personal Photo Organizer. I love helping people tell their stories using photos and memorabilia. I grew up with photos and home movies always being shown and shared as part of normal family life. When we adopted our first son, I wanted to make a lifebook for him. I’ve been telling our family stories with photos ever since.

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Tangled up in fairytales

Tangled up in fairytales

We took our boys to see Walt Disney’s new movie “Tangled” just after Thanksgiving.  It looked like a great movie for the family, and we needed to get out of the house.  We settled into our seats, and the movie started in typical Disney fashion with the […]

About Philip Griffith

I am a Certified Personal Photo Organizer. I love helping people tell their stories using photos and memorabilia. I grew up with photos and home movies always being shown and shared as part of normal family life. When we adopted our first son, I wanted to make a lifebook for him. I’ve been telling our family stories with photos ever since.

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