Monday, March 5, 2012

An Update and a Forever Book

Things are going along very well at Crumpie's.   The bathrooms are sheet rocked and taped and the next plan is for them to be painted. 

 The windows are in and the cupola is all clapboarded and we actually got the primer on it so it's all white now.  Mom forgot to bring the camera today so the white cupola picture will have to wait until next time.

Mom has a project going on at blog to print.com
We're making books so that we can have the lives of Maggie and Mitch together forever.   You can only publish 1500 photos in one book and seeing as we have been blogging for over 5 years, we need more than 1 book.  Believe it or not, we have over 7,000 photos so we're working on yearly volumes.
The first volume arrived a few days ago.

 Hey, that's my MangoMinster entry for 2012!  That was sure fun!
We started with 2012 and we're going backwards.   The next volume has been published and it's on its way and we can't wait to see it!  So that's the latest news here!

So until next time...........

Love ya lots,
Mitch

53 comments:

Mango said...

What a wonderful idea. I've wanted to blog to print and have been stymied by the volume of stuff that I have accumulated over the years, but so worth it, right?

Mango Momma

Anita said...

What a great way to remember and look back on your fabulous lives through your blog!
hugs,
Bronson, Pepper, and mum

scotsmad said...

That's a lovely way to remember Maggie. You can just pick up the book anytime, and smile at the memories.

XXXoOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Princess Patches said...

What a great way to remember Miss Maggie! Much easier than going all the way back through your bloggy!

Have a great week!

Aire-hugs,
Patches

parlance said...

That's a lovely way to remember your Angel Maggie.

I hadn't heard of Blog to Print, but I'm very interested. Thanks for sharing.

Priscilla said...

I think Angel Maggie is smiling down and reading her book too.

What a fantastic way to remember our beloved kids!

Sapphire said...

A forever book! What memories it must have.

Sweepy said...

Keeper printed my own blog but somebody would always take them home! Keeper gave up!

MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA said...

Wonderful stuff! What a blessing to be immortalised in print.
Sending lotsaluv
MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA

Dotty said...

Brilliant idea about the book:)

SissySees said...

I've too pondered the idea. Nice to know the photo limits.

Amber DaWeenie said...

The "Forever Book" is such a great idea. Mom wants to look into that! Thanks fur the link!

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie said...

A fantastic idea Mitch. Books are always so nice to read snuggled up on the sofa next to Mum.

Something we have considered doing but nothing has come to fruition.... yet.

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

Bassetmomma said...

Love that blog to print! I haven't tried it yet but it's on my list!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

My Brides, Ruby and Penny had our Wedding done into an Album fur US.. Blog to Print Rocks.
You will love having the books to go through.

Sam said...

Hi Mitch, that's a great idea and project. A series of books with chronologically organized photos and stories of you and Maggie would be so nice.

Ina in Alaska said...

That is a wonderful idea! This way you will not forget all the "little moments" and it is a great recorded history for your family too. xo

Mom of Hooligans said...

This is terrific! What a fabulous gift to yourselves. (((hugs to Maggie, forever)))

rottrover said...

Very cool!

snoopydog said...

What a great idea! You'll be able to browse those gorgeous photos just whenever you want too. Have a good week! Ros and Oscar

Remington said...

Congrats on your book! They are awesome!

Sue said...

Mom wants to print our blog in annual books, too. She's going to look at that site. Were you pleased with the results?
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

Jazzi said...

Thats a great way to remember!! Enjoy my friend!!

wags
Jazzi and Addy

animal lover, quilt lover said...

I agree with all the others, it is a good idea!!! Nice to do for them!!!

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

BowWowZer Mitch, that is such an excellent idea. You can read your history even when the power is out now!! Paper books are still the best kind.
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRD & Hootie

The Life of Riley said...

Hi Mitch,

What a lovely idea. I'll bet the book has already made you and your family smile lots looking at your and Maggie's adventures.

Woofs,
Riley

Martha and Bailey said...

We are always meaning to do that! The books will be such a lovely thing for the humans to have to remember all those great times. We see you are enjoying reading it too Mitch!
Glad to see your renovations coming along so well, we are so glad you are there to snoopervise at Crumpies Mitch!
love
Martha and Bailey xxx
ps we love your photo cube in the sidebar - we see you and Maggie spinning round as we type!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We just know that cupola will be awesome.

Making those memory books is such a great idea. The human brother and sisters have gotten our Mom and Dad a few about the grandkids. But we think it is about time to chronicle our blog too. Makes a lot of sense to work backwards. Off to talk to Mom about this.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Deborah said...

That is a great idea! I'm going to check it out now!
xxoo
Deborah

Winston said...

Wonderful idea to turn blogs into books! I started to do my family blog but got totally overwhelmed, maybe I will have to try again.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh I am soooo happy for you that your book came with all the memories!
Its such an awsome thing to do!
Just think of all the wonderful stories and special moments- that you captured forever!
Angel Maggie is sooo proud that you did this!
love
tweedles

Two French Bulldogs said...

love the book idea...
Benny & Lily

chicamom85 said...

That is so special, what a nice way to remember.

Loveys Sasha

Wyatt said...

What a wonderful keepsake. Great idea.

Wyatt and Stanzie

Honey the Great Dane said...

Sigh. We're playing catch up again – but I'm enjoying reading all your posts that I've missed!

what a fantastic idea to turn your blog into a book! And actually, having it divided by years is quite good because you can see how things have changed and it's a nice summary of each year. We must remember that link so that we can do the same thing some time!

Slobbers,
Honey the Great Dane

Teddy Bear said...

We love seeing the progress.:) And what a beautiful book of your sweet Maggie.:)

Love,
Teddy Bear & Sierra

bichonpawz said...

What a wonderful keepsake for your family! Our mama has thought about doing the Blog to Print but is afraid that something might happen and she'll lose all of those pics! It is nice for us to know that you have done it successfully. Maybe now she will try it! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

The Thuglets said...

Mitch what an absolutely wonderful idea!
So many happy memories captured forever.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Stardust said...

Maggie will be so proud knowing that she's in the book! Nothing beats memories in print. :)

The Army of Four said...

What a great idea, printing the books! We should follow suit!
The cupola looks great! You must be helping a LOT, what with all that progress, Mitch!
Luv,
Dave

Berts Blog said...

I know she lives forever in your hearts but it is really nice to see pictures of our loved ones too. What a good idea.

scottiechronicles.com said...

WHOA! What a great idea! And, hey, We loved your Mr. Carrot from Angel Maggie. Made Us cry. Oh me...

Aroo, Stuart

Rhonda said...

We totally need to do this, thanks for telling us about it. Thanks for stopping by Joey's blog, I am SURE he and Maggie are having a great time together over the rainbow bridge.

The WriggleButts said...

Oh, that's amazing! Are you happy with the quality? We've been considering doing something similar..

Kisses,
Gummi

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! YES Forever Book wonderful Idea. My mom printed all of our posts before we moved to WP. She only did a PDF form. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

♥Mona + Weenie + Mommy, too♥ said...

Wow Mitch!! What a cool idea. Something to treasure for sure.

{{{huggies}}}}....Mona

mayziegal said...

That is SUCH a super wonderful book! And I know it holds such Most Dear memories. My mom keeps thinking that she needs to do something like that with our bloggie but then she gets distracted and forgets. She's easily distracted, my mom.

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

Oskar said...

Oh Mitch what a wonderful way to always remember the good times you've had with Maggie.

Would you be interested in being a Featured Blogger on our blog PetBlogsUnited.com? We'd love for you to tell your story. If you're interested you can e-mail us at PBU at comcast dot net.

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Missy said...

That's so cool!

Ellen said...

This is the most wonderful idea ever. I know you will all enjoy your book forever and ever.

KB said...

Oh Mitch. What wonderful memories. I'm so glad that you're having those books made. I hope that seeing your Maggie's photos makes you smile.

Archie and Melissa said...

oh how magical mitch!
your book is beautiful!
we cannot wait to see the other ones as they arrive!
xoxoox
m & a

Sunshade said...

I love your forever book Mitch..... it is very very nice.

Love nibbles,
Miss Sunshade