Sunday, July 24, 2011

Gallery Walls

Today, I thought I would show you one of the MANY gallery walls we have in our home.  This one is a series of pictures we had taken of our daughters several years back.  As most of you know, the older one cheered in high school, the other plays volleyball.  However, in some of the photos they are reversed.  Our photographer thought it would be fun for the girls to switch.  Let's just say, our oldest swam in her 5'8" (at the time) sister's uniform while the youngest could barely squeeze into her 5'4" sister's.  But, they had a great time poking fun at each other's sport and making funny faces.  We also had some taken of the girls in their miscellaneous medical braces (boot for an ankle, crutches, knee brace, sling).  The reason was...both girls sustained severe injuries from their respective sports that year.  The oldest injured her foot while tumbling, no tears, no breaks, but the worst foot despite that fact that her ortho doc had ever seen (to this day it is still not the same)...the youngest threw out her shoulder diving for a ball in their final tournament in April, rehab didn't help, so we faced surgery that July and more rehab, she also had a knee injury that year!  For their Christmas cards that year we used a picture of each in uniform and the one of them together with their "braces"...we chronicled the year for all of our faraway family and friends.  They still laugh about that card til this day!!  The girls had a grand time hamming it up, and these have become some of our favorite shots of them.

I like to use uniform frames, all the same color with the same matting.  I am a VERY simple, symetrical person...I like clean lines!

Here are some of the shots close up...

Come and get it...

Yes, we really did do it this time!

Hey, That's my uniform!

What????????????

Don't even...

oh no you don't...

how did mom and dad know that was coming?????

You wouldn't dare!???
Disclaimer:  Neither child ever once hit the other, bit the other nor spit on the other!  Truly, they had the best time taking these pictures.  I have never seen them laugh so hard.  And, three years later they still laugh about it.

So, when it comes to gallery walls...do like to keep things simple or mix them up?

8 comments:

Judy said...

Lauren, your girls are just beautiful! Love your idea of having the girls switch and pose with their "accessories"...what a great memory these pictures will be later in life.

Judy

Michaela said...

This is the funniest thing!! I love it. What a great gallery wall of fun memories!

Shannon said...

These are so cute! Crutches, braces, and all. What a great idea.

Kara {A Little Bit of Lovely} said...

Lauren, your girls are beautiful!! You must be so proud of them. Their pictures are just too cute - I love the creativity. Your gallery wall is ammmmazing! Can you give me some tips b/c I would really like to put one together but I'm too intimidated. Like you, I love clean and simple lines.

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

Oh, you did such a great job! And those photos are priceless. What big personalities your darling daughters have!

Mandy said...

Love gallery walls! I just started one in my entryway and I am so in love with it! I'm hoping to add more to it since we have quite a bit of empty wall space. I agree with you though - I like the clean lines.

Megan {Honey We're Home} said...

OMG- those pics are priceless!!! I love to see how their personalities show through! Just awesome!

Maillardville Manor said...

I need to start making time to visit people's blogs because i miss awesome stuff like this!! This is AWESOME!!! way to funny! Especially the crutches and braces haha Oh sports!!
Lots of Love
Ashli