I have been caring this idea in my head for a while now. A family tree. Years ago,long before I even got married, my brother gave me a family from our family, it dates back to the 1700. I like sharing stories from my Grandparents with my kids. I only have a few pictures from them. On my husbands side it is even less. He has a big family and a lot of times he doesn’t even know who belongs to who.
I think it is important to know where you are coming from to go somewhere. So over a few months this idea about a tree has been emerging.
Our hallway is in dire need of a paint job. And this wall has only been used in the summer times for a big summer schedule or a picture that my kids drew her and there. All this wall space.
So I was thinking, let us draw a big tree on this wall, have my two kids be on the trunk, with their pictures and then we will spread out from there and see how far we can go back, and how many pictures or stories we can dig up.
Something similar to this, just with photographs in frames.
And if we can’t find a picture we will frame the name birth date and their story.
So today I dug through our paint cans to see if we have enough primer to get this wall white and then get started on the tree.
Stuff like this is exciting for me, first of all it is a project we are all doing together, we are learning something about where our roots are and how they lived in those different times and continents.
I am hoping to share the progress with you here. I found some masking tape too, so I am pretty sure we could be starting within the next few days.
To get a few more ideas I went family tree and family hunting on Zibbet
We do have a book where I started to write down the family history. But it’s always tucked away. I am hoping this project will spark a lot of fun and interesting conversations. I am counting on our extended family that they will be able to dig up some photos and some old stories.
How do you keep your family history alive?