Friday, May 9, 2008

Current project

One of the gifts we're bringing T's foster family is a book that tells a bit about us. We hope they'll be happy to know a little about what it's like where we live. We are including pictures of Thanu's future elementary school, the little neighborhood park we'll play at, and pictures of his grandparents and aunts and uncles.

We also included some basic information about Wisconsin with pictures of farms, forests, cities, and a little about the weather here. We added a picture of our yard after snowstorm. They might get a kick out of that.

It's been a pretty big task to put it all together, but last week I finally got it translated. I'm currently copying and pasting the Thai text into all the pages. We're using Blurb software to make the book - the software is free to download to your computer. You upload the finished product to their website and pay for a hard or soft-bound book, the size of your choice. It's easy to use and I've made one in the past that turned out looking great. We hope they like it. We wanted to think of something personal to give them, and with the hot weather, knitting them a blanket was out.

-Robin

2 comments:

Glen and Andrea said...

What a fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing the info on the Blurb site too - I'll check it out when I have time =) It can't be long until you leave now?

Jay and Chandra Regan said...

You are so creative and good with technology! By-the-way, still can't view any of your photos. I think perhaps blogspot has changed something to where no one with a mac can view any photos. Real bummer!! So, we're switching back to vox in case the problem doesn't get solved. You can visit us at eternityminded.vox.com