After weeks working off and on I am nearly done with a Shutterfly book chronicling Penelope’s first two years. We have been blessed to receive nearly two hundred photos of her, starting at roughly two months of age and going up to what we believe is the day before she was in our arms. Some were taken by staff at Shepherd’s Field, some by visitors, and some with the disposable camera’s we sent prior to our arrival. The photos taken at Shepherd’s Field were shot with a Canon EOS. Embedded in the image file are the dates and times the photos were taken. This is why I love technology.
After much debating and hand wringing Jenn and I shipped a care package to China. We were not convinced it would make it to Penelope and thought the shipping would cost around $50. We decided it was better to spend the money with the potential to lose it than not send the package and never know if she would receive the items. Included in the package were two Kodak disposable cameras. We’ve read that if the orphanages take pictures they are usually all taken at one time. And that’s if they are taken at all.
Penelope’s orphanage, the Philip Hayden Foundation, posted their latest newsletter.
I have included a link to the May 2012 edition.