Pictures That Should Be Framed & Hanging, But Aren’t

I have SO many pictures that should be framed and hanging in my house that are not. Some are happy ones, some are fun ones….all of them are memories that are extremely important to me.

In no particular order, here are my Top 5 pictures that should be framed, but are not:

Number 1
Four Generations
Me (holding Ms. L), my sister H (holding Ms.M), my Nana, my Mom, and my Sister A (holding her daughter), and my three nieces (N, A, and H).
This picture was taken at Christmas 2009. My Nana passed away in March 2010. I am so glad that we took this picture and that my girls will have it to treasure.
Number 2
My Mom pretending like she’s stripping in front of The Hustler Club in New Orleans, 2005.
Because it’s just funny and my mom would NEVER do anything like this in her day-to-day life!
Number 3
Tater’s first birthday, 2008. He enjoyed the cake.
Number 4
Our honeymoon in Belize, 2002…on an island the size of 2 football fields! To find out how we ended up there, check out this post.
Number 5
We had a White Trash party back in 2006. This is my family…top row is my brother, me, my sister; bottom row is my sister, mom, dad, and brother.
I’m going to write a post (soon) about this party…and about the t-shirt my dad is wearing!
Honorable Mentions – Lookin’ Large and In Charge
The first picture is my sister A and me at our baby shower, looking big as houses. She is 8 months pregnant, I’m 6-1/2 months pregnant with the twins. The second picture is my mom’s best friend’s daughter, my sister H, our friend W, me, and my sister A. All of us are pregnant!
Honorable Mentions – Friends
Taken last weekend, some “me” time with some old friends (as in I’ve known them a long time, not that we are old!). The first one is of me and my best friend C…the second picture is of me and friends from high school (and we still look pretty damn good!)
Honorable Mention – The Wedding Photo
And of course, this one…that you’ve all seen 100 times before. I really, REALLY need to hang it!
I know that there are many, many more, but these are my favorites!
And so it goes…
Mama's Losin' It

I wrote this post for Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop in response to Prompt #4: Photographs can turn a house into a home. Share a photograph that is not on your wall, but should be…if you weren’t so lazy about actually putting it there.


  1. If you don't hang that last one I'm gonna have to buy you a frame and come over there myself and do it. I can see the other ones in a fun display in the family room or down the stairs. Good luck.
  2. Allyson & Jere says:
    I really, really, REALLY love that wedding photo of you too! It's just 100 shades of fabulous!

    I also really like the one of you and your friends, because I so enjoy hanging with the old highschool friends too. You look fab, and young and fresh.

    White trash party looks hilarious. Can't wait to hear about it.

    And lastly, how do I find out about this mamakats lady and her writing prompts. I need to get involved here.
  3. Maureen says:
    Beautiful pictures and the memories are even more beautiful. Love the picture of your mom LOL. The wedding picture is heartwarming!
  4. Pumpkin and Piglet says:
    Gorgeous pictures! As always I love your wedding photo. Hang it!! I also have a whole load that I need to get round to framing and hanging, it's one of those 'tomorrow' jobs!
  5. Nina @ Momma Go Round says:
    Ok, that shot of Tater is so stinkin hilarious! He looks so happy and like he's totally done something he's not supposed it, but it rather proud of it. LOVE LOVE LOVE that one!

    You're pics with your friends are so cute! It's always the best to get together with old friends. I don't remember the last time my friends and I got a picture together...we are always getting the kids.
  6. Love the pictures!! I definitely think the 'white-trash' picture is worth framing and hanging asap! Hahaha, what a great and fun idea for a party!!
  7. NanaDiana says:
    What wonderful photos-and what wonderful memories they all evoke~ I'd say they deserve framing...maybe even just some as table top "art"...although remembering the days when my own kids were little-maybe NOT table top~lol

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful family & friends with us- Your Mom looks GREAT in a bikini (LOL)!

    If you get a chance today pop over to my blog and read about how my youngest kid SOUNDED like white trash at the dinner table~ Diana
  8. Oh my gosh - those are so great! I have to admit... I am so bad at printing and hanging photos myself. I have 3 hard drives of pics but uh, never get around to printing/framing/hanging. I blame it on being indecisive. (And you'll hear me say that I'm such a great photog that I take too many good ones for the size of house we're in... SNORT! HAHAHAHA!) Literally, this is how bad I am. We've been married over 5 years and I still haven't even ordered our wedding prints. My twins are 14 months old, nearly, and I don't have a SINGLE picture of them printed and hung. Doh. It's so bad that I have an adorable picture frame that someone gave me for them displayed in their room... with the generic b&w picture that came IN the frame still in it.

    And side note: I hate. HATE - how great you looked pregnant with twins. I was a very unglam blimp. :o) Hope you're feeling better - you're in my thoughts!
  9. blueviolet says:
    If nothing else, you HAVE to get that wedding photo up!
  10. Courtney says:
    Looks like you've got pics of awesome memories! The wedding photo is still priceless. Beautiful!
  11. Kristin @ Peace, Love and Muesli says:
    Some great shots. Get hanging!!
  12. Ms. Understood says:
    None of our engagement pics or wedding pics are framed or hung. Since we painted the master bedroom, we haven't put back up any pics. This post shows me how much personality our house lacks right now, LOL. Great pics. Wow . . . . five folks pregnant at once! It must be contagious.
  13. Aging Mommy says:
    Natalie I cannot believe that last photo is not on your wall already! That just has to go up there. I love the photo of the four generations of girls in the family too, with your Nana.
  14. Funky Mama Bird says:
    You are extremely photogenic. Seriously; do you ever take a bad picture? That one of your mom is awesome!
  15. I too have a ton of pictures on my hard drive, in photo boxes, still in their Snapfish wrappings! I don't know if I'm too lazy to do ti, or just really picky about which ones to hang!
  16. i LOVE photos, those are some great ones! i just hung some up recently that i've been wanting to and am so glad i did. you should do it! :) is that brendy next to you? we did cheer together one year!
  17. singlemama_cc says:
    I LOVE #5

    and omfuckinstunning wedding pic...Hang that up woman :)
  18. Natalie, these are fabulous!

    Still can't get over that wedding pic. Hang it!!! NOW!!!! If that were mine, it would be on the front door!
  19. Paul and Kerry says:
    I love the white trash party and your dad! The pregnant pics are so fun too. that is alot of hormones for one room. lol!

    I'm in the same boat, tons of pics worthy of wall space and yet...still saved in digital form.
  20. Have you been going through my receipts. We just totally bought a ton of frames and even though babe won't be able to go to college now our place is going to look fantastic.
  21. TornadoTwos says:
    Why is your wedding photo an honorable mention?!?!!? It should be the #1 photo that needs to be hung! What a gorgeous photo. Your family looks like a lot of fun, the one of your mom outside the Hustler Club is a riot.
  22. Bethany @ Organic Enchilada says:
    Those are great! I'm in love with the Hustler one!
  23. MommaKiss says:
    ok - love them all, but the wedding photo - just get it up there will ya?!
    not to mention that cake covered child is too cute for words.
  24. LOL! A white trash party. That is so funny. These pictures are great and what great memories are attached to them! I could literally cover every square inch of wall in my house with pictures that I love.
  25. Well I need to get Alex a green cake now.
  26. I think the White Trash party is my favorite! Reminds me of home. :)
  27. Wonderful photos! I love that you have such a close family...I have 2 sisters and a brother as well.
  28. YAY for girl time with old friends. I first laughed at the one of your mom, but then I think the whole idea of a white trash party was even more awesome.
  29. Sharlene T. says:
    Okay, okay, okay... I hate to be the one to do this (because I'm REALLY old) but why don't you high-tech ladies simply buy one of those revolving electric photo thingy's (I have one.Just can't think of the name.) that you can put a mini-disk in and put it in a prominent place! Then all your photos would rotate and you wouldn't feel guilty. They have some with some very nice frames and you could put a vase of flowers next to it. AND you wouldn't have any holes in the walls!... But, that wedding photo HAS to be displayed... end of discussion... do it, now! and, of course, have a very nice day filled with happy memories and some chocolate... come visit when you can...

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  30. Lori @ In Pursuit of Martha Points says:
    I think the one of mom in front of the Hustler's Club should be enlarged to 24X36 and hung over the fireplace.

    Because that one's just outstanding!
  31. I think that we all have photos like this that are begging to be hung. I know that I do.

    The one of your mom is just too funny and that wedding photo, beautiful.
  32. Love these!! That cake photo - his smile! - just amazing!

    We have NO photos hanging of our third child. Who's 16 months. I think he's starting to notice.
  33. Mrs.Mayhem says:
    The white trash family photo is hilarious. And that is the most gorgeous wedding photo I've ever seen. Hang it up!
  34. Asashia says:
    I found you through Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop! I look forward to reading more and by the way, hang up that wedding picture and I'll go hang up mine!
  35. If i looked that good on my wedding day I would hang it up all over the joint.
  36. The Mommyologist says:
    I am awful about hanging pictures...I literally have like 2 on my walls in the whole house!
  37. I think you're so cool because your parents are. I've been invited to a white trash bash in September and now I have some ideas.
  38. I'm with Alicia, I may have to mail you a frame for that wedding shot! I loved it the first time I saw it on your blog.....hang it up!!

    Your mom posing with the Hustler mags is hysterical, because I know MY mom wouldn't do something like that and I would be happy to catch it on film!

    Your Nana is adorable in that pic...glad you have it. And girlfriend time?? The best!
  39. Karen Mortensen says:
    I love all of those pictures. Get them up. However, not too sure about the White Trash party one. LOL That one is great. What a fun party that would be.
  40., love, love, love the wedding picture. How romantic!! THAT is the kind of picture you want from your wedding. WOW!!! And my 2nd favorite is the white trash party...LMAO!!!
  41. WAIT A MINUTE?! You don't have that wedding photo blown up and hung prominently in your home somewhere?! The rest are darling and hang-worthy, but that one... it's BEAUTIFUL and brings you so much joy. Get on it, sister!!
  42. Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud says:
    Those are all great photos! The photo of all of you with your Nana is really precious. And the photo of all the preggos? Too cute! And you've heard it all before, but that wedding photo is unbelievably perfect. What a beautiful moment. That's a photo your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren will hold onto. Forever.
    Thanks for stopping by my place. I loved looking at your frame-worthy photos. :)

    Kristi, Live and Love...Out Loud
  43. Brandie says:
    These are so good! I just love photos and prefer the "real" ones to the "professional" ones anyday, they just seem to capture personality and everything better...anyway wanted to let you know I gave you an award on my blog so be sure to check it out!
  44. The Mommy says:
    Ah! the wedding photo. Puts a smile on my face every time I see that one! I think the first one is way too cool!
  45. moveovermarypoppins says:
    The one of Tater is my FAVE.

    So flippin' cute!
  46. Heather says:
    What great photos and memories! I especially love the 4 generations photo. My Gramma is still with us so we have a few 4 generation photos, but Alzheimer's is eating her alive so she doesn't remember who I am or my children so the pictures we have with her are even more special.
  47. Michelle says:
    The one of your mother in front of The Hustler Club is priceless!

    I'm visiting from the Tea Party.

  48. Great pics Natalie! Everyone's right, the wedding picture should already be hanging!
  49. LOVELY photos, Nat! And in the first one, Ms. L looks like she's doing the Budweiser: WAZZZZUUPPPPPP! Especially love the wedding pic. Makes me want to go back and look at my wedding album w/ my wife.
  50. I say this all the time too. I don't know if it's the curse of digital cameras and not having pictures or what. I love that last one...definitely needs to be hung!


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