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Plan a Fantastic Family Reunion this Year

Planning a family reunion this year? Life In Tandem Photography and Remembering the Time Personal History have teamed up to make your event an amazing time to remember with your family. We’ll combine the best of photography with oral history and story telling. While you enjoy food, fun and family we’ll interview your relatives sharing their one of a kind memories and capture those priceless photographic moments. Keepsake albums, books and other mementos of your reunion will then be available to save and enjoy your family’s history.

For some great ideas for family activities check out

Want even more ideas? Here’s a massive list from Gathered Again:


Of course, no reunion is complete without delicious food.

How about gathering those well-loved recipes and creating a “Taste of the Smith/Lucero Family” cookbook that you can send out to everyone later? What a fun gift, especially for the younger families starting out.

Summer will be here before you know it–let us help you hit a home run with your family reunion!


The Brilliant Gift of Time

Time, gift, Mom's giftTime. Your mom not only gave you life, she gave you the priceless gift of time, even if she only carried you close to her heart for nine months. May you feel the weight of that and gratitude for the next breath you take. When she was happy, tired, sad, joyful, wrung out, laughing with you, crying with you and just doing life with you, you occupied her thoughts. You are imprinted on every waking minute of her life.



If Mother’s Day is a time of grief for you, we understand that too. May you find peace and joy in blessing others this weekend; it will comfort and soothe your own heart too.


In honor of Mother’s Day this year, give a hug to a mom you know and pour into it everything you have!

Best Mother’s Day Gift Ever

Mothers Day, Memoir, unique gift, siblings, Mothers Day giftMom, Madre, Mommy, Ma’am, Lisa—Whatever you call your mom or the lady in your life you love like a mother, you know that the second Sunday in May is a day to honor her. I double dog dare you to do this in a new way. Here are two unique and amazing gift ideas for you to thrill your mom this Mother’s Day:

Want something Mom can unwrap?




Memoir in a Basket

A beautiful gift basket filled with a fill-in–the-blank life story journal, an elegant pen, a list of memory prompts and questions, a consult with me (in person if she’s in Las Cruces or El Paso, by phone if she’s not) assorted coffee and tea and of course chocolate.

Gift certificates are available as well in any denomination for you to help make your mom’s story a reality. Pitch in with your siblings and give Mom the inspiration to share her story.

Memoir in a Basket–$60

Free delivery in Las Cruces

$10 shipping if mailing

Order via email at or by phone at 575-323-1048


Want to give Mom some one-on-one time?

 The Gift of Time

Most moms I’ve visited with want time with their kids, a hug, to know they are loved and cherished. So here’s a top notch idea. Give her the gift of time spent listening to her story, interview her about some of her memories. Write them up in a beautiful little book, put in a few photos of her through the years, including some when she’s a gorgeous teenager and some when she’s a gorgeous retiree.


You know what I mean. Our moms are beautiful to us all through the years. It isn’t about the mileage on the face.


Put in some photos of life before you, even though you secretly know you are the center of her world. Get to know her better, what were her dreams and hopes, what are they now? Tuck away some of those ideas for future dates with your mom. Pick at least one or two a year and make them happen.


May you have a lovely Mother’s Day


(Fellow mom and daughter)