So, we did. . .but the book never arrived. I contacted the company. . .a few times. And in the end, it turned out they had lost my order. I was sad, and too annoyed at the time and at it all to re-do it. (It was quite a bit of work!!!) So. . .I left it alone for a bit.
Then, I got an e-mail on Valentine's Day. That would be about 4-5 months after the order was ever placed. That would be 2 months after I had heard that my entire order was lost. the e-mail told me my order was being shipped. What order? I thought. Two glorious weeks later, what arrived in the mail, but the book I had originally ordered!!!
The above picture is the cover. the nice hard cover. Below is one of the inside pages (of my father-in-law and our family), to give you an idea of what we did. We inserted all the memories people had written, and also put in many of the pictures from the slide show that was shown at the funeral.
As a side note. . .the one picture of Frank holding little baby Allyson. . .that is one of the three pictures taken that day--one of the three pictures we have of Frank even holding Ally. It is also one of the two time he was ever able to hold her. To our family, that particular picture is a treasured memory.