Snap Happy.

When I was little, taking pictures was a big deal. You had to have the camera on hand, equipped with batteries and film. Plus, film was expensive. So you didn’t take 500 pics looking for the perfect shot. You took one, maybe two, and hoped you got what you wanted.

And after all that, you still had to remember to get the film developed. Which rarely ever happened.

Now, of course, most of us have pretty sweet cameras right in our pockets. We can pull it out at a moment’s notice, snap a pic (or 50), edit it, and send it out to the world at large. All within minutes.

Take a moment to appreciate how huge that is. Because it is. Huge. Mind boggling, really.

I love having the ability to document my life like that. I love being able to capture my happy moments—big, small or teeny tiny.

 

Little Handprints on our dusty Car

I can snap a pic when the sight of Tori's hand prints makes me smile on an otherwise grey day.

 

The first tree buds

I can celebrate the first tree bud sighting with everyone I know.

 

Tori's prom dress pajamas

I can catch her striking a pose…

 

Tori sleeps in the car

…and catch her at sweetly sleepy moments.

 

My snuggly cats

I can document the feel of my warm fuzzy buddies piled up beside me…

 

Tori feeds Jasmine

…and show the world how gentle a giant a 150-pound newfoundland can be.

 

Some might say I take too many pictures. But I don’t plan to put that magic little phone down any time soon. These are the memories I want to treasure. The itty bitty joys that put a bounce in my step and a smile in my heart—even when The Man’s getting me down.

I wouldn’t trade them for anything.

 

5 Comments on Snap Happy.

  1. Sarah @ This Heavenly Life
    March 8, 2012 at 10:58 pm (4 years ago)

    That is one HUGE DOG!! I love it :) And I love having the ability to take so many photos, too! Every time I snap a pic, my kids clamor to see themselves. And we knew nothing of the sort — we had to wait for the photo albums :)

    (I’m about to go look you up on Instagram, hope you don’t mind!)

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    • Amber
      March 9, 2012 at 9:54 am (4 years ago)

      Oh good! My parents have a thing for big dogs – there’s always a couple cow-sized canines at their house.

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  2. Rebecca
    March 9, 2012 at 10:55 am (4 years ago)

    That last photo….precious

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  3. Jen {at} take2mommy
    March 12, 2012 at 10:19 pm (4 years ago)

    I’ve never thought about that but you’re so right! It was such a huge undertaking back in the day, buying film, developing film, etc. I’m snap happy these days also…ever since I got my iPhone. I take pics ALL the time.

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    • Amber
      March 16, 2012 at 11:20 am (4 years ago)

      Me too. My parents didn’t take many pictures of me, so I kind of go overboard, I think.

      Reply

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