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Snap Happy.

by Amber on March 8, 2012

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.



Same Slide. Whole Different Day.

by Amber on September 26, 2011

When you live with a toddler, you learn to take change for granted.

Your toddler suddenly loves broccoli? Don’t get used to it.

You’re constantly warring with your mini-despot every time her diaper (well, Pull-Up) needs changing? Don’t worry. It will pass (I hope).

You can’t get enough of his dinosaur roar? Better record it now, because it’ll be gone tomorrow.

But it’s not until you look at actual pictures that you realize how much your little one has grown. Case in point: the two pictures below. They’re taken on the same slide, in almost the same pose…just a year apart.

Tori on the slide last year.

This was last October. Look at that adorable baby pudge!

Tori on the slide last week.

This is Tori on the same slide last week. Where did my baby go?

The time. It flies. At warp speed. Warp speed, I tell you.



The Tale of the Lost Pigtails.

August 8, 2011

Tweet I knew that leaving my husband in charge for a few days was dangerous. Not because he can’t handle caring for Tori full time—he’s an awesome dad—but because he has issues with her hair. Issues as in a complete inability to wrestle it into the pigtails she’s become famous for. I pulled those pigtails […]

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A New Family Tradition: Playing in the Dirt.

June 15, 2011
Lillies in my garden.

Tweet I’ve always loved being in a garden. In fact, some of my earliest and happiest memories are of puttering next to my mom as she planted things and pulled weeds. So it’s no surprise that having a garden has been a priority for me from the moment I moved into my first apartment. At […]

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Wordful Wednesday: Soul Soothers.

June 8, 2011
the ocean drowns it all out

Tweet On most days, my mind spins wildly. Thoughts chase each other through my skull, pushing, pulling, whining—demanding I pay attention to each and every one of them. There’s very little I can do to shut them up. But there’s one thing that quiets my soul: When lying on the beach, toes buried in the […]

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Making Memories To Blog About.

May 30, 2011
sunrise at the fish camp

Tweet I don’t know if you noticed or not, but I’ve been pretty scarce around here lately. And not because of bloggy burnout. Nope, this time I was off making memories on Alabama’s gulf coast. So instead of blogging, I was… That’s what I was doing while I was not blogging. But now I’m back, […]

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