Thursday, June 30, 2011

A Look Back

It's hard to believe that ten years ago I didn't have a cell phone, much less one that could take pictures and video whenever I please. Yesterday, however, technology snuck up on me and my phone was running out of storage space and I had to lighten the load. Needless to say, the hundreds of photos and videos were slowing things down. I downloaded (or uploaded? who knows) them all to my computer and now I'm ready to start all over! It makes me smile to look at the past couple of years as seen through the lens of my phone and know that these totally un-posed, unplanned, and often unclear pictures tell the story of my very ordinary everyday life.

Just a few highlights from the past six months:
 Anderson "helping" me to unpack the groceries
 First trip to 31 Flavors
 Washing daddy's car
 The "treat" Anderson insisted on having at the grocery
 Feeding the animals at the elementary school farm
 Unexpected hospital bed rest while Gabe was away in Austin
Baby Beck's early arrival
 First day home with my two boys. (Looking rather terrible, I might add!)
Love those little hands
Trips to Rite Aid always require a sit on the cows at The Beef Palace
Let's not forget how the nanny dresses Anderson
Anderson gets his own "coffee" when we go through the Starbucks drive-thru (A very regular occurrence since Baby Beck)
Anderson "making dirt" out of his crackers
 Baby Beck sleeping with mama in the mornings
 First smile
 Anderson's current obsession (which may or may not ever get hung from the ceiling in his bedroom as intended)
 Plop plop fountain at the Spectrum for Father's Day
 A very rare date night (it was our anniversary, after all)
 Trips to Rite Aid that ended at the Beef Palace
Baby Beck in a sun hat (too cute, really)
I bought this fabric at Ikea to make some pillows for Anderson's room and he carried it around the house for 3 days (I have yet to make the pillows)

Who cares that the quality is lackluster, at best. These snapshots of the everyday help this "mom brain" to remember even the smallest moments.

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