It's grey and raining and cold here so I thought it would be a perfect time to stare at these photos from a few weeks ago.
I spent the past few weeks working on a project (that I will likely share about later) that had me digging through folders and folders and folders of old photos, mostly since the kids were born. It was such a bittersweet trip down memory lane. I can't tell you the number of times my eyes welled up with tears (okay, or the tears that I cried) or the laughs I had. I realized many things in those hours. One of them being that I've taken a lot of really crappy photos. I've also taken a lot of really awesome photos too. And it pains me that many of those are still sitting in folders, out of sight, never seen by any other eyes but mine (or maybe my husband). I used to scrapbook so lots of those photos were printed back when the kids were just little but since then they just sit there. It pains me. The reason I do 365 is to capture our everyday moments and record those memories yet they sit on a hard drive. This project renewed my desire to get those photos printed. So while that isn't going to happen today I thought a start would be at least sharing these photos from a few weeks ago. It's rare for me to just sit and snap away these days. I tend to take a photo or two for 365 and then put the camera away but this day I just kept on shooting and I got so many photos I love. One (maybe two) will make it into my 365 but the rest will likely sit on a hard drive somewhere and wither. That makes me kinda sad. This whole photography thing, this snapping of photos that I've done for so many years still has me asking so many questions. But looking back at all those photos of our kids, seeing how much they've changed, remembering the things they used to do is a pretty solid yes, it's worth it. So for now, I keep snapping away.