Sunday, June 9, 2013

Making Memories Last

Last week, my Facebook feed was flooded with end-of-the-school pictures.  There were many status updates (especially from moms) expressing shock at how fast their kids were growing.  Yesterday, they were starting kindergarten and now they are graduating from high school. Here's our own quick trip down school memory lane...

Kindergarten in Dallas, Texas
1st Grade in Puebla, Mexico
2nd Grade in Oaxaca, Mexico
A few days later, we sat down and started watching home videos from a couple years ago.  Wow!  Those kids really do change so quickly.  I was amazed at how much I'd forgotten.  The way Elyse sounded before she could really talk, the way Kieran sang at the top of his lungs making up most of the words to "Joy to the World".  Things we think we'll never forget, but we do.  

I recently read a photography blog post about the importance of capturing the everyday activities and not just the special events.  There are so many everyday things that I want to remember.  Now that we are living in Mexico, our everyday lives and events have changed in many ways.  My goal is to start documenting some of those "normal life" kind of things that we do as a family.  I thought about calling this series "Mundane Mondays" but I thought that "mundane" sounded kind of negative.  Nothing is ever "mundane" in this household!  So, starting tomorrow, I'm going to try to do a better job of making the memories of some of our "regular" activities last a little longer!  Stay tuned for our "Not-So-Mundane" Mondays.

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