Capture Those Special Moments

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Over the weekend I cleared out a large cabinet we have in our lounge, I pulled out all the wrapping paper we have in stock, I pulled out all of our photo albums.


LP in 2011, 2 years old.


As I sat there, surrounded by photo albums, art supplies, and wrapping paper, I couldn't help looking through those photo albums. We never get them out anymore and look through those special moments that we captured so long ago. 

These days it is so easy to snap a quick photo, I do it so much that LP has started asking me to take photos of him 'doing his work' when he's colouring in. I have hundreds (literally) of photos on my phone and I flip through them occasionally, smiling at the blurry ones.


LP being a monster by throwing cards around!
We have at least twenty photo albums, mostly filled with photos of BP when he was a baby and him growing up. One photo I truly love is one of BP on holiday, it was our first trip to Tenerife and the Hubby and I had popped into the bedroom to put something away. BP wasn't walking yet, or so we thought. 

As me and the Hubby were putting things away BP came to the bedroom door and got our attention. We spun around to see him standing by the door with his arms in the air as if to say "SEE, I can do it too!" The Hubby snapped a quick photo and BP's first steps were captured. Magic.

We were lucky that we had the camera handy at that moment, we never did capture LP's first steps on camera and that makes me a little sad.



Still looking through our photo albums I came across two albums filled with photos from our wedding. I'd bought disposable cameras and put them on the tables for everyone to snap photos on the day. I loved the idea of allowing people we loved to capture those special moments for us. As I sat and looked through the photos, spying the children who are now in their late teens or early twenties, I couldn't help but smile. It was a wonderful day and I can see that everyone had a lovely day, that made me happy. 

The time a fox ventured into our garden - I HAD to snap that!


Another reason I loved these photos so much was that they captured people who have left us. The Hubby's uncle, who passed away a while back, was at our wedding and we have a few photos of him looking healthy and happy.

It's those photos that end up meaning the most. 

The photos of someone who has left us take us back to a moment when they were still here, smiling. They allow us to see a person we may not have seen for a long time. 

Whether it's a sneaky pic while they're laughing at a joke, a posed photograph at a wedding, or a selfie, be sure to capture those special moments.

The Hubby pulled the kids up that hill all morning so they could have fun in the snow.


A photo can brighten your darkest day, triggering memories of happier times.

A photo is a snapshot of  your history, something to be treasured.

Take as many as you can!




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22 comments:

  1. The top picture is just so funny!

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  2. I love the first two pictures so funny great post #fartglitter

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    1. Hehe, thanks! He's my little entertainer!

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  3. Gorgeous photos and very happy memories for you Morgan. I love your quote too. #fartglitter

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    1. Thanks Catie, I treasure every single one of them!

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  4. Aw this is nice. We don't print photos often enough. Like my aunt says, it wont be quite as nice huddling around Facebook in 30 years to show our grand kids photos.
    Thanks so much for linking up to #fartglitter x

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    1. Thanks! Your aunt is right, I cannot imagine doing that at all, although for me I don't share many photos on facebook so it'd be my phone I guess! :)

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  5. lovely pictures. I adore looking back on photos, especially with the kids as I get to share my memories with them :) I should print out the ones on my phone right now! xx

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    1. Thanks! I think it's great to share the photos with the kids. My two love looking back at the ones when they're younger. :)

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  6. I love these photos. Before 'the internet,' I used to say that my photos would be the one thing I'd save from a burning house / take on a desert island. These days it's all digital and I find it harder to look through them all as there are SO many more!

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    1. Thanks! I have hundreds of photos on my phone and getting more all the time! You're right thought, my photo albums would be one of the things I'd want to save too!

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  7. Lovely post. I like looking at photos, it reminds me of beautiful places and amazing moments. I couldn't agree more with "take as many as you can."

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  8. Hi Morgan, I don't have too many photos of the children when they were young as digital cameras weren't around (or I was unaware of there existence), but the ones I do have are special. Now of course it's a whole different story, it doesn't cost anything to snap away until we get the shot we want, so there is no excuse for not having those treasured memories for years to come.

    I love your snowy picture, it looks so clean and crisp (and Christmas like).

    xx

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    1. Thanks Debbie! Yes I think you're right about the camera issues back in the day. There aren't many of me as a child because of this. I'm so pleased that we have so many of the boys, our memories have been captured and (hopefully) will last a lifetime. I'll be able to share them with my grandchildren when the time comes! :)

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  9. It's such a wonderful feeling coming across an old photo album and re-living all of those memories. I still try to print out lots and put them in albums because it's a bit more special to be able to hold them and flip through them. This made me feel all warm and fuzzy... going to look at some photos now! #abitofeverything

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    1. We go through ours every so often and fill our walls with printed photos. We'll soon need more walls! Hope you enjoy looking through your photos. xx

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  10. So true about photographs. I love the hard copy photos. I don't know but digital seems different. I like actually holding the photos and looking at them and reliving memories and of loved ones who are no longer with us. It's hard to capture "first" moments with kids though - but when we do, it's priceless. We have one of #1 screaming in the pool for his first swimming lesson and him screaming in his first Santa photo. LOL Hope to see you again at #abitofeverything

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    1. It is so hard to get those first moments isn't it? I'm just glad it's so easy to snap away these days. Also being a blogger has encouraged my youngest to ask me to take his photo. He loves to pose for me!

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