Friday, September 12, 2008

Making Memories...

Making memories is easy...it's the recording, scrap-booking, and picture album part of them that takes so stinkin long! In an attempt to keep up with the wonderful moments in our life, I'm going to try this new thing. I take SO many pictures and the thought of printing them, organizing them, getting them into albums, and spending money on all of that...is well, overwhelming sometimes. It's not that I don't like doing all those things. Actually, if I had all the time in the world and money to spend I actually love to scrap-book and put albums in order. But, my time is pretty valuable to me and I have a lot of other things going on that I don't want to miss...so I'm trying this new thing!
As I posted below...Jaxon & I have been having fun with the movie maker on our computer. We've played around a bit and are sort of figuring things out. My new goal is to put together a short video of the kids 3-4 times a year. Summer season, Fall & Winter, and Spring time. This way I can capture a handful of pictures and moments and put it into an easy to watch video/slide show. I don't have to spend money on albums, don't have to store all my albums, spend money on over printing, and this is something Jaxon and I do together. It was fun to pick pictures out as he sat on my lap or right next to me on his stool. Since this was "our" project I even let him choose some music. I, of course, had a great Keith Urban tune picked out to go along with this video with a great verse that sang something about "these days"...it was great... BUT, this is OUR project so when I ran that idea by Jaxon and then offered him the chance to bring his ideas... he brought me his Larry & Bob CD, Wee Songs CD, and Piano Lullabye CD. Hmmm. Not exactly what I was thinking to really catch my emotions as I watched...but Larry & Bob it is! I apologize for the high pitched tunes with this video, but it forever will leave the imprint that Jaxon had a say in this first completed video! For those of you confused by who Larry & Bob are... they are a tomatoe and a cucumber who find themselves in the hearts and heads of many of our little ones. Incredibly annoying at times, but great role models for our little sprouts! Ha! So...here's to making memories and remembering them! Enjoy!!
(side note: when watching the video it is over at 4:29 min/sec... the music played twice and that is why it says it is 10 minutes long. it's really not. it's over at the 4:29 mark!- a learning step as we go here... :)


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5 comments:

Kristyn said...

what a cute family :) great idea to do slideshows instead of albums, i feel the same way!

Austin & Megan Lorenzen said...

Awesome slide show, Jess! It's a very cute way to gather timeless memories.

P.S. The VeggieTales toons work just fine. ;o)

Becky Bartlett said...

Jess- this is a GREAT idea! I may have to ditch the scrapbook I started in January and haven't touched since!! :)

Anonymous said...

Jess I love this! The music is just perfect too! Great idea!!

Jenny

Kris Hoskinson said...

jess, i think the music definitely makes the slideshow. :) hee hee