I have the worst memory. I don't remember much of my life, actually. I remember big moments, like getting married, graduations, some key horribly unpleasant social encounters that shaped my childhood and adolescence... But I don't have great memory of the things that I did every day- games I used to play as a child, toys, places I went. Even in high school and college my memories are vague and blurry for the most part. There is a part of me that really hates this. I had a conversation with a friend of mine whose grandfather had perfect memory and that seemed equally unpleasant, perhaps moreso. But I do really wish that I remembered better the life that I've had.
As a result, it has been really important for me to document my girls' childhood as much as possible. There are many times where I have been too busy and insane to take photos for weeks at a time and I always regret it. One thing I'm hoping to do with this blog is to keep a record for myself so I can try to bring up the memories of our daily activites. I live in hope that my brain keeps those memories, I just don't access them that frequently. I hope these images will work as triggers to bring them to the surface.
For the holidays my sweetie helped me get a new camera that will hopefully inspire me to take even more photos. I have a lot to learn, this is my first ever non-point & shoot camera, but the experimentation has been so much fun and I've had it for less than 24 hours! Here are two of my favorites from this morning. How did I end up with such beautiful children?