Dec 30, 2016

Most of you already know I am a little obsessed with our yearly family photo albums and videos. They are one of my most favorite things to put together, and I post the videos in here so they can be easily found (mostly by our girls!). Sophia loves to pull up the old ones and watch them over and over (all of them can be found HERE once you scroll down).

That said, I do these for my family, and I don’t really expect everyone to sit and watch this. I post enough pictures all year, that you could very well be sick of seeing these faces already! Ha.
But, whether you watch it or not, I hope that this can inspire you all to do the same. Take the pictures. Print them! Put them in albums for your kids. Do SOMETHING with them. Don’t let them live on social media. I know I say this a lot, but it is so important to me to be able to give our kids a way to go back and relive the memories, and these videos and the albums are my gift to my family.

It is so crazy to watch a year’s worth of photos. ONE year. We made all these memories in just one year. It flew by, as the years seem to do. I am glad we have these to go back and watch, because you don’t realize just how fleeting a moment is until it is gone.

The big ones for us this year:

Jack was born, much earlier than expected! The day the girls got to see him for the first time was definitely one of the high points of the year.

Paul graduated from UC Davis!

We vacationed to Colorado and Utah. Our family reunion in Utah was a vacation we will never forget.

The Cubs won the World Series! Make sure to watch the video to the end to see that one. A moment we waited for as long as I can remember!

Happy New Year, and may 2017 be filled with joy & laughter.

xoxo

Amy

*disclaimer. A lot of these are iPhone pics, like every year.

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