Since my Cookie is napping next to me…nursing on and off, I’m stuck lying here next her, which is always a great time to think about my life…
Before I start ranting, look at this! How cute is she sleeping?!?! It melts my heart! She looks so peaceful, so perfect…I never knew I could love someone this much.
So back to my post…
It’s already Wednesday and I haven’t written a post (I have a goal of 2 a week which I can’t seem to stick to every week.)
I meant to post my second picture weekly update since we’re still on vacation in beautiful Costa Rica. I haven’t. We got back from the beach Monday evening and yesterday (Tuesday) my in laws were leaving. By the time I did everything I had to do my day was over.
Today I’m meeting a friend I haven’t seen a while. She has a daughter a few months older than Cookie. I’m really excited to see her and I’m sure Cookie will be really happy to play with a kid again (she hasn’t been around kids since we left the US 20 days ago).
So about that picture post… I just need to rant. Haha! Do you remember the good ol’ days when you had one camera with one roll for 24 pictures, maybe 36 if you could afford it. I remember taking pictures of very important things and doing my best to get it right since it was a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Now I take so many freaking pictures I have no idea when I’m going to go through them all. While I love being able to snap a picture of my daughter’s new cute pose I’m a bit overwhelmed by how many I end up taking. On top of that our pictures from this trip are in 3 cameras: my iPhone, our Panasonic outdoorsy camera and Cannon semi professional camera so not only do I have to go through many pictures of the same trip but I have to do it three times. Shoot me! Haha! Ok, enough complaining.
This just makes me realize I need to come up with a plan so our pictures don’t just sit in our computer’s hard drive. I have them organized by year, month, date & event but I still don’t go through them…even. They’re just there. Having a printed album is the way to go, I think. I still look at my childhood pictures because they’re right there, easy to reach, easy to see.
My goal for this year is to sit down and go through the pictures I took since my daughter was born and make a yearly album. I need to make sure that, every month, when I make a picture folder, I save my favorite ones so I can make an album at the end of the year. I don’t want to miss out on looking at our lives and right now the only place I can do this is on Facebook – not ideal. I hope I find the time to do it or else I’ll have way too many pictures and will never do it.
Are you overwhelmed with all the pictures you take? How do you organize them and make sure they are not forgotten in your hard drive?