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Photo Bombing And Other Things I Loved In October

on October 31 | in Things That Make Me Smile | by | with 7 Comments

Have you ever had a “Back To The Future-esque” personal crisis?

It usually goes something like this: You’re snuggled up in your favorite chair with a freshly brewed cup of tea, watching the squirrels muck it up over a pecan in the front yard, and sorting through old family photos. You’re thinking some leftover pumpkin spice custard might be in order, then GASP!  You glance back down at the pile of photos and realize that you have been erased from every. single. one.

Oh, oops! It’s not the time-space continuum after all, you realize. It’s just that since becoming a mother you’ve been TAKING all the photos. And while you’re sure your kids will someday appreciate snapshots of their chubby baby bottoms from every possible angle, they may just want to see a bit of you too.

So, with an extra nudge from this article, you decide to photo bomb your own life. You start handing your camera to strangers and jumping in front of the lens, fiddle with the timer thingy until you figure it out, and even recruit the hubs.

If your expression looks like pained constipation in the first few shot, don’t panic! Life in the foreground takes some getting used to, but the memories you capture just may make month. That’s what happened to me, at least. Today I’m sharing a few favorites with you along with a few other things that made me smile.

Here Are The Things That Made My October . . .

Recipes I Can’t Wait To Try

Articles That Made Me Go “YES!”

And A Few Other Things . . .

Wondering why this made me smile? Here’s the explanation!

 What made you smile in October?

 

 

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7 Responses to Photo Bombing And Other Things I Loved In October

  1. Eileen says:

    As the youngest in my family, there were actually very few pictures of ME growing up. Parents do get busy and tired! So I became a my family’s photographer when I was in elementary school, and continue to be in charge of photos to this day. I make an effort to hand the camera to other people once in a while, because I still have a childhood craving for pictures of myself, and don’t like to always be missing from the memories.

    • Heather says:

      Goodness, I’d never thought of that! Glad you are making an effort to jump in there once in awhile, and thank you for sharing this insight so other mamas can keep it in mind. <3

  2. Heather, I agree that it’s important to get in the picture… But why is it so hard to do? I know a few bloggers who’s husbands are professional photographers, and I always feel some envy– how wonderful to have someone capturing those moments, AND your good angles!
    Thanks for sharing our fungi foray adventure– that was on my bucket list for a long time, and it was just as wonderful as I’d hoped! Glad to hear you’ll be heading out in the spirngtime!

  3. Hey Heather, thank you for sharing my recipe and article! I love your post! As usual, your kids are so darn adorable!

  4. Ryan Helen says:

    I lost my mom to melanoma when I was 20, and it became quickly obvious to me that my mother’s camera shyness over the years had left a serious hole in my life–I don’t have nearly enough photos of her to look back on, now. I understand her insecurities, because I share them, but now I see it in different light. Having your picture taken isn’t about looking flawless in every shot, it’s about capturing a glimpse of who you are in a single moment and saving it for posterity. It’s a selfless act, not a selfish one. I have promised myself that I will never be camera shy again, because I want my kids to have lots of pictures of me to cherish, even if I live to by 95.

    • Heather says:

      “Having your picture taken isn’t about looking flawless in every shot, it’s about capturing a glimpse of who you are in a single moment and saving it for posterity. It’s a selfless act, not a selfish one.”

      I couldn’t agree more, Ryan. I lost my dad when I was 11 and am so incredibly grateful for the photos he left behind. Sadly, I remember saying things like “do we HAVE to??” when they were being taken. This months article woke me up to how little I was creating for my own children to cherish, and I’m happy to say it has been a turning point. In the last 30 days I have taken more photos with them then the previous year combined! Thank you so much for your comment. Beautifully said.

  5. FGenevieve says:

    Love seeing those kiddos! PLEASE give Katie a hug for me :) She’s such a little gem and got me jones-ing for a little girl one day :)> XOXO

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