Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Camera Woes

For anyone who didn't see this post, P's diaper bag was taken from the trunk of our car in May and our camera was inside it. Well, shortly after this incident, Jake's brother Andy offered us an extra camera he had. It is an older Canon, but I thought it took nicer pictures than my newer camera did. Unfortunately, my computer won't recognize his camera so I am unable to load pictures from the camera to the computer. After learning this, Jake's mom decided to get herself a new one and gave us her old one. It is basically the same as our old one, but a step above I think. I spent a lot of time trying to learn how to use it and took quite a few pictures in the process. I think I wore it out! The day I first made the Peanut Butter Banana Muffins, the camera decided to start taking pictures that look like this:

I think God was sending me a message to stop trying to capture every moment on film and instead actually live in the moment; to spend more time worshiping Him and loving and enjoying my family. So for the past month or so I've been taking that lesson to heart and remembering that life is not about capturing every moment and blogging about it!

There's one catch. The video camera function on the camera still works. Weird, huh? So, you'll probably be seeing more videos on the blog to make up for the lack of pictures. I guess God is allowing me to slowly wean off my blogging addiction this way. :)
"Nothing is as wonderful as knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. I have given up everything else and count it all as garbage. All I want is Christ and to know that I belong to him." Philippians 3:8-9


MOMMY-MOMO said...

ahhh bummer. if not for blogging i like to capture as many moments as possible to document and remember this lil guy. he's growing way to fast and I dont want to forget a second. Hope you guys can get a new one real soon!

Eartaste said...

Some things aren't notes from God. For personal reasons, I think God likes your blog because grandma and grandpa can keep up with all the news and views we'd otherwise miss out on. So, try not to blame God when a warranty expires. He wants the blog to stay!

Mamatoosi said...

Dad, I wasn't trying to blame God! It just made me realize how attached I was to it when I didn't have it and how much better it's been since I haven't really had a camera to use. It's given me more time to actually spend with my family (and time with God) than worrying about taking pictures every minute.

tanya said...

Yes, maybe...Adam - hubby, normally picks up the camera at every moment. Sometimes I want to say 'give it a rest' but I let him carry on. I do it too. Capturing the moment is important because once it's gone it's gone but living it and feeling it is special too.

Helene said...

There is no such thing as too many pictures or too many blog posts about your kids. Someday you'll look back on this blog and you'll be so happy you captured all those memories on "film" and that you wrote about them!

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