Why my Camera Forces Me to Have Fun

There’s something about the desire to get a great picture, to capture a moment in time and celebrate the little moments in time.

Who knows when it happened but I am game for almost any previously difficult (annoying, messy, uncomfortable) crazy fun the boys dream up lately. Why? Great pictures.

“Hey, Mom, the Fire department is going to fill a field up with foam and spray water hoses before the 4th of July fireworks. Can we go?”


How Alli spent July 4thTwo years ago I would’ve faked a bad case of the allergies or tried to lure them to a nice (clean, air conditioned) movie. Not now. Now I know that movie trips will blend into the blur of childhood but a field filled with bubbles from a fire truck? That is forever.

fourth of July Summer fun

We came, we saw, we conquered.

We got dirty, we had no dry clothes or towels, we went home laughing.


That desire to capture their fun has taught me to drop whatever stresses of the day and revel in their happiness and have a blast myself.


These pictures were taken on my trusty iPhone. I edited while the boys consumed their body weight in watermelon.

Quick, easy memories that I’m sure the boys will love to show their kids one day.

We just won’t mention what my car looked like driving home.  Some things are better left not photographed.  🙂


I will definitely make postcards from these, add them to our digital frames at home and post them for the grandparents to see.

That last part keeps me in good standing with our extended family.

That is what you call a win for us all.

playing in foam on fourth of july



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