Cute Kiddos

Amy informed me tonight that she’s been taking loads of video of the kids over the last few weeks and I haven’t used any of it for our videos. Since the purpose of our YouTube channel now is to be kind of like a video journal of sorts, todays video is all about the kids.

In todays video you will see Cute Kiddos:

  • Playing
  • Riding bikes
  • Aiden trying a new motorized wheelchair
  • Preschool Graduation & lots of cute singing

Enjoy!

Preserving Memories

Once upon a time, this blog was my outlet at the end of every day to destress and talk about how my little dudes were surviving in the NICU. Fast forward 4 1/2 years and you’ll find this place empty, full of cobwebs and not a post to be found. Except for the automated YouTube posts that occasionally show up thanks to IFTTT.

After blogging for a while, we tried our hand for a few years at vlogging. It was fun, and we’ve been able to make several new friends through that process. The wear and tear of filming yourself every day and editing and publishing a video every day started to come down like a strong storm. After months of posting daily videos, the thought of spending more time in front of computer instead of with my family caused daily dread. We went from preserving memories, to trying to become the next channel to try and hit instant internet success. I tip my hat to those who vlog daily and are able to make it a full time job. I’ve learned it just isn’t for me.

What have I learned? That spending time with my family is so precious to me. I’d rather post a photo here and there, and the occasional fun video on our channel, then try and entertain a group of strangers on the internet. I’ve learned that leaving my office at the end of the day and playing with my kids before I head to the gym is so much better than spending 2-3 hours with my head buried in Final Cut Pro.

So…what now?

Well, I’ve been thinking about preserving memories. Looking back at all the vlogs we did, it’s been a lot of fun to see what we did in the past, to see the kids grow. I found myself spending well over an hour browsing my personal Instagram feed of over 2000 photos and having a blast. I’ve been thinking for awhile about how I can continue to preserve the memories of my family. I’ve decided to resurrect this blog/website as well as tweak my YouTube channel in a way that I can document and preserve our memories while not killing myself at the same time.

I’m sure we’ve all heard at some point in time that you should keep a journal so that those that come after you can know about you. Just so happens, my journal is going to be a digital one.

I haven’t finalized the plans on everything yet, this is just the starting point, but what I have in mind is one video a week on our channel that is a summary of our week. iPhone videos, Instagrams, Stories, text, and narration. I want to post that same video here, but with a written out version of sorts. So a video and a blog. Sunday afternoons seem like a decent time for such a project, so that’s kind of the plan…but we’ll see. I have the tendency to change my mind A LOT, but this is the start.

Anyways…I find I ramble a lot when I blog…so to end this post, enjoy some photos I took this afternoon when we went to visit my parents.  🙂