Do you remember the summer of 2012? It seemed liked just yesterday.
Remember its the summer I insisted on taking Polaroids of every visitor we had to our home and then strung them up over our kitchen counter?
and we sat and had our morning coffee under our newly built patio cover.
We shared a bottle of wine before we watched Regina Spektor and I got to cross seeing her live in concert off my dream list.
We rented a small cabin up the Northern Coast with all five of us and Austin gave up vegieterism for a Tito’s empanada.
And we had the BIG pool and there were always kids having fun in it….us too!
We took lots of trips to Seal beach so the boys could surf and I could feel the oceans healing waters as my body floated with the waves and we hung out with family there.
We sat a top a city roof top to see a Pink Floyd laser show!
and a far away photo friend came to visit and even stay the night with us.
and the garden was litterally bursting at the seams
And I went on my very first all girls glamping trip
I’m remembering the summer of 2012 because my brother asked me to look for some pictures from the fall of 2012 when we went on a motorcycle ride with one of his friends. That friend is not doing very well, in fact he has been released to hospice and only has days to live. In finding a picture for my brother I was reminded again how precious this life of ours is. We didn’t expect his friend would be dying only almost two years later. And although it seems I’m relishing in the past I also have been creating new summer memories this year. My garden isn’t as nice, we have a smaller pool but we are still a family of five who loves each other and is still making more memories, they are just different that’s all and I will probably in another two years from now be writing and showing off pictures from the summer of 2014! All I know is things change and children grow…REALLY FAST and people pass away, and family members get sick, shops close up and so as we live in the NOW it’s so important to document it in pictures. Pictures bring back memories, just like songs do. Never stop. Even if you think your pictures are not really great. Some of my favorite pictures are blurry or technically not all that. For me it’s always, always been about capturing the moment and not all moments are perfectly composed. So keep shooting, never stop.