A couple of weeks ago I decided to film snippets of our week and make a ‘week in our lives’ video. I loved doing it and mentioned on that post that I may film a week a month, I think it is such a lovely thing for the girls (and us) to be able to look back on in years to come. While my first love and passion will always be photography, there is something just so wonderful about having memories preserved on film- I only wish I had done it sooner.
Last week I filmed another week in our lives. Normally I would leave more of a gap between them as I only made the other one last week, but the reason for this is that June and July are our busiest months of the year. From this weekend onwards we don’t have a free weekend until the end of July, and mid week is also taken up by adventures, work meetings and the odd trip or two. I realistically wouldn’t have had chance to edit it, so for that reason I have filmed our week pretty soon after the last one.
I love these videos. When I edit together the footage it makes me feel so emotional. I love that I am capturing their delightful smiles, our ordinary day to day routine, and the little snippets of life that make it so special sometimes. Just silly things, like when the girls decided to have a disco and Mads was wearing a pair of sunglasses and a knight’s hat, or when we decided to have an impromptu trip to see our close friends who have donkeys in their garden- it doesn’t seem particularly exciting now, but I know in years to come I will be so glad I captured those happy expressions on film.