January 25, 2012


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I'm so bad at taking photos.

I'm a blogger who doesn't think about taking photos... how bout that?

It doesn't occur to me that every little thing I do throughout the day is photo worthy. It feels forced. I don't always get dressed and think to whip out the camera. Even when I travel or go to a fun event I'm so caught up in the moment that I almost always forget to take the pictures.

I hate that I do that... I want to be that fabulous blogger/photographer with hundreds of photos to have you stalk through. I want to have beautiful framed photos on our walls categorizing every event, vacation, and family function in the highest resolution possible. I want my grandchildren to have lots of photos to look through someday. I want to display our history together in albums and throughout our home.

So upon thinking about all this, I got inspired to do a "flashback photo" post, went digging through some oldies, and ended up finding memories. I was going through photo albums crying and laughing at the same time (I don't know if Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors" had anything to do with that... can you picture it? Dear God...). 

I saw how much I had aged over the last 8 years since high school when Josh and I started dating. I flashed back to all of our dates and time spent together... *tearing up again as I'm writing* and I just realized that time has gone by so fast...

*bawling and typing at the same time... stop it Celine...*

Seeing these photos was helping me remember everything all over again. 

Sometimes we forget who we used to be and how we used to act. We are so caught up with now and the future that the past starts to slowly fade away. If you don't remind yourself every once in a while, you can forget some of your most treasured memories. 

This happens to me a lot, so every once in a while I like to curl up with a photo album and just cherish the good ol' days.... (and that's why I'm making my ugly crying face right now... what is wrong with me!!!)

I guess through seeing how quickly everything changes I'm reminded to be thankful for this life of mine, however long or short it may be... I know it's just a glimpse, a small moment in the span of eternity, and I know there is so much more to look forward to after this life is complete. 

Anyway... *sniff, sigh* ...now that I've had my softy-session, let me take you back through me and Josh's relationship, from our first dates to now :)

long distance dating- nyc 2004

 target photo booth... finally dating in the same state! 2005

engagement photo 2006

married! august 2006

honeymooning in cape cod- august 2006

hosting a house party- new year's eve 2007

just moved in to our new place- 2008

family party- spring 2009

josh's family reunion in seattle- august 2009

seattle mariners game- august 2009

Christmas 2009

Disneyland- May 2010

california vacation- july 2010

gambling all night in vegas- july 2010

halloween- 2010
southparked- 2010 (had to add a little comic relief- haha)

visiting josh's brother in boston- summer- 2011

5 year anniversary trip- cape cod- 2011

Let's all promise ourselves to take more photos, okay?! 




  1. i looovee your dress in the "disneyland -may" picture!! and might i say.. that last picture of you is BREATHTAKING!! <3 (:

  2. Awww, these are great pics. I LOVE the puppies!!

  3. Aw you have some awesome pictures together! Love them all.


  4. I'm hoping that you'll take tons more photos with puppies in cute sweaters. Because that photo... is heart-meltingly precious.

    Loved getting to see you and the husband through the years. I can tell how much y'all love each other. Adorable!

    I'm not much of a picture-taker. Cameras intimidate me -- which is why I use a journal to record the important times. I love going back and reading through! It's a great way to see how I've changed, and stayed the same, over the years. :)

  5. This is so cute!
    Such a good post idea.

    I LOVE your hair, by the way.
    I'm growing mine out and it's taking foreverrr!

    This post kinda depresses me, because I've been dating my boyfriend for over 5 years and we hardly have any picture together at all. I am just now getting into the habit of picture taking...took me long enough!
    Oh well, better late than never, yeah?! ;)


  6. Kristen, first off you are adorable and I love your hairdo in that last picture from your 5 year anni trip.

    Second, I loved this little timeline in photos!

    Congrats on FIVE years together! You must give a Bride your tips and maybe his tips. OH, A POST IDEA!? Okay, totally up to you, but I'd love to hear your tips! =)

    xoxo, amy

  7. I love this! I too think that I don't take enough pictures... I'll blame it on the fact that I don't have an iphone and the ease of such quick photos with cool vintage patina to them :)

  8. I definitely need to take more photos.. I've been with my boyfriend 2 years and we've known each other 7 years.. we only have a handful of photos lol.

    Also, you two are an adorable couple xx


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