Why We Love VINE

When Vine first came out I wasn’t sure how often people would actually post or view others’ videos. Since the initial hype has subsided, I don’t know many people who actually use it. It’s worked out pretty nicely in that way because although I have some followers, I don’t think anyone but family actually view my videos. My sister, sister-in-law, parents, and in-laws use Vine pretty much every day. It’s become a great way to keep the grandparents, aunts, and uncles in the loop with cute stuff the kids are doing and make them feel a part of our daily life. We video the kids unwrapping gifts, saying cute stuff, doing cool tricks, or anything silly or small that we want remembered. It automatically saves the 7 second clip to your phone. I love these short video clips because they can be started or stopped at any point. You’re able to film just the “exciting” parts without clogging up your phone space with several minutes of boring footage. I’ve gotten in a habit of making the kids a birthday video every year with all the best moment and memories from the previous year. Having plenty of short clips to choose from makes this process so much faster!

I’ve been spending tons of my down time cleaning up my computer. My startup disk kept warning me of how full it was getting. I started going through my old photos to see if there were any I could trash to make room. WOAH- I’ve deleted over 10,000 photos so far! I had so many junk photos I told myself I’d delete later. I got rid of unedited versions of every picture ever and said sayanara to food and flower photos. It’s been kind of fun to go back and look at old photos and videos I’d long since forgotten. I never regret all the documenting we’ve done 🙂 (welllll… may be a little since realizing I have over 10,000 photos worth trashing).

I put together some adorable vines I came across from a couple years ago. Emmy’s little voice just melts my heart and I wish I could rewind and do it all over again!

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