Despite all the craziness that has been our life lately, I'm still committed to creating a scrapbook of Tate's first year, as well as an ongoing family scrapbook. However, because of the aforementioned craziness, I'm even more committed to simplifying the process (did you even think it was possible, given the fact that the current version is simply photos taped to card stock, stuffed in sheet protectors, and clipped into a binder?).
Well, yes. This post is about how the process got even simpler: enter Instagram.
Instead of lugging out our camera, snapping photos, putting the SD card in the computer, importing photos, editing photos, and sending photos to be printed, I simply use my phone to snap photos of Tate, use the Printicular app to send them to Walgreens, and pick up the printed photographs.
Now that I think about it, I'll probably get them mailed to our house next time.
In some ways I wish I could slow down--that I wouldn't turn to short-cuts and conveniences. But this is where I am right now. I want to work full-time and be home with my infant son and pick up my toddler at 3pm every day and keep this blog going and partner with Matt to make sure we get a healthy meal on the table as much as possible and keep our physical environment clean/organized/tranquil and have time to do fun stuff and hang out with friends and have time to just crash on the bed and watch Orange Is the New Black with Matt. And(!) I want to resume exercising (my renewed habits died hard as soon as we moved) and(!) start gardening.
So I am very thankful for Instagram at the moment. Plus, it's just fun to get visual glimpses into everyone's lives while I'm breastfeeding! If you're interested, you can find me as "saracotner."