Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Frozen Moments

Do you ever have moments that you wish were captured somehow, whether in a picture or a video, so that you could relive it any time you wanted?

I often rewind my favorite scenes of life in my head, and while I am so glad I have those precious memories to play whenever I want, I often wish I had a clearer grasp of it. Like a picture.

Husby and I have so much fun together. So. Much. Fun. I think it’s because we were best friends before ever dating, so we just always have that built-in-friendship. When we were dating, he often came up with the craziest, most creative dates for us, and it just made every moment with him an unpredictable blast. I am so glad I took so many pictures back in the day, because I am able to reflect on and laugh at them, whenever I want. It’s great. I need to pull out some of those old crazy-date photos and share some funny stories with you.

You would get a kick out of our antics.

I was going through some old pictures the other day and stumbled upon some that took me back, as if I was instantly transported to that exact day and time. I remember it vividly.

Husby and I were in college and we were dating. We were home for the weekend (our hometown where both our parents live), and I was at his house on a Saturday afternoon. We were goofing off in his room, looking up a movie to go see later that night. I found a blue bucket hat lying on his floor and put it on.

He told me I looked cute.

I laughed and told him the hat was ridiculous, and began to tease him for even having it.

We settled on a movie, but it didn’t start for a few more hours, so we decided to go in the backyard and enjoy the beautiful day. His parents put up a new hammock and I was in love with it.

I had always wanted a hammock.

I jumped on it with his bucket hat still on, swinging to and fro and soaking up the sun. He ran inside to grab the camera.

We loved playing with the timer on his camera so that we could get lots of pictures of us together. He timed the first one perfectly and we ended up with this:



Then, he decided that we would BOTH sit on the hammock for the next shot. I gave him a doubtful look, but scooted over anyway. He set the camera up, ran and jumped beside me, and we sat smiling, waiting for the flash.

5….4…..3…..2…..

***SPLAT***



The hammock broke RIGHT when the camera went off, and we what you see here is an authentically genuine and real photograph of our reactions. We were DYING laughing.

Something that really cracks me up about this picture is that Husby continued to look at the camera. And the bucket hat flew down past my eyes, and I was just struggling to see. Oh, so funny.

I bet his parents were furious at us for breaking the new hammock.

We set out to get a cute (but posed) picture of the two of us swinging on a hammock, and instead we ended up with a classic moment frozen in time forever.

I love it.

35 comments:

  1. I love it too. You guys are just way to cute!

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  2. It's great you have the picture...mine's only in my mind..years ago I had fixed my hubby and me a cool drink..he sat down in the hammock and held the drinks while I sat down beside him..we sat and sipped and laughed and, you guessed it, DOWN WE WENT..didn't spill a drop..got up, tied it back up securely (?)and got back in...CRASH...again we fell, nearly on the dog, without spilling a drop..decided we wouldn't go for three times so got up and sat on the deck. We had almost 39 years together before I lost him to cancer 12 years ago and I forever have those moments to cherish..HE ALWAYS MADE ME LAUGH!!

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  3. Cute story and cute picture!

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  4. You couldn't have timed that any better!!!

    Priceless!!!

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  5. You two are absolutely adorable together!! What a blessing to share such friendship and love.

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  6. You two are the CUTEST! That baby is going to be a doll for sure! Love it!

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  7. You should have that blown up and framed. I love pictures that bring back such good memories.

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  8. What a great picture!!! I love it! You two are so cute!

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  9. What a great picture! That is great that you have so many memories and when the baby comes there will be many more silly moments.

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  10. My husby and I met at a local gym, playing on a Volleyball team! We became fast friends! I have few pics of us in the beginning :( I wish I had this one pic where, in our new house, we put up this beautiful cypress swing! He sat on it. Then I sat. Then the swing SAT!! We fell to the ground!! Apparently he had the wrong size chain! At first, I looked to see if anyone saw, then noticed my neighbor! He asked if we were okay, then I just busted out laughing!! It would be great now to have a pic! Thanks for the memory!

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  11. I love pictures too! They are absolutely priceless! And that picture of you two is precious!!!

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  12. That is one to be framed. Don't you love it! Whenever you think you are unhappy this will be a great reminder for the future!

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  13. I remember seeing this picture before. It's great! What a memory! It is the best thing in the world to be married to your very best friend, isn't it?

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  14. you two are adorable! what great pictures and memories!

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  15. That is so much fun and such cute pictures! I love being married to my best friend too, makes for a lot of super fun times!! I keep thinking I need to find some more old pics too :) Fun post, hope you're feeling great!

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  16. I love it!! Those type of pictures are my favorites--ones that have meaning and you remember them. They don't have the be all fancy professional pictures, just pictures that make you smile when you think of it. I love it!! You guys are so stinkin' cute! That little baby of yours will be SO cute!

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  17. Oh that is great! What an awsome picture to get! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. LOL Too funny! It's great to have those memories to look back on...and even better when they've been captured in a picture. =)

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  19. I love the pictures!

    I gave you an award on my blog...

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  20. I never was mad at you guys for breaking the hammock. I always thought the funny story and pics were more valuable!

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  21. What a sweet post!! I love that you have a picture to capture for real, in the moment, gut-busting laughter. And I love that you two were BFF's before you were married - how wonderful! (o: You should blow up the broken hammock picture and frame it (if it's not already) and remember that moment for when you're old and wrinkly!

    You guys are like the CUTEST together. I can't wait to see you sweet baby - it will probably have the greatest smile ever! (o:

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  22. How funny is that it broke right as the camera took the pic!!!

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  23. That really is hilarious. I'm laughing at you right now!

    When I was in 5th grade or so, a bunch of us girls were over at a friend's house who had a hammock. We were taking turns jumping into it as it was swinging back and forth. I totally timed my jump wrong and sailed right over the thing as it swung toward me. I landed belly-down in the dirt and knocked the wind out of myself. Not cool.

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  24. That is great! I love candids! You guys are so adorable together!

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  25. Thanks! I found blogger through your Facebook status updates ;) It's pretty neat. Lots of great ppl to meet, exercises, recipes, etc! It's more for me than anything. Congrats on the baby! Absolutely wonderful! I'm sure your parents, especially your Mom, are in heaven. Many people I know are prego. My THREE sisters-in-law and Stacy (my Dad's wife) are all prego. I love babysitting and shopping for baby shower gifts. I'll have my share this year. Later... :)

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  26. That's so cute! You guys look so genuinely happy!

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  27. i lik darins hair now, but i love it when its long cause its awesome and unique. make him grow it long. bikers cant have hair that short.

    ekul

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  28. How funny! D looks so young. I can't believe the camera captured it at just the right moment. Perfect timing!

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  29. So sweet! Our two year old wore his red sand bucket on his head all summer. It's on in all the pictures!!! He would fit in with you-is it ok if I call you bucket-head girl? We call our little guy bucket-head boy!

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  30. That is such a great memory, you can't replace those moments with anything.

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  31. I LOVE that picture!!! What amazing timing!!

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  32. You guys are lucky you started out as friends. And that you caught special moments on film. So cute.

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  33. I love that picture of the 2 of you. It reminds me of my sweet son and his wonderful girlfriend. You give me hope, girl!

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