Snapshots

A couple weeks ago, my BFF, the Pioneer Woman, did a blog post about one of her favorite iPhone apps. Instagram is like Twitter, but you’re sharing pictures instead of status updates. Because it was free and I was bored, I downloaded Instagram to see what all the fuss was about.

And now I am addicted.

I post pictures all day, every day showing little glimpses of what we are doing. For example, yesterday Bean and I played outside in the pool almost all day long. We played with the water hose and the water table. And we even ate lunch outside.

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When Chris got home from work, I had just emptied out our Easter baskets and was getting ready to pack them away until next year. Unfortunately, Chris and Bean got to them before I could put them in the storage bin. They wore baskets on their heads until bedtime.

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I love Instagram because it, literally, shows snapshots of people’s days.

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Some snapshots are pretty self explanatory.

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And some have a bigger story behind them. Like this picture. We saw this car as we were out running errands last weekend and Chris and I then spent the entire rest of the afternoon speculating what this guy did that was so awful he had to write this on his car. We finally agreed that he must have forgotten their anniversary.

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Then there’s this picture. It’s sidewalk chalk. Bean and I sat out on the back porch one morning and drew shapes for an hour. Then he stood up and said, “No school, mommy.” Guess I got a little carried away with blue triangles and green circles.

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I took this next picture last week. It was almost 90 degrees and beautiful outside, but it was still a little chilly to get in the pool yet. I almost froze my red toes off.

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Regardless of what the picture tells or doesn’t tell, I’m just a nosy person. I like to see what other people are doing. Even if it’s unimportant and insignificant. And I’ve loved getting to know blog readers through their everyday snapshots on Instagram.

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So, if you have an iPhone and you have Instagram, look me up! My user name is marriageconfessions and Chris’s is mrconfessions. Entertain me with snapshots of your life! Come on! It’ll be fun!

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26 thoughts on “Snapshots

  1. LOVE Bean’s little naked Buddah belly!

    I’m anti iphone… do the Droids have instagram?

  2. I’ve been following you on instagram for awhile, and I love that car snapshot. How do you decide what readers to follow back? (Can you tell I’m sad you haven’t followed me yet?)

  3. Elisabeth A.

    I also heart istagram. My husband get annoyed but I don’t care. I’m going to start following you now. Yippee!

  4. Wait, PW is your BFF? Oh man, I though she was my BFF! hehehehe j/k You’re pictures look awesome!

  5. Those are some beautiful shots

  6. I love the pics you post! They are just plain adorable! I don’t have an iphone but I do upload pictures to twitter all the time. I’ve been trying to do one a day, mostly so that my family can see what I’ve been up to. Been so busy in the last few weeks that I’ve been a huge slacker.

  7. I too am obsessed with instagram. I already follow you and love your pics. Unfortunately most of mine are of a chubby ginger kid but I cant help it. Sorry for the constant baby pics 🙂

  8. reasons like that is when I wish I have a smart phone

  9. Nikki

    I’m completely anti-Apple. I don’t really know why I hold this huge grudge against the company, but I feel like I’m “sticking it to the man” by not buying their products…But if Droids are able to do this, I’m there!

  10. Amanda

    The last picture of Gracie is just gorgeous. And I love Bean’s belly!!!

  11. I’m now following you both! (I’m wilsongator)

  12. I love this I may have to do it once I decide if patiently waiting for the white iphone is worth it or just go get one already! And I love that you admit you are nosy isn’t that why we all are on it and twitter!

  13. I too caught on to Instagram when PW posted about it. I’ve been following you for a little bit. My user name is “jenhnx” if you want to follow me in return to see my random postings from Vermont! 🙂
    Cabin Fever in Vermont

  14. Christy

    I’m following you both via my fiancee’s IPad under the name brandmitchell. I have a dumb phone so no phone apps for me.

  15. April

    I love Bean’s picture with his tummy. His lil smile is adorable and his Cars slippers add the perfect touch.

  16. I love that these pictures look like they’re straight out of my childhood.

    I’m so sad that there’s no instagram for Android phones.

  17. Love it, I’m d/l the app right now!

  18. Instagram almost makes me want to get an iPhone…it might be the tipping point. That picture of Bean in his Lightening McQueen slippers is absolutely precious.

  19. I keep seeing Instagrams and really wish it was available on the Droid phones! looks like fun!! Very cute pics 😉

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  20. Nancy

    Oh, look at your baby Grace’s face in that last picture . . . you can see so much resemblance to her brother!

  21. Ann G-B

    I would get an iphone right now if I could just to share photos! But alas, my husband is cheap…

  22. This is cool…I didn’t realize what Instagram was, the immediate sharing of pics. 🙂
    Anyway, I was in Target yesterday all by myself and my stream of consciousness thoughts led me to thinking about you when you were shopping with your kids and all of a sudden I thought of a solution, and probably you already thought of this or someone else suggested it, but as my roommates in college said,”Here’s the world (looping one finger through the air), and here comes Christina five minutes behind it (looping the other finger through the air, trailing the first).” So, you wear Gracie in a carrier (I had a Bjorn) and Bean goes in the front of the cart. 🙂 Sorry I’m so behind the times.

  23. Katy

    I just got Instagram too! (klennox) I’m loving it. Your pics are too cute 🙂

  24. Droid has instaroid which is similar, but for Droids instead of iphones, for anyone out there who is curious. Also, mine is colie0 (with a zero) if anyone wants to follow me 🙂

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