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Our Family Video – 2016 Year In Review

2017 January 31
by Becky

It’s official, this little yearly project of mine is actually getting easier. Our 2016 Year in Review family video was a snap to put together and, while it’s a couple minutes longer than I’d prefer, I’m happy.

And the boys loooove it. They never get tired of watching themselves on screen. Finn gets a little confused watching videos before his time, always saying “There’s Finn!” when it’s Ethan…they look so much alike I don’t doubt him for being confused. Ethan looks forward to seeing the video every year, always complimenting my work, making me feel like he really appreciates the effort.

Hope he feels that way when I show them to his girlfriend when he’s 16. :)

The best part about this video is watching Finn go from his first wobbly steps to running, jumping, and climbing. All in 365 days. Never will it cease to amaze me, how fast kids grow up.

The family photo album was finished right before the holidays so, with the video complete, another year is officially documented. My computer will be so happy when I drag this last giant folder on to our external hard drive.

Turns out my speed this year was all about organization. While I used to dump all my videos into one folder for the year, in 2016 I divided that folder into months—like I do for our photographs—and just that little bit of extra tidiness made this process exponentially faster.

Music choosing went faster too. Every time I heard an inspiring song or one our family just loved, I saved it in a playlist on iTunes. Not all of them worked out, some didn’t vibe well or were too busy, but I filled up 13 minutes with no problem, skipping the endless searching I’ve done in the past.

So that’s our family in 2016! It was an awesome year.

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