Don’t Know What You’ve Got Until It’s Gone

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you know I did, as my husband puts it, “An Allie.” The day after Christmas, we drove up north over an hour to visit my husband’s family. Had a lovely time. As always, I brought my camera. Already on my camera were pictures from Christmas Eve at my sister’s house (and my outfit pic), pictures and videos from Christmas (like Emerson checking out her new toy kitchenir?t=whaevewomneei 20&l=btl&camp=213689&creative=392969&o=1&a=B001706BRI), and then images and videos I caught of the family that day.

After a long day with the fam, we bundled up Emerson, and all five of us (me, Emerson, my husband, sister, and mom) piled back into my husband’s car. It was cold outside, there was snow on the ground, and we were loaded up with gifts and food and such and such.

As we were heading back into our neck of the woods an hour and a half later, we get a call on my husband’s cell phone – his aunt found my camera in the snow outside her house. It was in its case and all safe and snug, but it wasn’t with me.

The aunt is bringing it to my house – this Sunday the 9th (Emerson’s second birthday party is that day).

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My little baby

This means I have gone for two weeks without my camerair?t=whaevewomneei 20&l=btl&camp=213689&creative=392969&o=1&a=B001SER49M. Not only that, a camera already chock-full of memories.

Two weeks without outfit photos (I tried my Smartphone and the pics were atrocious and blurry). Two weeks without little videos of Emerson enjoying all her new gifts. Two weeks without taking random photos of random things during random events.

We hosted a New Years Eve party at our house. I looked adorable in a ¾ sleeve black shift from Mossimo for Target, black tights, my black booties and a ton of champagne-colored pearls around my neck. My friends all looked fabulous, I served up the most delicious munchies and champagne punch. We had a great time. Not a single photo from the night. NO ONE BROUGHT A CAMERA!

Today I am wearing this same outfit, but my hair now has sideswept bangs, and I am wearing my gold J. Crew charm bracelet instead of the red earrings. Tomorrow, well I hope to convince my husband to take a picture with his fancy camera, though it’s hard to do in the AM with Emerson and the dogs and being in a bit of a timecrunch. But it’s just not the same. I miss my camera, I feel as though I am missing my right arm without it. You don’t realize how very much you rely on a piece of electronics until you go without.

Well at least I will have the camera back in time to capture Emerson’s birthday party!


  1. January 4, 2011 / 6:42 pm

    I know, so glad I got a new padded case for it!

  2. January 4, 2011 / 6:41 pm

    I was tempted!!!

  3. January 4, 2011 / 6:41 pm

    That’s why group photos I always have half my husband’s head missing, my upper arm in the shot, etc. Self-portraits or else it’s like I wasn’t there! 🙂

  4. January 4, 2011 / 6:40 pm

    See I have a decent camera with a flash but still it’s like I need to be SOOO STILLLLL. By time I get a new one, I bet iPhone will be available with other cell providers, really would prefer an iPhone! 🙂

  5. kam3t
    January 4, 2011 / 6:36 pm

    When it’s time to get a new smart phone (I know you just got one so it will be a ways off) look into the iPhone. The pictures and video it takes are amazing quality for a phone. And with ‘facetime’ you can even see yourself while taking the pic. Although I haven’t mastered how to take a pic without it looking like I have a huge neck. 🙂 Half the photos I upload to FB are from my phone because it’s so easy to take a good pic and upload it quickly. And you can’t even tell it was taken on a phone.

  6. January 4, 2011 / 5:03 pm

    Oh no, but at least it is safe and it didn’t get wet or run over! I’m the worst, I tend to leave at least one thing EVERY WHERE I GO! Seriously, gloves, earmuffs, my camera, my phone, I’m just scattered! That’s too bad about NYE though, I tend to be the only one among my friends who carries a camera and it’s annoying because then I’m never IN any of the photos unless I make someone else take a pic or two!

  7. Shaina
    January 4, 2011 / 2:10 pm

    Oh I probably would have begged they stuff it into a $5 flat rate priority box and shipped it the next business day!

  8. January 4, 2011 / 2:25 am

    Ohhhh man. That is just way it happens, isn’t it? FIGURES. Well I’ll cross my fingers everything aligns for fancy camera photos tomorrow!

  9. January 4, 2011 / 12:27 am

    Well at least she found it and it’s not ruined from all the snow! But I know what you mean, I use my camera at least once a day.

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