Tuesday, April 7, 2009


A few years ago I discovered a hobby. I learned to make little family movies in Windows Movie Maker and for a while I was obsessed with it! I made all sorts of fun little movies about big family events.

I haven't made one in a while. The last one I made was of the ducks last year and that one was pretty basic.

I haven't even watched the old videos in a while, but this morning I came across them and I've been sitting here for a while watching and enjoying them. I'm so glad that I made these and I'm kicking myself that I stopped. It's a hobby that I need to revisit.

Anyway, because I was enjoying them so much this morning, I thought I'd share a few on my blog. Maybe in the next few days I'll share more of them.

The first one is the video of Josh's birth (well not the ACTUAL birth!) and the second one is Matthew's birth. I feel bad that I don't have any photos or video of right after Matthew was born. I have video of Josh just seconds after he was born, but due to an emergency c-section I was unconscious for Matthew's birth and neither me or Shawn got to see him until he was almost an hour old.

I love these videos. They bring back such fun memories about really exciting times in our family. I'm excited to be able to add a new video to the collection when Clarissa gets here. Each of my kids arrived in a different way, but each story is special and beautiful to me. I love to remember these special events and I look forward to more exciting events to come!


Tracie said...

Ok, so with Windows Movie Maker, can you use old VHS tapes or camcorder tapes? I mean, how do you get that kind of stuff on the computer? I have so many pre-digital movies, and I'd love to edit them into DVD's.

Loved yours!!! Sheesh, I'm glad I have you to teach me all this stuff!!!

Chelsie said...

I'm bawling! But I'm an emotional person. ;)

Wendy said...

It's been a while since I transfered video tapes to my computer, so there may be an easier way now, but when I did it I had to buy a converter box thing. You hook your video camera up to the box and then the box up to your computer and then it lets your record the video to your computer.

I haven't done it for 3-4 years though, so there might be an easier way to do it now!