I intended to update our blog several times in the last little while, but never ended up following through because I was waiting to upload pictures from my camera onto my computer. Sadly my procrastination just got the best of me. Those pictures will never make it to our blog...our camera is lost. For good. I think.
Random, but just in case you wanted to know: in high school I loved photography. My love hasn't changed, I'm just no longer equipped with the amazing camera that I used to have. I used my mother's lovely Canon Rebel SLR (not digital), developed my own film, and processed pictures in the dark room. So fun! Surprisingly a couple of my photographs even made it to the Springville Art Show (bet you never knew!). Since high school, however, I now have (had I guess you could say) a smaller point-and-shoot digital camera that was perfect for our needs. It's hard to lug around a big camera - especially when you're in the city trying to minimize all of the things you carry around anyway. The smaller and ligther the better.
Anyway, back to my story. Jonathan went backpacking last week with his 9th grade advisory class on the Appalachian Trail. He spent 3 entire days with 15-year-old kids who had never been outside of the city (most rarely even leave their ten-block neighborhood radius). Hopefully he will update our blog with his stories. They are really funny! I wouldn't do them justice. On his bus ride home he switched seats and forgot to grab the camera. Unfortunately he didn't know that he even left the camera on the seat until he was back at the school and the buses had left. One week later we're still waiting on our friends at the bus terminal to let us know if they have retrieved our camera. No news yet, but we're still hoping.
Gone are the pictures that fully document my dear husband is now 26. Included were your typical birthday photos: opening presents, blowing out candles, and eating cake. Also gone are the pictures he took on his crazy "mountain" adventure with kids from the Bronx. All gone. Maybe my mom will send my favorite camera of hers! Now all I need is a dark room, some chemicals, and photo paper...hm.