Hi Everyone, I hope you are all well. I am sorry that I have not posted anything in while, but life has been SO busy. I have also been incredibly ill for the last two weeks, which in turn, has slowed my progress down more. I am feeling a lot better now and I am raring to go!. Well, thats what I keep telling myself!.
Over the last few weeks I have been hammering away editing our recent visit to Florida. What I have realized looking over the footage is that I am not really in it that much. Now granted we did a LOT this holiday. Visiting Orlando Florida by going to all the Disney parks and some. There was a lot to film. There were a few bumps in the road when it came to documenting our trip. The main one being, me dropping my vlogging camera on the third day and breaking it!. Total disaster! Anyone who vlogs would have felt my pain. In true Hall fashion though, we ‘carry on’ and decided to use my phone as my camera, as it is just as good. I then proceeded to film two parks portrait style instead of landscape, which when editing, just leaves you with two big black gaps either side. Not really a big deal, but to my OCD it is not pleasing to the eye to watch. Through the holiday, I was so busy chatting to my family and having a great time, that I would forget to take the camera out and capture these moments. By the time I had remembered, I couldn’t be bothered relaying the whole conversation again for the sake of the camera. There is also this situation of when you are so busy looking through the camera, you miss what the experience really feels like looking through your own eyes as it were. Sounds weird I know, but to me there is a difference and can put a whole different slant on things.When you are on your own vlogging, it is a comfort, as you have someone or something to talk too. When you are with 5 other people it just becomes exhausting to keep up chatting away to a machine as well.
That all being said, I do enjoy watching back what happened on our holiday, and the camera picks up things that you did not notice at the time. It also helps to freeze in time my very quickly growing family. Each family holiday that goes by, my babies are getting bigger, and it is lovely to be able to look back and see how far they have come over the last year. We have been fortunate to visit Disney a couple times over the last few years and I was really surprised how now the children are older they responded so differently to the whole experience. Phoebe who is 12 wanted for the first time see all the characters and would use her 4 year old brother as her reason to see them “because he wanted to “. She would then push him up front when meeting the characters!. It was hilarious to watch and I enjoyed the whole experience. Leo who is 10 years old wanted to go on all the big rides and would then obsess, on how fast are they?, did they have any loops?. Until he finally went on them and would thoroughly enjoy every minute. Louis the youngest and his first time just thought everything was wonderful.
Family holidays really do bond you together, as you get to slow down from the fast pace of life and get to spend some real quality time together. It is wonderful to see this little humans that you have produced have opinions and to share fun and laughter with them. We really made some special memories with the children, that I’m sure we will never forget. That is what family time is all about and since coming back we have regularly shared funny moments around the breakfast table.
Although I find vlogging hard, there is so many benefits to it as well. I will keep learning on different editing techniques and it would be great to hear from you what parts you enjoy from our vlogs. I hope you enjoy seeing our experience of Orlando, Florida. See you on Monday with a New Post.
Have a great weekend
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