Re-living memories through our iphones

by on February 6, 2013

Not sure about you snow-bound friends, but our weather down in Southern California has been quite spectacular. We had a great handful of warm days and plenty of sunshine. Alongside that feeling of early Spring, we were in the cleaning mode. You should have seen our buzz of cleaning activity in the house and garage over the last few days. What was always an eyesore of piled up boxes are now organized and neatly arranged in their place. We can actually now walk in the garage and know where everything is!

Our organizing state-of-mind carried over to working on managing all our iphone images. Oh geez. Now this is a monumental task in organizing. Between our love of instagram, iphone apps and documenting daily life on our phones, it’s now time to manage all these files better.

But you know what, flipping through all our iphone images over the past few years, we re-lived some great memories. From travels around the world, the pups, food and gardening,  it was a great few hours experiencing those memories again.

That’s what is so wonderful about iphoneography. We can document and share our daily life moments in an instant and re-live them again and again.

So we thought it would be fun to share with you a few images in four categories that occupy our daily lives and that are important to us.

Our pups, the garden, food gathering with friends, and coffee were the first four that instantly came to mind!

Our pups: what would we do without these crazy four-legged creatures? They are bundles of fur joy and are full of daily challenges. Between a rambunctious young Lexi puppy and more mello but ever so sweet Sierra, there is never a dull moment in the house.

Our garden, our sanctuary. It’s our outdoor living space and when we’re not traveling or working, we spend just as much time out in the garden as we do in the house.

Coffee. A perfect morning ritual and a source of exploration for almost anywhere we travel. It has brewed its way into our veins. Some of our best coffee memories were in Puerto Rico, Seattle, Portland, NY, and San Francisco. Whether meeting friends, warming from the cold, cooling from the heat, slowly waking up side by side with coffee in hand, or having a afternoon pick-me-up, so many memories wrap around coffee.

Feasting with Friends. Cooking, eating and sharing food together makes our lives full to the brim. Is there a better way to spend the day than sharing a meal and conversation with those dear to you?

 Feel free to share your a link to your favorite instagram or iphone images!


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1 Averie @ Averie Cooks February 6, 2013 at 9:24 pm

I love these and that you can easily go back and re-live it all, again and again. I do that with my daughter. I’ve had my current iphone for about 26 months or so and it’s amazing how much my now 6 year old has changed. She was 3!! when I got the phone and it’s so cool to scroll back :)


2 Victoria February 7, 2013 at 1:47 am

How much fun it was to scroll through your pics on this early morning as I get ready to head upstate for a snowstorm! I am especially envious of your outdoor shots and totally enamored with “the pups.”

Oh, well, not that I want to wish my time away, but spring is just around the corner.

Great to see you guys!


3 Caroline @ chocolate & carrots February 7, 2013 at 4:49 am

I always love seeing all of your puppy photos on instagram! They are so sweet! :D My personal favorite photo of mine is our first family photo as a new family: and second, would probably be this adorable little guy: :-D


4 jenny February 7, 2013 at 7:05 am

your iphone photos are so great! one of my recent favorites that i took is of my nephew: he was looking out our living room window to find an airplane. :)


5 Corinne February 7, 2013 at 8:02 am

Do you have a your favorite photo apps anywhere? I love all your pictures and was just curious what apps you were using!


6 White on Rice Couple February 8, 2013 at 12:14 am

There are so many great apps out there now. Snapseed it one that we both use quite a bit. Filterstorm and Noir are also great. That’s another great topic and hopefully everyone else will share their favorites too. We love discovering new apps!


7 Lara Ferroni February 7, 2013 at 9:26 am

Is it weird that I recognized Coava from the garage door on the building through the window? Apparently, I’ve been there more than a few timess. :-)

Beautiful shots you guys… come back to PDX for more coffee and a visit!



8 White on Rice Couple February 8, 2013 at 10:03 am

We have you to thank for steering us in that direction. We are long overdue a visit!


9 Catherine McCord February 7, 2013 at 11:47 am

Wait a minute… how come my iPhone images don’t look like this ;) xo


10 lynn @ the actor's diet February 7, 2013 at 3:02 pm

i find that food and family/friends photos always make the best ones:

p.s. i can’t wait to feast with you!


11 Terry Covington February 7, 2013 at 10:53 pm

“. . .slowly waking up side by side, coffee in hand.” To me, that is the perfect picture of love and companionship. It truly is the daily things we so often take for granted which are the most important in the long run, and your whole blog really proves this over and over again. You both have the gift of being able to recognize and share these things, not only with each other but with others. We are all blessed by it.


12 Photorecipe February 8, 2013 at 3:47 am

I like a lot that you can easily go back and re-live all the great moments! Thanks for sharing your life with us, and i fell in love with your beautiful dogs!




13 Angie @ Big Bear's Wife February 8, 2013 at 7:52 am

one of the main reasons that I LOVE photography. I love re-living memories that I’ve captured.


14 Babs Boardwell February 8, 2013 at 8:55 am

is it just me or is living without iPhone or Instagram unthinkable now….? ^_^ we like to keep track of days out. food. dogs. trees. and sky ^_^
Greetings from North Wales (UK)


15 wentzu February 15, 2013 at 2:08 am

Love them…
I love using instagram too…xoxoxoxo


16 JulieD February 27, 2013 at 4:50 pm

That first pictures makes me miss you guys even more!! Can’t wait to see you soon!! this one is my favorite recently because we were taking charley home from the vet the day after surgery. no matter what he had done, he could still smile at us.


17 dervla @ The Curator March 2, 2013 at 5:08 pm

What a wonderful recap this is! I love scrolling through instagram and find myself surprised every time by memories I documented.


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