Hi, friends! Happy FRIDAY to you!
A little story for you guys… so, the other day, I pick up Quinn from daycare. When we arrive home, I take him out of the car and place him on the ground. As we start to walk toward the front door of our house, he suddenly stops in his tracks and then stomps on a bug with his foot. He immediately apologizes to the bug and says “sorry,” which is both funny and adorable, especially since he just killed it. Qman then picks up the squashed bug, smiles as he proudly shows it to me, and then tries to stick it on the side of my car. Haha! The whole thing was ridiculous and hilarious, and I really wish I had it on video, so I could show Mal and relive it again. Oh, toddlers… they’re so fun. Anyway, this little story inspired today’s post, so here are a variety of moments from my life that I wish I had on video—to watch again, relive, and feel those feels all over again.
Opening the door and seeing Mal for the first time in years for our second first date. If you didn’t know already, Mal and I have a long history together. We rekindled our relationship in 2003 with a group bowling date, and I still remember the moment that I saw him standing in the hallway outside my Brookline apartment. I even remember what the two of us were wearing (similar outfits – black tops with jeans). I just wish I could see both of our faces and remember those (likely awkward) moments of reuniting after all those years apart. I have a feeling it was love at second sight!
Any Saturday night (not finals week, obviously) at Union, preferably one that involved running home late at night. During the winter, it was so cold in update New York, my roommate and I often ran home from parties. It was so ridiculous and fun, I’d just love to see a video of our (drunken) antics!
Speaking of running, I’d love to see a video of me running down Beacon Street during the Boston Marathon. Somehow, I survived 24+ miles and felt pretty good. I still remember what song was playing (“Shut Up and Dance” – Walk the Moon) and how I felt. I’d love to relive that moment.
Any part of our wedding day. We were so broke when we got married, we couldn’t afford a videographer. Hell, we found our photographer on Craigslist, so the physical memories from our wedding day are few and far between. And, for this reason, the advice we always give friends getting married is DON’T skimp on your photographer and videographer. I really wish we had video and better photos from our big day.
The infamous night at “The Gallery” during my semester abroad to York, England. All I remember is the night starting with vodka and it ending with my friends helping me walk home barefoot through the streets of York. And rumor has it that I got “locked” inside a Burger King and banged on the door to get out because I wanted to go back to The Gallery. Man, I was a mess. Even still, I’d love to see what happened that night. I’m curious after all of these years!
Getting off the T to take a call from NuVal. How I remember it: My phone started to ring when the train stopped at Park Street, so I hopped off to answer it. NuVal offered me a part-time contractor job, which allowed me to quit my full-time job and put more time into CNC. It was both exciting and scary, and I had no idea what was to come. Knowing what I know now and how much my life has changed for the better… it would just be really cool to see myself in that moment.
Any part of our trip to Ireland. We had so much fun driving around the countryside. I would love, love, love to relive that vacation.
Quinn at 2 years old falling asleep on me. I just want to feel the feels of cuddling with my son. I know he’s not going to be small forever, and I want every memory to last.
Meeting Murphy for the very first time. Oh, wait. I do have that moment on video!
The mayhem in Quinn’s bedroom last night. I live with a bunch of clowns. All four of us were running around Qman’s room yelling, barking, laughing, and trying to scare one another. It was so fun and definitely a moment that I would love to relive.
Question of the Day
Your turn! Share a memory that you wish you had on video!