If you have visited here before, you can probably see that I have changed the name of the blog again. I started blogging at 4URuthie to tell the story of our journey to adopt our 1st daughter. I changed it to Mountains for Maggie when we were praying for God to move mountains on behalf of our 2nd daughter. Well now it is no longer just Ruthie’s or Maggie’s stories. It is now our family's story, and the stories of those we share life with, as we Conquer Mountains together. Both ConqueringMountains.net and 4URuthie.blogspot will lead here.

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I am a pastor's wife, mother of 4 kids (2 adopted and 3 with special needs), physical therapist, and photography junky. This is where it all comes together for me. Feel free to join along as I process life out loud.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sunday Snapshot- That Thought We Should Always Ignore

Ni Hao Y'all

There is one thought that every mother or photographer should ignore.  It is, "Oh I will just leave my camera here.  Surely I won't need it".    Been there, done that? Wish you hadn't?

The first night at our hotel in Cancun, we were walking around and came upon a lifeguard sorting through buckets of baby sea turtles, and he let my kids each hold one.  Of course I had left my camera in the room! UGH!  Every day after that I would ask if they had found anymore and he would say no.  I was so sad that I had missed capturing that moment.

The last night there, we walked back down to the beach (camera in hand this time) and I saw the same guy cleaning up from the day.  I asked if he had found any turtles and he said, "Yes we just found 3.  Would your kids like to release them into the ocean?"  I was probably more excited then they were.

Here are the pictures from that.  
It was  a super cool way to end our trip.


Lisa said...

I do that all the time!!!! Hate it when that happens :) Great shot! so glad you got to take pictures of such a great moment.

Suzy said...

I'm so glad you were persistent in looking for the opportunity for a do-over. They are darling, aren't they?

Daisy Dreams said...

How fun that they got to experience releasing the baby turtles back into the ocean (and that you had your camera with you the second time!)

Dardi said...

I have been thankful for the dumb camera on my phone on more than one occasion. Very cool that your kiddos got to experience that! (I bet it was pretty cool for the grown-ups, too!!)

Chris said...

How cool is that? To be able to release turtles into the sea!!

Glad you had your camera!! :)

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