One Second Everyday

Hola amigos! We do still exist. It’s been that long since I’ve sent a post out into the ether that I have no idea if anyone is still listening. If you are, thank you!

It’s going to be a brief post as Kellie had another parasite removed from her body about four months ago. We like to call the parasite ‘Son’ or ‘Milo Elliott Ward’. We have decided to let him stay and hang out with us. He is pretty cool in-between all the crying, sleepless nights, vomit and poo. His smile is pretty fantastic and that alone is enough reason to get me up in the morning.

Instead of writing about what we have been up to I have put together a video. It’s one second from every single day over the last year. It contains really great and life changing stuff, like my unborn child’s first kick, his birth (not full graphic content obviously), hanging out with the ace friends and family he gets to grow up with. Even recorded the more mundane and crap stuff. All of life basically.

It made my wife and mum cry (in a good way obviously), and lifted some of the gloom I have felt over the last few days in this land we call ‘Great’ Britain.

‘One Second Everyday’ is the App if you are interested in doing it yourself. It does all the video editing for you so it’s really simple to make. I will be doing it for years to come.

The music is ‘Be right back, moving house’ by Ghostpoet.

14 Replies to “One Second Everyday”

  1. Hey guys! So nice to see an update from you & I LOVED the video. Very cool souvenir of the last 365 days, and will surely be something you’ll always treasure. It’s something that I’d like to try to document our life here in Mexico (esp. as we are applying for temporary residency here!!!) and beyond, so thanks for the inspiration. Life has been keeping us busy so I haven’t had much time to blog or really had the energy for social media stuff, but I figure I could manage 1sec/day.

    Do you find that you actually record a lot more than 1sec and then have to whittle it down to the requisite length? My concern is that I’ll spend hours sorting through crummy video, defeating the purpose of the whole exercise! 😛

    1. Thanks Steph. Good luck with the temporary residency, very exciting. Sounds like you found your feet in Mexico after a bit of a shaky start. We completely abandoned social media stuff and felt much better for it.

      The app is absolutely brilliant. It makes editing and producing videos incredibly easy. It takes seconds. I usually take a few videos through the day and at the end of the day pic the best or most memorable. Also the quality of the videos doesn’t matter at all, unlike a photo composition doesn’t affect the overall meaning of the video/memories. I really do recommend it 🙂

  2. What a wonderful idea! Amazing to get a snapshot of your year in a few minutes, might have to give it a go myself. Glad all is well for you both both and congrats again on bringing little Milo into the world 🙂

    1. Thanks Maddie. By the time he is 10 ten hopefully we will have a 60 minute video of his entire life so I can bore him with it 🙂

  3. I downloaded the app myself! I don’t think I understood what I was doing completely the first day and it’ll be interesting to see how that turns out…but I’m getting the hang of it. It’s fun to think of what I want to take a snapshot of for the day.

    Kellie was well practiced on the parasite routine…babies really are the perfect parasite! Taking what they need first, then leaving a hollow shell of a person. Oh wait…I LOVE parenthood! 😀

    1. Yay! It takes a bit of playing around with to get used to but you will find it really easy soon. You won’t believe the stuff you get and also the stuff you miss, but it’s all good fun.

      I need to get a few more videos of Milo crying, vomiting, pooing, to make sure I don’t have a video that makes him look like a complete angel 🙂

  4. Congrats, you guys! What a beautiful baby boy, and ingenious way of documenting his (and your) life. We’d say he’s a good enough excuse to drop out of the pet-sitting world. We’re still having our adventures. In Central Mexico now, heading back to San Pancho in a week. We’ll toast you with a margarita at the beach bars. Cheers!
    Robin and Rick

    1. Hey guys! Thanks. Oooh we do miss those ridiculously strong margaritas! I keep checking in with your blog to see what you’ve been doing. Glad to hear you guys are still enjoying your adventures, hope there is many more to come.

  5. Congrats guys! We are expecting soon too, I am 31 weeks pregnant now and it was wonderful to watch your journey right as we are truly embarking on ours. We are still trying to adjust to the idea of staying in one place long enough for the baby to be born, but are so excited for this next big adventure!

    1. Hey Jenny congratulations to you too! It was a bit easier for us to adjust to our new life as we were completely done mentally with travel so didn’t feel like a decision in the end.

      I remember wishing time by at 32 weeks and everybody telling me to make the most of being baby free. It’s impossible to do 🙂 All the best with your new adventure.

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