I love traditions.
I love making memories.
I love photo booths.
So our annual photo booth session at the Orange County Fair is a "things Greta loves" trifecta.
I have loved photo booths since 6th or 7th grade.
There was a booth in the Lucky's grocery store and my girlfriends and I would walk to Sprouts Ritz for candy and then to Lucky's for a sesh in the photo booth.
I still have some of those strips from trips with two of my best friends, Erin and Laurel.
I also have a strip from a photo booth in Geneva Switzerland.
I was 17 and on a mission trip.
We were sightseeing for the day and found a photo booth.
The person in the booth before us left his strip.
He was very mysterious with dark sunglasses and a big, black mustache.
It was very Amelie. Before Amelie was around.
I still have that strip too.
There's another strip from one of Aaron and I's first dates to, where else, the fair!
Who knew then that we'd be trying to cram our 4 kids into a photo booth 17 years later?
It's a tight squeeze.
If you look closely, you can just make out Aaron's face in this strip.
He's that dark spot in the middle.
James is on the right.
You can only see part of his hair and part of his eye in the first one and then less and less with each photo.
I love this strip.
But we did want to get a photo with each kid in it, so we tried another technique.
Us and 1 kid per photo.
It required speed.
We weren't that fast.
Davy was easy because we started with him on our laps.
We got William in.
Lilly didn't make it.
And James got caught in the curtain.
I love this strip, too.
The last one was just me and the big kids.
You know how it is to be the family photographer--no pics of you.
So here I am.
No surprise, I love this strip, too.
These will be added to the wall of photo booth strips in the kitchen, bringing the current total to 14.
I'm hoping we'll be adding a few more before the year is over.
These strips are one of my most prized possessions.
They are so spontaneous, fun and perfect in their imperfection.
Truly one of our favorite family traditions.
I search out photo booths where ever I can.
In addition to the yearly strips from the OC Fair, we have strips from other booths. But I am always looking for more.
If you know of any other photo booths in the LA, OC or San Diego area, do share.
We'll be sure to make a special trip because I just can't get enough of photo booths.
There will be lots more fair pics this week.
(that second link shows that I am recycling photos and content, but there are 4 years of Fair strips to see--fun, fun!)
Can you believe there are only a few weeks left of August?
This has been the fastest summer yet, and I am already mourning it's ending.
Enjoy the fleeting days of summer, my friends.
Go make some memories!
Linking up with Life Made Lovely today. If you're visiting from there, I'm so glad you stopped by!