The month of June is filled with season wrap-ups, finales, and year-end celebrations. As an educator, parent and coach the month of June brings many sleepless nights and the wish for the ability to clone me. I have colour coded lists, end of year checklists, and graduation to do lists. This month truly moves so quickly my memory gets a little blurry and I forget key memories and miss important moments.
This year I was given a tool to help record my memories, to help the events become clearer and preserved. This month my family and I tested the FinePix XP120 from the Fujifilm product line. The XP120 is waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof and dustproof but, the real question I had to ask myself was, is it Guthrie proof?
My family is constantly in motion. With five members moving in different directions keeping up with the Guthrie’s is a tall order. In the past few weeks, we have traveled over 3000 km’s, attended four major athletic events, retirement parties, and several family events all captured by our XP120.From a practical standpoint, the camera is small, lightweight and purse proof. I chose yellow so that I would find it under the clutter, under the water or in my school bag.
KT and I usually start our day with a 5:30 am 5 km run, she runs and I try to catch up. Can you see her? She is the dark spec on the left-hand side of the screen. I am desperately trying to keep up.
Andie, Beckett and I began our June adventure on a road trip to North Bay, Ontario (Birthplace of Ringette). We headed up Highway 7 together on our way to AndiePandie’s last gymnastics meet before the Provincial championships. The drive was beautiful, we stopped along the way to check out the views.
Andie performed very well at this meet, she was very happy with her results. After 800 km we made our way home and prepped for the upcoming busy week at our respective schools. The next weekend we headed off to London, Ontario for Andie’s Provincial Championships. During the 1200 km trip, using the Fuji Finepix, we captured some of memories including a stop a The Big Apple midway through our trip on the 401.
We arrived in London, Ontario and my family arrived to cheer on our girl at her biggest competition to date.
Beckett was in charge of the picture taking duties, he won’t admit it but he loves his sister and watching her compete.
Again, Andie performed very well. I was very proud of her accomplishments and this meet made her even more dedicated to her sport and reaching her gymnastic goals
Beckett was able to use the Fuji FinePix easily, he was able to switch between modes, and share the pictures with easily. (Let’s be honest, he also dropped it several times on the pavement, tested it underwater in the pool and generally made it sticky, dirty & well loved) We made a quick stop, 200 km’s beyond our original destination to spend a night with my family. We haven’t shared each other’s company since Christmas, it a bittersweet short trip that Fuji helped capture.
Our June has been filled with adventures, with more to come as this school year comes to a close. Our little yellow Fuji Finepix captured memories and gave all members of our family the ability to snap pictures from their point of view.
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Disclosure: I am participating in the FujiFilm campaign managed by SJ Consulting. I received compensation in exchange for my participation in this campaign. The opinions on this blog are my own.