We finally made the leap and joined the YouTube community! Starting a family vlog is something we have talked about doing for a long, long time now and we finally got the push we needed from our friends who have a YouTube Channel. They were incredibly encouraging of us making the leap and we are so thankful for their insight and support!! Make sure to check out their channel, Ears2You. They are so much fun to watch and they are AWESOME people! Brock even produces all of the music for their videos! Fun fact, we actually became friends BECAUSE of YouTube!
Growing up my parents had a video camera and they recorded everything! My mom always jokes that if I ever have amnesia, I will have no way of knowing who my father is because he was always the man behind the camera!! We always laugh at the videos from when I was a toddler and causing mischief because my Dad never breaks the 3rd wall to intervene and stop me from doing something naughty. I used to love watching these videos growing up. They have formulated concrete memories for me of my childhood and I am so thankful for this digital archive of so many happy childhood memories!
One of my hesitations with starting a YouTube channel was how our friends and family would react. I just wasn't sure what to expect! Would people think we were strange? I was surprised by all of the positive support and enthusiasm! Everyone we have shared the news with has been excited to watch and so supportive of the idea. I was having lunch with a friend the other day and she told me that she is so happy for me that I have discovered this great creative outlet in my life. She referred to our vlog as a digital scrapbook and I thought this was the PERFECT description. I am so happy that we have this great way to document all of our family adventures and someday Wally can look back on these videos and be reminded of all the happy times we have shared together as a family. He already LOVES watching himself on the TV! It's so fun to see his reactions and watch him smile and dance around as he watches.
It's definitely strange to be on camera and talking to yourself in public, but the truth of the matter is hardly anyone notices, and it's becoming so common that people don't even think it's that strange. It will take us a while to become fully comfortable, especially being on screen, but we are excited for this new adventure. What I am most excited for is having the opportunity to do video editing again on a regular basis. Mark and I ran a video production company in our younger days and I forgot how much I miss producing videos!! One of the biggest challenges will be sticking to a regular schedule with posting videos, but we are committed to publishing a new video every Monday with the last week of every month having a Disney focus. We will be kicking off our Disney vlogs with a Disney Q & A session about our Disney history. I am really looking forward to putting this video together and I can't wait for more Disney videos to come.
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Irene and Mark have been happily married since 2008. They started dating while in high school and started their own business together while in their teens. They love to travel, especially to Disney destinations, and enjoy exploring new technologies, running and practicing Yoga together in their free time. Irene is a reader, writer, and lifelong learner with an entrepreneurial spirit and a creative mind. Mark is a holistic financial professional, Eagle Scout and so-so golfer with an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for fine wine and creative cocktails.