over the past few years, i’ve been trying to collect old photos and videos from my parents home in utah on occasion, trying to digitize them myself in some form to help preserve them. i am such a photo and video lover, which i think i get from my dad, who was so good at documenting my own childhood through videos and photos. but it’s been quite the process to try to keep all those old memories up to date especially since a lot of them are video files on VHS cassette tapes! all of my old dance performances are on those tapes, too… and i’ve been dying to go through them and find ways to keep them safe in a better format.
it was truly perfect timing when LegacyBox reached out in the beginning of the year and asked if we’d like any help getting our outdated memories that live in VHS cassette tape form or in scrapbooks onto digital files. i raised my hand so high! yes please!
the process was beyond easy. LegacyBox sent us a kit in a crush proof box with round-trip shipping which we filled with some old video tapes and photos. then we sent it back. we received all of our video tapes and photos back about a month later along with all of the files digitized.
i died seeing some of these dance videos back! my sisters and i used to make videos when were little like “cooking shows” or “movies” with my dad’s ginormous video camera and my sister and i were rolling watching them back. i actually shared a video at the bottom of this post from when i was a teenager and finding my love for modern dance! there’s also a link to use to get 40% off your first time using LegacyBox at the bottom of the post as well!
that’s me in the bangs (lol, still have them!) and my little sister hannah!
i am assuming this must have been halloween one year, but not totally sure. i wouldn’t put it past us to be dressed up like this on a day outside of the holiday. ;)
i look at this photo and all i see is a dark haired baby conrad.
after a ballet performance with my grandparents. they were our biggest fans. i miss them so much every day.
creative dance in kansas with our teacher, cousin kathy!
with my mom and dad (and hannah again) at my grandparents cabin in wisconsin! i have the best memories from that place and it’s so special to have these photos and videos from there on my hard drive now, too!
this video is from the year i discovered modern dance, i’m 17 years old here… and apparently very dramatic. ;) i had been classically trained in ballet my entire life and craved change. the biggest thank you to the modern dance faculty at UVU for believing in me and taking me under their wing even though i was only 17 and for letting me take every single dance class imaginable before i left for juilliard. i still had so much to learn at this point but i knew i loved it. it was really fun to watch this video for the first time since it was recorded 12 years ago… i hadn’t seen it since it was recored on VHS tape and at my parents in a big old box, i had totally forgotten. gosh, that short hair! haha! obviously it was the first thing i did upon leaving the ballet world. chop chop! good times….
thank you so much to LegacyBox, who sponsored this post, for helping us digitize, organize and preserve these special memories! and for the first 50 people to use the code TAZA at checkout, you’ll receive 40% off your LegacyBox!