April 14, 2011

Spring Break & Instagram

It is spring break. We should rename it "winter break", the snow keeps coming back.
Jon and I had to go somewhere the sun was shining.

3 hours away -Moab, Utah- home of Arches National Park.

We try to wear these boys out. Hiking, Swimming, Biking... they just keep going, and going...

Even my little 4 year old, Ryder.... well, he started out on this bike ride being really tough & ready to roll.  Once we were about a mile out into the trail, he decided that he wasn't tough anymore.

My whole plan just backlashed on me-  these boys just end up wearing me out!
Is there such thing as a break- after spring break?

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I wanted to share a fun little toy that I found on the iPhone- an App called Instagram.

A couple of guys from Stanford University created it from the inspiration of old Polaroid Camera's. 
Snap a photo with your phone, choose one of their fun filters, and share it! It's Free.

Moab is a great place to take pic's- I have been getting a little carried away with my Instagram App.

You can share to facebook, twitter, and flickr straight from the App.

Added Bonus- I like is that there is an online community within it the App. You can follow your friends Instagram pic's and leave them comments. Privacy settings are available if you would rather keep them to yourself.

My only Gripe? I want to print! I cannot seem to export a photo larger than 612x612 pixels. This is not high enough resolution for a decent 4x6 print. No worries- I am on top of it. Email sent. 

For now- all of you iPhone users- grab the App and lets Instagram!
{instagram username: charipack}



  1. thanks for the tip- just installed the app- can't wait to play!

  2. I LOVE Instagram too Chari -- I used it on our spring break to Hawaii. I'll be following you soon!

  3. And the boys just keep getting cuter and cuter. No trip to Utah for us this year. We're sad.

  4. nice post. great pics. beautiful boys, and one hot momma!!

  5. Great pics, Chari! My hubbs is big into mtn biking/bikes in general. We don't have scenery like that in ATL!

  6. Wait... there's hiking in Moab?

  7. Love that app. I download the photos from my iPhone to my computer & then drop them into digital scrapbook pages. I have one friend that has printed a sheet & then cut it apart to create a hybrid page for her album. Not quite the same as printing on a 4x6, but perhaps the app will be updated so we can eventually do so.

  8. Sarah- thanks for your input! We contacted Instagram (great people- speedy response) No plans on increasing resolution yet.