Saturday, February 21, 2009

Our travel video...

I finished our travel video but was having some trouble uploading it. It's 15 minutes long and YouTube has a 10 minute limit. Also, the file size is too large for most of the other popular web hosting sites. After hunting around on the internet, I found a hosting site called Viddler which allows large file upload. I'm so glad I found it because the picture quality seems to be light years better than YouTube, which I find to be grainy and pixelated during video transitions.

So, when you have a spare 15 minutes take a peek at our video. It's a combination of photos and video clips taken on our trip. What I like best about how it turned out is that you can totally see Lauren's transition over the two week period as she starts to show her true personality.

33 comments:

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

BEAUTIFUL...
LOVE the songs they are perfect..
You did an amazing job on the video Donna..
You can truly see how she has changed from the day she was placed into your arms...
She will only continue to grow.
She is sooo cute..
LOVE her laugh...
Have a Great Week..
HUGS..

Colleen said...

Beautiful video and music. Thanks for providing the songs at the end, the only one I'd known was the Martina McBride song, whom I love. The others were perfect.

How's Lucy handling this change? Do they get along well?

Jill said...

What a sweet video. You gys will treasure this forever!
Lauren is such a cutie!
Hugs, Jill

Jill said...

What a sweet video. You gys will treasure this forever!
Lauren is such a cutie!
Hugs, Jill

Jodee Leader said...

I enjoyed every minute of this video! You did a GREAT job and you have so many amazing pictures from China. Lauren will cherish this video for years to come!

Eliza2006 said...

Good job, Donna! I still haven't put one together for Eliza and it's looking like it might not ever happen!

Jboo said...

WOW! What a fabulous job you did on this! So very sweet! Thanks for sharing! She is a beautiful girl!

Janet

Jacquie said...

Lovely. Absolutely lovely.

Stephe said...

ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!!!

Anonymous said...

Your video gives hope to those of us still waiting. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

Jenn said...

Great job, Donna! It was wonderful to see Lauren's personality emerge-and what a personality she has! I just love her little giggles and grins. Congratulations again on becoming a family of three!

Diana said...

Donna..I have followed your blog for way to long as you were waiting and waiting and all I can say about this Video is it is BEAUTIFUL!! Lauren is just beautiful and you and your husband are just glowing! I am so happy for you and your family. I love Laurens little shy smile with her lips together. I cried through most of this. This is just wonderful!!!

Sophia's Mama and Baba said...

Oh Donna that was beautiful. I love watching the progress. Lauren is so beautiful and you two are doing an amazing job. I love the music all songs I haave saved for whenever I get to makeing a video of our trip.

Hugs
Susan

Ladybugsmom said...

Oh Donna,
That was just great...thanks for sharing...
Emily

Julie said...

Yes, FINALLY a family of three! Just awesome!

3D said...

Just lovely!

Keep smilin!

Anonymous said...

I have followed your journey...what a beautiful video!! You do give us waiting families hope!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful family with us!!

Cora said...

Awsome video! It was so clear and I loved seeing how Lauren changed in such a short time.
You have a very special little girl!

Jodi said...

What a beautiful video. Lauren is so cute. You are all so lucky to have each other.

Jodi

Diane said...

Bravo!!!!

I am sitting here in tears...the music and memories are fantastic!!! Lauren is one lucky little lady! Julia says Hi!


Diane

Norma said...

excellent job Donna.........she blossomed!!!

Anonymous said...

hi Donna I am a 16 year old girl who's mom is currently adopting from china and i am in tears , lauren is so so beautiful is it possible if you can email the name of the songs in your video

mareelay@gmail.com

Susan, Matt, Mia said...

Beautiful video. We have had Mia for 3 years and I still haven't done this. I also want to do a memeory book.
What program do you use? I don't have a digital camcorder and I am having trouble finding a good, reasonably priced program to make a DVD.
Thanks
Susan

Sharon said...

Just beautiful, Donna! Lauren is just adorable, with a fabulous smile.

I wish I was so organized to get my video done!

Sharon

sierrasmom said...

Oh Donna, I am sitting here with tears streaming down my face. It brings back such wonderful memories. Thank you so much for sharing. I have started mine(also using In My daughter's Eyes, love that song) but it is a long way from finished, having trouble with my computer. Lauren looks great. Miss you guys!!!
Kathie

Sean and Mic said...

Absolutely lovely. And major kudos for getting this done so quickly! We have been home 9 months and all of our videos are still sitting in their little cases.

Wow, what a beautiful girl- so great to see all 3 of you so happy.

-michelle

Katie said...

This definitely made me cry..
It is so great to have her own and I am so happy to have an addition to our family as wonderful as her.
Lots of love,
Katie

Katie said...

Oh and just to add..
Josh watched this from start to finish; mouth open, eyes wide.
At the end: "That was...that was sad."
Me: "No, Joshie. It was happy."
Josh: "Yeah..but it was like crying happy."
Me: "Did it make you cry, Josh?"
Josh: "Well.. Kind of."
Thought that was cute.. :)
And it's perfect proof of how much we all love her. :)

OziMum said...

Internet is costing us a fortune here in China, but will definitely sit down with a coffee when I get home!

:) Can't wait to see it!

Anonymous said...

Great job! Brings back so many memories for me! You are a beautiful family. I was just going through some old pics and came across some from doing a page in your 100 good wishes book for Lauren.

Kim E

Julie said...

Your love for Lauren shines! Each song was better than the last--Thank You (!!) for putting the song titles at the end!! I was trying to save the lyrics to the lullaby song in my browser search!! hehehe

Kathy said...

Donna,
What a beautiful video. It brought tears to my eyes. The music is just perfect. Lauren is beautiful. I can't wait to make a video of our trip. Great job!
Kathy

Special K said...

I finally had some time to sit and watch your video. It was amazing! Very well done. I love the video part of your Gotcha Day. Made my heart actually skip a beat and brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for sharing it.