I remember as a child everyone getting annoyed at my uncle who always had a camera or video camera in our faces at EVERY family event. Now that I'm an adult, I'm glad that he did as we have a record of memories from the past.
I take pictures of my nephews and nieces silly faces, funny poses, and goofy dances. Some of them are getting to the age where they HATE getting their pictures taken and I get an occasional roll of the eyes.
Now, you may ask what do I do with all these pictures? Most are stored on my hard drive and thumb drive. I don't print every single picture. Just the ones I plan on scrapping or framing are the only ones that get printed. And when I do print them, I do it online and have them shipped to my house. It's definitely a lot easier and most of the online photo websites have photo editors that allow you to crop and correct pictures. I've even printed pictures as cheap as a penny a print on sites! Most sites allow you to upload your photos and store them in 'albums' for later use. Some of my favorite photo processing websites are:
Don't be afraid to stage photographs either. If you see a paper you adore, stage a picture that would be perfect. Case in point, my 3 year old nephew got a drum set brought to him by Santa for Christmas. I had the perfect paper and title: 'Little Drummer Boy'. I made him pose with the drumsticks and took lots of pictures with him playing the drums (very LOUDLY, I might add...)
So...this year resolve to capture more memories on your camera. Don't be afraid to take pictures and if you're like me, endure complaints from the subjects. Take pictures of a child playing with a toy, a dog playing in the snow, or a haircut. Take pictures of your flower garden, your house, or your car covered in the first snow of the season. In ten years, you won't regret having records of these memories.