I've been wanting a digital photo frame forever. It's the type of thing I would normally just buy myself but I'd been saving it in my head all year for the time when my husband asked me what I wanted for my birthday or Hanukkah. Finally, I had something to say that I wanted! Some girls dream of diamonds, I dream of my memories on rotation in my living room. My husband did get me the frame and it's the best thing ever.
I'm not into New Year's Resolutions or that One Little Word thing (why just ONE word? Please. Who has just one of anything?) but when I declared to my husband and seester last year that God damnit, this is going to be the year of travel, it so totally became the year of travel. And the year of walking, eating, laughing, reading maps, driving, train rides, foreign languages, sunsets, beaches, villages, bridges, bees, canals,packing, unpacking, saving money, planning, planning, planning, saving, late nights, rain, umbrellas, pulling over to take photos on the side of the road, inspiration, sunburns, bug bites, broken beds, blisters, reflection, charging batteries, and a hundred self-portraits. We country- hopped and state-hopped. That list doesn't even include everything that happened at home. And as much as I love making photo albums, I don't have the time to create them or space to store a million albums. But still, I want to see all the photos I took all the time. Now, those memories are in constant rotation and are a constant reminder that even on a crappy day, there is good. Even the photos from days at home when nothing much really happened are great reminders that so much has happened. I love this evolution of the photo album. I love that the photos I take on my phone are not just trapped on my phone, they are displayed for us as we live.
I'm not done traveling and I am so happy knowing I can just add my pictures to the chip in the frame and see where we were while I plan where we are going next.
*This is the frame my husband got me. Karen's husband and kids also got her a frame but I am not sure what brand hers is. So far mine is good and my only complaint is that photos edited in photoshop do not work. They have to be straight out of the camera or phone. I need to research that problem a bit.
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