Photographs & Memories

Today’s photos are a result of me having free time, needing to stay home, and wanting to take pictures of anything. The theme for today: objects that have significant meaning to me. Inspiration for the title of today’s post: the song entitled “Photographs & Memories” by Jason Reeves. I’d also like to make special mention of a website that I’ve found helpful – Picture Correct. The site posts helpful tips and advice from all sorts of photographers.

Now, for what you all clicked for! The pictures (and stories, because we all know I write. A lot.)!


My parents have a variety of statues of animals. This one I remember particularly well. My mom, brother, and I went to a wildlife store and purchased this fish after much debate about which fish my dad would probably like the most. Spikey here – better known as a Butterfly Fin Lionfish – was the winner.


This pair of Geta (Japanese footwear) was given to my parents by the Japanese exchange student they had stay with them in California. Having traveled over and lived in a good portion of the US, my parents have met many interesting people, and even managed to keep in touch with most of them. Pretty impressive, if I do say so myself.


I don’t have a clue when, where, or why this couple came to live in our TV unit, but I can’t seem to remember a time when they weren’t there.


These roses mean quite a lot to me. They were one of the arrangements present at my grandfather’s funeral. Each of his kids was given a bouquet to take home. My mom and I wanted to keep this set intact, and we have managed to do so thus far. Seeing them always takes me back – reminding me of the happy times we spent together & remembering not to take a moment for granted.


I spent nearly every day over the course of 6 months with one of my best friends before he moved. One of the last get togethers we had was at dinner at my house. I saved the cork from the wine bottle. Here it is!


What did I do when my parents were out for a day?! Give the bathroom a makeover? Why, yes – yes, I did. The light fixtures are one of the things I’m most proud of in the room, so of course I had to get a close up of them.


I love love love the letter and word accents that have become popular in home décor. The seashells pictured along with the “B” I’ve collected over the course of my beach visits. Two of my favorite things in one picture!


Four rings for four different occasions. The diamond chip ring was to commemorate my high school graduation. The diamond moon and ruby star – for Christmas one year. The aquamarine and diamond ring was for my 8th grade graduation. And the blue enamel piece was what I purchased for myself when I was approved for my first credit card (quite the feat these days). All were from Jared’s – love that place!


The bracelet was given to me by another one of my best friends for Christmas last year (she got herself an identical one). The elephant pendent was a recent purchase (I got her a matching one). We are just too cute!

I’m very thankful for everyone I’ve had the pleasure of knowing, & everything and every opportunity I’ve been given (even the down time I had today to mosey around in my home and find these objects). This has been my PSA alerting everyone to the importance of taking a moment to think about where you’ve been, what you’ve done, and those you care about.

Write again soon!


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