Monday, December 10, 2007

I bought my parents a digital photo frame for Christmas. Usually, before I buy anything electronical I google the heck out of it, reading reviews and such.

This time, I got up at three thirty in the morning, stood in line at Kohl's and Target and came away with this frame. Kind of a waste, but funds being what they are this year, not entirely bad either.

Anyway, my bright idea was to load a bunch of kid photos into an SD card (a SD card?) and have at it. But the loading? To the card? Not as easy as I thought. At least for the first hour.


Then I remembered the trouble I had with the iPod last Christmas and I tried the supersecret USB port on the back of the computer and whammo. Instant success that only required a restart of this dinosaur.

But by last night my grand plan had changed. Why not scan a few (or maybe a hundred) photos and load those onto the card too? So without further my family.

My grampy


Their wedding photo. You'd never guess he was a lumberjack with a second grade education would you?

My mom and my aunt, her little sister. With my grandmother's pets - a mean ass chihuahua and a monkey. A monkey that she dressed in Ken (or some other male doll) clothes. As a kid I had all these hand me down ken clothes with holes in the butt. For the monkey's tail.

Me. With my momma.

I have to say, I only quickly went through my mom's albums when she wasn't at home and grabbed what I thought would be good. Now I want to go back and grab them all. There are tons of photos of my gram especially. I haven't gone through my kids baby albums yet (which I'm going to start off scanning just what I want for the frame) or the ones of my dad but this is like an addiction. A worthwhile addiction.

Like chocolate. And Peggle.


Lisa said...

I've been looking at these, too. How many photos does this one hold? I'm assuming you don't always have to be plugged into the USB.. right?

~**Dawn**~ said...

I love the wedding photo of your grandparents. I have my grandparents' wedding photo too. It's one of my most prized possessions.

SneakyPeek said...

YOU ARE SO CUTE!!! I love the old pictures.

You are so sweet to do this for your Mom, she will be so surprised!

And what is this Peggle you speak of?

Fairly Odd Mother said...

Great photos and LOVE the part about your handed-down doll clothes having a hole for the monkey's tail!

blackbird said...


You have been holding out on me.


I'm dyin over here.

Anonymous said...

You don't know the kind of addiction old photos can bring. Scares me. I can't even get all of the NEW photos off the puter. I love the idea you had. I wanted to do something like that for my husbands grandmother but I wanted something we could send pictures to via phone line so she could have new ones and I don't think they make those anymore (or else there is a service fee I can't talk him into. He doesn't have the addiction). Another good thing about scanning old pics into the computer - freezes time (again). They won't yellow or fade anymore and you will always have a way to get another copy. Just back them up ;-)

Your mother will love it!

~Em, fellow addict

P.S. If you really want to descend a slippery slope, I will tell you about the thing at Brookstone that takes photos from old negatives or slides and puts them right on the computer. Its like heroin.
P.S.S. Dude. A monkey???

~**Dawn**~ said...

I, for one, am now very curious about this Brookstone item Em mentioned in her comment!

Amy said...

I love this!! It's so cool. I love that you not only bought the frame but are filling it, too!!

catsteevens said...

Oohhh, I so want to do this. I love that pic of your grandparents. Love 'em all actually!

Jennifer said...

OH wow do you ever look like your grampy! I love looking at old photos! Do you mean like a real LIVE monkey?? how do you come to have a real live pet monkey???

I think that gift is awesome!

Jennifer said...

I just took a closer look at your grammy. Your girlie.... spittin image. Don't you think?