Monday night I received my Christmas present, as Joe and I were not going to be able to spend Christmas together. He bought me a new camera!! I am VERY excited about this!! I LOVE photography and LOVE to take pictures, especially traveling to so many different places.
Well, like any new toy you want to use it RIGHT away. There is nothing very picture worthy in my house......yeah, sure I can take pictures of me, Joe and the pets but.......No, I wanted to find something different to take a picture of.
I looked @ our mantle and saw a souvenir I bought Joe when we first started dating. I don't like to buy the usual souvenirs...I mean in some ways I do.....coffee mugs, etc (especially for certain people)..... but I do like to find the unique side of pretty much anything ordinary (Queen B is probably reading and saying "yeah, pretty much")........with that said I bought Joe an interesting souvenir from Hawaii. When I saw it I knew immediately I liked it b/c I had not seen it before and it did not SCREAM Waikiki or alot of other Hawaii souvenirs. Also, I was considering if my appreciation for the item would be shared with new found boyfriend........After moderate consideration I decided to go ahead with the purchase:
I can't really remember his reaction, honestly.....I think he did like it right off but was a little surprised, that of all things, receiving that from Honolulu. At any rate it was the first souvenir I bought for him and it has held many positions in his apartment before we moved in together, then in our first apartment together and now on our jumbled mantle that really needs to be organized.
It's not such a photo worthy moment but it was fun to rekindle the thoughts and presence surrounding this interesting souvenir.