Sunday, May 1, 2011

mother's day and wishlists:

 mint glacier, alaska. this was technically our second date.

 parque nacional lauca, chile. new year's 2005.

 volcan parinacota. parque nacional lauca, chile (on the chilean/bolivian border).

more volcan parcinacota.

phil asked me what i wanted for Mother's Day this year and i drew a blank... mostly because i forgot that a) the holiday was actually coming up soon and b) that i was entitled to be celebrated as well. almost five years on and it hasn't sunk in. go figure!

anyway, i think i said something about a big breakfast and coffee. and moving out of the country or back to alaska or something of the sort. all of which would still be nice. but really (realistically) i would love for someone other than me to scan in a bunch of my travel photos from years past. i would really, really like to have them stored digitally, not only so i can actually see them and enjoy them, but also to have a non-physical record that is less likely to get lost or destroyed over time.

honestly, it's hard to imagine life before digital. i think i still have two dozen rolls of film from the first go 'round in south america sitting somewhere in the garage. and maybe another dozen from alaska and south america, parte dos. most of them have been developed, but some have not. the pictures here are ones that we sent off to be scanned when we first moved back to the states in 2006. for some reason, we only have a few dozen frames, but i would be really happy to have all of them on here eventually as well. *hint hint* i'll try to post more of them soon, as it's nice to see them again and i'm guessing that not even our parents have seen many of these. p.s. unless otherwise noted, phil gets the photo credit for these shots.


  1. AWESOME pictures and wonderful memories that will never get lost or destroyed...just a little faded as the years pass. Hope you get your wish as you deserve it so much. What a wonderful mother AND daughter you are, which is my BEST mother's day present on earth. Thanks...wish we could share just one more Mother's Day some time soon. I love you, Blair.

  2. Beautiful pictures! I'm sure they represent great memories. I know there are a lot to go thru for the both of you. Be sure and savor the best of them for the future of yourselves as well as your girls. Hope your Mother's Day is wonderful.. :) love to all xoxoxoxoxo