Photo Friday: What's in a memory

LED Balloons after campfire
LED Balloons after campfire

Have you ever noticed how some images bring back a moment in time, a feeling of being in that place, and even a memory of the smells and sounds? This image, as grainy as it is, does that for me. The kids and I spent last week in Sunriver, Oregon and one night, after a very active day, we stayed up way past bedtime to roast marshmallows. After the campfire, I pulled these fun LED balloons I had secreted away almost a year ago waiting for the exact right moment to run, toss and chase balloons on a grassy expanse after dark. Looking at the picture, I can almost hear the kids' shouts and exclamations in the background.

P.S. If you want to be the coolest mom in town, here's a link to buy the exact balloons we had: Pink 9 Inch Illoom Balloons - Pack of 5

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      1. Sonja

        http://www.toeuropewithkids.com/
        September 7, 2012 at 5:29 p.m.

        I have lots of photos like that too, that sometimes I just think I should delete but somehow can't because of the fond memories they bring back. Have a great week!

      2. Terumi

        http://www.emeraldcitykids.com/
        September 7, 2012 at 8:24 p.m.

        How magical is this? I might just have to buy some:) You are definitely a cool mom-thanks for sharing.

      3. Michael

        http://www.worldwidetravelguide.co.uk/
        September 8, 2012 at 8:20 a.m.

        Those kind of pictures with fond memories are really a stress reliever. I always look at most of my pictures. I just smile by just seeing it.

      4. Mike

        http://www.completetravelguide.co.uk/
        September 8, 2012 at 9:36 p.m.

        I'm not that knowledgeable in photography but I'll try my best capture a good one for Photo Friday. I have a concept in mind. Hope I can get in this.

      5. Jesse

        http://www.balivillaholidays.com/
        September 9, 2012 at 11:27 p.m.

        I remember the same photo taken in the darkest night during my grade school camping experience. No digital camera yet just some disposable one for us kids.

      6. Cecilia

        http://www.greatwolf.com/traverse/waterpark
        September 13, 2012 at 11:47 a.m.

        What a great photo. I love things that bring back memories. This reminds me of the trip I took to Michigan with my kids last summer. We did stuff just like this. Thanks for sharing!

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