Display Photos – Tip #22
This week the Living It advice I am taking from my tips books is about displaying pictures (not just selfishly enjoying them on my IPhone!). My husband is leaving this week for a longer deployment. I have taken a few deep breaths, eaten my body weight in chocolate, went to look at all of my own advice for preparing for a deployment, have kept my pre-deployment checklist close by (see tip #449 on the blog) and then asked for help. In the past we have had a little more notice so there was time to do more to prepare. This time we have days to prepare so I had to prioritize what was important – photos came first. We hadn’t had proper family photos taken in a couple of years so I asked a family friend to come and take some – he was amazing and dropped everything to come and do this for us and they are fabulous (another tip – I printed out more than I needed so that they were ready to give as Christmas presents too!). I then went out immediately and had them printed and got frames right away. I know myself – if I waited a few days it would never get done. They will be displayed in high traffic areas and I have printed out a variety to also put on the fridge. I also made sure we had some funny ones that are really “us” to put up (and send with him) as those are true to who we are and I want the kids to remember to laugh every day and my husband will then have something to laugh about while he is away too.