A 1st birthday celebrates more than the child, but a year of a family becoming whole.
You can imagine the kind of imagination I had as a child when I said I wanted to go to the moon. I may not have gotten there, but you can’t say I didn’t try.
Escape, that was the meaning of Spring Break for me. After being indoors for weeks dealing with the cold winter months, there was nothing more freeing than being near a body of water splashing around, without a care in the world. Add in the rays of warm sunshine and you have all the makings of the best memories to start the season.
I never thought much about this self-portrait until I came across it in a drawer full of photos. The longer I stared at it, the more familiar I became with that stubborn yet optimistic 18 year old. Ten years ago I was different person with different interests and perspective on life – but no matter how far I strayed, at the end of the day this is still me.
I remember waking up at 3:30 AM to get ready for all of our family’s fishing trip. Our first stop was always the beach to dig for our own bait. Dad and Grandpa would dig for the worms, Grandma would be holding the bucket, and Mom, my sister and I would be holding the flashlights until the sun rose. It was the family activity that always made our family bond stronger.
Family vacations typically meant visiting relatives I have never heard of in places I didn’t want to be. Then my parents surprised my sister and I with a camping trip where we did nothing but cook, swim in the lake, and play games around the fire. Never again did I cringe at the words ‘family vacation’ after that.
I can write you a list of reasons as to why I married my husband, but none of them compare to the fact that for the past 12 years he has constantly made me laugh … and that makes me happy.
What trait do you most admire in your significant other?
The YesVideo Android app is now available from the Google Play Store. The new app allows you to view your entire library of vintage video memories on-the-go. Father and son can reminisce over Dad’s first home run, Mom and her girlfriends can share videos of their children’s first steps, and Grandma and Grandpa can relive their young love – all from the new Android App.
- Watch your home movies anywhere. Sign In to your YesVideo Online account with your personal log-in or Facebook account. Seconds later, all your transferred memories are at your fingertips ready to stream from your Android.
- Share with family & friends via email or Facebook. Share your videos to your family & friends anywhere in the world!
- Jump to your favorite chapters instantly. No more rewinding or fast-forwarding. Chapters and thumbnail images allow you to jump right to your favorite scene instantly.
This App is to view and share videos that you have transferred with YesVideo, or a YesVideo Retail partner that also offers online viewing. Want to transfer your memories? Get started at direct.yesvideo.com.
My childhood friend and I used to play the game Battleship with walkie talkies because it sounded like we were real captains giving commands. It’s one of my favorite memories growing up because till this day, I can’t name one person who played that game the same way we did.