Sunday, November 1, 2009

Do balloons make you happy?

Pleasure is spread through the earth
In stray gifts to be claimed

by whoever shall find.
~William Wordsworth, 1806

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Every now and then,
when the world sits just right,
a gentle breath of heaven
fills my soul with delight...
~Hazelmarie ‘Mattie’ Elliott, A Breath of Heaven

  

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What Halloween candy

do you find irresistible?

I am having a hard time staying away

from the Kit Kats.

(Oh, on the note of full disclosure,

M&M’s and Starbursts are also

being consumed at an alarming rate…)

126 comments:

Mighty M said...

Another great entry! My kids love balloons, but unfortunately my cat loves to eat balloon strings, and they always come back up. So I avoid bringing them home if I can. Good luck!!

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Veronica said...

Oh my goodness, I could have written Mighty M's comment word for word. Our cat always does that, so no balloons in the house. It's so gross when it comes back up. She just can't help herself.

Lovely entry. I'm about to eat a Hershey's bar with almonds. The Kit Kat's have been going rather quickly here as well, those and Twix bars.

Go Phillies!!!!

Pam D said...

Awww.. what a great shot! And, of course, more great quotes. Are you feeling the pressure that we're all putting on you to match up just the right quote with your pictures? Not that we're putting pressure on you.. right?
As for candy, I suppose it would be Reese's peanut butter cups that are disappearing around here. Although, someone DID give my boy a little Heath Bar, and I am SO tempted to make that thing disappear and then claim no knowledge of where it went. Heath Bars are my FAVORITE candy ever...

the monkey's mama said...

okay can we all just take a collective gasp and then exclaim...

"winner!"

GREAT photo this week! love it!

PS ummm really missing the Kaishon i heart faces entries...

antoinette marie said...

pretty much if it ain't a 'whopper' or a sucker, i'm inhaling it!!! when will the madness end! blessings...

Marilyn said...

All of it!!

smiles4u said...

Love the quotes that go with your great pictures. Balloons can make me happy but there are times I get annoyed with them. But, my little people love them!!!
We have lots of candy left over. Even though I'm not a candy eater I am having a hard time staying away from it...butterfingers are my favorites but any of it will do!

Drew said...

Rebeckah,

I love this photo! I think it's my favorite entry of yours so far. I'm making a prediction right now that we'll see this in the top ten. I was going to try to go through old pictures and find a balloon one, but now you're drawing out my competitive spirit. :)

mamamia said...

amazing picture. it receives my 10 star approval.
kit kats sound yummy. I like anything chocolate ;0) Now you reminded me it is up in the cupboard. . . can I resist?

Busy Bee Suz said...

Snickers and Reeses are for me...I will run over small children and old people for them. :)

Martha in PA said...

Fabulous!

Trying to stay away from the candy. Tara got good stuff. I had a little Reese's and a small bag of M&Ms with popcorn earlier!

Muthering Heights said...

That is a GREAT photo!! I love it!

My kids don;t trick or treat, but be still give candy out...I pretty much obliterated the leftovers. No chocolate is safe in this house! LOL!

Teacher Tom said...

I love the Zagnuts, Clark Bars, and Paydays . . . Zippo, nada. All my girl brought home were Milky Ways, Snickers and Kit Kats. What kind of god would allow something like this to happen! =)

Baloney said...

Your pictures are amazing!
I have a soft spot for Reese's myself - but only refrigerated. Room temperature are just too melty.

Bonnie said...

I can't seem to stay away from Snickers and Almond Joys!! So much for my diet, oh well that's what Mondays are for..haha

He & Me + 3 said...

Great job on that picture. His expression is priceless.

Unknown Mami said...

What Halloween candy don't I find irresistible?

Angie - The Arthur Clan said...

This is PERFECT Rebeckah! I saw it on Facebook and was hoping this one was your entry. :) Awesome!

~Angie
co-founder of I ♥ Faces

Rosina said...

This is amazing Rebeckah! I love the angle, and excellent composition!

Taylor said...

This is great! Love the angle and the colour.

Buckeroomama said...

What a great shot! I love the angle and the composition of the shot... :)

Alice said...

what an awesome picture! i absolutely love it!

JAN said...

What an incredible shot! It fits the theme perfectly.

Amanda said...

great shot! I love the bright colors!

KazVik said...

Really nice! Love the angle, his expression, and the colors. What a great photo! Well done.

Brad said...

What a great shot.. Just plain happy.. it made me smile.

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

Now that's a fun shot!

Oh my goodness, I can't stop eating Kit Kats either! I also love Take 5's. YUM!

Bridgette said...

What a wonderful shot!

Jamie said...

Mmm...Kit Kats, I totally want one now. *lol* Butterfingers are my weakness lately.

Sonya said...

Balloons do make me happy! LOL

Well we cant get Butterfingers over here or Peanut Butter anything so Im craving those right now. I used to spread all my candy out and go through it all. I would trade with my brother and friends..lol

Monika said...

I always look forward to your photo and wisdom to go along with it!! Beautiful as always!

Kit Kat... white chocolate version. But I'm all good... I ate them all, now I'm at peace :D!

Billykidd said...

AWESOME! Love everything about this shot!!!!!

Liz said...

That is a great picture!

I find any Willy Wonka candy just irresistable!

Tracey said...

LOVE THIS! What an awesome shot!

Reeses' Peanut Butter Cups... oh lord, I think I have to go through my daughters Halloween bag right now and find one.

Nessa said...

That's a great picture. I like Heath Bars.

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Suki said...

What a great balloon shot!

Sheila said...

Awesome Shot!

trustandobey said...

Great animation in this photo.

kim said...

GREAT picture. Love the expression on the boys' face. And for me, although nearly impossible to get in Switzerland, it's Reese's peanutbutter cups.

Puna said...

Wonderful! So joyous. I love Reeses peanut butter cups.

Christine Pobke said...

Thanks for the comment, yours is FABULOUS!!! :) That look is PRICELESS!!! :)

Natalie said...

This entry is amazing! You always have fantastic entried but I LOVE this one! The angle, the funny expression in the childs face, the lighting and the sky! Awesome shot!

Kyla said...

This is FANTASTIC! Love your perspective!

4 Lettre Words said...

WOW!! You just never disappoint, my friend. Love it.

Hannah said...

Amazing! This is by far my favorite of all the balloon pictures!! Love it!

jen@odbt said...

I'm calling this one a winner! Amazing shot.

Kathleen W. said...

What a great photo!

And I have trouble with Kit Kats too, and Twix, and dark chocolate.

sodarnhappy said...

LOVE this shot.

Mrs. Bird said...

Great shot! Very well composed!!

JennyMac said...

LOVE the pic...and the quotes. And a kit kat here and there too. LOL.

Heth said...

Love this. One of my favorites.

Sonja said...

Really fantastic shot! Oh! This fills me up with joy. I love your quote too.
And as for Halloween candy, I'm right there with ya on the Kitkats. They shouldn't be so many calories, right? :)

Mireille said...

You take amazing shots, with or without Kaishon, they are winners!!

Katrina said...

Wow! Love this shot so much energy and pure joy!

Melinda said...

OH. MY. WORD. This is your best photo ever!!! Amazing exposure both on the face and the sky. Awesome, awesome, awesome composition!!! I am truly impressed!!!!

Christina said...

Awwww, this is cute!! His expression makes the whole shot LOL My candy choice is tootsie roll suckers :)

April said...

What a great photo...love the mouth open wide! I, too, am having a REAL hard time not eating all the M & M's and Snickers!

Linds said...

Love it!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I love balloons!
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Marla said...

Oh my stars! This is great. Ilove the angle, and the colors, and the expression, and the beautiful gradient of the sky. FAN-Freakin-TASTIC photo!!

Peterson Family said...

Your pics are fabulous!

And I have rediscovered my love for Milk Duds!

Tiaras said...

LOVE this one - were you laying on the ground?

I was hoping for a Heath bar or Skor bar - but none to be had this year in the kids' buckets

Rook No. 17 said...

What beautiful quotes! Thank you! Halloween Candy...Hmmmm... I guess it would have to be the Milk Duds! Thanks for coming by Rook No. 17 from SITS and for your kind comment.

Sarah B said...

What a great picture!!! I think it is a winner! By the way, I snuck the kit kats from my 3 year olds bag... He doesn't know the difference yet & I love them!

Katarina said...

I love this picture. It is beautiful, I think the perspective is amazing!

Catharine said...

great entry, too bad I hate balloons, they make for some great pictures!

Darlene said...

What a fabulous picture! We had some Heath bars in our candy....guess what??? I forgot how much I LOVE them...no one but me got those Heath bars!!!! Oh, I also LOVE anything that has chocolate in it!

Trudy said...

I do love balloons...and Peanut M&M's too!

Patti H said...

wow you rocked it!!

Jennifer Bowen said...

Love the photo, Rebeckah! Excellent entry!!! It looks like he's floating towards what seem to be a big white hole in the gray skies. Awesome!!!

I can't believe you love Kit Kats, too. Another thing we have in common. =) I took all the Kit Kats out of the bags of candy we had and hid it in the pantry. LOL

Mon Cheri said...

Love the photo, but also wanted to say that I've noticed {and love the fact} that you comment on almost every photo that I take a peek at!

Amy said...

That's is an awesome shot!! I love the colors. They certainly make me happy!

Marjie said...

Thanks for introducing yourself on my blog! Of course, everyone loves balloons. We get a mylar one for every birthday, and hope they'll last several weeks.

And my favorite Halloween candy is Snickers or peanut M&Ms (yes, the nut theme is going on here), so I don't buy those...then I don't give in to as much temptation....

Cute kids in all of your pictures!

Liese4 said...

I love the point of view, thanks for the comment on mine!

**Nicole** said...

What an awesome picture!! :D I love it!

Thanks for the sweet comment on my entry! :)

Oh, and I'm inhaling Reeses and Nerds ;) :D

Melissa G. said...

I love how you always have great quotes to go along with your great photos every week!

Amanda said...

Your photo just looks so exciting! It makes me want to know what is going on.

Kate said...

Thank you so much for stopping by

I loved this post along with the others very inspirational.

Your family is so precious!!!!!

Thank you for all of the sweets that you left on my comment section.

Have a beautiful week

Kate

Anonymous said...

you need more pictures of that cute little blonde girl!!

She's an angel!

Bunch of Barrons said...

Great shot! Love the coloring and lively expression! :)

Annette said...

Great perspective for this shot. What a smile!

Peanut M&M's, Milk Duds, Twix.

eachsnapisamemory said...

TOP TEN FOR SURE!! Love this!!

THE BLUEST BUTTERFLY said...

Currently I find Twix irresistible...because we have some. :-)

Kim Davis Photography said...

Great shot! Love the angle and the excitement...:)

I would say that M&Ms or Milk Duds will do me in any day! :)

Tiffany Walensky said...

Oh my gosh, fabulous picture. I love the colors, the expression, and the emotion!

Lolli said...

Fabulous entry!! I love it!

As far as the candy goes, I am going for the Reeses PB cups. I didn't get any KitKats this year (I think my 6 year old hoarded them all)

Emily@remodeling this life said...

awesome!

Becca said...

friend! I love this entry so so much :-)

RR Mama said...

I love balloons. I must share the sweetest story ever. Back in January, Hubs' grandmother passed away. I loved that woman! I miss her today just as muich as I did in January. One day at the grocery when we were walking in the man at the door as my 4yr old if he wanted a balloon. He did and then half way through the store he said mommy I want to send this balloon to Pam-Maw. My heart broke and I had to hold back tears and told him sure. So when we were done loaded up the car I pulled the weight off and he let that balloon float to the sky and said,"Watch out Pam-Maw here it comes."!!!

Kelly said...

Wow, what a GREAT picture! I love the bright colors against the cloudy sky. Awesome job!!

Marice said...

aww i like this one! looks like he's flying.

u may view mine if u have time

Amandalynn said...

Fantastic snap! Kudos on the FB feature!

Whimsical Creations said...

What a fantastic shot! Love it!

Rebekah said...

I aboslutly LOVE this picture! So creative, fun cute!!

Brooke said...

What a great shot!

Yelena R. said...

Awesome entry! I predict it will win :)

Melissa said...

Love you photo... very colorful. I'm loving his expression! And can I say what a small world it is -- I went to high school right near where you are located! While I no longer live there, I have a ton of family there.

K. said...

hahahaha - I love the look on his face! Such a great capture.

Hilary said...

That's just a wonderful photo!

Beth said...

Your blog is amazing and the balloon picture is fabulous!

Carrie said...

That is an awesome picture! GREAT entry! {And I have consumed all of those treats in mass quantities and Butterfingers!}

McMom said...

Great picture. Looks like he's about to be carried away. You're blog is beautiful too!

Jules said...

oh, I love this picture! Great shot!

shykulasa said...

Great SHot! I love the angle ^^

Haleigh said...

This is so stinkin cute! Love the look on his face, and your cropping!

Missy said...

His face is great!
Thanks for commenting on my blog too. :)

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Live.Love.Eat said...

He looks soooo happy. Your photos are beautiful. Have they always been this good or are you taking photog lessons?

Live.Love.Eat said...

P.S. Kit Kats are my fav too. And Reeses.

jennykate77 said...

Awesome picture, Rebeckah! You are so super talented!!

I ♥ U!

Jen H said...

Cool photo! Love it!! Funny you should say M looks grown up for 10 - when looking back for this photo I couldnt believe how young he looked compared to now (12) lolol Thanks for your lovely comments.

Karen Schneider said...

What a fantastic entry - I love everything about it - so joyful. As for candy, I love WAY TOO MUCH of it - Skittles, Heath, Baby Ruth, Starburst, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, York Peppermint Patties, and the list goes on and on. LOL

☼¨`*•.♥RocĂ­o♥.•*¨`☼ said...

What a FUN picture!!

PumpkinSeed Photography said...

Once again, you've managed to make me smile! Just PERFECT! Winner, or not, what a GREAT image! Congrats!

H.K. said...

I love that picture!!! It reminds me of a short film called Red Balloon-it was my one of my favorites when I was little.

Melissa G. said...

Look at you!!! You got an honorable mention! Good job!

Mary Schwarz said...

Congrats on honorable mention! Awesome shot, by the way...and sorry for never getting back to you sooner. Thanks for checking out my blog back then!

SKELLER said...

Congrats!!! This is a perfectly delightful entry. I love the sheer EXHUBERANCE and joy of it!!

Linds said...

yay! honorable mention-- way to go!!!!

Amanda said...

Love this!!!

Carly said...

Congratulations on your I heart faces win!

LauraPBS said...

Brilliant photo - way to go :) !!!

the monkey's mama said...

YAY you!!!! see! you did win!!!

Puna said...

Congratulations! Yeah! I love this one!

Ann-Marie said...

Love this one!
Kit kats's for sure! and anything with caramel and chocolate:)