Tuesday, January 28, 2014

"A person's a person no matter how small." Dr. Seuss

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Is it true? Is January almost over?
Kaish turned 14 this month.

I actually took a few pictures of the celebrations. Can you believe it?

A long, long time ago, I remember reading photographers say that they never took pictures of their own family because they were busy shooting everyone else. I remember thinking that would never happen to me. 

It did.

I miss taking pictures of Kaish and our lives. 
I hope I can focus on that more this year.

Here is a snow joke to make you laugh while you are freezing today. 

Harry and Martha drank their coffee as they listened to the morning weather report.

"There will be three to five inches of snow today. You must park your cars on the odd-numbered side of the street."

Harry got up from his coffee to move the car.

Two days later, they sat down with their cup of coffee and listened the weather forecast.

"There will be two to four inches of snow today. You must park your cars on the even-numbered side of the street."

Harry got up from his coffee to move the car.

Three days later, they tuned in to the weather report.

"There will be six to eight inches of snow today. You must park your cars on the... ." The power went off.

He said to Martha, "What am I going to do now?"

Martha said, "Just leave the car in the garage."

Thursday, January 16, 2014

a little bit of Shel

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Where the Sidewalk Ends
Shel Silverstein

There is a place where the sidewalk ends
And before the street begins,
And there the grass grows soft and white,
And there the sun burns crimson bright,
And there the moon-bird rests from his flight
To cool in the peppermint wind.

Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black
And the dark street winds and bends.
Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow
We shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And watch where the chalk-white arrows go
To the place where the sidewalk ends.

Yes we'll walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And we'll go where the chalk-white arrows go,
For the children, they mark, and the children, they know

The place where the sidewalk ends.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

the best of the best :: i heart faces :: January, 2014

How do you pick the best picture of the year?
I heart faces wants us to do that this week. 
I have no idea how to do it. 
I love this image because it tells a story.

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I heart faces is the original photo contest.
Five years ago they began sharing the weekly contests asking readers to share their best picture of the week.
What a fun journey it has been to follow along as I Heart Faces grew.
This week there are lots of giveaways and prizes to celebrate the anniversary.
You can enter your best photo of 2013 via facebook, instagram or your blog.
I can't wait to see your image. 
Photo Challenge Submission

Friday, January 10, 2014

Fresh :: the Creativity Project :: January, 2014

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I had visions of fruit slices in sparkling water
and grapes with dew upon them...
all the way up until last night at midnight when I fell exhausted into bed after celebrating Kaishon's Birthday all day. 

So, this morning I bring you a collection of fresh little faces.

Now you can go and visit one of my favorite photographers and best friends,

We would love for you to share a fresh image on our facebook fan page

I hope your new year is fresh and wonderful. 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

God gave me you. 14 years of wonderful.

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I could have never known how much my heart would grow the day God gave me you. 
I would have never guessed how great the love would be as you grew. 

You are the highlight of my life.

Happy 14th Birthday Kaishy.  

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Sweet Baby Fiona

'Babies are bits of stardust, blown from the hand of God.'

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