"The reason why we want to remember an image varies: Because we simply 'love it', or dislike it so intensely that it becomes compulsive, or because it has made us realize something about ourselves, or has brought about some slight change in us. Perhaps the reader can recall some image after seeing of which has never been quite the same."

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Shutter Love Tuesdays...Cakes

I've been in a funk recently and have been neglecting my blog...Well, this weeks topic is *cakes* so, here's a shot of Maddie's Birthday cake, she turned 5 this past August...Seeing these cheerful colors put a smile on my face :)


See some more fun cakes over at the Trendy Treehouse today :)


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

My Dad

Has cancer and for the first time in my entire life, I feel completely and utterly lost....I've taken for granted that my parents will always be there for me when I need them.  Now the tables are turned and I don't know what to do.  Communication has never been my strong suit.  I just want to crawl into a hole and be left alone... I don't know how I'm going to get through...


My favorite picture of my Dad being surrounded by all of his Grandkids. With the exception of a little baby boy that will be born in December.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

POTW: Wish...Dream...

Wow, this was a tough one, and I was going to skip this topic, I just couldn't think of anything meaningful to, it wasn't until after filling out this sheet for darling daughter before she went off to school this morning.   I was reading what I had wrote and looking at it entirely that I thought, holy cow POTW!  So I quickly took some shots and here you have it...


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

In a Yellow House: Art

Over at In a Yellow House today the topic of the week is *Art*

I recently shared some of my art work in our Scavenger Hunt item *hobby.*  Here is one that I started work on just today :)


See some more fun art today at In a Yellow House...
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Monday, September 13, 2010

TMMAPC: Your favorite shot!

Here's mine...Taken this Spring... it was a lovely evening when the weather started getting real nice out and the kiddo's decided to play with the water hose :)


I never tire of seeing this shot :0)

See some more favorites today at Two Mommas!

Vrom ,Vrom at I Heart Faces!

Well, here's a shot taken while driving (by the passenger of course)...these cars I would say were definitely going *vrom, vrom!!*


Enjoy some more speedy shots over at IHF :)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Scavenger Hunt

Where did this week go!?

1. Landscapes
Again this week, I am switching up my POTW entry...Only because I totally forgot about this shot taken at the balloon launch back in June.

2. Power lines



OK, I'm totally cheating on this topic! I can't help it, I was absolutely going to skip this subject this week thinking I was never going to get any descent power line shots...there just aren't that many near our house. Long story short, I managed to get these and couldn't decide which was my favorite :)

3. Newspaper

4. Pose
Of course, a pose of darling daughter...what else did you expect! LOL!  This was taken just the other day... back to school & off already on a holiday, so we went to our favorite park, it was a lovely cool breezy day :)

4. Hobby
I know, I know, another shot of a drawing :P I just got stumped on this topic, only because first, I couldn't think of a creative way to capture *photography* secondly, drawing truly is  my other obsession, I mean hobby :P Oh & I must tell...that I'm seriously considering opening up shop over at Etsy ::very nervous::

Happy Hunting!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

POTW: Landscapes

Yikes, what a topic for this week!  I didn't know what I was going to submit as there is really no picturesque landscapes in my town to photograph... until I thought of this shot took at our trip this summer to the beach...


I hope it works!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

We made it through...1st day of school!

I can't beleive it...after a summer long full Maddie & Jason arguing every single moment of every single day...finally the first day of school has arrived!  I was so excited, finally to have some *alone* time, free from the nagging & whining and tantrums that continued all day long!  All the anticipation was over, peace and quiet at last...and here I sat. all. alone. just what a wanted.  Why the hell am I a mess, what the heck these damn kids are making me an emotional mess! I should have known this was going to happen, the moment they were gone, it hit me like a ton of kids are growing up :*(   


Big brother helping little sister with her back pack, after all he's a second grader now & it's her first day of  elementary school! She's a Kindergartner now :)




Gotta make some time for a scoot before the big day :)




It's Bloopers & Outtakes today!

How fun of a topic today for Shutter Love Tuesdays!


Seriously Jay!? Can you please stop being a goof ball for just one minute!?


Thank you.

Check out some more silliness today at the Trendy Treehouse!


Monday, September 6, 2010

In a Yellow House photo challenge: ON THE WATER

How perfect a topic this week at a In a Yellow House, because this is one of my favorite shots taken from our recent trip down the shore!  So glad to be able to share it :)
This was my first go at photography at the beach and it was an absolute joy, between the boats on the water the kids in the sand...what a way to end the summer!

Check out some other terrific "on the water" shots over at In a Yellow House!
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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Scavenger Hunt!

Happy Sunday!

1. Red
I wanted to switch it up, from the POTW that I originally submitted. This was taken on my recent trip to the beach, with hurricane Earl threatening the waves were beyond dangerous! 

2. Home Space
Here's one of my favorite night stand holding all my books :)

3. Fence
Ah the end of summer :( This taken at darling husband's last softball game of the season.

4. Rock
I know, at first glance you see a stick...but if you look a little bit closer you will see the little pink stone she's holding. & it's funny because when I took this shot, I didn't even realize that she was showing me her pink rock until I uploaded the pic! This was a souvenir from our trip to the Crystal Caves this summer :)

5. Sharp
These came to mind right away, because no matter how many pencils we have in the house I am constantly needing to sharpen one.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Shutter Love Tuesdays: Laughter!

I'm a little late on this one, but here's one of my favorites of Jay's laughter...makes me LOL everytime :D

See some more grins & giggles today at the Trendy Treehouse!
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Black & White Wednesday

Here's a shot from our recent trip to the beach this weekend! I thought this shot might be a good opportunity to practice my B&W conversions..  Here are darling son & daughter holding hands w/ their dear cousin Bina in the center, cautiously contemplating jumping in the ocean  :)


The Long Road to China, always goes B&W on Wednesdays...

the long road

Photo Freak: Cute

Can't pass up this opportunity today at "Photo Freak" the theme is *cute.*  This is just the cutest shot of my lil white Fred...In my opinion of course ;)


Check out some more cuteness entries at Photo Freak!

More beach fun!!

I can't believe it, another fun day at the beach...thanks to my sister at the last minute decided to get the kiddies together and head to the shore, the last hurrah for the summer!
Did I mention that Hurricane Earl is a coming and the waves were CRAZY! Hence the red flag...



They were obviously having a blast, to them, the bigger the waves, the better :D



My lovely niece Sabrina, always a pleasure to photograph!

Here's Cassandra & Bina together...ahh sisterly love :)

That's my guy Jay, gotta love his super hero trunks!



Mr. cool, sporting Dad's hat & shades!

My favorite hat...I hope she never outgrows it! & this is one of my favorite shots, taken at the end of the day.... get a load of the sandy face!

My big sis! The other photographer in the family, & who has been a tremendous inspiration to me :)

My little sis was there too & my brother in law...she's expecting her first baby and has never been prettier! Many of my  favorite memories are those made with my sisters...& what a wonderful way to end our summer :)