"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."

Monday, November 29, 2010

Christmas cards...mission completion!

After several attempts, here's the shot we chose :) We tried on Saturday but Maddie wasn't having it...tried again yesterday, and finally got a shot that they are both looking at the camera..phew, didn't think it was going to happen there for a while!


I simply can not believe how grown up they are...where has the time gone? Not babies anymore, not toddlers grown up little boy, and a one little lady. They have their moments for sure, but they truly could not love each other anymore than they do.


And one for fun...this of course was the very last shot taken. Sillies!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Test shot

I'm so behind schedule this year...I just the other day started my Christmas shopping.  & just now am trying to determine where the heck to have these kids pictures taken for this years Christmas card photo :P

Here's a snapshot of Maddie...I'm thinking downstairs next to the sliding glass door where there's plenty of sunlight.  Gotta think of a better backdrop though, something Christmasy perhaps, must think of something soon, I'm running out of time!


Notice the blankie...not the first time she's been photographed with it...LOL :D

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

My Little Pilgrim

Well, here's Maddie during her Kindergarten Thanksgiving party...being a Pilgrim of course! They sang songs for us and enjoyed a little party time afterwords.


Grandma is so proud of her little girl :)


and so is Daddy!


Here she is singing her songs, that I finally got to hear.  After several days of her telling me, "no Mommy, I can not share my songs, it has to be a surprise!"

Friday, November 19, 2010

I'll miss you more than you'll ever know...

I'm blogging the kids are at school, and for the first time since September 24th, the day of my Dad's surgery, I don't have anywhere to go to visit him...He's gone.  He's gone now, & I have no where to go to see him.  He passed on Monday November 15th, peacefully in his sleep.  He had cancer and he just never recovered.  He tried so hard, but I could see him slowly slipping away with each week that went by.  I feel so empty inside right now.  There is so much in my soul that I can credit him for, he was truly my Kindred Spirit.  & I'm going to miss him more than words can express.  He gave me my love for music, my love for drawing, my love for animals, my love for photography.  It was the simple things in life that I can appreciate and know that he would always relate to.  There was never a pretty flower or a tall tree that he would pass up and not notice. All that is good and pure in me came from him, it's that feeling in my heart that tells me so.  He was such a unique, quiet man with the capacity to love more than I've ever seen in a person.  He cherished his grand kids and spoke of my mom as if she were an angel.  & during his last days, when he couldn't even speak, lay there staring at my mom and me as if he was laying his eyes on us for the last time.  The day before he passed, he saw my Jason with a tear in his eye and I knew then this was the last time we would see his precious brown eyes.

Although I'll miss him terribly, each time I look at my kids I will think of him & know that he will live each day through them. Rest in peace sweet Daddy.


Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Another Halloween gone by! & What a lovely sunny day we had :) We've made it tradition to go to my parent's house so that the kiddies can go trick-or-treating in Grandma's neighborhood. Even though Pop-Pop is still in the hospital, we just couldn't break tradition... As they've always spent Halloween at Grandma's house.

Who is that behind the dark mask? Jason of course, 7 1/2 and still very into Star Wars.

& Here's my *Pretty Kitty* Notice the pink fluffiness. The moment she saw this costume, she was sold.

& Rosie of course loves to join the party, but where is your costume silly Rosie!

Sweet Bina & Maddie, the best of cousins, the best of friends :)