Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Weekly Header Challenge -- Something Old

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Imac 

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Theme ~ Something Old

Chosen by Tom.


Here is the image I used for this week’s theme:


Something old, right?  Well, this is my dad, and he's 85 years old.  I'd love to be able to say "I'm 85!" one day.

Every year since my son Danny was born, my dad cheerfully partakes in a double celebration with his grandson.  My dad was born April 13, and Danny was born on April 16.  Here was this year's cake, made by me:


Lots of laughter as we attempted to sing Happy Birthday in one key!


Finally, here I am with the two birthday boys.




Treasuring life's moments,
Christine

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Weekly Header Challenge -- Memories

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Imac 

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Theme ~ Memories

Chosen by Kathy.


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Although this is a recent memory, I'm really holding on to it!  Here's the story, in photos and a few words of explanation...

Thomas applied for and was accepted into BMW's advanced technician training program!  We had only three weeks to get everything in order and get him down to Orlando, Florida where the training program is.


I pulled out two boxes of stuff we had used for camping a few times, and it was perfect for Thomas' new apartment where he'll be staying while attending the program.


Fernando led the way in the Suburban, and I rode while Thomas drove his car (a used BMW!!).


Other than the first hour, this is what the entire 12-hour drive looked like...


We stopped the first night in South Carolina to visit friends, who own five acres and chickens!


Tripod and remote shutter release, and here we all are...


Then it was on to Atlanta and more good friends, and another goofy photo...


Once we were in Orlando, and while Thomas was in orientation, Fernando and I visited Cocoa Beach.  We ended up swimming among all these pelicans, which were swooping and diving all around us.  It was amazing.


Thomas had me take an "official" photo of him (with my phone) that he could post on Facebook with his news.


As we drove off from his apartment, I took a photo with my phone.  At first, I was annoyed that I had also captured the reflection of my hand in the car window.  But then, it struck me that it looked like I was trying to hold on to him.  I love the symbolism of knowing that I got to experience almost 21 years with an amazing young man before having to let him go.


In the end, I love this last photo because I realize that I never really had hold of my son; he was meant to fly.  But I know that he's in God's hands--always has been, always will be.


Treasuring life's moments,
Christine

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Weekly Header Challenge -- Why Did I Take That Shot?

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Theme ~ Why Did I Take That Shot?

Chosen by Tom.


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So...why did I take that shot?  Well, we were visiting friends in South Carolina a few weeks ago, and I did a mini "portrait session" with each of the kids for them (I had done a family session with them several years earlier and they needed updated photos).

As I was getting my camera ready, six-year-old Emma came up to the screen door and pressed her face into it--so naturally I took a picture.  :D

Here's a much sweeter photo of Miss Emma...


Another one I decided to take of the three youngest girls being goofy (except for Miss Charlotte on the right; she just looks sweet).


Ahh, Miss Lily!  The two-year-old who wouldn't sit still.  So I decided to take a few photos of her "in action."  Thus, the below...


And one super cute one of super cute Lily!



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Christine

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Weekly Header Challenge -- Something Blue

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Theme ~ Something Blue

Chosen by me.


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Here are some more blue flowers for you!





And a bonus!  One final "blue" sunset, from my beloved lake...




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Christine

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Weekly Header Challenge -- Not What It Seems

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Theme ~ Not What It Seems

Chosen by Kathy.


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Since I already know what it is, I don't know if it seems like something it's not.  I'll show you the progression, from the (sort-of) beginning to the end result.








Yummy!


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Christine

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Weekly Header Challenge -- What's in your Garden?

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Theme ~ What's In Your Garden?

Chosen by Lew/Mac.


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My sage is starting to green up.

Here are a few other photos I have of my garden this past week.  Not much is happening--yet!!

Garlic.

Alpine strawberries.

Rhubarb.


Treasuring life's moments,
Christine

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Weekly Header Challenge -- Hidden

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Theme ~ Hidden

Chosen by me.


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Strawberry leaves hidden in the snow.

Here are a few more things hidden in the snow...

Sage leaves.

More strawberry leaves.

Day lilies.


Treasuring life's moments,
Christine

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