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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A Thousand Words Thursday

Cheaper Than Therapy
Check out this outfit put together by 3 year old Goddess. Need I say more?!

ABC Wednesday - F

We are already up to letter "f" over at ABC Wednesday.

This week, "F" stands for Flowers

The sweet whisper of his lover, cascaded down the velvety petals of the tulip, into
the heart of the golden cup - Maria Gagliano 2009

I really love this photo. The only thing I did was add my name at the bottom. No special effects, just raw beauty.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Playing with Flowers

The first picture is one that I took of a yellow tulip from D and used an effect called Lomoish. Personally I like the original but think the Lomoish is interesting and colorful.

Last week I had a playdate with my son's friend L and his wonderful momma D. She is the ultimate guest. I seriously need to take some tips from her. She came over with a beautiful bouquet of tulips and some Valentine cookies. I never bring anything when I visit people.

She is the sweetest and liked her from the first day I met her. She instantly makes me feel comfortable and I love how she views the world. She is one of those people everyone should have in their life.

I am fortunate to have so many wonderful friends in my life. They are all good and different. There is the friend you call when you need a shoulder, or one you laugh with, discuss life with, who is your best cheerleader? I live with someone who can make me feel so small with just his presence never mind his personality. Friends make you feel important and worthy. My friends make me feel like I matter. This is used be more of a problem for me. I needed to feel someone cared and someone thought that what I had to say is worthy of listening to. I don't NEED this as much as I used to. My current philosophy is...we are all the stars of our own reality, so there is no longer a NEED for someone to validate me. If I waited for my husband to do this I would be waiting a long time and the way things affect me is based on how I handle it. I no longer let people affect me in negative ways. My husband can't make me feel bad about something if I don't allow it. Period!

So, back to the beautiful flowers...how the hell did I get on a tangent about validation anyway???

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Family Foto Fun Friday - Love


Join Diana for her FFFF Meme. It is supposed to be up by Friday but I have been MIA for the past 2 days. Sorry I'm late.

This is my son and I on Friday. We set the camera up on the tripod and snapped what I think is a really cute shot. I love how his hand is gripping my wrist. You can never get this kid in a picture these days. I added a 60's effect to it which I really like.Align Center

On this one I have the 60's effect and added a Ortonish effect to it. I like the colors a lot!

Friday, February 13, 2009

A Thousand Words Thursday - Pretty Baby

This is my first A Thousand Words Thursday. I know, the words aren't necessary but I just love the quote.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Me and Handsome

Getting photos with my children was something I did constantly. Family pictures were done at least once a month and candid pics every day. These days, time is hard to come by but I do make a point to try. My daughter was taking a bath and my son had just walked into the bathroom to talk with us. The camera was placed on the sink, timer set, I grabbed him and said, "wait for the beep."

Obviously, he was shocked and laughing at the same time. Right after he said, "can I see it?" We took two more but this was the most fun

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Wordless Wednesday on Thursday

Here is my beautiful boy. I never really get many picture of baby boy these days. He is either playing Wii or at school. This particular night, I had just read him a story, grabbed my camera and asked him to smile. Not much of a smile but I like it anyway. He looks sweet which is good. These days he is testing my patience with some back talking. Grr....but who couldn't love those big brown eyes?

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Contemporary Portrait

Contemporary Portrait
Hit the pouty baby girl above to go to the home of Contemporary Portrait.

Here is one of my favorite pictures of Goddess. I think it just works. She looks deep in thought but was actually watching TV.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Thursday is Thematic Photographic day. To join this meme, head over to Carmi's Written Inc to participate. The theme this week is "Down".

For more of my prospective head over to my main blog Maria's Space.

This is my daughter going down the BIG slide at the park. She was laughing the whole time. I had just started down the slide when I took this picture. We went down the slide probably about 50 times that day. I will always remember how much fun she had.

Ahhh...I walked into Goddess' room to find this. I wasn't happy one bit but had to get a picture of the mess. She was ecstatic. As soon as I asked her what she did she looked up smiling. She perhaps thought I would see this as something wonderful since I always praise her art. It took 45 minutes to get all of the marker off and she hasn't written on her legs since.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

ABC Wednesday - C

The letter this week is "C" over at ABC Wednesday. Join the group by hitting the button above.
"C" is for corn. This is a corn bin that one of the farms have out for the kids to play in. It's almost like a sand box with corn. I just love how perfect each kernel looks.

"C" is for cousins. That's my baby in the middle sharing some bonding time with her cousin's. Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond my control they only get to see each other 2-3 times a year. It is so sad because their ages are so close. Hopefully as they get older the time apart doesn't cause them to act different around each other. The time the have together now is very special.

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Monday, February 2, 2009

Monochrome Monday - Mansion of Glory

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I Heart Faces

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I found this awesome site and want to participate. I hope I have entered correctly.