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These two shots were taken at the same time. Man, I needed a hair cut and some conditioner. I’m not very found of either one of these photos. They both pretty much blow toes. Both were taken while on a walk with my kiddos. My daughter got hurt or was crying about something and that is how 305 came to be. I love that quote. The quote that goes with 306 is kind of funny considering how terrible my hair looks. Must have been a bad hair day.


“[A] mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.” ~Emily Dickinson


“Those curious locks so aptly twin’d,
Whose every hair a soul doth bind.”
~Thomas Carew


Three hundred and two

I love these photos, especially together. Children do not stay little very long. When these photos were taken my daughter was so small. Now she is 3 going on 4 and the size of a kindergartener. I love having fun with my kids and I think these photos show just how ridiculous I am willing to go to make them laugh.


“A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart.” ~Author Unknown

This photo is horrible, but it documents life with a 2 year old. This morning I was at work when I got a call from my husband. My daughter had some how managed to slice open the back of her head on the entertainment center. This was the second time she would be needing a trip to the ER for such a wound. I rushed to the hospital, about a 45 minute drive from work, and got there just as they were getting ready to put staples in the back of her head. It was a terrifying moment, but she is a trooper and didn’t cry or anything. Afterwards we went out to the car. The hospital sits on a cliff overlooking a river, so we walked around back and looked at the water for a bit. This photo was snapped while we were doing that.


“Having a two-year-old is like having a blender that you don’t have the top for.” ~Jerry Seinfeld

This photo was taken at one of my favorite restaurants, Rosa’s in Hopewell, Virginia. My Mom, my daughter and I went out to eat and to a local art night. We were enjoying our meal, when I looked up and noticed the reflection of us and our surroundings in the mirrors on the ceiling. Perfect photo time, even though I had to take it with my phone. Although it is grainy as hell and the only thing that saved it was Instagram, I still like this shot. I like the surreal look and the composition.


“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.” ~Luciano Pavarotti and William Wright



Another shot from that night. She was so little, not that little anymore. Love her crazy hair-do. ūüôā


Two hundred and twenty five

I love this photo! It was one of the first cool days of late summer in Virginia. My daughter and I were sitting on the¬†bench¬†swing at my parent’s house. There is something magical about a cool summer day. It makes you realize Fall is coming soon. The changes of the seasons are always special, no matter what transition it is. Simple shot of our feet and legs, no real editing, with my friend’s Nikon D40. It makes my heart swoon. Special moments are usually the simplest.


“Children make you want to start life over.” ~Muhammad Ali


I have always loved dragonflies. At some point my Mom and I started buying each other things with dragonflies on them. Whenever I see one now it reminds me of her. I know they always will, even when she is no longer in this realm with me and that gives me comfort. These are photographs I have taken over the past years, with the oldest being from 2009, plus some fun quotes. Enjoy!


Deep in the sun-searched growths the dragonfly. Hangs like a blue thread loosened from the sky. ~Dante Gabriel Rossett



I pick the prettiest part of the sky and I melt into the wing and then into the air, till I’m just soul on a sunbeam.¬† ~Richard Bach


Flying without feathers is not easy; my wings have no feathers.  ~Titus Maccius Plautus


You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life? ~Rumi


Those who gave away their wings are sad not to see them fly.  ~Antonio Porchia


The fairies break their dances
And leave the printed lawn.
~A.E. Housman

All three of these shots were taken with my son’s point and shoot Nikon. The first one was a hair shot. I attempted to make it cool by changing the color, but it still sucks. I think the second one would be alright if it wasn’t so grainy. The third one isn’t very good either, but I like it because it has my kids in it. I’m not bias or anything. ūüėõ


“Violet will be a good color for hair at just about the same time that brunette becomes a good color for flowers.” ~Fran Lebowitz


“Today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday.” ~Author Unknown


“Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.” ~Neil Postman

My husband and I were in our covered driveway drawing with sidewalk chalk with our toddling daughter. She loves to draw, even at an early age. We had a good time this day. Doing something simple as a family can be so rewarding. This is a fun overhead shot. I was attempting to get the chalk drawings in the frame. You can see a little bit.


“If you do not raise your eyes you will think that you are the highest point.” ~Antonio Porchia

chalk1My cutie pie drawing with chalk.

chalk2 Father and daughter drawing.

While we were in Texas we tried to take advantage of as much as possible, knowing that our time there would eventually come to an end. My husband is a huge baseball fan. He had been keeping his eye on a site that puts up free or cheap tickets to events for military. A great deal popped up for a Texas Rangers game. We got our super cheap tickets and drove up to Arlington on a hot, late, May¬†evening. Our seats were in the nose bleed section, we were in the sun, it was hot and we had to leave early, but it was worth it. The Ballpark at Arlington is really great. I’m glad we got to go. Baseball isn’t my fav, but I love going to games. Watching on TV… that’s a different story. ūüėõ This shot was is from my seat, with my hot, sweet baby girl on my lap. Happy times!


“A baseball park is the one place where a man’s wife doesn’t mind his getting excited over somebody else’s curves.” ~Brendan Francis


Beautiful Park at Arlington rangers15

View from our seats.

One hundred and forty-four

¬†When your daughter is as smart, sweet, silly and cute as mine it’s hard not to take photos of her and with her. She’s usually my photographic¬†subject. I love my kids with all my heart. Wow that was super cheesy. Not the greatest photo, but it’s a special moment in time. They don’t stay¬†little for long. I believe this is her fourth appearance in my 365 project and probably won’t be her last.

¬†“While we try to teach our children all about life, Our children teach us what life is all about.” ~Angela Schwindt