Thanks to my daughter for operating the cable release while the camera was setup on the tripod.
(I’m not kidding about the Waddle part)
This Mama is expecting a new duckling before the end of Spring!
I had a variation of this idea a few years ago. One day, before we even decided to have another child, I was walking with my children to church. They were lined up behind me like this and I thought of a mother duck with her ducklings. We never got around to doing the picture and I was a little worried my kids were getting too old (I can’t pull this off if my eldest is taller than I am). After I was pregnant I really stressed — I thought maybe my son could pull his baby brother in a wagon. THEN I got the idea to turn this into a maternity picture. Everything came into place for this picture: End of Spring, my husband found the perfect location (we did have to buy our own sign which is now proudly hanging in our garage), everything greened up just in time, and I’m almost 36 weeks along.
I’m printing this as a 9×20 and it is going in my front room. Because it is so wide it doesn’t display very large on my blog, sorry about that.
This is one more piece from my Great-Grandfather. It broke at some point in my care. I discovered my neighbor makes jewelry and I asked him to help me with this necklace. He made a ring and new necklace. Wow! What talent.
And because I can’t pick a favorite picture …
Here is a quick snap of the backside of the original:
My Great-Grandfather gave me these necklaces when I was little. It is one of two memories I have of him. He made these himself; he enjoyed lapidary.
Coming across these a couple of years ago triggered something in me. For the first time I felt a closeness to my ancestors. Shortly after that other events helped put me on a journey that I’m still on right now.
And I love wearing this jewelry, I get comments on my necklaces all the time. When I was a teenager I didn’t wear them — they weren’t really my style. But now they are perfect.
If we can’t start building castles out of sand I suppose we’ll have to build them out of snow.
My ten-year-old and husband ran the first annual Tour de Run in Highland. It was a 5k Friday evening, a 10k Saturday morning, and a 4.8 mile run Saturday at noon. My girl ran it all! My husband pushed our five-year-old in the jogger (which he is used to doing, plus it is a nice way to carry water). My daughter was the only person under 18 to attempt the race and she finished! Here are some fun pictures from the event. I posted the start of the 5K and the finishes to all three races.
By the way, my daughter loved every moment of it. She begs dad to go running everyday. When she was two she could run a mile without stopping; she has always been daddy’s running buddy.
My seven-year-old and I enjoyed photographing the flowers while the runners ran their 10k.
These next two images are from my daughter. I let her use my old dslr.
Our friend invited us to her First Communion and we took a few pictures in her home and yard after. What a beautiful girl and it was a beautiful service.
This young woman completed everything she needed for this achievement. We did a portrait session for her announcements.