Monday, November 25, 2013

Wk 38: Sunshine

Sunshine is being with family... silly faces... 

...and puckered lips frozen from delicious summer treats.

Sunshine is this sweet smile.
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Wk 37: Fear

There was absolutely nothing that prompted fear in my photography this particular week. So I basically threw the prompt out the window and played around with light and angles instead. These particular photos were captured at the wedding of one of the boys from my neighborhood growing up. We lived (and my parents still do) on a culde-sac with a million children. Well, there were actually only 18, 15 boys and 3 girls. As you can imagine, there was never a dull moment. Someone was always knocking on our door asking to play or some passel of boys fighting for dominance in any sort of game they were playing. How rich our days were when our community of friends lived within steps of our front door.

While our paths have now widen from one another we still gather at momentous occasions, such as weddings, to honor the friendships we shared for so many years. This particular wedding was held on Bainbridge Island. A trek to say the least to drag our children to but, in the end, I'm so glad we did for in the middle of this gorgeous field was this old truck. I'm kind of obssessed with it. In fact, if I could, I'd probably buy and old truck just for the mere purpose of taking pictures of anyone I know next to it. 

Melt. My. Heart.
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Monday, November 18, 2013

Wk 36: Time

 We watched Jesse grow up this summer. He went from baby to little boy in the blink of an eye. He's been that way from the beginning, determined, physical beyond what his age should expect or allow. These sweet days of innocence and wonder pass so quickly. The picture that encapsulated this theme for me is the one of Jesse coloring. It was his first time putting color on paper and he was very calculated and serious as he did so.

This same week was when my brother Joseph visited from California. Joseph is something special in our family, all my siblings are really, but Joseph and Owen in particular share a special bond. When Uncle Jo-jo comes home for a visit Owen doesn't let him out of his sights for very long.
 Joseph's days are usually very full and the demand for quality time with him is constant. I feel bad for him really for what is meant to be relaxation is almost more tiring than the daily grind of being at school and work. We were lucky to get more than a few days of Joseph joining in our daily life. He played cars with Owen, watched movies with us and spent the last blistering hot day of summer walking around Greenlake with us basking in the beauty of a sun-soaked Seattle and eating a classic lunch of fish and chips.

 What a gift that time with Joseph was.
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