Category Archives: (Worth a 1000 Words)

You know you need a break when…

You have to leave yourself a note to remember you have a dog….who likes to be fed…..


One more day of school and then we are heading out for Spring Break!!

My Christmas Vacation in Pictures

This is the first Christmas vacation we’ve ever actually gone on “vacation.”  We went to Virginia to see my family and were so lucky that my nephew decided to come a few weeks early!  Break was great and I’m sad that it’s about over.  But we have a two-day week so it’ll be nice to ease back into things.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Green

Nature’s first green is gold…

The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Green. For some of you, in the northern hemisphere, you may not be seeing green for a while. Let’s celebrate all things green!

Do You See?

I don’t typically reblog, but on an incredibly beautiful, sunny day….I just had to share this.

Waiting for the Karma Truck

A must-watch for your day…I hope you take in all the wonder that is around you – with love.



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Weekly Photo Challenge: Big

Little boy.
Big laughs.


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Happy

During a time of much change and sadness, we found joy in something simple.


I miss those crazy curls and chubby cheeks.


Tweedle Dee only had her glasses for a short time when this picture was taken. After being “legally blind” for 4 years, every moment like this was a wonderful and new experience for her.

Eight years later, I still hear the giggles and shrieks of happiness and I know I made the right choice.


I caught these two in a completely candid moment one day last fall.

New to The Daily Post? Whether you’re a beginner or a professional, you’re invited to get involved in our Weekly Photo Challenge to help you meet your blogging goals and give you another way to take part in Post a Day / Post a Week. Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Here’s how it works:

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary

I’ve been waiting for the perfect week to use this photo since the first week I started the Weekly Photo Challenge.

I think this is it:


Tweedle Ian is 2 1/2 years old here. Who knows how old that tree is???

Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life

This week’s challenge made me realize that these days I mostly use my camera for special events, holidays, and family get-togethers.

When the kids were little, I took pictures all the time…..of everyday life.

Those are the priceless pictures.

Just candid shots.

The ones they did not pose for.

No funny faces, no peace signs, no bunny ears, no fake smiles.

They just lived their little lives and I snapped away.

Those photos are natural and real.

They are the pictures that tell their story.Everyday Life Reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far

Sticking to my commitment to post pics of the kids for the Weekly Photo Challenge, here is my idea of near and far. 


Hey Dee!! Wait for me!

I love Tweedle Ian’s short little legs and his arms reaching high as he chases Tweedle Dee up the beach.

He is near.

She is far.

7 years later, they remain such opposites in every way.

He’s wild and loud and she’s quiet and reserved.

She is the dreamer.

He is the doer.

She is the unexpected witty remark.

He is the punch line you totally see coming.

How can two little bodies have such different spirits

yet both be so very much like me?

Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit


A little twist on the traditional definition of a free spirit…

Here are Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Ian running wild and free and full of spirit,

trying to catch bubbles on the 4th of July in 2007.

Just like a bubble, I know I can’t hold onto them forever.

I have to let them soar.





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