Thursday, February 28, 2008

Theme Thursday - Memories

Yes, I've been a very bad blogger these past few weeks. I haven't really found much inspiration and I also haven't been feeling that well.

Anyway, I didn't really plan well for this theme, but I got an e-mail from my sister-in-law with some pictures of my nephews. Last Sunday there was a brunch for my grandmother who just turned 94. One of the pictrues is her with her newest great grandson, my nephew, Matt.

My grandmother was born February 26, 1914

Matthew was born June 22, 2007

She's only 93 1/2 years older than him, not much of a difference.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Theme Thursday - Pure

This week's theme is "pure". For those of you who know me (Vill :-)), you know that I don't like altering pictures. At all. I've tried it a couple of times, but it doesn't seem real. The way I see it, is if I can take pictures that look like they are photoshopped, then my job is done. If I can't do that naturally, then I shouldn't cheat and make them good.

Anyway, here are some pictures of Caitlyn that I have taken at Kiddie Kandids throughout her not quite year of life. We have these poses called "Tender Moments" that are my most favorite ones to do. They represent the uniqueness of relationships and occasionally only show body parts, instead of faces. They are a great way to capture the true essence of a parent/child/sibling connection. Sometimes as well, they don't feature a group, but focus on one child. The uniqueness and purity of every kids' face is awesome to capture on "film" (computer) However, most parents don't want me to experiment with their kids, so I'm left to doing more "traditional" shots. These are Caitlyn's Tender Moments. My sister was impressed at Caitlyn's first sitting, in the fact that she saw a different side of me that she had never seen before. I was in control and knew what I was doing. She trusted me with her daughter. She saw how I truly love photography. And for that I am grateful.

Caitlyn ~ 3 weeks (the first one was her birth announcement photo)

Caitlyn ~ 3 months (fun with Mommy!)

Caitlyn ~ 6 months (big girl)

Caitlyn ~ 10 months (these are not Tender Moments, but had to post some recent ones!)

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Thursday, February 7, 2008

The book quiz

You're The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe!

by C.S. Lewis

You were just looking for some decent clothes when everything changed
quite dramatically. For the better or for the worse, it is still hard to tell. Now it
seems like winter will never end and you feel cursed. Soon there will be an epic
struggle between two forces in your life and you are very concerned about a betrayal
that could turn the balance. If this makes it sound like you're re-enacting Christian
theological events, that may or may not be coincidence. When in doubt, put your trust
in zoo animals.

Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.

Theme Thursday - Glow

This was an unsuccessful attempt at making an apple pumpkin bread...I think I put too much in the pan! :-)

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* update: it tasted very yummy! :-)


Wednesday, February 6, 2008

I guess I'm a Ron Paul fan!

Ron Paul
Score: 35
Stem-Cell Research
Death Penalty
Health Care
Social Security
Line-Item Veto
Gun Control

-- Take the Quiz! --

Wordless Wednesday - Winner


Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Kim needs...

I found this on someone's blog (Frabjous Days) and thought it was really cute. What you do is basically type your name followed by "needs"into Google and see the results. I took the first 10 from mine:

1. Kim Needs to Take Off the Gloves
but my hands get really cold!

2. Kim needs some Guinea pigs
...true, I guess

3. Kim Needs to Talk
Well if THAT one isn't true!

4. Kim needs to shut up
I thought I needed to talk! I'm so confused!!

5. Kim Needs Some Hints
For life or The Phantom Hourglass?

6. Kim needs to focus on her kid
well, I would if I had one!

7. Kim needs a stylist
but I liked the poofed up bang look!

8. Kim needs to be thanked
For getting rid of the poofed up bang look?

9. Kim needs to get over it

10. Kim Needs Your Attention
I'm done! :-)

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Nothing exciting. :-) Just salt & pepper shakers. And Dove chocolate.