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Weekly Photography Challenge: Sign

8 Oct

This last weekend was my fifth year participating in the Discover Pink walk in honor of my best friend Margaret. Here are a few photos from that walk.sign3Below you see our yearly umbrella encircled with signs.

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I want to add, the portrait of Margaret used on the umbrella and in our signs is by Becky Straub she is a great portrait photographer in Portland who also was very close with Margaret.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Three

25 Feb

My kids and husband got roller blades when I was in New York for my Grandma’s memorial service. They have been practicing in our garage over the last week.

On Sunday it was not raining out, so we all ventured outside to practice roller blading. My daughter stool needs help and I thought her progression makes a cute started the photos.

When we left the house I held her hand the entire way to this (unused) parking lot. When we arrived she wanted Daddy to help her, and my son really wanted to come help also.

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Then my son decided they were not going fast enough so it is just Daddy and daughter.

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Next she was ready to try all on her own.

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Still wobbly, but excited! 🙂

I am hoping to get around to another post this for this weeks theme, but it will depend on my ability to find time to do photo editing.

I hope you have a great week! 🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge: Treasure

20 Feb

This last weekend I was blessed with the ability to go back east to New York for my Grandma’s memorial service. I did not think I was going to make it out for it, but last minute my Mom made it possible for me. That was the true treasure of the week for me. Just being there, with my family, seeing all of them, having conversations years in the making, feeling the emotion that comes with loss, and remembering the years that my Grandma and Grandpa were in our lives.

All of us reminisced about the cottage my Grandparents had in Glenora, New York. My cousin Michael was able to let me tag along with him to see this wonderful little place once more, even though they have not lived there for many years now, we all still find it rooted in our memories.

DSC_0143The church where the memorial service was held is the same church my parents both attended every Sunday growing up. It has beautiful windows, that area treasure the new church’s of today have left behind.

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DSC_0070A treasured memory from the past:

greatgrandmabMy Grandma with my daughter, taken about 4 years ago, my Grandma had recently turned 90.

I also was lucky enough to bring a few treasures home with me to share with my kids and remind me of my Grandma, however nothing was as treasured to me as getting to spend a couple of days processing with my family. Of course I would not have realized how much I had missed out on if I had not gone, but it was better than I had imagined. I think it was  a combination of being an adult (with no kids to distract me) and having all of us there at one time, that allowed me to have some really nice conversations.

I hope that all of you have had a nice week and are looking forward to a good weekend. 🙂

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Morning

11 Oct

The last week has been a whirlwind of overnight flights, face paced walks (with my luggage in 90 degree weather, stretching at least fifteen blocks, to make it to a good friends wedding in Washington D.C. With a minute to spare), and car rides through Maryland and Pennsylvania, to New York.

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In New York I spent two days at my Grandma’s house in Corning and then two days with my Grandparents on Seneca Lake. I fit as much onto that tone as possible including a protest of the government shutdown, a hike through Watkins Glen, and a sail boat ride (and paddle) guided by my 86 year old Grandpa and 83 year old Grandma.
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Last night I was dropped off with my Aunt and Uncle in Corning, NY to begin our drive to Maine. We drove for about seven hours, until almost two in the morning, finally crashing in York, Maine at a hotel for the night. During our drive we passed through New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine.

This morning we woke up in Maine, had some coffee and are hitting the road again until we get to our destination, which was supposed to be Acadia National Park, however thanks to lovely politicians who don’t seem top think doing their job is an important part of their job description, we can not go to Acadia, so we will be off to the outside of the island.

I leave you with a picture I took right before hopping into the car this morning.

Good morning Maine!

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