Friday, December 31, 2010

Looking Back

Happy Old Year's Day! As I did last year, I'm going to remember this year with some of the images that stood out to me. This is so fun!!!

January: Pine cone on a blue sky-cold winter day.

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February: Fun portrait of Bridget and Maria with her Homecoming date.

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March: An early splash of tulip sunshine from John

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April: Waves in the Gulf of Mexico and Willow's first tulip time

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May: Another visit from my neighbor's grandaughter and Maria graduating into the sunset

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June: A wave of beauty from the Atlantic and sailing with friends

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July: Holland beach with dear friends and trying to capture a running Ellie

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August: Sidewalk cafe in Burlington, VT (singing Time of Your Life) and the Healing Hands project

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September: Artprize artists with their art

ArtPrize 2010: Monroe Community Church

ArtPrize 2010: Monroe Community Church

October: Emma with her parents and my kids still climbing trees



November: Birds on a wire and Bridget in "Get Smart"


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December: Portrait of Izzy, the one where the tripod went haywire, and my own dear mother!


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Here's to many more happy images in 2011!!!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Oh My!


I did a photoshoot yesterday for the 1 year old daughter of a friend of mine at church. I kept taking them as they were leaving because that hat! was so darn cute!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Edward's 21st

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This is what happens when the tripod goes crooked. We all slanted our heads and Maria acted as a counter balance. We did get it right the second time.

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Happy Birthday Edward!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Love Thursday

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

We are headed to Celeryville for Christmas!!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Vacation Starts Here

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Bridget invited her friends over after school to start their vacation off with a celebration. Such beautiful girls... they had a wonderful time! Cookie making, movie watching, pizza eating, game playing, bubble blowing...

and of course, part of the entertainment was a photoshoot!

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Together Again...

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Maria came home from Calvin this past Thursday and the Nellies are happy to be together again!

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Love Thursday

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Bridget told me I wasn't being very sentimental this year since I didn't put all the mish mash ornaments on the tree. As I was looking at the tree this afternoon though, this one popped out - one of my favorites - bought by my sister-in-law Susan 21 years ago on the day after Christmas since Edward had just been born.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Heart Warmers

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A couple of weeks ago, I took photos of the two little brothers, and I went back this past Sunday to take a few of the whole family. It was challenging, but we managed to get a few! It was so heart-warming to see the little boys all decked out by the Christmas tree and fireplace.


And another heart warmer...

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Happy 49th anniversary Mom & Dad!

Monday, December 13, 2010

This is Nifty

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This past Friday, I took some photos of my brother-in-law Paul on the last day of his 40's. Forever young!

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Christmas Kitty

I finally put the felt under the tree and Leo immediately began to lay on it.


Monday, December 06, 2010

Another Trey!


This past weekend, I went over to the home of my coworker Sharon and took photos of her new grandson Trey with his mom & dad. I think this is the first time I have met another Trey since my nephew was born about 26 years ago! So fun! We had a very short window of time until he was ready for his morning nap, but I think we got some good ones.