Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Snow Mountain Ranch


We are home from a week of vacation - first in Kansas City, then to Snow Mountain Ranch where we saw Maria, then to Grand Lake, Colorado.  I haven't gotten any photos from my camera yet, but I took the above photo with my iPhone of the view out back the first morning we woke up there.  So beautiful!  Getting the pix off of my memory card will be like dumping out a bucket of shells!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Happy Birthday, Dad!

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We made it home just in time to wish my dad a Happy Birthday on the blog!  I would say this photo has held up pretty well as my dad has, too!  Here's one of my parents at Kelleys Island a couple of years ago, where they were spending his 73rd birthday:

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Love Thursday

Last year at Rocky Mountain National Park, we are going to be there next week, too.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012



This past weekend, I did a photoshoot for my friend Cathy's foster child and her parents.  I can't post the photos online, but I can post one I captured of Cathy looking on which I think shows a very compassionate soul.  She feels very good about helping her foster child at this stage in her lfe and I think it shows.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Keeping Cool





I got this water bottle because I loved the the very aesthetically pleasing shape of it.  As I looked at it and saw the glow at the bottom from the sun, I had to go in and get my camera and as I looked and photographed it, I was surprised to see this water was called Eternal Water.  It did taste pretty good under the hot sun, but I know it isn't the real living water.  John 4:14

Friday, July 13, 2012

Flash Back Friday

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Edward, High School graduation, 2008

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Edward, Calvin graduation, 2012

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Beauty in the Heat

Last week we had a few days of 103 to 105 degree F temperatures here in GR.  I mostly stayed inside and drank a lot of water too.  The hydrangeas remain a colorful spot in our garden...  they have been needing extra water too, can you imagine?





Monday, July 09, 2012


This past weekend, my friend Allie asked me to come over and take some photos of their son with his grandparents since they were headed back to Thailand soon.  It was great fun to see them so enamored with the little guy.  In a way I suppose, since I did  not go the family reunion back home, this was one way to help someone else celebrate the generations.


Of course, Allie is too!

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Love Thursday

It is because everything must come to an end that everything is so beautiful.--Charles Ramuz

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Happy Independence Day

Long may she wave!

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Reflection of the Washington Monument on the shimmering water of the Tidal Basin.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

The National Cathedral

I posted a few photos i took with my iPhone at the National Cathedral, but here is one taken with my camera.  We met someone with a youth group from South Carolina who offered to take one of all of us.

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I took a lot of senior photos of Bridget - yes, my youngest will be a senior - so hence I wore my fave photographer shorts with all the pockets :)

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Quite a building!  Washington National Cathedral, is a cathedral of the Episcopal Church located in Washington, D.C. Of neogothic design, it is the sixth-largest cathedral in the world, the second-largest in the United States, and the fourth-tallest structure in Washington, D.C.

Construction began on September 29, 1907, when the foundation stone was laid in the presence of President Theodore Roosevelt and ended 83 years later when the last finial was placed in the presence of President George H. W. Bush in 1990.  It was damaged last year, so when we saw it, there was scaffolding around much of the top and one of the pinacles was down on the ground with fencing around it.