blue jean eyes

This girl with the blue jean eyes 

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will be shaken it up next week with her dance school in Florida’s Disney. 

All the girls have worked seriously hard on this event and it will be fabulous. 

So. . .  she and I – her and me – myself and that one – will be packing the car tight and taking off for the magic kingdom. 

and then a run to Tallahassee to see our brown eyed girl & that love of her life we adore so much. 

I can’t wait.  

note to self. . . . don’t forget the Nikon


celebrations with the neighbors

Friday messages of love from our artist

everyone home safe and sound

a baby girl for a nephew

hearing I captured that Wise Woman’s personality so well

wildflowers from the most Charmings

and dinner with those two – too – too – also

cool June days

sitting by that pool

my girl back on her feet

new friend & just a few doors down for our youngest

adoration . . . just Him & i


such babies. . .

Remember I told you on Mother’s Day Daisy had six puppies?  They are almost three weeks old now.  


Yesterday,  I thought it might be a good idea to take them outside and let them play in a grassy, shady area. I put them inside a large wooden garden box to keep them safe while they were out there.

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I thought they would love it outside and this was definitely the way to go because, after all they are puppies and puppies love being outside.  



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They were quite traumatized to find out they were puppies and didn’t like the feeling of the grass at all. 

They hated it!

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In fact they cried

and cried

and cried.  

You never saw such babies in your whole life.  


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a new day

Yesterday proved to be a very stressful day for us.  Kathryn’s Daisy was missing and we couldn’t find her anywhere.

Golden Flowers

We looked everywhere  

and Kathryn cried

and cried

and cried

. . . all day. 

Later on  in the evening Mark, Liz and I were off to Charlotte.  Matthew was flying home from college. His college roommate , Levi, was with him.  Levi will be staying with us  for the summer. 


Kathryn and Stephen stayed home in hopes  Daisy would return.

Kathryn called in tears many times  to report  Daisy still had not returned.  .  . 

and she cried

and cried

and cried

. . . to me on the phone

and there was nothing I could do. 

On the way home from the airport . . . Kathryn called again:

she  was joyful this time because had found her Daisy behind the house. 

In a little corner we failed to look into. 

Kathryn had found her Daisy,

and with Daisy

there were six new pups. 


Project 52

New Life

The Best Nana ever is a great grandmother again. . .


Isabella Hope Lopez was born October 8th to Jennifer and Joe.  Don’t you just want to kiss her fat little face?

    Mother Teresa  puts it best. . .

“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” 

Until Next time. . .  

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