I {Heart} Faces Beach Fun.


This week’s I ♥ Faces photo challenge is “Beach Fun.”  We are not beach people.  Well, I’m not a beach or sun person.  Big J grew up in Florida and lived on the beach, but since moving to Texas 24 years ago, he has seen very little salt water.  The nearest beach to us is Galveston but we just don’t go there.  We have good friends in Corpus Christi and see them every year or so, so if we get to a beach, Corpus is our destination.  When I saw this week’s challenge, I knew my photo choices were purty slim.

BUT, I love this picture of Little J as this is his first time playing in the Gulf of Mexico and he was so enjoying racing the waves.  The water may not be as pretty as Florida or the Caribbean, but the smile on his face says it doesn’t matter.

See more beach fun at I ♥ Faces

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Flashback Friday. 8-20.


Flashback Friday is the brainchild of Tia over at Christopher and Tia. Go on a flashback with me.

A very young *young is relative* mom with a very young son.  I bet we have 100 pictures of Little J before he’s two months old!  And that was before digital cameras.  I’ve been going through the pictures, sorting and throwing away the duds, getting ready to send another batch to ScanDigital for scanning.   Why did I keep dozens of bad pictures, thinking I had to keep every shot that was taken.  I kept this one because I was having a GOOD HAIR DAY!

That little baby just turned 13 and started 7th grade.

For you younger mothers, let me share something from my heart.  You are stronger than you ever imagine you could be.  You WILL get through these days of scattered toys, spilled milk, temper tantrums, too little money and too little sleep, too many diapers, putting in and taking out of the car seat.  Take every giggle, every wet smooch, every book time, every quiet moment of love, every this-little-piggy-went-to-market and tuck them away in your heart.  Pull those treasures out and run your fingers over them when you think you cannot go one minute longer.  The past 13 years have alternately sped by and drug on, but each day is 24 hours and you don’t get that time back.

Little J, I am proud and honored to be your mommy.

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P.S. If you are ready to start digitizing your photos, please give ScanDigital a try.  And even better…here’s a coupon code to get $20 off $100 of services.  Get ready.  Here’s the code. Rf448378

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Wordless Wednesday. 8-18.


From Answers.com: On Wednesdays all over the internet, bloggers post a photograph with no words to explain it on their blog. Hence the ‘wordless’ title. The idea is that the photo itself says so much that it doesn’t need any description.

Look for more fab Wordless Wednesday posts here:
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Sphere of Color: Purple.


The Verbena pic above is my entry in the Purple Parade in the Sphere of Color at Pixosphere.com.  I took this picture back in the spring when I got to take a solo drive through some beautiful parts of Texas and take pictures of the abundant wildflowers.  Do you have purple you can add to the parade?

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Wordless Wednesday 7-13.


From Answers.com: On Wednesdays all over the internet, bloggers post a photograph with no words to explain it on their blog. Hence the ‘wordless’ title. The idea is that the photo itself says so much that it doesn’t need any description.  (This picture is part of my Texas note cards over at Snail Mail Notes.)

See who else is Wordless this Wednesday.

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I {Heart} Faces. 7-9-10 Fix-It Friday #61


The photography website I♥Faces encourages and advises all levels of photographers. Amateur and Professional photographers come together to give advice, compliment, teach and promote photography. Early in the week they host a theme challenge. This week it was “Pet Challenge” and I entered this picture. On Fridays they host Fix-It-Friday. They provide a photo that you can edit and link back to the photo. I think it is fascinating to see the multitude of fixes, all different and creative. If you have an interest in photography, this website is for you.

Here is my fix:

And here is the original:

Other bloggers are playing with this same Fix-It Friday photo.  Go see I ♥ Faces to see what was in their imaginations.

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Wordless Wednesday 7-7.


From Answers.com: On Wednesdays all over the internet, bloggers post a photograph with no words to explain it on their blog. Hence the ‘wordless’ title. The idea is that the photo itself says so much that it doesn’t need any description.

Leave a caption in your comment!

Lots of other people are Wordless.

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