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Capturing Life's Fleeting Moments…

Thank You June 21, 2009

First, I just wanted to thank Chris for a great vacation week.  Although it wasn’t Mexico like it was supposed to be, thanks to the swine, it was still a fun-filled week.  We did so much together and I enjoyed every second of it.  From going out dancing, to relaxing at the beach in Point Pleasant, touring around Atlantic City, to a great lunch & riding the train in New Hope, we were on the move with the T-Tops off my Dad’s Firebird.  It was a perfect vacation!

I really am so thankful for all of the help dismantling my home in order to prepare for my big move.  I appreciate the help more than I can ever express in words.  🙂

And now for some photos!  I took these a while back and finally had the chance to post them.  I love the first one taken with natural light through a large window in my home.  I love his eyes and his smile in this photo.  So warm. 🙂

The next 8 were taken in my backyard in April.  Before he deploys I wanted to have some nice photos of him and some of us.  He was such a great model – never complained once!  🙂  This one looks like it’s straight out of an American Eagle advertisement, if I do say so myself!  🙂

See…I got a smile!

I couldn’t resist setting up the tripod for a few of the two us!

LOVE LOVE LOVE this one!

Okay, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this one too!

Lots of big smiles all around here!

The next one was taken with all natural light coming through a window in Chris’ home.  I love natural light and would like to do more portraits this way.

I love the serious look of this one.

These were taken in Chris’ front yard the last time I was in NC.  We finally had a break in the rainy weekend and I was itching to get some photos in that day so Chris was a willing model, again!  🙂  Love this smile!

The highlights are a little blown here and I’m thinking it was the 50mm.  It seems to let so much light in that sometimes it seems I can’t avoid this happening on a sunny day.  I love this photo of my two special guys!


I Needed a Giggle…How bout you? January 19, 2009

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My Furry Child Turns 6! October 22, 2008

My “baby” Lucas turns 6 today!

~My little dog – a heartbeat at my feet.  ~Edith Wharton~

I never thought I could love anything as much as I love Lucas.
He is the truest friend I have.  He is there for me in sickness and in health and loves me unconditionally NO MATTER WHAT.
No wonder he is (wo)man’s best friend….I know he is mine without a doubt!
How could anyone resist those big brown eyes and those out-of-this-world-adorable ears…and that cute nose!?!?
I love this 82 pound baby like a child.
We’re friends til the end.
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My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am.  ~Author Unknown
The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.  ~Samuel Butler, Notebooks, 1912
Dogs’ lives are too short.  Their only fault, really.  ~Agnes Sligh Turnbull
I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love.  For me they are the role model for being alive.  ~Gilda Radner
One reason a dog can be such a comfort when you’re feeling blue is that he doesn’t try to find out why.  ~Author Unknown
Properly trained, a man can be dog’s best friend.  ~Corey Ford
Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails.  ~Max Eastman, Enjoyment of Laughter
The more I see of man, the more I like dogs.  ~Mme. de Staël
They never talk about themselves but listen to you while you talk about yourself, and keep up an appearance of being interested in the conversation.  ~Jerome K. Jerome
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.  ~Josh Billings
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.  ~Roger Caras
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