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I'm a stay at home mom and wife with a passion for family, creating and photography. I'm a little bit quirky and a little bit odd, but that's what makes me...well me. I'm a jack of all trades. So check back often because, to paraphrase Forest Gump's mom "I'm like a box of chocolates, you never know what your going to get.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Mandatory break.

I've been absent for the past few days. My hubby finally stepped up and said enough, and asked me to close the laptop for a few days. He usually travels during the week so I have all the time in the world for facebook, fliker, my ebay store, photo-editing and blogging. When he is in town my time is cut down to 1/8th of what I usually have. I pretty much have when he is asleep, on eBay himself or when he's with his friends to play on my laptop. It's worth the trade. He is gone so much that it is nice to spend time together with limited tech interruptions. Cellphones will call and photos will be taken. This week I was asked to put everything up for awhile, so I did. You can imagine my surprise when I came back and saw my vacation photo of Sage in Pittsburgh at Trinity Cathedral was #7 The Trendy Treehouse Shutter Love. . Thanks to everyone who voted for me.

We did go to the Latino festival this weekend. I got a few shots, but those will come out later. For now I'm going through older photos and trying to organize my files. I don't know If I'll ever get these things in order. This is a I took at COSI (Columbus science museum) when Sage and I were just trying to get out of the house so that Danny could sleep. Sage and I can be so loud as to keep a narcoleptic awake.

We usually head into the kidspace because he can run like a wild child and I don't have to worry about him escaping. On this day he wasn't letting me take his photo or even play with him for that matter. He was more interested in playing with the other kids at the water tables. In fact when I tried he would splash water at me, so I took my cue and left him alone.

I wish I could say I took a bunch of awesome photographs, but alas I didn't. I spent most of my time trying to capture a cool water shot at the water tables. This was the best one I got.

Since it's main color is yellow I guess I will enter it in the Mellow Yellow Monday challenge. If you love yellow head over and check it out.


Also during this time I've been revisiting my early portraits and refined them, since I have been working on my editing. This is one that I took of Sage when he was just a few weeks old. Sleep was so precious early on. He was a colicky baby and only slept in short spurts.  So when he was a sleep it was like magic time. An how the light from the window hit his little bow lips was simply the most beautiful thing I had ever seen (to that point). I could resist. 

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Faith said...

aw- SO beautiful!!

it's so good to take a break from the computer now and then :)

Ashley Sisk said...

I understand the need for a break. These are great shots.

Ewa said...

so sweet and beautiful!

Mom of M&Ms said...

Well I for one was missing you.. but so respect that you made time for family..THat is what we are suppossed to do! Grat shots.. and that baby shot makes my ovaries hurt.. and I shoot newborns all the time. Yours got to me. Hope your time away was inspiring...

Pam said...

Great shots! Im a new follower and love seeing the photographs you take around Columbus. I am going to COSI tomorrow...I hope I get a few shots!

Life with Kaishon said...

My husband works 7 days a week. I wish he would be home one day and ban the computer. I miss him. Really and truly miss him.

justinegordon said...

such lovely photos, glad you got a break - we just had a week away, it's hard to catch up! congratulations on your win too

Terri said...

What a sweet sweet picture of your son! Perfect for a black and white. And how cool is that water picture?! Two great pictures!

I need a blogging break too but I'm just so addicted the to computer! I dont want to miss a thing. lol

Have a great day!

Wanda said...

Wonderful shots! Isn't it too bad we need sleep. Just think of what we could do with those extra hours. Sigh.........

ChiIL Mama said...

Hey--I also have a little Sage, but mine's a girl. Love the photos. Check out my blog if you have a minute.
ChiIL Mamahttp://chiilmama.blogspot.com/