Lately I have been around lots of the most adorable little kids. It has made me feel very nostalgic of my own who are not so little anymore. My little guy will be 19 in a few more months. I long for the days of vacationing on Topsail with my husband’s family. We had some amazing times at the beach, in the boats, catching dinner, and just being with family. Sadly the house has since been sold and the nieces and nephews are all grown up and getting married and having kids of their own. I truly treasure all of my photos from those trips and occasionally come across 1 that I need to share which probably doesn’t make me the favorite aunt for the day. Although I long to have these days back, I’m looking forward to welcoming a new generation and making memories with them too. – Diane
daily post theme: quest
I’m going back to 2009 for this one. The kids were on their daily quest to find adventure and dinner. That’s one of the great things about Topsail, the fresh seafood dinners. Yum. – Diane
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “New.”
New year, new snow, and resolutions… all great things to photograph. After coming across this photo of my daughter who is newly twenty-one, an official adult, this had to be my choice.
It is a huge milestone as a parent watching your baby step into adulthood. I have watched her grow, through school, sports, friendships, success and struggles to see her really come into her own.
She realizes that with power comes responsibility and that is definitely a good thing to take into her next chapter of life.
I know this isn’t the best portrait shot with a very bright sun casting shadows on my daughter’s face but I still love it. Every time I see it, it makes me smile. As a parent, I think the photos I cherish most are not the perfectly made portraits where everyone is being forced to smile, but the ones you capture and can see just how happy your child is. – Diane
Since this is a theme from last year (I’m a little behind), I thought I could use an old photo since I wasn’t entering it on Photo Friday. This is a photo of my mom probably taken by my dad in the early 1970’s. I love everything about this photo. The pose (although I believe it was just a candid shot), the style, those great sunglasses, and of course how beautiful and young my mom looks. This is one of my all time favorite photos. I’m glad I found a theme where I could share it here with you. – Diane
This is our dog, Sport. He is a mischievous little guy. He is 8 years old and gets into everything. His favorite pastime is getting q-tips from the bathroom trash can and eating them. Gross! Another favorite of his is to catch frogs. Frogs are poisonous to dogs especially little ones. After we shove the kitchen sprayer down his throat when he gets one, he bounces off the walls. Maybe it’s his form of catnip, who knows. Speaking of cats, he thinks he is a cat. He likes to relax on top of the back of the couch like a cat would. He can even jump like a cat does. Even with all of his quirkiness, he is part of our family and we love him. – Diane
Just a small note about the photo: It wasn’t a very sharp photo but by using the poster edges filter, I was able to mask some of the blurriness. I’m so glad I was able to save these shot of him and his little mohawk.
This is Mack. I believe he is a 4-year-old blot hound. He belongs to my in-laws. They weren’t looking for a dog but after seeing him on the news, they knew he should be a part of their family. Mack was a rescue dog that was featured on their local news station’s adopt a pet segment. I recently spent 2 weeks on vacation with Mack, and I must say, he cracks me up. He has the personality of Eeyore. He barks twice if he needs to go out or wants food and then sits and waits for you to get it. He spends his day plopping down (with a huge sigh every time) wherever he is (although he prefers the couch or any free chair) and just watches everyone. He is content knowing he is loved. Mack is a great dog. – Diane
I dug way back into my archives to find this gem. This is my son when he was 14 months old. He is now 15 (years). What I realized when I came across this photo is that he still has to sleep with something on his cheek, although now it has changed into his pillow or blanket. This old photo is becoming one of my new favorites. Just by making it black and white, I love the peaceful quality it now has without all the bright blues and reds and greens. – Diane