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Best in Photos: Part I

January 6, 2010

A great year.
The Good. The Crazy.

Let me share some of it with you.
Thanks so much for being part of my GoodNCrazy world.

“A kiss is worth a thousand words.”
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“Laughter is the best Medicine.”
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“Family vacations are…”

Clark Griswald: Roy; can I call you Roy? Have you even driven cross-country?
Roy Walley: Oh, hell yes. Drove the whole family to Florida. Worst 2 weeks I ever spent in my life. The smell from the back seat was terrible.
Clark Griswald: Ooooh. Ooooh, I know that smell. Roy, could you imagine if you had driven all the way to Florida and it was closed?
Roy Walley: Closed? Uh, they don’t close Florida.

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“Allium and the Bee.” -name that movie.
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“Welcome.”
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“Mother Daughters”
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“Peony in Love.”
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“Lighthouse in shades of yellow at Yaquina Head.”

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A good snapshot stops a moment from running away. ~Eudora Welty

I hate cameras. They are so much more sure than I am about everything. ~John Steinbeck

Regal Rose

November 18, 2009

The Last Rose
It snowed a bit.
An early cold, gray day.
I wondered if my pictures would do them justice.
They looked lonely and sad
hanging there in the mid-morn drab.

Yet kind of regal.

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winter rose

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Halloween Everyday!

October 1, 2009

This is a Daily Occurrence.
Who Needs Halloween?

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I Heart Silly Faces (and cousins)

August 12, 2009

Here’s my official I Heart Faces submission.

My nephew. I didn’t even ask him… he’s just silly by nature! (please click to see my runner up photo below—I had the hardest time deciding which one to submit this week!)

Dress Up Time

July 7, 2009
It’s The Simple Things Huh?!


Please forgive this shot.. had my camera set to Macro, hence the blurry dress up shot.. let’s just say it was artistic and on purpose yes??

They have been putting on plays and skits and even dressing up just for fun! This was one of those afternoons.. I totally love how they include the little brother! See his big belly? Not sure who they are supposed to be.. I don’t think they know!

Didn’t get any great shots from the 4th.. here’s one I liked a lot though.. watching the Flag Ceremony down at the church, the boy scouts were in charge… I think TK was totally mesmerized the whole time!

When The Skies Are Silent…

June 30, 2009
Happy 4th of July.. A couple days early!

Every Heart Beats True
For The Red White And Blue…
And Forever In Peace May She Wave!

As you may know I now live in a teeny tiny town. Total small town America. Complete with a really weird ‘car show’ last week where they ‘dragged’ main for 2 HOURS? I’m not kidding. 350 very old cars dragging main, over and over and over…

Course how weird are we? We watched most of it!

Also in this tiny town there is a National Air Guard base. And guess what the main thing is they do at this base? They train FIGHTER pilots. I know? Cool huh? At first I was all WHAT the heck is that NOISE!? “Oh just the tandem jets streaking across the sky at various times of day….”

And then later I realized I kind of groove on them… you hear the jets WAY before you can see them and my kids love it, and I keep trying to get a great picture of them.. (so far? completely failed.)

Here’s why I’m telling you all this: (you might want to grab a chair and sit down…)

Apparently this summer they are re-paving the whole tarmac out at the Guard base. And so they have moved the jets over to a base in Idaho for the summer. No jets flying overhead lately. And no jets flying overhead for a few more weeks yet. And I’m afraid no jets for the 4th?

See, we lived thru September 11th, while living in New Jersey. My husband took a train into the city that fateful Tuesday. You can read his story he wrote down for me, and you can read my version as well.

By midday of 9-11 not only were we very freaked out, it was also eerily quiet? They had shut down the air traffic of course, and if you know the area basically there are planes overhead at various elevations all day and all night. This quiet sky was a completely freaky thing. Instead? Every so often you could hear first… and then see… tandem fighter jets flying over.

Talk about a feeling of safety! Just hearing those jets.

Back to my tiny town on the other side of the US.

People here VERY seriously respond to anyone who complains about the ‘noise’ of those jets with:

That is the sound of FREEDOM

I agree.

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Dude! go check out Angie’s New Blog Do… Ain’t she Purty??

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Of Summer and Sand…Winds of Change?

June 26, 2009

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You know what I really wanted to capture with these photos on the beach? I wanted a great shot of all three kids working together.. in a non-posed shot. Something I could blow up to a poster sized shot you know? Or even better— hire an artist to use that awesome hoped-for photo to create a nice sized image.

I am really liking the ages of my kids right now. I want to catch them in the act of being kids. Cuz… I am starting to feel the winds of change these days.

Oldest is off to Jr. High this fall.

Youngest starts Kindergarten.

Something is in the air? Can you smell it?

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Oregon Lighthouse Love

June 24, 2009


Can you guess where we were this weekend?

What is it about Lighthouses?
I mean:

Apple Pie
Waves of Grain
and
Visiting Yaquina Head Lighthouse on the coast of Oregon

Oh my gosh it was so windy out on the point like that… but holy crazy gorgeous!

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Sunshine and Rainbows

June 4, 2009

Sometimes it’s All Sunshine and Rainbows.


This was one of those days.

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"Allium and the Bee"

June 1, 2009

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My kids were certain I was going to get stung when I was getting in good n close to take this picture.. I was trying hard to use the macro setting to get just what I wanted… I took probably 30 photos and still I didn’t quite get it..

What do you think?

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