Why Candid Photos Are Better Than Posed

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I know, I know… I’m probably gonna get some hate mail for this post. Don’t get me wrong – posed photos can be beautiful, and they’re a great way to capture kids at different ages. But… There’s just something about a candid shot that makes me smile. The littlest cousin not having the first clue […]

How Momma Got Her Groove Back

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A few weeks ago, my friend Stephanie invited me to join her at a scrapbooking retreat. I’ve always believed in the value of photo albums, not just as a lasting record of our lives, but as a way to reinforce to kids that they are treasured family members. All of our family photos were destroyed when our […]

What My Eyes See and What Photos Don’t Show – Take 9

Welcome to my new series “Andi catches up on all the stuff she was supposed to blog about back in March but forgot…” Yes, this is supposed to be a quarterly feature, in which I post my five favorite photos on the last Tuesday (or Thursday, depending on the calendar) for that quarter. Over a month […]

What My Eyes See and What Photos Don’t Show – Take 8

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Photography is a big part of this blog, and of my life. I do what I can to show the world that life with two children with special needs – cerebral palsy and Down syndrome – is beautiful, special, and, yes, rather ordinary. At the end of each quarter I post my five favorite photos […]

What My Eyes See and What Photos Don’t Show – Take 7

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Did you think I’d forgotten about this quarterly feature? Well, you’d be right. It’s a few weeks late, but here it is. Photography is a big part of this blog, and of my life. I don’t claim to be an expert, by any means, but I do what I can to show the world that […]

A Day in the Life: Insta-Sunshine Style!

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Trying something new today.  I wondered if I could take a photo during each one-hour time block of a typical-ish day to document the day in snapshots. Following are the results. 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Sarah Kate’s standard morning fare: Eggo waffle with peanut butter and syrup and a Tervis tumbler of milk. Breakfast of […]

Not the Post I Planned

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I wrote a completely different post for today, but when I woke up this morning my brain was scolding me that Ain’t nobody wanting to hear about all that so I decided to start fresh. And by start fresh, I mean posting a few photos that make me smile. Monday night. Instagram. Momma’s heart was smiling. […]

Seven Snippets: Post-Independence Day Edition!

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Happy Friday! Did you miss me yesterday? We spent a great day as a family plus one – a friend from our years in north Alabama. I hope you all add had a fantastic Independence Day (or Thursday, if you aren’t in the US). I determined earlier in the week that This Would Be the […]

What My Eyes See and What Photos Don’t Show – Take 6

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Photography is a big part of this blog, and of my life. I don’t claim to be an expert, by any means, but I do what I can to show the world that life with two children with special needs – cerebral palsy and Down syndrome – is beautiful, special, and, yes, rather ordinary. At […]

What My Eyes See and What Photos Don’t Show – Take 5

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Photography is a big part of this blog, and of my life. I don’t claim to be an expert, by any means, but I do what I can to show the world that life with two children with special needs – cerebral palsy and Down syndrome – is beautiful, special, and, yes, rather ordinary. At […]