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She dances through the courtyard; joy dripping from her cheeks. Her fingers reach up to tickle the air. Her eyes smile as they meet mine. Hugs are free and plentiful. Love for her is easy; no questions, just love. She doesn’t know how to hate. Isn’t that marvelous? Our world needs more love, more unadulterated joy, more free hugs and less discrimination. Sadly, much of our world doesn’t agree. Many don’t like her kind of love. They don’t want her hugs. They would rather seek “perfection” as they see it, rather than seeing the pure perfection that is right here in this magnificent soul. Up to a heartbreaking 95% of this love is aborted in the United States.

Woo Woo!

My boy is all about things that go. What boy isn’t? Among his favorites are, of course, trains. We took him to the local train tracks for his 2 year old photo shoot. He thought it was pretty fantastic that he could play with his trains on the real tracks!

Muddy Guy

S made a brilliant discovery at the soccer fields this morning–MUD!

V’s Birthday Date

My husband and I make it a point to take each of our children out alone to honor them. We call it their “Birthday Date” and we do whatever they choose (within limits, of course). Well, today was V’s day with me. Even though her birthday was in January, we finally got around to taking a whole day together. She chose a day of beauty at the salon followed by a tea party/photo shoot (with Starbucks and lots of other little things in between). We had a very sweet day. It’s amazing how much more you learn about your children when you spend this kind of time with them. I know we will both cherish the memories made today.

Big Boy, Bath and Choo Choo

Sweet, sweet boy-new noises, new energy, new love!

Spring Fun and a Neighbor’s Dog

Lots of Licks

I am in meetings this weekend, but couldn’t leave without posting this delicious photo!  Have a beautiful weekend, everyone!

Pumpkin Patch Time

We are spoiled with unseasonably warm and glorious weather this time of year.  A trip to the pumpkin patch is a must and we stumbled upon a perfect patch for the kids.  We were on our way to another when we realized that the line to get in to the place was way too long.  I had spotted a small sign for another pumpkin patch on our way to this one and so we thought we’d try it out.  Score!  It is clean, well thought out, has a wide variety of activities for all ages and is reasonably priced.

Super Girl and a Super Workshop!

I recently attended a photography workshop with the fabulous Barb Uil of  It was refreshing to learn new techniques and to get fresh ideas.  I am going to be posting pictures from that workshop periodically.