Jan 20, 2014

 

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Last week, we were hanging out in our neighborhood at dusk. Dylan was riding his bike (a skill he acquired a few months ago that was recently endorsed by Santa, who brought him a new bike).  Rick and I were running alongside Dylan when I saw this scene unfold as Rick helped Dylan up the hill.  Something about the gesture of Rick reaching out to help Dylan (who is becoming increasingly independent) and the way their silhouettes surfaced at the crest of the hill, alongside the electric lines and lampposts caught my eye.  It was just an ordinary moment, but I’ve found since I’ve become a mother that sometimes the most ordinary moments can spark a little introspection or cause me to feel a sense of peace, a sense of being at home.  This scene did just that, and I had no camera on me (who runs with a camera?!). I could have just let it pass, but I feel that these ordinary, every day moments often get overlooked or forgotten. I wanted to take this photo to remember this moment and the introspection it generated. So, I ran home and got the SLR and ran down the street to meet back up with the guys, where I then took this photo.  It’s just a little reminder of how precious and fleeting those everyday moments are… and how worthy they are of our attention.

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  1. Melanie Berry

    January 10th, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    Stunning

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Jun 21, 2012

While we were taking photos of Natalie and Rob after their ceremony, this stranger approached them and started singing Ave Maria.  He had an incredible voice, and the acoustics in the corridor at Balboa Park were amazing. But, what makes it even more incredible is that he had no idea that this was the song the Natalie walked down the aisle to. Her mother walked down the aisle to the same song, and her mother’s name is Maria.  As you can see in the video, the bride and groom were in shock.  It was one of those moments that seemed surreal and gave us all goosebumps.  Turns out the man was Parisian and has performed all over Italy and France.

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Apr 10, 2011

 

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Apr 3, 2011

One of the greatest things about having a child is watching them discover things for the first time… yesterday, Dylan held a caterpillar for the first time.  The best part was watching him gently return the caterpillar to his home 🙂

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Jan 13, 2011

One of my most favorite things about having a child is that you get to experience the world again as if you were a child. Each experience is new, pure and exciting.  Children don’t take things for granted the way that adults sometimes do.  Every time our little guy takes a bath, you would think he was experiencing water for the very first time. The awe and the joy on his face is just amazing to observe, as you can see.

Tonight, while I was giving Dylan a bath and watching him just enjoy the water, I was struck with a renewed appreciation for this precious resource that I take for granted each and every day. So many people in this world don’t have clean running water, and we enjoy a seemingly unlimited supply without even thinking about it.  WaterAid is an organization that is working to provide clean drinking water for the world’s poorest people. Check out their site to learn more about water security issues.  And, in the meantime, enjoy the water we are so fortunate to have!

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