Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Habitat home dedication

I had over 300 pictures to weed through before I could start editing. It took forever! I'd just sit and look at some of them, remembering the chills I had watching these lovely families, knowing how hard they've worked, FINALLY have a home of their own. I'm so glad I was asked to be a part of it. And I can't wait for the next one!

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For anyone that knows Earl, you know to get a smile out of him is something special!

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The whole crew with Ms Rosemary and Varina & Jack

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I love the more 'intimate' moments I was able to capture.

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Senator Jim Tracy and Pastor Lloyd Warren admiring a photo collage of the build.

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Ms Rosemary and Habitat Director Pam Birtcil

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Love this special moment...Great Grandma with great granddaughter

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Mrs Pam and her new set of kids!

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Love this...3 generations

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Blessed

I had to priviledge of attending and photographing the dedication of 2 Habitat for Humanity homes today. If you ever have a chance to attend or hear that they are doing a dedication...GO! I met 2 of the sweetest families that have spent the past year or 2 earning "hours" working on other habitat homes with the goal of having their own home. They are required to have 350 hours...the final tally was not in, but estimated to be over 900 hours (including the hours on their own homes). Amazing! I have more pictures in the next day or so, but this one says it all!

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Time

No one likes to talk about death. But it happens, every minute of every day. It seems like there's been a lot of it lately...family, friends, family of friends...It makes me appreciate (and hug) my little family a little more often.

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My little cheese ball made me pay him $1 to take some pictures! I need to deduct for his cheesy smile though.

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I love that my kids will stop in the middle of tossing the football to smile for me...just 'cause! This also has my new favorite texture from Shadowhouse creations. (Also on the first photo.)

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Don't wait until you wish you coulda, shoulda, woulda...

Thursday, September 15, 2011

So much to say, so little time. :) Took some flower pictures and I liked the thistle/weeds better. Go figure! Oh well, it happens.

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With (above) texture and without (below) texture

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