Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Black and White Wednesday

Hosted by Lisa from The Long Road to China.

Nothing can touch this mama's heart more than a tender moment between these two.


Is it just me or is Dahlia thinking - ..'k, mom, are you getting this?


My little monkeys.


This was taken on Dahlia's 5th Gotcha Day last November. I thought it would be interesting to see how it converted to black and white.

And as I've done the last few weeks, I chose a few pix from our trip to China last August.

Hangzhou, Zhejiang


Our hotel lobby during one of our many Dahlia and Mommy breaks.

So, I finally uploaded my pictures through Flickr. Yeah!!! And I choose the largest format, aligned center. But I think it loaded on the post all over the place and I'm only publishing this, postdated, for the middle of the night so I'm not sure how this is going to look. So, if it's wonky....you'll know why. I'll fix it eventually. (For some reason I can't even get my script to align center.) Update: I figured it out but will leave it for now. Future posts will be correct. Thank you for your continued patience. :)

Meanwhile, make sure you spend some time at Lisa's here for some wonderful black and white photography. She has inspired so many to join in the fun!

And Happy Wednesday!

39 comments:

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Hello my fellow night owl friend!! Are you still up? I am sitting at my desk watching the snow fall......it is beautiful.......and so are your BLACK AND WHITES!!!!

I love the series of the girls together.....such precious moments that you captured!! I also enjoy the pictures you include from your trip to China........such special memories converted to black and white!!

So nice to see you in a photo too......you are beautiful Wanda......inside and out....what a lovely person who I am happy I have gotten to know. Now we just need to work on that little NYC trip:)

Have a wonderful night!! I hope you are in bed by now!

xo,

Lisa

Frau said...

Every picture you take is incredible.

ashia said...

these are great black and whites! i love looking at photos of your girls!

Love Letters To China said...

Beautiful! I love the first one with the anticipation in your younger daughters eyes.

I agree with Lisa... I'd love to join in on the NYC trip... what fun that would be!!!

Have a great Wednesday!

Lisa said...

These pictures are just wonderful!

Dahlia definitely knows what she is doing! What little dolls you have.

GET some sleep! Your post will look better to you when you are rested.

Briana's Mom said...

These are so beautiful! I especially love the kissing sisters ones. Warms my heart!

Sarah @ When two becomes three... said...

Such gorgeous captures! Great that you snuck in a pic of yourself - gorgeous!

Michelle said...

Beautiful photos! I especially love the temple in China. Is that the Summer Palace?

Denise said...

They are all beautiul, but I just love the first 2!!

The Sanders Family said...

Beautiful photos of lovely little girls! China is definitely somewhere I would love to go someday. Do you have a post somewhere on your blog from when you visited last year? I'd love to read about it!

Sandra said...

I love the sister pictures. So sweet!

Colleen said...

So beautiful!!!!! Love the sister picture....but they are all gorgeous!!!!

Lisa said...

I absolutely LOVE the moments you captured with your beautiful girls ~ these will be keepsaskes and treasures for...well...for EVER & EVER for you all!

AND I'm relishing walking back with you through your travels to China ~ I'm absolutely captivated and feel priveleged to come along!!

Hugs!

A little piece of 7th heaven said...

Love the photo of the girls..so precious...
And China is a place I am hoping to go to in a year or two..My mil(who is Chinese and has gone back many times) insists it would be too hard a trip with 5 kiddies(one of which is 18 mts)...
So in a year or two...I am hoping we will be able to take our family..

jenbusymom said...

Beautiful pics Wanda. I love the idea of a gotcha day celebration! I've been having trouble with Flikr lately too!

The Cabrals said...

I love looking at your photos. I especially love the ones you took on your trip to china. beautiful. I wish you a wonderful wed and the rest of the week ahead.

Much Love
Ria

Shawna&Co. said...

What a beautiful family! In my opinion there is nothing sweeter than pictures of sister's loving on eachother.

Valerie said...

Hi Wanda, Thanks for leaving that comment about the pantie mal-function on my blog. I will change my judging criteria from the number of thumbs up to how many panty changes are required per post!

These pictures are so lovely, I love kissing siblings pictures. The one of you is just stunning, you must have modeled at some time in your life, the camera loves you; as it should.

Gail said...

These are all gorgeous Wanda, I especially love the ones of your 2 sweet girls and you too. And you know I adore any image of China and love how you've converted them to black and white. hmmm...now you've inspired me to try doing that with a few of ours from 18 mos. ago in China.

Have a great rest of your day!

Kristine said...

Your girls are beautiful and so are YOU! Wonderful pictures.

Shelly and Family said...

Indeed ~ truly tender moments in B&W! Love the China photos too! Can never get enough of seeing that landscape...

Hope you are having a great week!

Shonni said...

What BEAUTIFUL pictures....I especially loved the 2nd one.

Marla said...

Oh these are so pretty! The 2nd one definitely made me smile! :)

Leslie said...

precious!!! OMG you are all so gorgeous!!!

She Writes said...

I like the Are you getting this Mom? one :)

Felicia said...

These are so sweet and pretty!

Christine said...

The photos of the girls are gorgeous!!

Super Mommy said...

Oh Wanda, I love these...those little personalities are shining through...

Amy said...

The photos of your girls are precious. You take such beautiful face shots!

Kim said...

All your photos are great. Both of your daughters eyes in b&w are captivating, awesome.

Life with Kaishon said...

I could not wait to see your picture this week! You always have the most wonderful ideas! So creative and fun! I love the pictures of your happy and smiling sweeties : ) Perfection!

Amandalynn said...

I just LOVE your black and whites - the contrast is so beautiful on your two little sweethearts.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such kind words!

-Amandalynn
http://www.imageserenity.com/blog

Buckeroomama said...

BW photos are just so dramatic.

The ones of Dahlia kissing Milana are so sweet!! ...and I love the one of you with Dahlia. :)

Mama Zen said...

These are just beautiful!

Pug Mama said...

just beautiful!!!!

Tracychele @ The Week-Ender said...

Gorgeous photos of gorgeous girls!! I love the China pics, too. I have never been there. Have a great evening.

Julie said...

Wow! Well done!!!

Sophie said...

Wanda,
Your girls are gorgeous, love the pictures!

Lacie said...

Absolutely gorgeous pics! I love the one of your little girl looking right at you as she's kissing her sister. Adorable.

I noticed that you follow many of the same blogs as I do, so I wanted to say, "Bonjour." and introduce myself. Montréal is one of my favorite cities, in fact QC has a special place in my heart, I'll have to blog about that some time!

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