Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tuesdays......Around the World!

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This has to be one of my favorite captures of Milana - taken recently at a beautiful atrium area in our shopping center.

My friend Helen and I dressed up our girls in Easter fancies and took to the mall. We've done this many times since we've both gotten our girls. (Two each.)

And I'll likely post more from that day but I need to finish up so much editing and work....and then maybe even catch some sleep.



Meanwhile,
enjoy a little trip around the world today!







Friday, April 13, 2012

Favorite Photo Friday

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Every year - anything else other than chocolate and Easter eggs takes second stage around here. Dahlia especially cannot get enough of that dark brown heavenly stuff.
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We have our annual Easter egg decorating party at our best buddie's house and proudly display our artistic endeavors.Easter 2012 home 065 wm
And Dahlia still runs in and jumps on our bed in the morning, screeching "the Easter bunny came, the Easter bunny came!!" (She clearly peeked downstairs to garner that information.)
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And then she and her side-kick sister leap around the house, gathering all the chocolate treats the 'Easter bunny' sleepily hid the night before.

Amazingly, she still isn't on to me. And I'm in no hurry to end this illusion. So much more fun like this.
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Milana clearly does not have the speed that her older sister has but I watched with a fair bit of pride as Dahlia shared some her abundant booty with her.
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And if you only knew just how much that girl LOVVVVES her chocolate the significance of that gesture would blow you away!

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However.....I said all that to say this. For the first time, Dahlia really wanted to hear the real story of Easter....not the eggs and the chocolate but "why did they kill Jesus on the the cross?" and "where did he really go?' and "what is passover again?".

Good questions - questions that make Mommy think, in simple terms, what our faith really means.....what we really do believe in....and why!

the long road

(for all you photog buffs....check out Lisa's blog for her latest camera........drool........)
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Hope everyone had a beautiful Easter....

....and lots of chocolate!


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Tuesdays......Around the World!

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The other day, I caught Dahlia in a very impromptu moment dancing away in our family room. Her CD player was playing the beautiful music from Swan Lake as she flitted around the floor.

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Dahlia has been taking ballet lessons for 6 years now and I think she enjoys the time spent there with her BFF, Angel more than she does the dancing.

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But every so often she becomes inspired and will perform little recitals for us as we scramble for the camera and video camera.

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She is even teaching little Milana some steps and we may just be able to coax her into starting dance in September this year. Last year met with wails and cling-on behavior so we opted to wait the year out. But Milana now wants to copy everything big sis is doing so dance we all will.
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Live, Love, Travel


Next time I'll try and capture both girls twirling about. Funny how I can still just stare at them for hours. I suppose that may never end.

Nice way to spend the time!

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Join the fun as we peak into some other spot this
TUESDAY.
.....Around the World.






Sunday, April 1, 2012

April....means flowers, right?

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Ni Hao Yall

(click on the button above for all the entries in this week's NiHaoyall challenge)

Nikon D300, 50mm 1:4, ISO 3200 (I wanted lots of noise for effect).
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And a beautiful flower needs no words.

Only a moment to take it in.

Have a perfectly wonderful week.
xoxo