Friday, December 31, 2010

Life's a Trip

2010 was a trip.  Literally.  Although not a trip on a train. It was a year in which we celebrated events from the past, and a year that brought home the stark reality of the present.

First, the celebration.  We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary with a trip to Hawaii.  It was an absolutely perfect trip. 

Unfortunately, 4 days after we returned home, we received a phone call from a health care professional, informing us that my father-in-law required relocating into a facility that was better equipped to provide care for his escalating Alzheimer's disease.

About two weeks after that, another phone call, this time from my sister, to tell me that our mother had suffered a devastating stroke. My father-in-law now lives close to us and my mother in a skilled nursing facility (where she receives wonderful care). 

Life, forever and undeniably, altered for us all.

So to close out the year, we decided on some fun (maybe even a bit silly) photographs of ourselves.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Bend, Don't Break

What a splendid "last minute" Christmas project!  Serendipitous, actually.  I had just finished my last work project and had a couple of days before Christmas when I received a call from the little girl in this picture - a little girl who is now a mom with children of her own.  This photograph had been stored for about 30 years, had never been framed or displayed.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Joy to the World...

The Lord is come...

We hope that you and your family find much joy and love for Christmas and throughout the New Year.


PS  Check back on Monday.  I've got a wonderful restoration project for you to see!  IF I can wait till Monday to post. 

Monday, December 20, 2010

The Night Before Christmas...well, not quite yet

The "Night Before Christmas" book belongs to their mother, who is a dear friend of mine.  I'm wondering if the reason "...not a creature is stirring, not even a mouse..." might be due, at least in part, to the lovely Maggie-kitty.

These are some of the pictures from a "To The Point" mini-shoot for their Christmas card.  Ya'll were loads of fun!  Hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Facebook profile pic!! :-)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas - Sneak Peek

From a mini shoot for a Christmas card.....just a sneak peek.....and just maybe peeking is part of the fun :-)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Little Faces

Here is another project for the assisted living apartment we were setting up for my father-in-law.  The image I was working from was about 3x5 and was printed on an consumer grade ink jet printer several years ago.  Even the scan was better quality than the original image.