Saturday, February 26, 2011


 Nine month old Miles is at such a fun age...crawling, climbing, chattering, and full of smiles.
He is absolutely precious...such a little blessing...and quite the model too!
Anytime his mommy camera is ready.

 little flirt!               

Thursday, February 24, 2011

project 52/8.

{view from here}

Eye See You.

If I could have gotten my lens in a little closer,
I wonder what my husband's eyes would have revealed.
These images were taken at McLean County Eye Center in preparation for updating their website,
but they also gave me a vision (pun intended) for this week's theme {view from here}. 

Saturday, February 19, 2011

and joshua makes four.

Two month old Joshua is an adorable addition to his family. 
He was bright eyed and smilin' for these pictures.
Glorious sunlight poured through the windows to light up his cute little face...and the rest of the crew.
 sweet.  sweet.  sweet.

 Joshua and Caleb.
 Caleb and his trucks.

Monday, February 14, 2011

project 52/7.

{open your heart}
 Pull up a Chair and Open Your Heart

I was preparing to get rid of my old ice cream parlor table and chairs...
until I noticed the chairs provided the perfect frame for this week's theme.

Happy Valentines Day!

Brothers, let us love one another, for love comes from God.
Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
I John 4:7

Thursday, February 10, 2011

project 52/6.

 Sweet words.  Sweet sisters.  Sweet suckers.  Sweet time together.

When we were done with this little shoot,
Malea and Laynie jumped in the middle of all the blankets and pillows
and pretended to drive to the South Pole.
They let me go with them.
I've never been there before, so I was grateful for the opportunity.

Thanks girls,  for letting me take your pictures...and for taking me to the South Pole.
I can't wait for our next adventure.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

project 52/5.


muse (mjuːz)   — verb
1. to reflect (about) or ponder (on), usually in silence
2. to gaze thoughtfully

Remembering Rosie

As I prepared for the blizzard of 2011 to hit the heartland this morning, my heart was heavy.
My mother-in-law passed away late last week.
Her memorial service is Thursday in Michigan,
and it is uncertain whether or not we'll even be able to get out of our Illinois cul de sac by then.
Always planning ahead, I began lining up my family's funeral attire in the guest room closet,
so we'll be ready if the weather cooperates.
That's when her picture caught my eye...
and almost took my breath away.
So I hung up my suit and sat down to reflect in silence about this beautiful woman
whose life is so significant to me.

Webster didn't include tears in his definition.
He probably should have.  
Enough said.

Mary Rosanne LaMorre Chambers
1933 - 2011