Monday, September 28, 2009

Lucky Girl

Despite missing my beloved Dakota. Despite knowing how uncertain the journey will be with my dad's health these coming weeks. I am a lucky girl. It couldn't have been made more clear to me these last few days. I wish every one of us was lucky enough to have that one special day where everyone gets to come tell you how special you are to them.

Yesterday was the BIG DAY. Dad's 80th Birthday Bash! Oh what a night! Its been such a big day, night, weekend, etc., that I am spent, in a completely satisfied deep down way. So I need time to reflect, to process and catch up with all the "moments," because there were so many of them and I have hardly had the time to begin to sift through them.

So in the meantime, I'll share with you the other great joy that has come into my life. The girls and I have been settling into somewhat of a routine. One of our favorite things to do is go for long walks in the stroller. I bring the camera, some snacks, some drinks, and we head off to on the bike path to one of our 3 parks. Little L is content to sit in the stroller and snooze or I hold her while we watch E run like crazy on and over and under the playground. She is quite adept at the slides and swings and has little fear of anything. You can tell she is an "outside" kid, and I love seeing her through the lens as she wonders at each new discovery she encounters. Such a lucky girl. Truly I am.




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I had to include this one. For no discernible reason I like it in a purely creative way.

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11 comments:

  1. Such amazingly beautiful shots Vicky! You make the ordinary look outstanding! If you were to click my pictures, I could become modelling material :D Kidding!

    By the way the girls look like angelic dolls. Hugs and kisses to them :-)

    I can completely related to that feeling of so many happy memories to absorb and savor. A lot of me time and lots of preserving for eternity would enhance the flavor all the more. I really wish your dad a happy, stress free and pain free life. Loads of love, and strength to your family :)

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  2. Vicky.....You captured the colors of your world...beautifully.
    Splendid photographs of love all around you. The girls are beautiful...the flowers add the perfect touch.
    I'm so happy that your Dad's birthday was a success...and my heart is happy this morning. Thank you for sharing....beautiful...absolutely beautiful!!
    Jackie

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  3. You have changed gears without a hitch Vicky. I love people who can do that. A routine for you and the girls already. Wonderful...
    The photos are just beautiful. I can't wait to see your world when the leaves are on fire with Autumn color.
    And I'm so thankful that the party went well. I'm looking forward to all the photos and seeing it through your eyes. You've done great giving your dad such a wonderful time.
    love and hugs

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  4. Vicky: What fabulous shots! I love the first and the third - and the little girls are darling. Isn't it wonderful when we embrace life just as it presents itself to us? You give us all a great example of how to do just that.

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  5. What adorable girls! I loved your last line where you say such a lucky girl...I was thinking it would be the little one swinging and enjoying life. But no, it is you! So touching...

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  6. Tranquility, thanks for all of your sweet words. You are so genuine and sincere, thank you :)

    Jackie, thank you, I am filled with gratitude for all of your kindness :)

    Robin, the girls made it all so easy :) I couldn't ask for cuter and more fun little girls. I can't sleep and I am staring at frost out my window, brr, changes are coming quick!

    Bonnie, awww, thanks. It was my one-word challenge... my word was intention... and its working I think :)

    Alicia, the girls are a treat, I am enjoying them so much! That coupled with my dad getting such special treatment couldn't make me any happier.

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  7. Vicky, I am so glad that your dad's party was everything you wanted it to be. I hope you post about it when you have processed all your thoughts.

    The girls are very cute and it looks like you are settling in with ease.

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  8. always good to walk on nice days - kids having fun means parents having fun.

    nice post.

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  9. Hi Vicky

    not only are you doing a great job looking after the sweet little girls you will be providing their parents with professional quality photographs of the times together...

    I am glad that the party went well and your efforts appreciated...

    The orange flower - I don't know it, but doesn't it look like coloured egg noodles in a fist full...

    Happy days

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  10. how lucky are you have such wonderful subjects to photograph.....

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  11. Every time I visit you, I realize that my poor little Kodak is not working! Your photography is always great!

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