Tuesday, November 10, 2009

How do you?

How do you... explain 50 plus degrees and sunshine on a November weekend? So sunny, it allowed for a photoshoot in short sleeves. I'm not sure it can be explained. Instead you revel in it and enjoy the moments of borrowed warmth being extended to you.

How do you explain how good my dad is still doing despite being given a poor prognosis? So good he drives to the Senior center for lunch each day. And he has to keep asking me "Why do you suppose those hospice people keep calling me? Don't they know I'm not ready yet?" So, so, good.


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How do you ever get comfortable in front of the camera? Maybe you never fully do. You just come to understand that what is being conveyed is your trust in the person behind the camera. And because he loves you, you can't feel wrong, ugly or uncertain, because he doesn't view you that way. It isn't all flab and muffin tops and wrinkles in your face. Its the arms that have held his babies, the hands that grind the beans for his coffee in the morning, and the heart that has carried his for oh so long now. Ultimately, I've discovered its not your flaws and your battle scars that are visible, its you being okay with yourself that shines through.






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28 comments:

  1. These are so cool- you look fantastic too.

    I can't think of anything better on a nice sunny day.

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  2. This is GREAT!
    I'm sooo happy to see that your Daddy is smiling....and wondering what those Hospice people are calling about. :)) (Blessings on all Hospice workers...they are angels from heaven..) Good for your Daddy! Go Daddy.
    You look fabulous....very comfortable in front of the camera...and if you're not already, you should be a model.
    Have a fantastic week, my friend.
    Jackie

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  3. Look like one hot mama to me! Tell Hospice thanks but no thanks and we appreciate the kindness but will be in touch when needed.

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  4. Wonderful post! You really look great and your photographer did a fanrastic job. I really like your sweater also!
    Good for your dad! A positive attitude can take you a long way.

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  5. Can't say enough about this post Vicky!
    Love seeing that Dad of yours!!! Hugs to Dad. Hugs and prayers.
    Love the photos of your Beeeautiful self! Really you look: tiny, tall, cover-girl fantastic...with the BEST hair EVER!
    And what you said: It's not all about...wow. If only every woman could "get" that. If only. And honestly, if only every man felt that way. Kudos to your Hubby for giving you such security.

    Oh and 50's in November...ahemmmm, that's a chilly day here. I leave with my trusty scarf and end up peeling everything off except my pants and shirt...I'm glad for you, but I neeeed some chill!
    love you love this post~R

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  6. The camera loves you!! Or maybe it's the man behind the camera?? You look fantastic and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE what you're wearing:) Smiles to you and smiles for your daddy!

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  7. Wow!!! It's really shining through Vicky. You are beautiful.

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  8. You look beautiful! I wish I looked that good in pictures :) The picture of your Dad is wonderful. He has great smiling eyes!

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  9. Liss, thanks :) Can't help but think after the amazing photo you took of Mikaela I'd love to see your work + my boys... You know they don't want their Dad to shoot them!

    Jackie, I agree about Hospice, we know what a blessing they will be all in good time :) You're too sweet, no modeling in my future. I owe it all to the image creator behind the lens :)

    Melissa, aw thanks, I think MOM keeps telling them to check back in :)

    Eileen, you're so sweet... the photographer is my hubby :) I so hope Dad's attitude carries us a long ways!

    Robin, you know I want to be you, right? You have taught me so much and you should know I am taking notes and learning from the best! Love you too Robin!

    Kay :) I loved your post today about names! I totally think its the guy behind the camera that I would give all the credit too :)

    Bonnie, thank you :) Perhaps we were both drinking from the same "Ruby" well as it poured forth from you today too.

    Septembermom, you just need my dh to come "see" you through the lens... its IN all of us. Thanks for the sweet words about my dad... with his grandchildren close by, his eyes DO dance.

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  10. You look fabulous!! And I might add...so does your Dad. I laughed at the muffin tops...I have always referred to them when I see the young girls with short shirts and wayyy too tight jeans. Enjoy the moments and that beautiful smile of yours ;)

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  11. I am so glad your dad is doing so good! I really believe a person's attitude keeps them young...my dad is the same way. I can tell it was your hubby who took your pics. You can just see how he looks at you in them....One Hot Mama!

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  12. Gosh! You like an established model :D Who would say you're a mum of two :D Your shoes caught my attention too and I think they are uber cool :D You really look very stylish and the pictures have been captured beautifully! (By your husband I believe)

    I am so happy to know your Dad is doing well :D Wish him better health in the days to come :)

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  13. Vicki, you look gorgeous! You can always tell when a mom's children are getting just a little bit older and they can really get their mojo back! It reminds me that as wonderful as it is to be a mother, we are all also beautiful, interesting women that have other things to offer than just how to hide vegetables in our kids food! :) Really great pics!!!

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  14. Oh...and awesome picture of Colton and your Dad!!! There is nothing more special than time spent with a grandparent!

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  15. I love love love the one with the sun behind you and you looking all sassy in your high heel boots!!!! I love the way he sees you... it's how we all see you, too.

    And give your dad an extra squeeze for me... so glad he's feeling good :)

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  16. Alicia, thank you :) Would love to see some of your photos from your modeling career sometime!

    Heather, I wanted to ask how your dad was but then Boden woke up and it was all over after that! I hope your dad is well!

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  17. Tranquility, thank you :) Its always good to have you show up here and you are too kind.

    Heather! How good to see you here :) So well said... I heard it referred to as the baby tunnel exodus and I thought that was appropriate :) We're thinking of you Heather, pleases give a hug to Sophie!

    Gitz, I think that is my favorite too! I'm still giggling over your dream :)

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  18. When I saw the photo of your dad, I thought, hey...he looks like my dad. Your dad is a trooper, love his attitude too.

    Nice photos of YOU! How fun. Nice textures and background colors.

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  19. first of all, to answer your first questions....miracles vicky, absolutely miracles !

    and now let's talk about you, sexy momma !!
    these photos are fabulous ! seriously, you look amazing !!!

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  20. Awe sweet pic of you dad.

    Wow you're one happenin' lady! Fun photos. If I had a figure like yours I'd be in front of the camera more often.

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  21. I love your blog, and your gorgeous. I love the sweater and your boots in these photos they are great.

    Stop over and see me sometime, I am having a giveaway.

    Blessings,
    Heidi

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  22. Great pictures and a great blog

    Thx for doing what you do

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  23. Vicky,

    So nice to meet you! Thanks for dropping by my blog today thanks to Jill. Woo hoo!

    LOVE your photo shoot and the sweater you chose. Yea, you and I would get along fabulously --- based on style alone. ha ha ha

    And flaws? What flaws? You look fabulous!!!

    E

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  24. Vicky...you are so beautiful!!! You should have been a model or an actress!!! You have such style...and who you are certainly shines through!!! Your dad does look so good...and like such an anchor for you and your family! You are truly blessed!!!! Love you so very much~Janine XO

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  25. Vicky, these pictures are great! Your Dad looks great too. I think I need to steal your hairstyle and bring one of these pics into my stylist.

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  26. Karla, how fun to see you here :) I thought you looked great! You've always worn long hair well. Amanda does a great job on my hair and you know I had just had it done by her... I wish I got the same results when I do it :) Steal away if you're ready for short... its a bit of a change! Thanks for taking the time to leave such a sweet comment.

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  27. Came bk here to visit your beautiful pics...wanted to say one more thing...you have amazing arms. I've told you how I love your hair, your smile...but have you checked out your arms lately?
    I have an abnormal number of fat cells in my arms, at my lowest weight I still have chubilicious upper arms, so I notice arms. And yours are simply divine! Hugs

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  28. Robin, what is it about our arms that make them want to store the fat? No matter what they may look like I promise there is plenty of jiggly chub on my arms that was never there before :) But bless your heart for making me feel like not everyone sees them the way I do :)

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