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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Wordless Wednesday

Amyand lauren2
This photo is of a friend and her 11 month old.

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Monday, May 29, 2006

Our street gets better.......

Noticed new nieghbors moving in over the weekend. Last night while we were out playing the Grandparents drove by and told the kids to go say hello if they wanted. So our kids wandered down. Turns out theres two girls. JJ is so excited, shes no longer the only girl in her age range on this street. She was doing the happy dance. After meeting the girls, not so sure they'll mesh very well though. These girls are very much tom boys and JJ is very much a girly girl. She does dance, they play softball. JJ prefers a dress, they don't wear dresses. I am happy there are more kids on the block for sure. Maybe it will chase the grumpy old people on ;-) Speaking of one grumpy old couple, this new family moved right across from them. They have a basketball hoop and I see the nieghborhood kids that this grumpy old couple tries very hard to avoid all down there playing lots of basketball.
I hope i'm not old and grumpy.

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Saturday, May 27, 2006

1 2 3 FOUR!!!

My little monster is four years old today. He was once a quiet baby known as "Quiet Wyatt". Now he's a loud, in your face, stubborn kid. He is my biggest challenge in life. I struggle with him on a daily basis, he keeps me questioning my ablity to be a good parent. I pray for strength at night when he's had a bad day and I say thanks when he's had a good day. I love him more and more as the days go on........
wyatt 4 yrs

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Friday, May 26, 2006

When their heart breaks your heart breaks

It started with two awards. One for straight A's and one for her kindness and helpfullness. Then came the award she was most proud of, the one she strived for. Her teacher says "only one student in my class received perfect attendance" I got my camera out, ready to shoot and her teacher called a name that shocked us both. It wasn't hers. She looked back at me with tears in her eyes. I didn't know what to do, I just put my arms up. Her friend put her arm around her and I could tell my baby was sobbing.
I decided to ask the teacher, she got up immediately to check the list. Meanwhile I call JJ over to wipe the tears away and let her know it was going to be okay and that we know she didn't miss a day. By this time I was crying and hadn't noticed my two other children were in the girls restroom. I sent her back to her seat and rounded up the boys. We waited for what seemed like a long time. Her teacher approached me with a list. It showed JJ missed .5 days in April. My blood started to boil. I couldn't believe that she didn't reach her goal for missing an hour and forty five minutes of school. So I went up to the office to confirm. Turns out if they leave school before 1:05 PM they get marked absent for half a day even if second attendance was already turned in. They take attendance twice a day and JJ told me she would not leave school before the second one went up to the office. I thought I arranged it perfectly. I picked her up at 12:45PM and made sure that second attendance was already at the office. She said it was and was willing to go. Had she known that she would get marked absent she would of went back to class because I didn't have to pick her up that early it was just more convenient for me.
MAN, do I feel like crap???? If I would of waited twenty more minutes her heart wouldn't of broke. TWENTY more minutes of school was all she needed for perfect attendance. STUPID STUPID STUPID TWENTY times over.
Rewind a bit.... As I was waiting for Ms. snotty pants to look JJ up in the computer I looked down at the flyer put in every report card. It shows who was on Principles List and it has G's name instead of JJ's. I spoke up and said "Somebody screwed up, my sons name is on here instead of my daughters, hes in kindergarten" Ms. snotty pants apologized and said that it's too late to do anything now and offered to print up the list with JJ's name on it so she could have one for memories. I let her knowing that it would just get thrown out.
Then it gets worse. Yes, it does. After picking G up we went over to get JJ and someone stole her camera. It was on the table along with 3-5 other cameras. She saw it when they returned from the awards cermony. So someone from her class took it from the time they got back to the time the bell rang, 10 minutes tops.I am disgusted that someone would do that. So JJ and I had a rollercoaster of a day. BUT we are okay, we know she received perfect attendance and whoever stole her camera will get what's coming to them. The churro helped too ;-)

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Thursday, May 25, 2006



.TTmaroon
Thirteen Things about Mrs. Fun


1~That's not me in the picture below with T ;) I am rarely in front of the camera.
2~My favorite color is pink. Not for decorating though. I prefer earth tones for that.
3~I don't drink milk very often but when I do I like it.
4~Two of my boys now have mohawks. I think they look so freakin' cute.
5~I have to go to Costco, Target and the PO today.
6~My daughter is receiving 3 awards today at school. I am so proud of her. She has worked really hard this year.
7~Been having really weird dreams lately. So weird they wake me up.
8~I have watched the following movies since Mother's Day
~Terminal
~Rumor Has It
~TheFamily Stone
~Monster In Law
~History of Violence
~Kicking and Screaming
~March of the Peguins(put all four kids to sleep in the middle of the day)
Thats more movies than I have watched in the last year.
9~I grind my teeth in my sleep, gives me earaches.
10~Today is the last day of school. Can I get a woot woot!!!!!
11~Starting Saturday I will get the pleasure of experiencing age four for the third time. I am very excited. Hoping four is a better year for Wy and us.
12~Why oh why did I let those kids talk me into baking cookies for no reason other then to pig out on them?
13~I don't like when shows/movies work backwards, bugs me fo some unknown reason.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Wordless Wednesday

T on slide with C


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Sunday, May 21, 2006

I recieved a new lens for Mother's Day

I am loving it. It took some getting used to,a little bit of a learning curve. I had major camera shake the first day. Today I took some and I am loving it.
Waking upT on railroad GR
T at the RR park#1 chick magnet
T

This lens just rocks. It's the Canon 85 mm 1.8 for those wondering.

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Saturday, May 20, 2006

Closing chapters of your life

I realized yesterday that I have closed a chapter in my life. It was a long chapter, lasting almost 10 years. My youngest child is 16 months (tomorrow). No more bouncey seat,the exersaucer has been moved to the garage, the itty bitty clothes were mailed to a friend, the rattles and teethers are not thrown about the floor anymore.
I am excited for the next chapter to progress, to watch my children grow and become their own persons.But this also means I am not getting any younger.
Our oldest is going to be 10 in July. Double digits people!! When did that happen? We were young when she was born. Mr. Fun was only 20 years old for five days on the day his first child was born. I was 21. It's crazy to look back and think that over the past ten years we have added four children to our lives and now that chapter has closed. There will be no more adding to this family. It is complete.

On to the next chapter,wonder what it holds for us.

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Friday, May 19, 2006

Here it is...

I still have some things to do to it (if i can figure it out) but you get the idea.
I want to first thank Leanne for all she put into this project. She took my vision and made it a reality, amazing that she got it just as I visioned it.
I would like to thank Mr. Fun for giving that extra little push to take this jump. Theres no way I would be this far if he didn't pimp me out ;)
Can't forget MOM!! She bought me this amazing camera that has made my love for photography even stronger.

M.Dawson Photography

I can't share my last PB shoot because they haven't signed the model release and are on vacation for a couple weeks.

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Thursday, May 18, 2006



.TTmaroon
Thirteen Things about Mrs. Fun


1~Some guy whistled at me yesterday in the grocery store. Then as I was checking out he was behind me and proceeded to wink at me. It's been a LONG time since a stranger did such a thing.
2~You know you go to starbucks too much when your 3 year old can order your somewhat complicated drink.
3~I usually do TT late Wednesday night but we were at the ballgame and then had to watch Lost when we got home. Anyone else think the show is getting slightly hokey?
4~I am a freak when it comes to my childrens clothes. I don't care if we aren't going anywhere but if we are they must match from their hat to their shoes.
5~I am usually a very positive person, the glass is always half full. This month has been a test for me.
6~Why the hell do I have pimples on my face, aren't the wrinkles enough?
7~Every two weeks I go with my nieghbor to get our nails done and a pedicure. It's heaven.
8~Only 6 more days of school, I am so anxious to get this year over with. Bring on the lazy days of summer.
9~I ordered my 85 mm lens. I can't wait to get it. I can get a close up without being in the subjects face.
10~I owe Leanne a huge Thank you and an apology in advanced for all the questions I will be asking about my webpage. Yes thats right, its up and almost finished. I have to add more pictures and some other things.
11~I have neglected my house because I am in a "tired of doing the same thing over and over every day" kind of mood. The sick kids don't help either.
12~I have watched 3 movies in the past 4 days, that's more then in the past year for me.
13~ My first trip to San Diego without Mr. Fun has been canceled. Now what to do that weekend???

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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Moment of silence


Mr. Fun's Grandfather passed on this morning.............
We love you Great Grandpa.

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Wordless Wednesday

Trenton



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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Darol James Davis 4/19/70-5/16/89 AKA DJ

1989 seems like a lifetime ago. So much has happened, so much has changed. Yet when the sixteenth of May rolls around every year it feels like it just happened. The pain is still there, just as strong as the day I said goodbye. My heart aches to hear my brothers voice, to see him playing with my children. Pretty sure he would spoil them rotten. Pretty sure he would think I was crazy for having four of them.
My brothers death changed me forever. I used to believe things happen for a reason and it was God's plan. I don't think that anymore. I was so pissed off at God for a very long time, years and years. Then I found a church again and started forgiving and believing once again.
Now I am struggling again. My friend had to bury her second baby son in less then a years time. How can that be God's plan? They say God will never give us more then we can handle. Not sure I believe that. I don't think God had anything to do with this. And if he did, he's a cruel individual. And I don't want to think that of him. How could this be his plan? The same thoughts that I had seventeen years ago when my brother was taken from us are back......WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY?

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Monday, May 15, 2006

Amazing what a virus can do..

It can take this
Trenton running Trenton ball

and slow it down to this for days
Trenton sleeping

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Sunday, May 14, 2006



I hope all the mommies were pampered and had a day to remember.
Baby T is not feeling well. He seems to have some sort of tummy bug. So between him and doing my first PB shoot and celebrating I haven't had much blogging time.

WWC


WONDER


Motherly

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Friday, May 12, 2006

Productive days

Feels good to feel productive. Doesn't it?

I went and took some practice shots today for my shoot tomorrow. I had Mr. Fun and Wy wear white. PLEASE don't let them wear white, PLEASE!! Whites get blown so easily in this hot bright Phoenix sun.
I was feeling confident after the mini shoot this morning. Then I looked at the pictures and I am not so confident. They could have been better. So I am hoping the sun is my friend tomorrow. And please let this family of seven be fun.
back to work...........
Eating sand is hard work

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Thursday, May 11, 2006



.TTmaroon
Thirteen Things about Mrs. Fun


1~I must apologize for the depressing posts this week. Life just sucks sometimes. It's beyond sucky.
2~I belong to a message board. We have been together since 2001. We have had some bad times, some disagreements and we have managed to be adults and come out on top.
3~I depend on these ladies, they are my life line,in bad times and in good.
4~I have had the pleasure of meeting nine of these wonderful women in person. Three of them no longer post.
5~I am proud of my online friends, I hide it from nobody.
6~When referring to these women, I call them my friends.
7~My new domain is coming along but not because I know what I am doing, that's for darn sure.
8~Comatose by PJ is my favorite song right now. I am rocking out to it as I type. I thought it was World Wide Suicide by PJ but I changed my mind tonight.
9~I witnessed an elderly lady fall off a treadmill and I had to hold back laughter.*does that make me a bad person?* She wasn't hurt at all just embarrassed. I would be too.
10~ Only two more weeks of school, how excited am I? SUPER DUPER excited. SHHH, don't tell the kids.
11~ I have retaught myself how to use my camera on manual after the funk I was in.
I hope I don't forget ever again. Though it came back pretty quick.
12~Exposure and color are my biggest challenges.
13~I think AI is stupid stupid stupid. It's not a talent contest, it's a "who has more friends and family willing to vote multiple times" contest.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Wordless Wednesday

This is how I am feeling on the inside but I am not three so I can't express it on the outside.



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Monday, May 08, 2006

Ramble this Ramble that

I am an official cyberspace idoit. My head is in a fog today. I can't stop thinking about my friend. I am wondering how she's going to cope. Why her AGAIN? God is not that cruel, is he? I keep hoping it's a cruel joke, someone hacked her blog, something, anything other then this being the truth. I had nightmares last night. It's been a long time since something affected me so deeply that I had nightmares.
So back to the idiot that I am. I can't even follow simple directions to set up my server for my new website. I am really hoping that it's my foggy head causing the idiot in me to shine awfully bright today. i also have a feeling that I may have done a no-no when trying to do what sounds like a simple copy/paste and click job. Hopefully if I did screw up it's an easy fix screw up. Maybe if I bat my eyelashes at Mr. Fun he'll help me out tonight.
**UPDATE** I did it! I screwed my head on right side up and centered!! I figured it out and once I did it was a very *DUUUHHH* moment for me.

I have my first non family, non friend shoot on Saturday at nine am. I am so sick about it. My nerves are a mess. Thinking about it leaves me queasy and wanting to back out.
Please let the sun be my friend.

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Sunday, May 07, 2006

WWC # 1

WWC


Challenge

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Peace

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Did you play? If not check out The Odd Mix for detials.

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Life is so unfair.......

I have a friend that is hurting, hurting more than I can imagine. More than life should allow. Why does God let these things happen? Why must one family endure so much pain in such a short time. I want to reach out to her, I want to take her pain away.
Makes me wonder why I am so blessed, why do I deserve four healthy children? Why must others suffer from such pain?
I am heart broken, my heart aches so badly for her. I want to hug her and make the pain go away. I want to make it right for her and her family. I know I can't but man what I would give to make this right. To rewind time and erase the pain that she has had to endure.
All I can do is pray for her, her husband and little boy that was robbed of being a big brother to two little brothers in less than a year.

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Saturday, May 06, 2006

The talk........

My daughter brought home a permission slip home for that class we all giggled through and said *EWWWWWW* when it was all said and done. I felt I should talk to her about it before the class so it wouldn't have such an *ewwwww* factor coming from the school nurse. So I signed the paper, made a mental (should always write things down) note of the day and gave it back to her.
Friday I asked her when it was and she informed me that she had already had the class.
WHAT? I just failed as mom right there in middle of the toy department at Target. I decided theres no time like the present. I asked her if she had any question. She didn't. So asked her if he understood what a period was and what to do when she gets her first. I was lookig really calm and we were having a great conversation but let me tell you, I was a mess on the inside. Not because it's hard to talk about or I don't want her to know the details. I was freaking out because my first born baby is old enough for this talk. Time has flown by me. Shes blossoming into a very well mannered beautiful young lady. Right before my eyes.
After all was said and done I thought, hmmmm, wonder if she will always think her mom is a freak because we had the talk at Target in the toy department???

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Friday, May 05, 2006

I DID IT!!!!

I am in shock! I went and bought my own domain!
So does this me make me one of the cool kids now?

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Thursday, May 04, 2006



.TTmaroon
Thirteen Things about Mrs. Fun


1~I had a bad day cleaning yesterday. I had just mopped the floor and spilled the dirty water all over my kitchen. I mean all over the fridge, the stove, the cabinets the coffee maker. Even got it in my eyes and mouth. Then as I was cleaning that mess up Mr. Fun found a trap door on the new vacuum canister and all the dirt I vacuumed up over the last week was all over my clean kitchen floor. Yes, we laughed or I would of cried.
2~I only enjoy cleaning when I'm in the mood.
3~I never did get to the bathrooms,so thats where you'll find me.
4~I don't like waiting on people and thats what I'll be doing between 8-12 today. The Direct TV guy has to come out AGAIN!! It's getting very frustrating.
5~I have tried and tried to design a watermark for my photos and I can't do it, I suck. So I thought I would just put text on them and emboss the text but i can't get the text as big as I want it. I'm frustrated.
6~I have a cut on my bottom lip because it was dry and I picked it. I also pick at my kids ears and noses. I know gross but I love to pick.
7~Only 3 more weeks of school once this week is over , this excites me to no end. My countdown is on.
8~All I want for Mothers Day is the 85 mm 1.8 lens and a portable backdrop stand.
9~I can't stand clutter, drives me crazy.We are decluttering our bedroom, Mr. Fun took down the desk and now to find a place for everything that was on it. I am hoping to finish the room by end of weekend.
10~I need a kick in the patootie to get my own domain so I can set up an awesome place to showcase my photos. But I am afraid that may take someone actually just doing it and saying"okay,here is your URL and you owe me $$" LOL!
11~This weeks 13 is hard for me to get through and I am so sorry to bore you all.
12~I still can't decide on what to call myself in PhotoLand, that also adds to the frustration of #5.
13~If you have any suggestions on a name for my photography, I would love to hear it.
I have ABA IMAGES as of now but the more I see it the less I like it. So I am looking for any suggestion, PLEASE! don't make me beg.

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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Wordless Wednesday

Wy kissing daddy


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Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Frustration has set in and fear has said hello.

My lovely husband,most of you know him as Mr. Fun, has had his co-workers asking about my pictures. They want me to take photos of them. Yes, you heard that right. With this news comes fear. I have taken pictures for friends and a gazilion pictures of my kids.
Am I ready for strangers? I don't know.
I was in a funk for about a month. Now I have the itch to photograph every little moment. So I have been practicing manual and then comes time to edit and thats when the frustration comes. My color is always off, ALWAYS! I have to edit and edit some more to get it almost right. Well, my friends, almost doesn't count in photography.
Then comes the issue that my screen isn't calibrated and it's a laptop. Heard you can't calibrate laptops. PLEASE correct me if i'm wrong. Go ahead, i'll be reading.

The door is opening up and behind it is my dream job. Part of me feels giddy, the other part wants to slam it shut,lock it and put the key away for later.

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Monday, May 01, 2006

It was a "Monday"

Started off with a doctor's appointment for T that I was almost late for. He recieved one vaccination. Since he has been walking they give the shot to him in his arm. Today was different. The nurse did it in the leg. I didn't think much of it untill he woke from his nap. He wasn't to active and after about thirty minutes he coldn't walk. He would try to get up and cry out holding his leg. So we sat on the couch together all afternoon.
Poor little guy.
Wy chillin because his leg hurts too bad to walk :(
I'm hoping tomorrow his leg feels better. I did take advantage of him not being able to stand and took some pictures of him. I know, what a mean mom to make the little guy sit for pictures while he's in pain. I couldn't help myself.
tighter crop
Could you?

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