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#11/52 – Straight Lines

This past weekend, one of our good friends came for a visit, and we decided to take him to the Cincinnati Museum Center (also called Union Terminal, and known to some as the model for the Hall of Justice in DC Comics.)  Being at the Museum Center with two die-hard comic fans made the visit quite interesting.  🙂

There are lots of straight lines that make up the facade of the building.  This photo was taken with my iPhone and edited in Instagram.

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#10/52 – Light

Hey Everyone!  First I want to thank everyone for the prayers, thoughts and wishes after my accident.  I have been released by my surgeon…I have about 85% movement in my big toe, and about 95% movement in my ankle.  The tendons are still healing internally, so hopefully it will still get a little bit better.  But even if not, I am thankful for the progress I have made.  I can walk normally most of the time.  I do limp some when I’ve been standing or walking for a long time.  And it still swells most days (doctor said I could expect that for months.) The demon knives have been returned to their maker, and I am very aware of where ANY utensil is now when I’m cooking.  And because I’ve not been able to just hang out barefoot during all of this, I have shoes on most of the time when I’m cooking.  🙂

I’m not sure if I’ll pick back up with the Project 52, or just post randomly.  Catching up at this point is going to be pretty difficult, but I have missed taking photos and connecting with all of you!

So…back on topic for this post at least…this is from a maternity shoot I did in late April.  These are some very dear friends of mine, and I am so lucky to be part of this miracle!  Little baby Shiloh arrived the day before my accident, so at least I got to see her.  I missed her newborn portraits, but we’re back on schedule and will be doing her 3 month photos soon!

I love the light in this photo!  And don’t even get me started about the look on Dad’s face…

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#9/52 – Transportation

While sitting at the railroad crossing last night, waiting for the train to go by, I thought “there has to be a photo theme I can use for a shot of this train!”   Photo taken with iPhone.


#8/52 – On the Road

I have joined an exercise program called Couch to 5K.  I am hoping to eventually become a runner, and be able to complete a 5K running…not walking.  I have asthma, and with it being so cold here in KY still, it’s really hindering me.  And my calves have been really sore, but I keep at it.

I’ve been using the Nike+ Running app on my phone to keep track of my progress.  As you can see, I had to slow down a little after the first two days, but I’m building my speed back up.  I’m on the road


#7/52 – Curves

Macy and I spent the weekend at Lake Cumberland celebrating the 1 year birthday of baby Hanson!  We stayed at a dear friend’s house, and this is the view off her back deck.  Natural curves 🙂

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Photo taken with iPhone 4s and edited in Instagram.

#6/52 – Winter

We had a touch of winter today.  Snowed like crazy for a  couple of hours and then it all melted before it was time to leave work.  Just the way I like it!

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Photo taken with iPhone 4S and edited in Snapseed.

#5/52 – Games

The past few days, I have grown slightly addicted to the game “What’s the Word” on my iPhone.  So addicted that I completed every level in the game, and now I have to wait for new levels to be added before I can play again.  Really not sure what I’m going to do with myself…


#3/52 – Off Center

This is my boy, Cullen.  Caught this off center shot while he was running and playing in the snow.

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#2/52 – Containers

Honey comes in the cutest containers…

HoneyPhoto taken with iPhone 4S and processed in Snapseed.

#1/52 – Reflections

Happy New Year everyone!  I have once again signed up to participate in the Photo Challenge through Elements Village.  You can follow all the participants here.

This year I will be taking photos with my iPhone as well as my camera.  This week’s photo was taken with my phone and edited in the app called Water My Photo.

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#52/52 – Christmas

Although I didn’t quite finish my Project52 this year, I want to let all of you know how much I appreciate your comments, support, encouragement, and just the fact that you follow my blog.  Words cannot express how thankful I am for all of you, and how much y’all mean to me!  I don’t plan to start another project in 2013, but I will continue to blog as time permits.

I wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas (or whatever you celebrate) and that 2013 will be prosperous and bring blessings and happiness for us all!

I leave you with this little Christmas cutie…

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#46/52 – Bounds

Meet Baby Emery!  He is now 5 months old, and growing by leaps and bounds!  He is just so adorable…

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#45/52 – Health

You may remember baby Hanson from previous posts.  Seeing this loving, active little boy today, you’d never know he’s been through what he has.  He’s the picture of health.  And cuteness and sweetness and giggles and love, and I just want to eat his face!  ♥

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#43/52 – Isolation


#42/52 – Playground

Doing a photo shoot with this family is so much fun!  Who needs a playground when you have leaves, sticks and a baby brother?  🙂

#41/52 – Zoo

Friday, Macy and I went to the zoo with our dear friend April and her beautiful children.  The weather was perfect and we had an awesome time!

Here are some pics from the day…

#39/52 – Travel

Earlier this week, while doing some research for another photo theme, I came across a lavender farm about an hour and a half from our house.  Lavender Hills of Kentucky is located in Brooksville, KY, and I am so glad we made the trip.  Can’t wait until “lavender season” next year to go back and see it all in bloom!

There were a few stray plants still blooming, and the owner gave us a tour of the farm.  They have the cutest little gift shop there…and we came away with some candles, lavender sugar and blackberry lavender jam!

#38/52 – Money

Last night, I met my dear friend Kim (and her adorable baby Hanson) for a fundraiser to benefit an organization called Kerrington’s Heart.  I first heard about Kerrington’s Heart when Hanson was at Kentucky Children’s Hospital following his birth.  You can read more about Hanson and his journey here.  🙂

While at the hospital with Kim and Hanson back in February, I had the great pleasure of meeting Kerrington’s mother, Christy, when she came by to see Kim.  “Kerrington’s Heart is a non-profit organization that provides education and assistance to families and children affected by CHD. Kerrington’s Heart, Inc. was organized by parents and loved ones to promote Congenital Heart Disease awareness and provide a reliable support system for children with heart disease, their parents, and caregivers.”

The fundraiser last night was such a great event!  There was live music, cornhole games, great food, and several different raffles.  Several of the “heart babies” were there, and it was so nice to meet some of the other families.  I hope the event raised lots of money for this fabulous organization!

(photo taken with iPhone 4S)

#37/52 – Duty

Pollen collecting duty!

(photo taken with iPhone 4S)

#36/52 – Showbiz

These two cuties are ready for the big screen  🙂

#35/52 – Humor

This week I took photos of my co-workers for our website.  My good friend Stu brought some humor to the session with his version of “Tebowing.”

#34/52 – Fun

Yesterday Rob and I went to the Zucchini Festival in Obetz, OH.  If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you know that my husband is a major music fan, and he found out that Joan Jett and the Blackhearts were playing the festival.  (If you haven’t checked out his site yet, go check out!)  I forgot to take my camera with me, so I didn’t get any shots of Joan, but she looked great and sounded amazing!  So great to hear the old school bands out there still doing their thing!

On our quest to find something zucchini related at this festival (harder than you would have thought!) I had to stop and get a shot of the ferris wheel with my phone.  Ferris wheels are so much fun!

#33/52 – Urban

A shot of the Ohio River and the Cincinnati skyline, taken from northern Kentucky.