Friday, January 30, 2009

Week Ten

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Wednesday January 28, 2009 3:37 pm

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Once again there seems to be a trend this week, as if our lives are syncing up somehow. All of these photos represent spare moments amidst other activity, the moments of real life perhaps, the moments that are unplanned, uncelebrated, and all too often unnoticed. But not on this day, not in this moment.

Aziza ~ catches her daughter in a moment of rest and relief after modeling in her mother’s fairy tale themed photo project

Kristin ~ preps for the ritual nourishing of her family at days end

RC ~ takes in a mug full of sweet pick-me-up while grading papers

Sebrina ~ practices catching water drops as her babes soak in a warm bath, after a windy, snowy, chilly romp outdoors.

Rachel ~ while practicing the mantra, keeps calm and carries on packing for a move from Southern California to Seattle, Washington.

Cory ~ caught herself off guard, had to scramble for her camera when the moment came, and unknowingly snapped a 30 second long shot, producing a truly random moment in time 

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Week Nine

Thursday January 22, 2009 7:20 pm

It occurs to me that, like Sebrina’s blog theme this week, these photos are all about comfort. On a winter’s evening, with so much going on in the world and in our individual lives, comfort is welcomed, I’m sure, whenever, however, it presents itself.week nine

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Rachel ~ watches the news with her husband (something she has not done in years but finally feels optimistic enough to want to know what is happening in the world) while their son seeks a bit of attention, comfort too maybe, from his Daddy.

RC ~ finds busy, crocheting things to do with her nervous and worrisome hands

Kristin ~ finds comfort by candlelight, reveling in a love note sent by a friend. It reads "live. love. be astonished" Gentle reminders we can all appreciate and use.

Aziza ~ seeks out refuge and comfort in the intimacy of her bedroom after a long day Mama-ing four beautiful kids and fighting off a flu.

Sebrina ~ waits for her husband as he bathes and tucks his babes safely into bed for the night, whipping up a bit of warm liquid comfort for them both.

Cory ~ enjoys a delicious cup of warmth and comfort as a topper to her night’s meal.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Week Eight

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 Tuesday  January 13, 2009  2:07 pm

Kristin (upper right) ~ celebrating the fact that tulip petals are still beautiful even after they have fallen.

Cory (middle right) ~ strolling around the shore of Long Island Sound behind the building she works at noticing barnacles on a retired, salt-worn weather bouy.

Sebrina (lower right) ~ taking a a quick break in her room, .looking our her bedroom window, in a rare moment when all the children were otherwise occupied.

RC (lower left) ~ finding that her granddaughter had left her a surprise in the dust on her car.

Rachel (middle left) ~ taking an illicit moment to observe the observers in the Museum of Photographic Art, Balboa Park, San Diego, California.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Week Seven

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Friday January 9, 2009 9:50am

Cory ~ top right ~ enjoys a bit of sun and a bit of green

Rachel ~ bottom right ~ tried to shoot some still life photos and gets a son, ready for his close up, instead

Sebrina ~ lower left ~ makes brownies from scratch for Friday family movie night.

RC ~ middle left ~ plays toy trains with her granddaughter

Kristin ~ top left ~ catches her youngest babes crafting with new supplies

Week Six

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Thursday January 1, 2009 10:42 am

RC ~ top ~  somewhere in the middle of list making and taking down holiday cards (was that on her list, I wonder?).

Cory ~ center~ wandering in her back yard jungle, over run with woody vines and bushes that cast fascinating shadows when the winter sun is mixed with snow.

Rachel ~ bottom ~ an un-photographed moment. It reads...

after being up all night with a vomiting
toddler, and finally getting to go to sleep
around 8 am, Rachel was watching the
eyelid show at 10:42 on New Years day.
Mama-ing isn't a glamours job, or
even a particularly interesting one most
of the time, but it is one of the most
important ones any of us do. Here's to
all the moms out there, the most unsung
heroes of all times. I never knew the strength
you had until I tried to walk in your shoes.
Thank you for forging the way, and giving
me an example of greatness to aspire to.

Week Five

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Tuesday  December 23, 2008 1:20 pm


Rachel ~ top ~  indulging in the rare opportunity for a comfy midday nap with her love, courtesy of babysitting grandparents. 

RC ~ middle ~ noticing the oft overlooked, as artists are compelled to do, and instead of gawking at the elephant at the zoo she was snapping this curvy view of an awning.

Cory ~ bottom ~  reveling in gratitude and a margarita at a company Xmas party, celebrating the season with friends.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Week Four

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 Wednesday December 17, 2008 noon


Rachel ~ top ~ amidst rain... in square carved out of the concrete for a little tree to live in the rain had gathered, amongst smooth river stones. It felt like a miniature version of a rugged place.

Cory ~ middle ~ in the middle of a giant cup of Earl Grey and working on the layout for a book.

rc ~ bottom ~ playing with her granddaughter at the town fountain just before it dumped 2 inches of rain.

Week Three


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Tuesday December 9, 2008 5:20 pm


Cory ~ upper left ~ walking, kept company by wee lights in the darkness.

rc ~ right ~ wishing loved ones happy holidays in Christmas Card form.

Rachel ~ lower left ~ breaking bread with a dear, sweet, kind soul she calls friend.


Week Two

Thursday December 4, 2008  8:42pm

Rachel ~ left ~ was playing a toddler game with the boy and his dad, after a night of walking chilly streets littered with sparkly lights.

Cory ~ center ~ was lit up by chandeliers, at an auction, during a conference.

*** ~ right ~  was working on cementing family memories in scrapbook form.

Week One

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Friday November 28, 2008 3:21pm

Cory ~ left ~ working on handmade Christmas gifts (lucky recipients).

rc ~ center ~ hiking, came across this sign

Rachel ~ right ~ waking her son from a nap.