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My best-friend, my soul-mate, my biggest advocate, my husband.

I love you, Sweetheart…

I’ve been taking pictures for a while now, and I’ve been focusing a lot on what is “technically” correct.  I think it’s a process everyone has to go through in order to learn what works and what doesn’t… but at the end of the day Photography isn’t just about being able to use your camera, it’s about creating art; at least that’s what it’s all about for ME.

Today I had an epiphany.   I received my wireless flash trigger so I got to play outside in the back yard with the boys.  Well, mostly with Tom as Alex kept running away.  What a surprise, eh?!

When I finished I realised that I’d FINALLY let go and it just started flowing for me.   It was like when I painted the painting of John and I zoned out and before I knew it I’d painted one of my favourite paintings…. and I couldn’t remember doing half of it… haha!

Anyway, here’s what I got.

So, last year I started knitting a pair of trousers for Alex, but Mum thought I was crazy, so I kind of stopped.   I finally was inspired by a friend who knitted some for her son to finish them.

Not sure he will ever wear them out, but they’re really comfy for him to wear around the house, and they look cute too!   I might have to make him a hat to go with it and then take some more pictures!

My kids went to a Halloween Party this morning, and it was so much fun!  I also had a chance to practice bouncing my flash and I’m very happy with the results.

Here you go!

BOO!


A friend posted a picture of her children that she’d managed to get of them both together and it was beautiful and it inspired me to try and get one of my boys together.   Utilizing the age old technique of “bribery by candy bar”, I gave it a shot and came up with a whole bunch of pictures!

Here they are!

Unable to find a picture where I loved BOTH boys …. I took the last two and using the miracle that is Photoshop, I merged them together…. and here you have, my final ‘creation’.

I’m in love.

I’m getting it printed on canvas at 30″x 40″ and putting it on the wall in the dining room!

So, yesterday the kids were outside playing in the paddling pool!  It was fun and everyone got a soaking!

Here are the pics!

When did he get so big???!!

I was browsing through my old files today… and when I look back at pictures I thought were actually ‘pretty good’, I’m kind of horrified! lol ..

Anyway, I played with one and it came out okay and I wanted to share here… because he’s so cute, and looks nothing like the Monster we currently have living in our house!

Today we went out and bought Halloween Costumes for the boys.  I think the whole Karate thing is rubbing off on Tom as he wanted to be a Ninja… and a very cool looking Ninja he is too!   Alex wanted to be a Dragon.  Well, he actually wanted to be Scooby Doo, but Scooby was really expensive, so a Dragon it is!

Just a couple of pictures today…. of Tom… and Tom and Gracie the dog.   It’s very strange having a dog called Gracie, when Grace is the name of my neice… but what can you do when you get a used dog??   Ha!  She’s beautiful and we love her… and here’s the pics.