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Sunday, May 8, 2011

May 6

A night at the carnival.  I loved seeing the sheer innocent joy on the face of these children.

The night shot.

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May 5

Cinco de Mayo! Happy Birthday Kate!

May 4

Enough said.

May 3

A Tuesday night of soreness. Good to be climbing though....

May 2
This photo was taken while I was on a stroll in the neighborhood.  If these boards could talk.

I am amazed as to how many memories have been lost somewhere in time over the past 27 years of my life.  It saddens me at times, yet they are all still a part of me and helped shape me into the person I currently am.

May 1

To me life is like writing a song.  I can choose Major or minor, decide when/if I want to change keys, insert motifs and sequences, etc...But yet so much of it is about timing.  You can't force chords and melodies into a place they don't belong.  There needs to be a flow, not rushed.

We may not know what the final piece will sound like, but we are the ones writing it... I wonder what all of our songs sound like thus far?

Sunday, May 1, 2011

April 30

 Our friends were having a house warming open house.  They have a beautiful farm with a lot of potential. I wish them the best of luck.

My thoughts exactly.

April 29

Yes, I know. I'm getting worse and worse at this 365 project, but I'll get better...

April 28

Make It Take It event at WMCAT.

Georgia in the process of screen printing her own shirt. Love it!!

April 27

Teresa's kitchen magic.  Sylv, Erin, Aaron, T, and I enjoyed this goodness.... :)

April 26

Overloaded by April 25 and didn't take one for today....
April 25

Sometimes I wish life had an "Off" switch I could use every once in awhile.

April 24

That's right. An egg in a sunflower. Hid by yours truly.

And she's off.... Go Jade!!

The results of their efforts.

 And something I didn't hide....

April 23

How toys have changed over the years.

April 22

Home for Easter weekend. It has been awhile since I've been back to Woodland.  A much needed reunion with the country.  Mom and I were getting ready for the Easter Egg hunt for the nephews and nieces hence the BB's :)

April 21

Fuzzy Photo of the neighborhood Pub...I'll get a better one this summer....until then my apologies...

April 20

Patterns.  It's good to look up sometimes.

April 19

That's right. It is April 19 and we woke up to snow this morning. The joys of unpredictable Michigan weather!

April 18

another forgotten day....oi...

April 17

Friends.  Always good to see old ones and make new ones.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Saturday, April 16

Taking bids on the door....

Friday, April 15

Teresa and her parents off to the East for the Boston Marathon!!!

April 13

Signs of Spring!!!!!!!!!!!

April 12

Where H is from.... :)

April 11


April 10

April 9

Happy Belated Birthday Teresa!!! Brunch with friends (i.e. waffles and ice cream... :)

April 8

On the tour of the NMU campus.

April 7

WMCAT took a group of 31 students up to Northern Michigan University in Marquette, MI for an overnight trip.  There were a couple bumps along the way but overall it was a great experience and great exposure for both the staff and students.

April 6

Rough day for the trailer....

Littering. Not cool people...but it can make for some interesting photos.

April 5

My current home....a place filled with friends and family.

April 4

Our lives....too many places to go, things to do...we should stop and enjoy the sun....

April 3

Sunday ice storm...

April 2

My friend Georgia and I decided to take advantage of the rather gloomy day and head out on a photo walk downtown Grand Rapids.  There are a lot of abandoned buildings/factories which are always a blast to take photos of.

We also "discovered" the antique hotspot downtown.  I'm not usually one that goes to antique shops to buy something but if I have my camera the shops transform into a place I could spend hours in. If antiques could talk...

April 1

So I realize that my monthly theme idea isn't working as well as I had hoped.  There is no excuse.  2011 is going by too fast already and I can't seem to keep up with it.  There are too many things I want to work on and photography seems to be the area that is receiving the short end of the stick.  Thankfully though I have been able to show a couple of my travel photos at WMCAT along with other faculty.   

Saturday, April 2, 2011

March 31

Downtown G.R.

March 30

On my walk to my new dentist, the sun was shining and my camera was wanting to get some use.  Good day for a photo walk...

March 29

My photos at the WMCAT Staff Exhibition. First time I have displayed my photos!! :)

March 28


March 27

It's Baby Shower time!  Great to reunite with dear friends...

Leanne and my masterpiece :)

March 26

The weekend....Eating healthy... :)

March 25

Learning my way around the apple...Isn't amazing how much symbolization this one little image of an apple can have?

March 24

In good company...

March 23

Yay for recycling!!!

Frozen in time..

March 22

Tonight was the Kentwood Art Show at WMCAT.  While that show was wrapping up, Leanne and I headed over the the GRAM to see other artwork from different Grand Rapidian students ranging in age and grade from K-12.  Seeing this gallery full of art and creativity lifts my spirits.  We need to encourage youth to continue to develop these talents and gifts.

Art work by a 6th grader.

March 21

Another oops day.  Really..I have to stop this....

March 20

Tonight was a bittersweet night. It was the final concert for the Bach Festival in Grand Rapids, and the choir I participated in, The Bach Chorale, performed selections of Telemann, Cimarosa, and of course, Bach.  It was great singing in a choir saturated with talented musicians.  Unfortunately the short season came and went all too quickly, but hopefully I will be blessed again sometime soon to be a part of another talented choir.

I have also been training for the Grand Rapids Triathlon.  My training plan is staring at me every morning and night to remind me how much work I still have to do...