"We are all wanderers on this earth...our hearts are full of wonder, and our souls are deep with dreams." ~ Gypsy proverb

Monday, August 1, 2011

week 1: at home

Hipstamatic (thanks LB!)
"freeze!!"
"what mom?, oh...can I see?"
"sure..."
"your turn now"
"fair enough..."

18 comments:

  1. Hipstamatic looks like fun! xx

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  2. Awesome! Where's your superhero pose, MJ? ;)

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  3. And thus begins August Break! I am so excited to see what you'll show us, MJ. I love this Beginning—love the hipstamatic shots! Love the pics of you both in the shadows, poised to do something Extraordinary…

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  4. very fun! my kids love taking photos with my phone too and always want to see what i've captured.

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  5. Awesome shots, MJ! (Thanks for the nod :D) Glad you (and your kiddos) are having fun with your new "toys".

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  6. awww love these photos. you two are like superman- a superman then a clark kent.

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  7. happy august break. part of me want to join....
    oh...but I can't blab on and on then!
    Great pics. Is Hipstimatic an iphone app?

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  8. I want an iphone too! You guys do look like superheroes. Fun, fun!

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  9. Perfection. Where did you edit your pictures please?

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  10. Love these. Sometimes I think I need to get an iPhone. :)

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  11. Interesting pictures! Wish I had an iphone!

    :)
    xx

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  12. Happy August! I am glad you are participating as well.
    Great pictures.

    I just saw that you have "The Invitation" by Oriah under your link tabs. This is one of my all time favorites. In the past I hosted self-led women's groups and this was always the first poem we read together.
    I just want to share another one with you that I used during the first meeting. I think you might like it as well.


    Please Listen ~ a poem by a survivor

    When I ask you to listen to me and you start giving me advice, you have not done what I asked.

    When I ask you to listen to me and you begin to tell me why I shouldn't feel that way, you are trampling on my feelings.

    When I ask you to listen to me and you feel you have to do something to solve my problem, you have failed me, strange as that may seem.

    Listen! All I ask is that you listen. Don't talk or do - just hear me.

    Advice is cheap; 20 cents will get you both Dear Abby and Billy Graham in the same newspaper, and I can do for myself; I am not helpless. Maybe discouraged and faltering, but not helpless.

    When you do something for me that I can and need to do for myself, you contribute to my fear and inadequacy. But when you accept as a simple fact that I feel what I feel, no matter how irrational, then I can stop trying to convince you and get about this business of understanding what's behind this irrational feeling.

    And when that's clear, the answers are obvious and I don't need advice. Irrational feelings make sense when we understand what's behind them.

    Perhaps that's why prayer works, sometimes, for some people - because G*d is mute, and he doesn't give advice or try to fix things. G*d just listens and lets you work it out for yourself.

    So please listen, and just hear me.
    And if you want to talk, wait a minute
    for your turn - and I will listen to you.

    by Author Unknown and adapted by A.E.S.T.

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  13. i love these images! thanks for sharing!

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“Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
~ George Bernard Shaw