Archive for May, 2009

May 29, 2009

Just so you know….

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if you go anywhere or do anything with my sister – you have to be prepared for anything.

Even if you are having a very calm, serious time photographing someone at a local park, she might decide to throw herself into a pond, white dress and all, and come out with an enormous bullfrog.  She might decide to scare your poor foreign photography subject half to death with it (do they not have frogs in Russia?) and may decide to find out if the fairy-tales are true by planting a kiss on his big green lips.  Just so you know….you’ve got to be prepared for anything.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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May 24, 2009

I’ve been taking pictures like a crazy person lately – trying to build a portfolio and practice on people I know.  LOL. 
I took pictures of some friends tonight – it was fun.  I love this one.  :)

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May 23, 2009

Funny Kid Conversations

This was overheard from the backseat while K. (age 6) , F. (age 4) and I were driving to the vets office.

K: Hurry, roll up the windows!  This is dinosaur country!!
F: OH NO!, we don’t want to the dinosaurs super powers to get us!
K: WHAT?! Dinosaurs don’t have super powers!  They have TEETH!
F:  Oh….(long pause) Jesus has super powers….(long pause) and teeth.
K:  Right, and so do Power Rangers. 

Both sit contemplating this for a long time before they start talking about something else.

Funny kids….

May 20, 2009

New Adoption Programs in Rwanda & Uganda

Thought I’d share this for anyone interested:

There are fairly new adoption programs in Rwanda & Uganda that seem to be going well. 

In Rwanda – I am aware of a couple of agencies that are currently placing children:

Children of All Nations (their fees seem very reasonable)
American World Adoption
Hands Across the Water

Some Rwanda families adoption blogs:
http://racksadoptionjourney.blogspot.com/
http://adoptrwanda.blogspot.com/
http://thefurryrainbow.blogspot.com/
http://cropffamilyrwandaadoption.blogspot.com/
http://nednmeginrwanda.blogspot.com/

I’ve been exploring this organizations website:
Orphans of Rwanda

In Uganda, things are done a little differently.  Families receive legal guardianship of their child and formally adopt them here in the United States.  You can adopt independently or through an agency.

Uganda Programs:

Holt International
Lifeline Childrens Services
Generations Adoptions
Amani Baby Cottage
Sanyu Babies Home
Adopting In Uganda

I’ve become “cyber-friends” with an awesome gal that lives in Uganda.  She is in the States right now, but is going back to Uganda in August and will be starting a new babies home!  I’m excited to follow their progress.  You can check out her blog HERE.

I have been exploring these organizations websites:
Show Mercy International
Watoto

Check it all out! :)

May 18, 2009

I Heart Faces – Week 19

I Heart Faces – Week 19
Blurb Book Contest

This week we are supposed to submit our very favorite face photo.  This is one of my favorite pictures. This young guy came up to us begging on the streets of Haiti’s capital. He was sad, dirty, hungry, bruised and my heart broke for him.  I have this picture up in my house and think about him often.  I hope he’s OK.  His eyes just talk to me in this picture. 

“I am submitting this photo into the www.iheartfaces.com Blurb Book photo contest. I am granting I Faces permission to use my photo in a printed version of a book for commercial use and possibly advertising of a photo book on both the Blurb and I Faces web sites.”

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May 18, 2009

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May 16, 2009

A couple more favorites….

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May 16, 2009

Look who I got to photograph today!

My nephew, Mr. Adorable….now 8 months old!

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May 14, 2009

Random recent pictures.

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What a ham.

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Still loosing teeth and so proud…

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Chesse!  Aren’t you loving the outfit?

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The gorgeous flowers my wonderful husband planting on our deck.  :)

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Such a cheesy smile.

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Doesn’t get much cuter than this.

May 11, 2009

I Heart Faces – Week 18

I Heart Faces – Week 18
Theme:  Laughter

Adult Entry:
I love this picture of my sister Jael playing with K. and F. 
They were all cracking up and having a great time. 

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