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The Joy of Love, Days 3 and 4

(This month I'm participating in a photo class from Willette Photography called the Joy of Love.  It's a free photo class and is all about taking photos of the ones you love.  Every day you get an email with a little photography lesson and a prompt to follow.)

The Joy of Love has been so fun so far! The prompt for day 3 was "Then and Now."  We were supposed to capture what has changed about our loved one since we first met him and her, and to possibly show a photo from "then" along with our photo from "now."  I was going to take some photos of Paul for this challenge, but really I don't think he's changed that much (except for his clothing- I should have taken a photo of his good jeans now and compared them to his ugly tapered jeans from then!) so I decided to take photos of the one "person" (she thinks she is anyway) who's known me the longest in this house.

I got Gabby when I was living in Arlington with a couple of roommates.  I was 24 or so at the time I guess, living the single life.  Gabby was 6 months old when I got her and we were both a lot skinnier!

Here we are "then":

Gabby in car

And 8 years later, Gabby is much greyer in the face (and much larger in the body!).

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She's still my crazy Gabby girl, and will always be my very first baby, but she's now also big sister to LP, little sister to our other dog Socks, and a Daddy's girl.  Our lives have changed completely since I first got Gabby- and she was there for me every step of the way, cheering me up with her kisses and cuddles and her ridiculous behavior. 

Day 4's prompt was "What They Wear."  I immediately knew I wanted to do a photo showing the size difference between Paul and LP.  I know one day LP will be tall and skinny like his Daddy, but right now he's such a peanut in comparison!  I love this shot I got of their boots side by side:

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Off to start photographing today's prompt:  "Love to Hate"  Oooo   soooo many ideas!  :)


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