Skip to main content

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!).

2011-02-04 16-25-03_0003wm

2011-02-04 16-25-19_0005wm

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:

2011-02-04 14-41-13_0038 lomocopywm

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


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Checking in....

Thought it was time for a little update on the projects we're working on at Casa LeBaron.   In living room news, our fireplace is almost finished!  The new tile has been grouted (no pictures yet) and all we have left to do is seal the grout and install the new fireplace doors.  Then I have to figure out how I want to style the mantel- I usually just throw a bunch of frames and things up there but am not sure if that's the way I want to go right now...  Here's how it's looking (or, here's how it was looking before we grouted the tile): Below is a close up of how we fixed our cabinet doors.  Originally they were oak with horrible brass hardware.  The panels on each door front was cracked and they were U-G-L-Y.  So we popped out the panels, painted the frames, and used my handy dandy glue gun to inset new panels.  The new panels were made from one sheet of radiator screening that we cut to size and sprayed with oil-rubbed bronze spray paint.  We added new handles and…

Motherhood…

I’m finding myself a bit scattered about what I want to say on Mother’s Day this year.  While I love the idea of a day that’s meant for celebrating mothers who are so rarely thanked for all they do, I find it to be a rather bittersweet holiday.  Much like Valentine’s Day can be hard for people who long to be in a relationship with someone, Mother’s Day can be very hard for those who want so badly to be mothers.  And while I’ve been fortunate enough to be the recipient of Mother's Day cards, flowers, hugs and kisses for five years now, my heart still aches for everyone hoping and praying to celebrate it themselves one day- those waiting to receive smudgy cards with little handprints and cheesy poems, to be served breakfast in bed by excited little ones, to be handed a beautiful yellow flower (aka dandelion) because it’s a special day for Mama.  And so I think that Mother’s Day should be a day to celebrate all sorts of “mothers.”  Mothers of young children, mothers of grown children…

Things to Remember: Eliza Rose, Age 3

Today our sweet little Eliza Rose turns three.  Like all moms, I'm sure, it's hard for me to believe that she's already out of toddler-hood and becoming a preschooler.  It seems as though we were just preparing for her to join our family yesterday and now, of course, it's impossible to imagine what life would be like without Eliza around.


Eliza might be the smallest person in our house but she has the largest personality by far.  Shy in public, she's boisterous and energetic at home- running all over, squealing with excitement, bossing everyone around and trying to take charge at all times. 

She's stubborn and sensitive, sweet and sassy, and over the top spicy.  

At three Eliza's favorite things are her brother, her doggies, mermaids, stories, and princesses.   She loves to play tea party, help in the kitchen and go swimming.    Sometimes she says she's "Eliza BaBaron"- other times she's a "puppy doggy" or a "mermaid with a pi…