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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Family Portrait

The other day on our way to get the girls off the bus, Sophia noticed this cool mirror just sitting in the leaves on the side of the road by our house.  I have no idea where it came from, or what it would even be for, but decided to grab my camera and have fun with it.  Joel got home from work just as we came back with the girls and joined in on the fun.

Let's see.  Lots about that day is evident in this photo.  Sophia refusing to wear a coat, even though it's pretty nippy out.  Perhaps that is why she is now sick.  Chloe showcasing her latest masterpiece.  Joel, just home from work, toting the grocery bag containing lawn and leaf bags (I had just raked) and a canister of oatmeal so Sophia could make a drum for her music class that afternoon, Bria being all low-key and getting so darn tall and me with my hat and camera.

Look closely and you can even see that there really was a blue sky around here that day.


Family Portrait


Happy Halloween! I already got some fun shots at the trick-or-treat downtown last night, and hope to get more tonight.  And I definitely can't wait to see everyone else's festivities! I love Halloween!

23 comments :

  1. wow I just can't stop looking at the big picture in you photo...so cool!

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  2. What a fun, creative pictures!

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  3. VERY COOL! I love it! did you take it home with you to revamp and make it into something really cool later? I would have maybe a frame for this PICTURE?????? COOL discovery!

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  4. Looksl ike that might be the base of a yard ball, long gone. I don't know what it is about midwesterners and yard balls.

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  5. I wonder what the neighbors were thinking? ? ? heehee
    Happy Halloween!
    :~D

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  6. Way cool!! You have some cool ideas!!!

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  7. I love this photo! Sometimes it's the unexpected shots that show who we really are. What a great family keepsake!

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  8. How cool is that?! Dang, you're good Lara! Whan an excellent picture.
    Happiest of Halloween's to you and yours!

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  9. Coolest photo ever--and like you said, aside from the fun aspect, it's a little time capsule of its own.

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  10. What a great way to capture the moment--I love it! Happy Halloween to you too!

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  11. Oh my goodness, what a clever idea! It looks like so much fun! I love all the evident personalities from the reflection.

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  12. Really,
    you are a genius, and probably the coolest person ever.
    I am so glad we are BFF's.

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  13. Very, very cool - love the artwork being displayed!!! And I am glad to see someone else loves Halloween, I keep seeing messages about people hating Halloween - whatever!

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  14. Um...I'm in love with this photo. If I could stalk a photo, I'd stalk this photo.

    (and Happy Halloween to you too, lady!)

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  15. I AM CRAZY ABOUT THAT PHOTO!!!!!

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  16. I am seriously going to start carrying my good camera around more often. You are the bomb!

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  17. How fun! What a really neat idea for a photo. You are pretty much brilliant!

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  18. Why is it that refelctions are so powerful?? Super cool photo I love the time capsule idea.. it toally id like looking back in time. When you look at this photo years from now, I be it will be even better! AWESOME!!!

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  19. Why can't we just live next door, raise our kids together and I can pick your photography brain?

    What a fabulous shot!

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  20. That is a fantastic photo! What a great way to capture everyone!

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  21. Maybe we should do our next family portrait like that. it's much more forgiving! lol

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