Sunday, August 22, 2010

365 {226-232}

I'm really starting to appreciate the value of a photograph. I just love the feeling of being behind the camera. And most importantly, I love the finished product. I believe that not only can you take a photograph is of a messy face kid, and edit it to be an insane masterpiece, but you can also appreciate some of God's Great Wonders in small, this week my photos are NOT elaborate {perhaps they never have been} but very much ME enjoying some of the simple things....

I love that my kids love orangutan's and monkeys. On our trip to the zoo,
I snapped this photo, and it just makes me think about how Sweet these animals truly are!

How many times can  I put one of my guys faces up here and not feel blessed, they test my patience, they teach me unconditional love, they showed me that NO amount of baby wipes will go away while I am in the midst of parenting them!

I'm just appreciating the fact that BOTH of my boys can swim.
I can relax in a pool chair and this is one of GOD's biggest blessings to a Mom of 2 busy boys!

This is the SMALL things folks....the sun hitting the branches ever so slightly yet still providing shade,
every single little leaf in the exact same order, with the exact same beauty. Take a moment out of  your day to lay underneath one of these for a few minutes and ALL seems right with the world!

Water is soo relaxing and refreshing! When I read a story about how so many people in our world don't have clean water, and then I think about the OVER abundance that we have to the point where we make the most beautiful sculptures to help display it....We are truly blessed!

I'm thankful for innocence and genuine expressions that children have. It is hard for them to fake emotions so I love capturing something innocent that displays someones real personality.

Most importantly, I am thankful that GOD made me. In all my imperfection, impatience, he still gets me! I'm thankful that he has given me the wrinkles, the laugh lines, the extra 25lbs that won't go away as a gentle reminder that I lived life and should be enjoying it more.....

What are you THANKFUL for this week?

19 CHEERS from the Crowd!:

Foursons said...

Great things to be thankful for. The first shot is AMAZING.

Mimi said...

Beautiful pictures & wonderful post!

Beth E. said...

A beautiful post, and great pictures. You are truly blessed!

Stacy said...

Great pictures and post!

Carrie said...

Gorgeous photos, Tarah! I love that second sweet face, so cute and so fun! You've truly captured some awesome them all! ;)

He & Me + 3 said...

Wow girly you are sure thankful this lovely Sunday! I am thankful that you got your post up on time. LOL I kid. Beautiful shots and the one of you is gorgeous. Did you upload the actions yet? You won't regret it.

McCrakensx4 said...

What a great list of pictures that you are thankful for. I am also thankful that both of my boys are amazing swimmers. love the pic of you as well!

Tracy said...

Love the fountain shot!

The Not So Perfect Housewife said...

Thankfulness must be in the air. I posted something about thankfulness today too

You are truly beautiful and so is your adorable family!

Have a great week!

Anonymous said...

Taking time today to visit all my fellow Mommytographers! I haven't been a good classmate in making the rounds, but I have enjoyed all the unique photos through my reader.

Great shots!

Have a great week, Tamara

Kameron said...

I like the commentary with the pictures this time! I think we all need to slow down and appreciate the small things in life more!

Luschka @Diary of a First Child said...

What a fab week in pictures! I love the swimming pic! Lovely. And your kids are beautiful.

JennyMac said...

SO many things to be thankful all won't fit here. lol.

Great pics. And your point about the water is SO true. We waste so much and the majority of the world has not a single drop of CLEAN water.

SuperMom Blues said...

You are a wonderfully blessed woman. Great pictures!! said...

Great pictures and love how you connected them to blessings

Darcie said...

Hope you have had a wonderful summer Tarah! I look forward to checking in more frequently now that summer is winding down.

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

The 1st and last are soooo awesome!

Rachel said...

Love that first shot too!!! Your pictures totally make me smile :)

Your kiddo's expression got a giggle too...

God is good! said...

What a sweet post of gratitude!

I have missed you friend :)