Thursday, July 29, 2010

Always in our hearts.......

It's been a year now since he's been gone.......but he is ever present and will be for the rest of our lives......
More so now than when he was alive. The tragedy that struck, was devastating for all of us. I can honestly say MY life will never be the same and accepting that has not been easy. I have to say that everyone is affected in a different way. The four children he left behind, the mother & father that suffer daily, the brother that mourns him constantly, the sister that wishes it never happened.

I can't begin to describe the horrible loss that we have all felt...and also all the other feelings that have come from a tragedy of this sort. For some people a death can bring them closer together, while others are torn apart. Death affects people in different ways. Some people become clingy to their loved ones, others become distant and angry, while others just try to be strong and give support to all. Whatever the case may be.......
I can only pray that any negative feelings that are still lingering can eventually go away and forgiveness can settle in our hearts...
If anyone ever told me that I would be the last person to take a photo of him alive I would not have believed them.....Today I thank God that he gave me the opportunity and skill to take these Photos...for it reinforces my belief in the importance of Photography. Memories last a lifetime and beyond........

Chiry, you are forever in our hearts...........

Thursday, July 22, 2010

A day at the Beach...

We had made plans to go to the Beach...... We almost canceled, you see it was supposed to Rain....

We decided to wait till morning to make a decision, and as it pleased the LORD the sun was out and it was a beautiful day =)

A special Thanks to Suley Negron for hanging out with us =)
It was truly OUR pleasure......My kids Love to hang out with her, She is a great person and loads of fun to be around. I still don't know how she convinced ME to sit in this....But I did and let me tell you it was the best (& only) sea salt scrub!!! ;)
We had a fabulous day catching waves and playing in the sand....
Joel whom I made sure got the full body experience looked like an alligator after drying off a bit.......EEEEWWWW =-O
It did eventually Rain, we got drenched coming out of the grocery store and we actually drove through the flash flooding in some areas :) but it didn't ruin our fun day. As a matter of fact Joel said It was the "Funnest Day Ever"...... and that my friends is priceless.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Independence Day...

Commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, political speeches and ceremonies, and various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the national day of the United States.

Well I didn't make the family reunion, but I made it to the Fireworks ;)
Fireworks are beautiful. However in order for us to enjoy the beauty......they have to undergo pressure and be on fire and in the end they are pleasing to the eye.
This is what my life feels like these days.....full of lots of loud noises and sparks flying everywhere.
Sometimes things just need to explode to be amazing :)

This is one of my favorites as the two work together to become one..............

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Things About Me........

  1. I believe in Jesus Christ & He is first in my Life....
  2. I LOVE my Kids and I would do Whatever I had to do in order to Protect them. (Even run barefoot and throw myself in the middle of the street with out looking to give them cover) Yikes!
  3. I consider Myself a Great Photographer.
  4. My Husband Drives me Crazy....In more ways than one ;)
  5. I am always on the ground.....Literally don't laugh I don't have good balance. (ok, maybe it's a little funny)
  6. I hate american cars, I only owned one and won't ever do that again.
  7. I am still close to friends I made in High School. (cuz...I'm a good friend like that)
  8. I hate watching commercials...I will purposely pause a programs and do something else for 10 min so I won't have to watch them.
  9. I Love to read....I need alot of bookshelves because books are everywhere....I've read all of Mary Higgins Clark's books and just finished the latest one.
  10. Once I kept my christmas tree up a Whole year :-o and changed the decorations for all the seasons.
  11. My brother Shot me in the bum with a BB gun from across the street when I was 10...and boy did that hurt :(
  12. I Lost 38 lbs last year...I may have gained a few back but I still feel great :)
  13. I gave up Soda last year and now it tastes funny.
  14. I moved around a lot when I was a kid...but always came back to New England.
  15. I am usually a good judge of Character.
  16. I LOVE MUSIC......
  17. I used to Love to dance until a Car Accident changed my Life, I still dance in the car though.
  18. A tragedy Changed our family, so now I try to live well, laugh often and Love as if there were no tomorrow.
  19. I own about 6 bibles...I even have one on my iPhone.
  20. I'm a bit of a perfectionist.
  21. I've watched every single episode of: Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Brother's & Sisters, Desperate Housewives, and Sex & the City and yes all commercial free :)
  22. This is My Favorite Number
  23. I have a tattoo on My back with all 3 of my children's names.
  24. I love what I do....and even though it is work I enjoy it.
  25. I love having My picture taken too........
Oh and last but not least I believe you should...Dream on, Dream on, Until your Dreams come true.