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Friday, November 16, 2012

She asked me to take her picture

It was noon.  The worst time of day to take photos.  But then I remembered how her days living with us are numbered.  And that made me wonder how long she'll continue to ask.
So I obliged.
I think they are some of my favorites.  Ever.
Yes, that's blue hair. 
She's fearless that way.  In a smurf kind of way.  I doubt she knows who Papa Smurf is.  
Or dancing raisins.  
And she's dumbfounded about a club that only serves breakfast. 
"They were five total strangers, with nothing in common, meeting for the first time. A brain, a beauty, a jock, a rebel and a recluse. Before the day was over, they broke the rules. Bared their souls and touched each other in a way they never dreamed possible."
Anyone?  Anyone?
And I'm pretty dumbfounded that I could have had any tiny little part of creating her.  
the long road


  1. She is SO beautiful! I LOVE these pictures! Stunning!

  2. Incredibly beautiful! And the pictures are awesome! WOW!!

  3. Beautiful girl, beautiful pictures. You found some nice shade, despite the overhead sun. And I love the references to my generation. Molly Ringwold was my favorite!

  4. Love this post:). She is oh so gorgeous!!

  5. Okay, I love everything about this series! EVERYTHING! Your girl, the light, the location, the blue hair....just everything, okay? So glad you indulged her!

    1. Oh the blue hair! Part of me cringes. Part of me is envious. but I think it is pretty!

  6. Nancy, that first photo is so stunning! The texture of the wood and the colours... love it! I get the whole "our days are numbered" thing... it is exciting to see them at this stage of life and yet a mother's heart is already missing them!

  7. Wow! These photos are wonderful. She is so beautiful!

  8. The Breakfast Club is my all-time favorite movie! Or at least in the top 3...along with Gigi and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. The photos are wonderful. And I totally understand your sense of wanting to hold on to every moment you have left while she's in your house. My baby (19) moved out almost 6 months ago now. While part of me grieves the daily contact, a large part rejoices in the new relationship we have. When he calls and wants to have lunch or dinner with me...or asks my opinion...or just wants to tell me about his day. It won't be an end - it will be a new beginning.
    Debbie B. from Kentucky

  9. Um Nancy, absolutely gorgeous. Wow! And I love how you rolled with the not-so-perfect light! Using a hat as a prop? Totally genius.

  10. Love them! Beautiful girl, beautiful shots, awesome job! And no nasty hat shadows!

  11. The breakfast club! Two weeks ago for moms night we watched Sixteen Candles. I love all those movies. Remember Weird Science?

    I love the backdrop for the pictures. I want to get pictures but can never find anywhere that's got an interesting backdrop.

  12. Sunny may not get the 80's references, but the crosses around her neck scream MADONNA!!!! Beautiful young woman.

  13. Love these (and the blue hair). But is no one going to pick up on the Ferris Bueller reference buried under The Breakfast Club references? (I think the last time I went trick-or-treating as a trick-or-treater and not a mom, one of my friends went as a dancing raisin.)

  14. These are absolutely gorgeous! You are blessed to have one another:)
    I love your 80's references. Molly Ringwald actually has a couple of books out that aren't getting horrible reviews:)

  15. wow, just wow. She looks a lot like you. :)

  16. She is so pretty! Has anyone told her (or you) that she looks like Cybil Shepherd? :D I think so! And beautiful photos also.

  17. Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. What we did *was* wrong. But we think you're crazy to make an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us... In the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain... and an athlete...and a basket case...a princess and a criminal...Does that answer your question? Sincerely yours, The Breakfast Club, 1985
    It was one of my favorite movies of that time. Your daughter is absolutely beautiful. Sometimes I look at Bean and think that she is the best part of me and her dad and I am in awe.

  18. She is so completely beautiful! Those are great shots!

    I LOVE that movie!

  19. Nancy - I've said this before - I feel like a "funny uncle" saying it...

    I don't know which is better - the brilliant camera word or the rare beauty that is your daughter...

    But there is "more" to these pictures - your daughter is beautiful true enough - but there is more to her beauty than her physical appearance - and somehow you got that in your images - wonderful stuff here...something beyond words!

    And I missed the reference to "the breakfast club" - but then again - I'm a guy..;)

    hugs - aus and co.


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