Monday, April 26, 2010

Mom n' Me Monday

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Mom n' Me Monday was created in an attempt to make myself get in the picture with my kiddos. When my kids are grown, I don't want to look through my photos only to find that I am not in any of them! So, I'm on a mission to "capture" these memories.
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Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid; one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.

Build me a son whose wishbone will not be where his backbone should be; a son who will know Thee….Lead him, I pray, not in the path of ease and comfort, but under the stress and spur of difficulties and challenge. Here let him learn to stand up in the storm; here let him learn compassion for those who fail.

Build me a son whose heart will be clean, whose goal will be high; a son who will master himself before he seeks to master other men; one who will learn to laugh, yet never forget how to weep; one who will reach into the future, yet never forget the past.

And after all these things are his, add, I pray, enough of a sense of humor, so that he may always be serious, yet never take himself too seriously. Give him humility, so that he may always remember the simplicity of greatness, the open mind of true wisdom, the meekness of true strength.
~General Douglas MacArthur


C-boy captured the above photo!!
He has showed quite an interest in my camera lately.
I decided it was time to give him the very first point and shoot digital camera that I owned.
All 2.3 megapixels of it!!
Wow...you should have seen him go.
Of course, he wants me to "blog" his pictures.
Inspite of the brightness of the sun and the darkness of the shadows,
and noise galore,
I love this picture.
Captured by my C-boy.


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I can't wait to see your pictures. You can grab the code under the button below and paste it into the body of your post. Then add your link into Linky tools below.

To use Linky tools, be sure to link your Mom n' Me Monday post, not your main blog url.

To do this, go to your blog. Click on the title of your Mom n' Me Monday post. The url in your browser window will become a direct link to that post. Copy that url and paste it into the Linky tools window, along with your name, or your blog's name.

If you don't want to grab the Mom n' Me button, just link back to the Peanut Gallery so other's can join in if that's what their little heart's desire :)!















28 comments:

Heidi said...

IMPRESSIVE, C-BOY! Another beautiful photo you and your babe :)
Heidi & Jack.

Tracy said...

Wow!!! I LOVE this photo beyond words and the beautiful words you included by MacArthur. I may have to use this in a future post if you don't mind. I turn our blogs to books every year for when the kids are older and would love to have this for the boys. Absolutely gorgeous post in every way!!! Can't believe C-boy took this picture. Give him major cudos from your blog fan, Tracy.

Carrie said...

I love your expression - looks like you are eating him up!! ;)

What a great quote/prayer, too!!

I'd love to participate again, I just need to get my act together and get in some more photos!!

bbcd mama said...

Thanks for not saying, "or mistakenly link your twitter page" in your post. :)

Kate has her own digital, 2.3 mpx, too!!

I think I know what photo I'm going to use. Stay tuned...

Megan said...

I love that photo - it seems perfect to me!

The JAMC Johnsons said...

I think it's a great photo! My kids are crazy about cameras, too, and we plan on getting them some.

Mom of M&Ms said...

So in love with this!! My 8 year old daughter has a point and click Digital. I agree with what you said about your son getting interesting angles....

We started a private blog for our daughter to post her pictures. She is even doing some amazing stuff with picnik for editing. It is so funny how without knowing the "rules" there is this freedom to create and their eyes know what is pleasing!!!

Well done to your Son!

Arizona Mamma said...

Okay, after reading what you said about C-boy...I was scrolling down looking for this awful but cute picture. I had NO idea you meant the picture you posted was taken by him. I love it. I think it's great. You may have a true photographer on your hands :)

By the way...I read "Build me a son, oh Lord..." and immediately had tears spring to my eyes. Isn't that the hope and prayer of all moms?

Joy Taylor said...

what an innocent looking photo. love the lighting.

Laura said...

WHY do you always have to make me tear up with your posts!? I love that little thing by MacArthur, so sweet. And that picture is great, he obviously takes after his Mama when it come to a camera!

I don't think I got ANY pics with the kids last week but I am going to try to dig up an oldie. :)

Elena said...

I love that photo! So beautiful.

Sonora said...

Wow! Photography runs in the family. I am impressed. I think the picture is perfect as is. I love the quote my General MacArthur. It is well said and I couldn't agree more.

Bethany @ Organic Enchilada said...

He did a great job! I love it. It's actually better than a lot of pictures I take. Most of them, actually. :)

3LittleMonkeys said...

What a lovely verse! It is my prayer for my boys too!

Great photo...so sweet. I can't believe your son took it! Gotta love the candid photos the best.

He & Me + 3 said...

Wow C has some mad photo skilz. I love this shot. Great job editing too. I think it is perfect.

Heather said...

Oh, what a beautiful photo!

Bossy Betty said...

I love your picture and this one is SO sweet!

Mom2my10 @ 11th Heaven said...

Does NOT look like a photo a 9-year-old shot! Wow! Now you know what to get him for his birthday!

Mama M. said...

Wow...what a great shot!

Very, very impressive!! And, such a fun carnival!

Donna said...

This photo is AMAZING Julie! Gorgeous.

sheila said...

AWESOME shot and awesome post!

lulalola.com said...

Such a sweet post Julie! And what a great picture! You've got some gifted photographers living under your roof! And that prayer is fabulous!
I had Wayne take pictures this week of Adam and I and they were hideous! Like, I'm joining Weight Watchers and Wayne's taking a photography class hideous! AWFUL! I wouldn't post them, for fear that y'all would think I really looked that bad. Even if I do! It was sobering!

Tanya said...

C-boy definitely has Mama's photo-taking genes!!! Love it!

Christi said...

What an awesome idea! I'm definitley going to have to join in next week! Love the photo also!

Shannon said...

You always have the best pics! Now tell me for probably the 100th time, what photo editing software you use and type of camera you have...I need to get on the picture perfection bandwagon!

Owen's Mom said...

Julie - I just watched the video of your meeting with S-girl. What a precious, precious moment caught on video. I've watched it twice and I cried both times :) Amazing!

Chauncey said...

Beautiful. Just beautiful. Love your blog!

Jenilee said...

that is a great photo!! I have my pictures all ready for next weeks Mom and Me. :) can't wait!

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