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After being told I would never be able to have children, I am now a stay-at-home Mommy to Maddie who happens to have Down Syndrome. I've been married 16 years to my best friend, having the time of my life. Thanks for stopping by and sharing in our little journey through life.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

My Favorite Pic

Today was great.  Maddie slept in until 8:15, the weather was fantastic, I worked in the flower beds like I wanted to, and I shot my favorite picture today!  

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I just love it!  I love Maddie's little shoes and they way she is standing.  I love her striped tights and the hem of her little tutu.  It just softly screams childhood to me.  I edited it.  I've been playing around with a trial version of Adobe Photoshop Elements.  But this was actually edited in Picnik, and I think it turned out really nice plus it's free and super easy!  Here is the before...
Sooo much better edited, don't ya think?  I'm taking the next photography course at the technology center beginning at the end of the month.  This class will cover editing.  I'm sure I'll learn a lot as I know pretty much nothing right now.  A blank slate!  I can't wait! 
And as for our challenge of no T.V.?  We had a great day with that too.  It helped that we were outside most of the day.  It's amazing what a little quiet time to myself in the mornings can do too.  I was thinking what a little blessing God gave me when she slept in this morning. Like He gave me a little pat on the back for encouragement!  What more could a girl want?


  1. SO adorable! I love it. Wish I could join you in the second class. = ( You'll have to give me some of the tips you learn.

  2. Aw man, you aren't taking the class? That's a bummer.