28 January 2009

iHeartFaces - JOY!



I'm at it again - shamelessly using a contest as an excuse to plaster my family photos all over the net!




This week's theme is "joy" and joy comes in all sizes, packages and flavors. My kid's face entry is from my granddaughter's first birthday this past July. Yes, an adult is in the photo too but it's really part of the story! Aunt Megan is holding Mirai and the two girls are just too cute and happy together! I think Megan was missing having a baby girl because Kennedy is now 4 years old. And Mirai? Well, she is literally one of the happiest children on the face of the earth - everyone is a friend to her and she knows no strangers.



My adult entry was taken when we lived in England. My son, Timothy, and his bride to be at the time, Megan (yes, the same Aunt Megan above - hey, when you're THIS beautiful, you get a lot of press time perhaps??) came to visit us and we took a trip to the beautiful heart of England, the Cotswolds. We stayed in a 200 year old stone cottage on a farm and I just happened to catch this interaction between them. I don't know what they were discussing but as they were to be married within a couple of months, I can only imagine. I've always loved the tenderness this photo conveys.

12 comments:

Cote de Texas said...

Sweet - what a darling little baby!!! such a smile - lucky Grandma!

Jennifer Bowen said...

Beautiful captures with great stories to back them up...love it! Great job, Cheri! :)

theArthurClan said...

What beautiful entries this week ~ they are both so touching and full of joy. :)

~Angie
co-founder of I ♥ Faces

Timothy said...

I am flattered to be in both of your entrees, and very appreciative of you kind, really undeserved words.

We got some wonderful pictures that trip didn't we on our "old" cameras? Hard to go wrong in scenery that gorgeous.

Good luck!

Megan said...

oops Tim was logged in when I made that last comment. I'm sure he is flattered too but that was me writing. :)

Teresa said...

Cheri, these are beautiful! Really perfect captures of joyful faces. I LOVE the baby's smile...what a little sweetheart. And the adult entry is lovely, too, such a sweet moment!

DebMc said...

Hi Cheri,
Thanks for the invite to your blog. You have a charming way of writing about your life and family.

Have fun with your camera and new lens. Nothing like having a new toy to play with.

You're invited to drop by my blog, too.

Awdrey said...

Such a cute little girl.

April Alcorn said...

I LOVE both of your entries!!! They seriously could not be any sweeter!!!!!! Your grandbaby is simply ADORABLE!!!!

Christi said...

I love your photo entries. Adorable!

bec said...

They are lovely photos. I love the smiles in the first photo.

Dinah said...

cuteness and tender love, pure joy indeed!

the entries for this week are really refreshing and makes you smile while looking through them.

thanks for sharing this and for putting a smile on my face :-)