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LUCY / forever fearless and wise, her being is all encompassing, secure and fluid.  She holds an ocean’s span of magic in her soul, she gets the world both physically and beyond.

ANAIS / her humor and deep dimples keep me going, she has become quite a social butterfly and has found a love for bugs of all kind.  she is an adventurer ready to experience the thrill of something new.

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| a portrait | once a week | every week | in 2014. |

A little late but here nonetheless.

LUCY / exploring the beautiful waters of Southern California, getting her fill of climbing rocks and finding an enormous kelp.

ANAÏS / loving the newfound joy of crashing waves, tide pools and sandy beaches. Proving again that she is ready to take any adventure head on.

SISTERS / always watching out for each other and finding excitment in having a partner to walk by your side as you explore the world.

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Sorry for the quiet over here. I recently explained it to a friend that I am just feeling like my spirit is needing a bit of stillness in preparation for something. I’ve been doing lots of reading, getting on the floor playing and relaxing in the sunshine. This weekend the reason came. The girls and I are getting ready to hop on a red eye tonight to head home to be with my mom as she goes into open heart surgery. We will be there to help her mend, take care of her garden and play in the childhood home I grew up in…its a big delight to see my children run and laugh down the halls just as I did. That home holds many stories.

We do not know when we will be returning and I will be solo parenting out of our normal rhythm for weeks on end until the time feels right to return home. This also means flying with 2 children, one being totally unpredictable!  Please send your thoughts and funny stories to keep me entertained in the small moments I will have to myself. I will be trying my best to continue with The 52 Project and blogging but will admit that most of the photos will most likely be coming from my phone, like the ones above.

LUCY / had the role of the narrator in her recent 2 week drama camp which ended in a wonderful performance of the ‘The Slightly Twisted Gingerbread Kid’. She blew us away! You can see the pride in her face.

ANAïS / summer is in full swing here and she has been enjoying playing the back with the big kids, she opts for a cooler full of water instead of super soakers.

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LUCY / Fourth of July, need I say anymore? Our neighborhood is one of the select few in the area where fireworks are allowed and people here seem to go all out, so we joined in on the fun. Along with an All-American BBQ and ice cream with sprinkles.

ANAïS / happily eating a rock she found on the beach, she has a savory tooth so I am assuming its salt water taste appealed to her palette.

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Sorry things have been so quiet around here, summer seems to take hold and get the better of me. As well as reading a lot of very introspective books that have me questioning deeply and personally, something I am looking forward to sharing with you in the very near future.

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LUCY / if this isn’t a sign that she could quite possibly be the most magical child ever, then I don’t know what else to say. She found this ROCK at the beach this week. Perfectly round, like a pearl, I have never seen such a thing in my whole life, “and you’re so much older than me”, she said, “you’ve been around for a long time”.

ANAïS / she swings on this tire almost every day, she is on the look out for birds. Lucy is able to make her belly laugh in the silliest of ways, I am almost positive that’s why the birds come to visit.

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Father’s Day edition. We spent the first half of the day exploring low tide. Lucy found two jellyfish, crabs and was able to hold some sea stars that some local divers had found in the Sound. The little one was captivated by the crowds of people and big kids throwing large pieces of kelp about.

LUCY | sporting her new haircut and growning up before our eyes. Every morning she seems more mature and bigger than the evening before. Her teeth are constantly moving, changing her smile; her nose is now taking on a little bit more definition. Luckily, she still puts up with our constant complaints about it all happening so quickly.

ANAïS |  she says “DAD!” no less than 500x a day. First thing in the morning, “Dad!”, if the phone rings. “Dad!”, if she hears a car door close, if I make a call, if we step outside or just for fun, “Dad, Dad, Dad!”. I suppose for him there is really no better sound. They have been best buddies from the get go.

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LUCY / exploring a friend’s garden on a recent visit to the Columbia Gorge, walking barefoot on paths overgrown with mint that scented the air and created a sensory memory for us both. Don’t be surprised if our garden is soon surrounded by aromatics too.

ANAïS / just might be a lost boy, waiting for the menacing Captain Hook, prepared to hold down the fort.

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The difference between these two ladies is apparent. One is a light-footed fairy while the other is grounded to the earth. They were shot mere moments from one another. I will admit that some weeks are harder to shoot and make magic with. Some days I want to get out from behind the camera and experience life first hand, like most parents. What I would consider a mundane shot, actually reflects what our life looks and feels like. We work in our yard, in hand me down clothing, spinning in the grass, listening to music and reminding each other to drink enough water.

LUCY / showing me the way in which she spins and quickly sits down so that her dress is spread out like a flower. Her hands and feet are covered in dirt as they should be as a child.

ANAïS /  mesmerized by her sister while trying to figure the machines of the shovel. Working alongside Dad in clearing out the back space of our yard in preparation for more garden space.

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LUCY / found this beautiful abandoned shed near our home. I am always amazed by the way she lets she spirit guide her to places like these, it was hidden and in a place where no one goes, she trusts where most people doubt.  Adding this to our collection of haunted houses.

ANAïS/ enjoying a sink bath with her older sister. The way she makes us all laughs is like food for the soul, it comes from a place of knowing that this is surely a way to connect with people. Her eyes sparkle and her smile is full bodied.

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post script: please bear with me as I fiddle around with new processing, my color and tones may not be as cohesive as I’d like for the time being.

 

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LUCY / alway searching for signs of faerie life on our daily walks, finding hope in nooks and crannies, there happens to be magic inside this wall of flowers but you have to believe to see. 

ANAïS / singing her way through life, serenading flowers, birds and her family. Lately she’s been humming herself to sleep to the sweetest self written melody. 

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