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100 Happy Days

#100happydays Day 11 – I had several ideas for tonight as I headed to work none of them grand ideas, But my happiest moment of the day happened about 9:30 when I learned they didn’t need 2 RT’s tonight, So I decided to take the short shift and come home to my wife! I am so glad I was gonna post after first rounds and hadn’t quite finished yet. Spending the night sleeping curled up with your wife when you thought you were gonna be awake and working all night! That’s pure joy right there!!— with Angel Williams.

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Credit for this pic actually goes to my Daughter Allason I think she is an awesome photographer!

I haven’t been posting these on here, I was using Facebook instead, but I wanted to push this challenge a little! I will post the link at the bottom but everyone should try this! It is easier than it seems, I usually snap the photo’s with my phone and just upload straight to facebook with #100happydays (Now let me say I HATE the whole hash tag thing but for this it works so i broke down). At the end if you complete it they send you a book with your 100 happy photo’s. They claim that 71% of people can’t find 5 minutes a day to post something that made them happy I challenge the bloggers out there to prove their numbers wrong!

Go to:  http://100happydays.com/ to sign up and get started!

 


Wonderful weather

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It was another beautiful day here in Idaho and the crazy part is it stayed that way all day and we didn’t witness all 4 seasons in under an hour like usual! This is a teaser to an upcoming blog called New Life (assuming the name doesn’t change). This photo was part of my 100 days of happiness challenge!


Love the models that know what they are doing

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Well most of the time its good that they know what they are doing but not sure she should have known so many poses quite yet! This little gal and her 2 sisters had done ten plus poses each before I got the camera turned on. It was fun working with them and I loved the way they turned out. This was My first time working with lights and a backdrop and this was all done with lamps a few homemade reflectors and diffuser. I had a lot of fun experimenting and besides throwing out 60 great poses that I missed the girls were very patient with me, so they were great test subjects. Thanks to Betsy for letting me photograph them they are precious!


Old barn middle of town

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This old barn is in the center of Meridian ID. Thanks to my wife for spotting it!


My crazy wife’s glamour shoot

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Yep I’m a lucky man to have a perfect model live with me so I can force convince her to get dolled up for me to do shoots. This particular shoot was a fun one and this is just one of hundreds of great photos we got that evening.


What do your kids mean to you

I had a discussion with a nurse I recently started working with  a couple nights ago and and we both have children with a wide age gap. We were talking about what kids mean to us and how much more we appreciate parenthood with our younger children. Now before you slaughter me let me explain! I have few regrets in life if any, my only true regret I can think of now  is that I didn’t understand at a young age what I truly had in my children. Don’t get me wrong I loved them with all my heart and soul and would not trade anything about them but being a young father I did not in any way appreciate fully what I had! I had not seen enough or done enough to fully understand what that means. Their mother and I are no longer together and I still get them at least once a week but I can never make up all that lost time when they are away from my house.

I am remarried now and we have two more children whom I love just as much but I feel bad someday’s like they get more than their older brother and sisters, but I realize that its not that I love them more (not by any means) I just have learned to appreciate what time I have with them, if anything I feel it has encouraged me to find more activities and reasons for my older children to join us on. I hope they never feel like they got cheated! I love all five of them equally and I have learned to cherish that time with the older ones as well, I just understand now what it means to be a father and a parent.

The point is, don’t take one minute for granted, always show that love to the best of your potential. Take advantage of every moment together. Do something that shows them what they mean to you!

Here are my 5 beautiful children.

Kyrie

Kyrie

Zander

Zander

Madison

Madison

Allason

Allason

Walker

Walker


Hell Hound (AKA – Lexi)

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This would be the lab that inspired the post http://pm11887.wordpress.com/2014/03/30/you-know-you-own-a-lab-when/ by my lovely and very talented wife, you should go read it if you have  not already some very true stuff!

I love the intense look and concentration in a labs eyes, especially when they are working in the field they take their job very seriously and you can see it in a good dog!

 


Gallery

Some Family Fun (Oct 2012 Family shoot)


Some Nature shots