Inspired Life Project 2015

Welcome to my Inspired Life 365 Project, where I will be sharing one photo every day for 2015.  My purpose is to not only document our life and the many blessings therein, but also to challenge myself as a photographer to capture my subject using the best light and composition possible for a given situation.  This will be an exercise in composed photographs, not posed ones, and will stretch my ability as I work in all kinds of light and settings. The goal is to use my Canon 60D everyday, but if an IPhone photo sneaks its way in here, too, I’ll be sure to admit it.

Here’s to a year of rekindling my love of photography and being inspired!

365.  Happy New Year Timer Selfie

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364.  First Snow

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363.  Little HouseIMG_3794

362.  Tubby Time

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361.  Go Pats! (cell phone pic)

Photo Dec 27, 5 31 17 PM

360.  A Gaggle of Grandkids (cell phone pic)

Photo Dec 26, 12 14 34 PM

359.  Holly Jolly Christmas

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358.  ‘Twas The Night Before Xmas

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357.  Foggy December (cell phone pic)

Photo Dec 23, 12 57 55 PM

356.  Manual Focus On A Rainy Day

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355.  The Barre

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354.  Frost

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353. First Flurries (cell phone pic)

Photo Dec 19, 11 36 44 AM

352.  Cindy Lou Who

Photo Dec 18, 7 46 21 AM

351. Winter Concert

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350.  Playmates

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349.  Exploring (cell phone pic)

Photo Dec 15, 9 15 13 AM

348.  Fast Food (cell phone pic)

Photo Dec 14, 5 19 59 PM

347.  Quiet Coloring

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346.  Christmas Cookies

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345.  Deck The Halls

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344.  Big H Little H

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343.   Two Straws (cell phone pic)

Photo Dec 09, 8 42 32 AM

342.  Breakfast Vulture (cell phone pic)

Photo Dec 08, 8 53 56 AM

341.  Ballet I

Photo Dec 07, 4 46 33 PM

340.  Colorful Counting

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339.  Ballet Blowout

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338.  Cribbage

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337.  The Symmetrical View From Here

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336.  Third Kid (cell phone pic)

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335. Staying Warm

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334.  Early Elf (cell phone pic)

Photo Nov 30, 7 28 49 AM

333.  O Christmas Tree

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332.  Christmas Crafts

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331.  Outtake

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330.  Holiday Mashup

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329.  Bookworm (cell phone pic)

Photo Nov 25, 1 02 35 PM

328.  Sweet Dreams (cell phone pic)

Photo Nov 24, 10 44 17 PM

327.  Hair Swirls

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326.  Sunset Watching (cell phone pic)

Photo Nov 22, 4 19 04 PM

325.  Reflection

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324.  Morning Garden Happiness (cell phone pic)

Photo Nov 20, 8 53 51 AM

323.  Free Lens Flower

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322.  Fierce

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321.  Merboy (cell phone pic)

Photo Nov 17, 6 19 03 PM

320.  Fall Fashion

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319.  Potty Training (cell phone pic)

Photo Nov 15, 5 10 01 PM

318.  Mills Bournes

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317.  Rainbow Connection (cell phone pic)

Photo Nov 13, 9 04 33 AM

316.  Cuddling and Coloring (cell phone pic)

Photo Nov 12, 6 38 44 PM

315.  Christmas Preparation (cell phone pic)

Photo Nov 11, 10 30 58 AM

314.  Playdate Preparation

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313.  Seven (cell phone pic)

Photo Nov 09, 7 58 54 PM

312.  Sunset

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311.  Roadside

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310.  Birding (cell phone pic)

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309.  Soaking In The Sunshine (cell phone pic)

Photo Nov 05, 3 48 16 PM

308.  Sisters (cell phone pic)

Photo Nov 04, 3 05 37 PM

307.  Cozy

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306.  Tractor Pull (cell phone pic)

Photo Nov 02, 3 03 45 PM

305.  Believe In Magic

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304.  Expelliarmus

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303.  Paw Patrol Coma

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302.  Backyard Balance Beam (cell phone pic)

Photo Oct 29, 3 21 22 PM

301.  Jack-O-Lantern

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300.  Autumn Decor

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299.  Tenacious Last Leaves (cell phone pic)

Photo Oct 26, 1 54 23 PM

298.  Snuggly Selfie (cell phone pic)

Photo Oct 25, 1 39 33 PM

297.  Seven

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296.  Last Night As 6 (cell phone pic)

Photo Oct 23, 7 26 47 PM

295.  Knee Deep

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294.  Cheeeeeese (cell phone pic)

Photo Oct 21, 10 19 57 AM

293.  Story Time (cell phone pic)

Photo Oct 20, 6 34 29 PM

292. Fallen

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291.  Dance Partners

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290.  Colorful Rehearsal (cell phone pic)

Photo Oct 17, 2 04 31 PM

289.  Monkeys (cell phone pic)

Photo Oct 16, 5 51 05 PM

288.  Self-Timer Wedding Prep Selfie

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287.  My Littlest Pumpkin (cell phone pic)

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286.  Hand-Me-Downs (cell phone pic)

Photo Oct 13, 3 03 37 PM

285.  Runners’ Selfie (cell phone pic)

284.  Fall-Loving Pup

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283.  Harry

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282.  Procrastinating (cell phone pic)

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281.  Before School Bonding (cell phone pic)

Photo Oct 08, 7 37 15 AM

280.  Walk To School Day (cell phone pic)

Photo Oct 07, 7 48 09 AM

279.  Fall Evening

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278.  Getting Big (cell phone pic)

277.  Earning Their Keep (cell phone pic)

Photo Oct 04, 3 01 23 PM

276.  A Great Distraction

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275.  Getting Dirty

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274.  I Love Milk! (cell phone pic)

Photo Oct 01, 8 57 35 AM

273.  Rain, Rain, Go Away

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272.  Just Keep Sorting (cell phone pic)

Photo Sep 29, 2 46 56 PM

271.  Kitty Hug

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270.  Welcome Home, Mommy! (cell phone pic)

Photo Sep 27, 3 18 32 PM

269.  Worth A Hike

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268.  Goodnight, Moon (cell phone pic)

Photo Sep 25, 7 53 12 PM

267.  Handy Helper

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266.  Happy Happy (cell phone pic)

Photo Sep 23, 5 51 49 PM

265.  Just You And Me (cell phone pic)

Photo Sep 22, 12 00 00 PM

264.  A Morning Walk (cell phone pic)

Photo Sep 21, 8 58 57 AM

263.  Apple Picking Time

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262.  Soccer Star

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261.  Celebrating (cell phone pic)

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260.  Into The Woods

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259.  M4H 52 week submission for “White Space”: Sunburst

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258.  Fashion Sense (cell phone pic)

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257.  Touristing (cell phone pic)

Photo Sep 14, 12 24 12 PM

256.  This Was A Mistake (cell phone pic)

Photo Sep 13, 6 24 55 PM

255.  Soccer Sideline (cell phone pic)

Photo Sep 12, 11 42 18 AM

254.  Morning Garden (cell phone pic)

Photo Sep 11, 8 52 59 AM

253.  Good Night, Sweetheart

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252.  Garden Club (cell phone pic)

Photo Sep 09, 4 00 08 PM

251.  Dish Duty

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250.  Golden Days of Summer 

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249.  Sunshine Daydreams (cell phone pic)

Photo Sep 06, 4 28 15 PM

248.  Hahaha…Minions

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247.  A Precursor To Potty Training (cell phone pic)

Photo Sep 03, 2 09 23 PM

246.  A New Dress

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245.  Imagine (cell phone pic)

Photo Sep 02, 10 49 34 AM

244.  Someone’s In the Kitchen I Know… (cell phone pic)

Photo Sep 01, 3 55 28 PM

243.  Secret Garden

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242.  Neighborhood Walk (cell phone pic)

Photo Aug 30, 10 25 55 AM

241.  Last Night Of Summer

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240.  Summer Nap

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239.  Yellow

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238.  Land Of Happiness (cell phone pic)

Photo Aug 26, 6 09 50 PM

237.  Running Again (cell phone pic)

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236.  Snuggle/Strangle (cell phone pic)

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235.  Swimming Hole

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234.  Downtown Evening (cell phone pic)

Photo Aug 22, 6 23 31 PM

233.  Jailbird (cell phone pic)

Photo Aug 20, 6 33 58 PM

232.  Co-Sleeping (cell phone pic)

Photo Aug 19, 10 57 24 PM

231.  Wonderful Old Friends

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230.  Family (cell phone pic)

Photo Aug 17, 4 57 14 PM (1)

229.  Last Week’s Kisses

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228.  Farewell, Maine! (cell phone pic)

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227.  Quite A Sendoff (cell phone pic)

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226.  So Much Love

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225.  End Of The Day

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224.  Old Orchard Beach Pier

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223. Journaling

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222.  Sand Dunes

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221.  Daddy’s Shoulders

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220.  Bathtime Buddies

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219.  Ahhhhh…. (cell phone pic)

Photo Aug 07, 11 49 40 AM

218.  Banana Phones (cell phone pic)

Photo Aug 06, 12 23 34 PM

217.  Story Time

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216.  Your Turn

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215.  Rain Gear

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214.  The Littlest Cousins

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213.  Showering The Bride

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212.  Mind-Reading Fairy (cell phone pic)

Photo Jul 31, 12 14 58 PM

211.  Humid Hair

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210.  The Queen (cell phone pic)

Photo Jul 29, 11 57 12 AM

209.  Evening Roadside

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208.  Night Reading

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207.  Ninja Go! (cell phone pic)

Photo Jul 26, 2 46 55 PM

206.  Happiness

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205.  Sticks And Stones (cell phone pic)

Photo Jul 24, 10 54 58 AM

204.  Thoughtful

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203.  M4H 52 week submission for “Rich”: Rich With Rain

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202.  Date Night (cell phone pic)

Photo Jul 21, 4 44 46 PM

201.  Waking Up

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200.  Dartmouth

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199.  Painting Joy (matte)

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198.  Wading (cell phone pic)

Photo Jul 17, 12 58 57 PM

197.  Peek-A-Boo (cell phone pic)

Photo Jul 16, 9 37 20 AM

196.  Brushing Buddies

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195.  After-Camp Quiet

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194.  Everything Is Awesome! (cell phone pic)

Photo Jul 13, 12 16 57 PM

193.  Self-Timer Selfie

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192.  Sharing Sunshine (cell phone pic)

Photo Jul 11, 11 50 28 AM

191.  Wild & Free

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190.  Hi, Mom

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189.  Big Enough (cell phone pic)

Photo Jul 08, 10 39 09 AM

188.  Up Close

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187.  Swiss Family Williams (cell phone pic)

Photo Jul 06, 3 16 29 PM

186.  Starting Lineup

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185.  Festive!

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184.  Magic

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183.  Curls (matte editing)

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182.  Raindrops

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181.  Rain Runoff (cell phone pic)

Photo Jun 30, 5 34 31 PM

180.  Belly Shot (cell phone pic)

Photo Jun 29, 10 20 59 AM

179.  Organized (cell phone pic)

Photo Jun 28, 1 38 32 PM

178. Say Cheese

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177. Newbury Street (cell phone pic)

Photo Jun 26, 2 50 07 PM (1)

176.  Nose In A Book (cell phone pic)

Photo Jun 25, 11 20 08 AM

175.  Summer (cell phone pic)

Photo Jun 24, 5 04 11 PM

174.  A Rare Oldest/Youngest Snuggle

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173.  Cousins (cell phone pic)

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172.  Sparklers (cell phone pic)

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171.  Tattoo Parlor

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170.  We Love Camping

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169.  Water Play

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168.  Grammy’s Here

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167. The Neighbors Are Back In Town (cell phone pic)

Photo Jun 16, 4 05 51 PM

166.  Little Toes, Big Sister Stool (cell phone pic)

Photo Jun 15, 8 21 35 AM

165. The View From Here (cell phone pic)

Photo Jun 14, 2 42 12 PM

164.  Cousins In A Camper

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163.  Taking Flight (cell phone pic)

Photo Jun 12, 11 09 14 AM

162. Future Aesthetician

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161.  Birthday Big Camera Selfie

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160.  Why So Blue?

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159.  The Green Mountain State (cell phone pic)Photo Jun 08, 5 21 21 PM

158.  Daddy’s Girl

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157.  Burlington Babes (cell phone pic)

Photo Jun 06, 12 16 20 PM

156.  Prima Ballerina’s Big Night

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155. Best Girls

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154.  Hey Mama Rock Me (cell phone pic)

Photo Jun 03, 5 20 44 PM

153.  Girly Tighty Whities

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152.  Sensory Play

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150.  Coach (cell phone pic)

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149.  Grampy Jax

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148.  This Girl (cell phone pic)

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147.  Profile

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146. Free Lensing: Maple Leaves

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145.  Spot It

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144.  Treasure Hunting (cell phone pic)

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143.  CHL

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142.  Among The Lilacs (cell phone pic)

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141.  Handy Hanny

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140.  Concussed

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139.  Happy Nappy

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138.  Summer Reading

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137.  Three And A Tree

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136. Game 1

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135.  Mistress Spring

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134.  Throwback With A New Edit

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133.  Simon Pearce

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132.  Screentime On A Rainy Day (cell phone pic)

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131.  The Barn Is Under Construction

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130.  My Gifts

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129.  T-Ball

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128. A Happy Selfie (cell phone pic)

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127.  Sassy Thing

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126.  Nappy Hair

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125.  Magnolia Blossom, for the M4H’s Project 52 theme, “Clean”

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124.  Big Girl! (cell phone pic)

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123.  Happy To Be Home (cell phone pic)

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122.  La Boda

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121.  SunsetIMG_0087

120.  Bienvenido a Puerto Rico!

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119.  Her Sister’s Canvas

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118.  Trying Out the New Point & Shoot

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117.  New Hobbies

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116.  Birthday Twirl (cell phone pic)

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115.  A Moment (cell phone pic)

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114.  Light

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113.  Sea of Green (cell phone pic)

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112.  Thank You Cards

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111.  Erika

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110.  Daddy’s Syrup (cell phone pic)

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109.  Happy Barn (cell phone pic)

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108. The Wonder Ball

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107.  A Tiny Visitor
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106.  Under the Sea
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105.  Fancy
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104.  Art Appreciation
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103.  Signs of Spring (cell phone pic)
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102.  Mini Sessions Day 2
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101.  Mini Sessions Day 1
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100.  Spring!? Where Are You?
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99.  Happiness
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98.  Night Light
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97.  Zzzzzz
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96.  Bubbles
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95.  Piano Feet
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94.  Coloring
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93.  Mac n Cheese
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92.  Chilly Thaw
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91.  Neighbors 
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90.  Luminous
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89.  Spring Fever
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88.  Still Little (cell phone pic)
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87.  Manicure (cell phone pic)
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86.  Storytime
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85.  Rainbow Connection
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84.  Only The Beginning
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83.  Fore!
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82.  Fresh Ink
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81.  Newborn Toes
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80. Everything Is Awesome (cell phone pic)
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79.  Purple
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78.  Sunshine Girl (cell phone pic)
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77.  Boyhood

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76.  The Mickey Ones

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75.  Story Time

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74.  Puke Bucket

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73.  Love Train

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72.  Sick Bay

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71.  This Girl

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70.  Happy Day (cell phone pic)

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69.  Chase Is Drunk

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68.  Baby Book

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67.  The integrity of these letters is very important to her

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66.  He Who Breathes Fire

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65. Glitter and Gold

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64.  Trying Something New: Freelensing

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63.  Sisters watching Frozen together for the first time.  Classic.

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62.  Quiet Contemplative 

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61.  Shapes: They’re magically delicious (M4H Project 52)

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60.  Homework Hassle

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59.  Sicky Bathtime

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58.  Sick Little One (cell phone pic)

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57.  Seriously Strange

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56.  Perspective (M4H 52 Week Challenge)

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55.  Naptime (with new matte editing)

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54.  Baubles

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53. Ooooooh, M & M’s!

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52.  Some Things Never Change

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51.  Wherever The Wind Blows

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50.  Ice Castle

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49.  Sleepy Girl

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48.  Playtime

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47.  Massachusetts Monday (cell phone pic)

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46. Monkeys Jumping On The Bed

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45.  Red

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44.  We Heart Valentine’s Day

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43.  Big, Fat Snowflakes

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42.  At The Car Wash

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41.  Snow Queen

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40.  Tea For Two

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39.  Belly Button in Black & White

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38.  Flower Girl (cell phone pic)

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37.  Manly Things (cell phone pic)

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36.  Love Letters

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35.  Cereal: Good to the Last Drop

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34.  A Little Color

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33.  Post-Superbowl Spelling

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32.  Wishing

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31.  Pastel Pretty

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30.  Trying Something New: Manual Focus on Falling Snowflakes

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29.  “A Part Of Me” from My 4 Hens Project 52: San Diego Sand

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28.  Mantra

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27.  Old Man Winter

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26.  Self-Portrait

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25.  A Slice Of Life

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24.  Blue Steel

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23.  Rec Time (cell phone pic)

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22.  Twilight

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21.  Sharing Is A Struggle

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20.  Lazy Morning

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19.  Post-Lunch Skidaddle 

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18.  Jax, In A Nutshell (cell phone pic)

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17.  Ballet

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16.  His Happy Place

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15.  A New Friend

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14.  Favorite Pastime

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13.  Halo Curls 

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12.  Every Inch Of Her

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11.  Stealthy Rainbow

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10.  Up Close And Personal

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9.  Snowy Baxter

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8.  First Ponytail

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7.  Dishwashers

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6.  Still Sick Screen Time

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5.  Sick Day

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4.  Z In A Box

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3:  “To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow.  So do it.” ~Kurt Vonnegut

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2:  “Fresh” from My 4 Hens Project 52: Our Fresh Dog On The Bed

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1: Toast For Two

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