Friday, July 3, 2009

My Town Friday Shoot Out - Celebrate Life

Doreen, a fellow Michigander, choose the theme for this week's Friday Shoot Out. Her choice was "Celebrate Life". Appropriate for me as my husband turned 30 this week, and my turn is just six weeks away.

I was in Ohio and Michigan this week, so there are pictures from both places. I start by celebrating with my mother her retirement from teaching. We celebrate with an ambush of silly string...a surprise to her.



I choose to capture the start of new life in nature mostly, as that's where I was most of the week.







The lives I celebrate most are those of my children.

















Then, 2 months old.......and now six.














Then 2 months old......now 2.5 years old.

Thank you for stopping by. Fellow "Shoot Out Gang" members, be sure to comment so I can follow the links to your blogs as well! I love to see the work you've done.

13 comments:

Denise said...

Life's beginning surely is with our moms! great pics!

Kerry said...

Super photos. I love the tiny frog on the lily pad, and the ones of your kids! Especially the joyful jump into the water!

Simply Heather said...

Absolutely wonderful photos!!!

Jen said...

What a great post! I love that photo of your son flying through air with the pool water waiting to catch him.

Too cute.

Congrats to your Mom, Happy Birthday to your husband, and an early Happy Birthday to you!

Have a lovely weekend.

Kathy in CA said...

Love the nature shots... and your boys are adorable!

Rebecca said...

Looks like a fun week and celebration of life!

Happy birthday...mine is in a couple weeks too!

Natalie said...

Hi Ellisa! I loved your photos, especially your little fellas. My youngest son is three in August, they are so funny at this age.xx♥ :D

Zaroga said...

Ellisa, just great photos! You have some great things to celebrate.

Robyn :) said...

Awesome pictures, Elisa!!

Owl Eng said...

Nice shots you have here! love the vibrancy of life you have captured in every photo here, especially the kids. they tell me that life is really great!!
Want to wish you in advance: Happy Birthday, have fun and may all of your beautiful dreams come true.

Chef E said...

Mom to mom I share your celebration...mine when from that to 22 in a blink of an eye, and he is the apple of my eye...

Grace Albaugh said...

Beautiful work. There is a lot of celebrating going on here.

Doreen said...

fabulous series of Celebrate Life shots!! my favs would be your son jumping in the pool and the silly string all over your Mom! so cool! I bet she was surprised. thanks for sharing!