Where Does It Go?

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Where does the summer go?!  I know we are smack dab in the middle of it, but I swear it was just April yesterday.  Usually summers move a bit slower at work for me, so that seems to roll over into moving slowly in general, but this summer has not been typical. Work's been crazy busy, so it seems the days are flying by way too quickly.
I took this picture of my girls in Boca Grande last week and wonder how the heck they got to be nearly nine years old already. And how the heck did they get so tall so quickly? Time is truly elusive, isn't it?  I have a stack of reports to write at work, a gazillion photos to edit here at home, jewelry waiting to be designed and an art journal that is severely neglected (and a sentence with terrible parallelism), and all I really want to do is just sit on the back porch swing and enjoy the breeze with my babies for hours on end.  Think I'll head that way now.  How's your summer going?

Coming Home...

Moss Carolyn Louise

We're home from Boca Grande and getting settled back into our routine.  It's always great to go away for a bit, but it's also nice to come home...especially to a shrimp boat sitting in your back yard, a good reminder that we can get shrimp right off the boat 200 yards from home!  And much cheaper than at a restaurant in southwest Florida! :-) I have a ton of pictures to edit and hope to share some with you soon. Hope you had a great week!

Boca Grande Bound!

Goofy 2011
Heading out today for our annual week in my favorite place in the world! Boca Grande! Here's last year's goofy pic. We'll be beaching and boating and golf carting and ice cream eating till next Saturday. Have a great week!

Time for June Free Bling!

Make a Wish pendant
Time for my monthly Free Bling Friday giveaway! Random.org picked comment number six as the winner of my May Free Bling, so congratulations to Rebecca from Austin, Texas!
For June, here's my Make a Wish photo sized down to a 1" glass tile pendant. To be eligible to win, simply visit either of my Etsy shops (here for jewelry and here for photography) and leave a comment in the comment box below with the link to your favorite piece along with a way to reach you and where you’re from by midnight July 5, 2012. Want more entries? Tweet, blog or Facebook this giveaway and leave another comment with the link. The next winner will be drawn via random.org Friday, July 6.

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Sweet Furry Faces of ACPS


Hello friends!  After a bit of a break, I'm finally getting back to this little blog of mine!  One of the things I've been doing lately is volunteering at Animal Care & Protective Services, the city of Jacksonville's official animal shelter.  I'm on the photography team. 

Here's one of the sweet faces I photographed this weekend.  His name is Sonny, and he's a Brindle terrier mix. He was an owner surrender and such a sweet, sweet boy that I can't imagine why anyone would want to give him up. Very calm and gentle, he just wants to be loved!  The hardest part of photographing these dogs is that I want to take them all home!  If you've been reading along here for a while, you know I have a sweet little shelter dog named Molly.  If you need a pet, I highly recommend a shelter dog!  Go save a life!