Thursday, May 16, 2013

Picture Perfect - Day 17 of Blog Every Day in May

I haven't written anything for the Blog Every Day in May challenge for two days because I have been too sick to think and type.

If it weren't for the painful muscles in my arms and thighs and the discomfort that fever brings I would have enjoyed the last two days.  It was a welcome change not to do any house chore.  My husband was so sweet to take care of the cooking and of me.  I don't like getting sick but I wish there were more zero-chore days.

Today's prompt is : A Favorite Photo  of Yourself and Why.  Well, I have a lot of favorite photos of myself alone but that's just because I think I look great in them and that would make me seem pretty shallow.  I have  several photos of myself taken with other people and I would like to share those with you today, instead.

I have a lot of pictures growing up, a lot with my mom or with my sister but very few with my mom AND my sister.   And now that we've grown, photos with both my mom and my sister have also grown rarer and rarer.   This, I think, is the best one that we have as adults.

    If that was the best photo we have with our mom as adults, here is the best photo my sister and I have with our dad.  My sister is the one on the left.  This was taken during our Singapore trip with our dad.  Mom is extremely afraid of planes so she didn't join us.  It was a special time because we do not get to do things with our dad anymore now that my sister and I are grown-up and have our own plans and itineraries.  So having him join us in this trip was something special.

I think this picture is so fun!  My sister took this of me, my dad and my son at the Universal Studios in Singapore.

And here are some of my favorite photos taken on one of my favorite days --my second wedding.  There is really nothing spectacular about these pictures but if you look at the faces of the people in each picture, you'd see the happiness that I and everyone else felt on that day.

This is the one we're framing.

If you'd like to see more of my wedding photos, plus some inside scoop, click here.

And then there's this one taken on my mom's birthday some three years ago.  I think this is a great family picture.  It is truly reflective of what our family is.  That's my son acting all wacky again, and my parents who don't like seeing my son act that way.  Look at their faces!  And there's my sister and me who just don't care as long as we get to have our picture taken.

Pictures truly paint a thousand words.  They remind us of who we are and where we've been. They help us remember the past so that we may in some way relive a moment that has been lost forever.   Come to think of it, I think this is one of the inventions I am most thankful for.  Oh, where would I be without my pictures?

I know I've gotten overboard with this post.  Sorry!  Just got too excited.  I hope you enjoyed some of my best loved pictures.

 What is your favorite picture? Link up at Jenni's and show us!


  1. Just like you, the memories behind the snapshots shared with special people in our lives that make photos my favorite.

  2. All of your awesome pictures made me smile!

  3. These make such a great collage of your loved ones and a snap shot into your life! I love it.

  4. Hi!

    I stumbled across your blog through the 'Blog Every Day In May' challenge (I have not taken part for the whole challenge as I am a new-ish blogger and was a little nervous, but I did do day 13 & 14).

    I have enjoyed having a look at you posts and will visit again!

    ♡ Molly

    1. Hello Molly.

      Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay.

      Don't be nervous. I've been to your blog a couple of times and I love your posts.


  5. Wonderful pictures!

    Hope you're feeling better. I've also been ill the past couple days. Spent all day today in bed. Ugh.

  6. That is so funny how your dad looks at your son! LOL! thanks for sharing your photos with all of us. :D


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