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I am usually typing on a computer most of the day, but today I am trying my hand at a new project: My 2011 365-Day Photo Journey. I gained a love for photography when I was required to take a fine arts class for college--I chose photography. The course required a lot of work--Professor Loehr saw to that--but it opened my eyes to a new world. It's been many years since I took that class and I don't know how much I actually remember, but following Laura Delagal's 365 Photo Journey and watching my niece's love for taking pictures has peeked my interested in photography again. Although I don't have a professional camera, I did receive a really nice Sony digital (point-and-shoot) camera from my sweetie for Christmas this year. Going through some difficult times in my life, I thought that undertaking my own 365-day photo journey might be a way to relieve a little stress and have some fun with my new toy. Through this journey I will capture some of life's joy and its pain, but I will also be able to refocus the lens of my life on the many wonderful things that God has created. Well, here goes. Wish me luck!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Day 59 - 2/28/2011

Madilyn Grace Courtney

This is my great niece, Madilyn.  She is 14 months old.  And of course, I'm not the least bit prejudice, but I think that she is absolutely adorable.

She was at my daughter's baby shower yesterday; and, when she wasn't hanging on to her Nana's skirt tail, she was the entertainment for the party (oh to be young and energetic again lol).  Madi's mother is a very good photographer, so this little princess is used to being in front of the camera.  When I pulled out my camera and started taking pictures of Madi, she started strutting her stuff!  I just absolutely love this picture of her.  I mean, is that not the cutest smile you've ever seen?

Anyway, I knew that this had to be my picture of the day for today, even though I took it yesterday.  Of course my daughter had to be the centerfold for yesterday's photo.  And you know that Kelly and my new granddaughter, Kellyanne Elizabeth, will take center stage tomorrow.

I'll update you on the news and pics once she arrives.  :-)  Until then, say a prayer that my daughter will have an easy delivery and will deliver a healthy baby girl!  Thanks!!!


  1. Even before I saw the whole entry, this photo of Ms Madi made me smile. You are right, she is totally adorable.

  2. She is adorable.I love it when little ones pose on their own.

  3. She is so cute. Her expression is great!

  4. I'm praying for an easy delivery for your daughter! Such a sweetie. "Cheese"!

  5. She is hamming up the attention...lol.

    I can't wait to see pictures of the new baby! Cheryl, praying for your daughter, praying for you, praying for your whole family. Don't forget to bring Sudoku puzzles to the waiting room...and of course your camera! GOD BLESS...so excited for you!

  6. What a cute smile! I bet you can't wait to take a picture of your grandchild:)

  7. Cheryl, it is so wonderful that your granddaughter is on her way! I can't wait to see the first picture!

  8. Awe ... I could eat her with a spoon .. too sweet.

  9. Thinking of you...hope all is well and you're enjoying the new baby.