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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!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Day 203 - July 22, 2011

Helen Jean Bush Haywood Barnett - 82nd Birthday

Mother and her three daughters (Cheryl, Phyllis & Regina)

Today we celebrated mother's 82nd birthday. Although everyone in the family didn't get to make it down to the nursing home, we had a good number that were able to go.  Our visit put a big smile on her face (well, at least for a little while).  She ate a cupcake, and we sang happy birthday to her.

It is always so wonderful to see her alert and smiling like she was today.  We love you mom!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!


  1. She's so beautiful, Cheryl. I'm glad there was a little joy today.

  2. Beautiful.She is a lovely lady and so special.

  3. That's a beautiful portrait of your mom!