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Monday, January 07, 2008

Unknown Me

Take photos of weird hat for online posterity. Contemplate aging and losing oneself while parenting.

Include kids to distract from unknown self.

Concentrate on kids — they demand it.

Let baby take photo. Find self through other's eyes.

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Anonymous Carrie S. said...

Beautifully composed Michelle...I remember those days.

Mon Jan 07, 07:54:00 PM PST  
Blogger OldRound said...

That last photo looks like a serene mama.

Mon Jan 07, 08:14:00 PM PST  
Blogger stephanie s said...


Mon Jan 07, 09:09:00 PM PST  
Blogger PamKittyMorning said...

Life is such an adventure. Beautiful photos!

Mon Jan 07, 09:15:00 PM PST  
OpenID fiveflowers said...

Oh so sweet. But it sounds like you have had my kind of days lately. Congrats on the blogiversary!! you rock!

Mon Jan 07, 09:25:00 PM PST  
Blogger Blaize said...

Monkeys! Monkeys! That is all.

Mon Jan 07, 11:04:00 PM PST  
OpenID twolimeleaves said...

You're just beautiful, M. And so are those little guys.

Eventually you get yourself back.

Mon Jan 07, 11:50:00 PM PST  
Blogger Mandy said...

Someone, a mother, once said to me while I contemplated what my life has become, "They're not babies forever." And that meant so much! Not sure if it makes sense to you, but there you go.

I keep rereading this post, and it is just so great. Thank you.

Tue Jan 08, 04:50:00 AM PST  
Blogger Kim said...

Oh man, I love this. You're so right. Thank you!

Tue Jan 08, 08:27:00 AM PST  
Blogger Suzanne said...

Mandy is right - there's another life after raising children. Lots of adventures, things I only dreamed about when the kids were small. I lived on the adventures of others until I could have some of my own. The last photo taken by your child is the best.

Tue Jan 08, 09:28:00 AM PST  
Blogger Project Pink Suitcase said...

So true... I'm right there with you.
My little man is very demanding.
However, he is so worth it.
I've been thinking the same about
my age...where did all of the time go. Now it is all becoming a blur
and I can't decide if that's a good thing or a bad thing. Everyone says to enjoy it. OK, that's what I am trying to do. Time flies when you are having fun...I guess?
Life is good. It's the random sleep that still gets to me sometimes. Keep up the great blog.
LOVE it!

Tue Jan 08, 09:57:00 AM PST  
Blogger Lori Pickert said...

you give yourself to them. then, they give you back to yourself.

Tue Jan 08, 02:32:00 PM PST  
Blogger Sonya said...

Composition, depth. Wow Michelle, you just blow my silly posts out of the water. It's just perfect, I can just see a photo shoot going awry or at least not the way intended. The way children do infuriate, interrupt, demand, sap and suck. All the while filling with purpose, light, love, and joy. Unbalancing at best.

Tue Jan 08, 04:30:00 PM PST  
Blogger Dana said...

What lovely photos. Thanks for sharing.

Tue Jan 08, 06:45:00 PM PST  
Blogger gwendomama said...

stunningly gorgeous and peaceful mama.
if only these were the ONLY things they will remember....

Tue Jan 08, 08:48:00 PM PST  
Blogger kate said...

super super sweet posting...

Tue Jan 08, 09:48:00 PM PST  
Blogger Stacie said...

that brought a tear to my eys. what a beautiful post... I know exactly what you are saying...

Wed Jan 09, 01:28:00 PM PST  
Anonymous dorie said...

wonderful. thank you for sharing.

Wed Jan 09, 08:05:00 PM PST  
Blogger mrspilkington said...

Oh, what beautiful heart and soul photographs! Thanks for the post.

Wed Jan 09, 09:06:00 PM PST  
Blogger Marisa said...

You are way too cute with your funky hat photos! Sweet!

Wed Jan 09, 11:47:00 PM PST  
Blogger Ravenhill said...

Lovely shot of you so lovingly gazing at your photographer.

Thu Jan 10, 06:50:00 AM PST  
Blogger Lisa S. Oceandreamer said...

I think you have a timeless beauty that comes through in all the photos...motherhood becomes you.

Thu Jan 10, 07:56:00 AM PST  
Blogger Danielleorama said...

Awww, love baby's photo.

Someone got a haircut, so handsome!

Thu Jan 10, 01:15:00 PM PST  
Blogger mimi k said...

love this- a reality check when I start getting moonie about when the kids were babies.

Thu Jan 10, 06:04:00 PM PST  
Blogger katie said...

nicer without the hat. maybe hats change our personality more than we know? maybe looking into your kids eyes rather than your own softens us up a bit too? bless them.

Fri Jan 11, 12:38:00 AM PST  
Anonymous jean said...

Beautiful, I just love your bravery and honesty

Sat Jan 12, 07:59:00 PM PST  
Blogger Kathy - Pink Chalk Studio said...

The small ones always have that unique angle of view on the world. Love the series together.

Tue Jan 15, 07:24:00 AM PST  
Blogger calamitykim said...

OH! I love that! You are so sweet- really! The kids are wonderful! I love seeing you through their eyes! sweet hat, too! I am learning to knit! so far its just a mess! hahah!

Tue Jan 22, 04:49:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Sarada said...

You are one lovely mama! I am beginning on that journey myself and it's incredibly hard work and amazingly wonderful all at the same time. Your words and pictures are lovely and thought provoking.

Thu Jan 24, 01:01:00 PM PST  

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