Monday, June 4, 2012

YOOHOO {flippn HOOO.}

Hi friends.
Our dear dear neighbor/GOOD friend, chuck, passed away from Leukemia.
He is, at least, no longer suffering & as Jaxy says... up in the happy clouds w/ "Jezooz".
We're all taking this a little harder than I thought we would. 
I thought we knew it was coming, & had a little time to process, we wouldn't be SO heart broken.
WRONG-O.
AT LEAST.... I have this happy happy boy, to make his mama smile.
Friends, please bare w/ me. I'll be taking a teeny bloggy break. I think? 
Talk to you all soon. LOVE. XO
THIS. Smile. Cures my soul.

P/S This last week I've been working on, getting good photos, even under not perfect circumstances.
Example: The above shots, under extreme harsh sunshine... which we all know = those ugly harsh shadows.
If you can find a little shade great, but if not, don't let that keep you from capturing those special moments!
Lol... sometimes I have to remind my self... this is my son... I'm not doing a session! Dur. 
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Live, Love, Travel
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and
 then, she {snapped}
Sweet Shot Tuesday with Kent Weakley

32 comments:

kyna... said...

Oh you sweet sweet thing, I know I told you this already...but I am thinking of you guys, and Chuck's family! If I could be there to give you a great big hug, you know I would be the first one on your doorstep!
xoxoxo
{big hugs} sweetie!
♥ Kyna

Linda Kittmer said...

I especially love the first two shots. That little guy has some grin! Adorable!

MG Atwood said...

It never matters how long you know it's coming, it's still sad and very hard when it finally happens. Take care. Sweet shots, and now the true challenge. What do we do with Juneuary??? AAAACCCCKKK!

Pieni Lintu said...

So cute!

Dina Lettre said...

Oh, no....so sorry, my friend. My BFF from college was taken by leukemia many years ago. No fun.

Sending lots of hugs and prayers to Chuck's family, and of course you. (I know that sweet smile does help a lot, tho.) XO!

Seeing Each Day said...

I visited your blog a couple of days ago and things weren't looking too good for your neighbour - I really am sorry. Just that walking around every minute with this in your heart is tough. Your pictures of your little one are so lovely and am glad that's giving you at least a minute's break too.

Tif said...

Oh my word!! He is ADORABLE!!! Precious Moments Caught In Time!!

Jess@Balancing The Dream said...

great shots!! I love the first one!!!

teri said...

Focus on that smile. In perfect light- or not. Stay well... I have a feeling we will see you sooner than you think. Blessings.

LWLH said...

So sorry for your loss...it's always difficult no matter how much time you have to prepare.

Good thing you have that handsome little man.

Em S said...

What a blessing he is. Jezooz! Cute.

Elena said...

So then this is a good thing; no more suffering! You're right though, it doesn't make it any easier and I'm sure he will be missed by all! It's amazing how much a child can cheer you up though. They are like tiny little antidepressants ;o) Jax is so smart too; it's amazing he really gets it; the whole Chuck being in the happy clouds! Gorgeous pics Melanie!

Lish said...

Oh no, it's hard to prepare and know how you will feel in such a difficult situation. No matter how long you have to process it. My heart is with you all :)

Becky said...

Oh, I'm so so so sorry, sweet friend! I'll be praying for you guys and his family. At least he isn't suffering anymore, but I know that it is still very hard. I'll miss you on your bloggy break, but if that's what you need then take it!

About those direct sun photos, AWESOME! You are doing great, I absolutely hate direct sunlight and avoid it at all cost, but those are pretty great captures there!

Susan said...

Oh Melanie, I'm so sorry! Thinking of you and his family.
Love this set of photos :)

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

Sweet pics. So very sorry to hear about your neighbor. Praying your you all.

prideinphotos.com said...

I am very sorry for your loss. It is terrible to see love ones suffer.

Your images are so crisp and clean!Keep up the great work!
Laurie @ Pride In Photos

Christian said...

Beautiful, beautiful photos!! Sorry to hear about your friend.

Jaymi said...

These are such great shots Melanie! I really love the first one best I think. It's so sharp and clear and your processing is great, and of course his smile is irresistible!

Lisa @ Pure Photography said...

So sorry to hear of your friend. We lost my husband's grandfather and had about a month to prepare...it didn't make it any easier when he passed away. Not at all. Lovely photos of your son.

Shannon Pate said...

So sorry to hear about your neighbor. I worked at a funeral home for six years, and no matter how long you have to prepare yourself, death is so final. Great photos of the cutie patootie camera ham!

Sean Marie said...

I'm so sorry about his passing. Glad you're coping better than you thought though.

Sarah said...

So sorry for your loss, Melanie. :( Sending prayers, hugs and warm thoughts to you and his family. xo

Adorable photos of Jax! That first one is out of control!!

Kelly-Marie said...

Oh my gosh I'm so sorry for you loss guys, big huggles from us x x

amy said...

oh my goooooodness! the first one of little man has me laughing hysterically! he makes such awesome faces :) thanks for linking up to Photo Show Off again my sweet friend!

amy said...

and I want to mention my family will be praying for you guys...what a sweetie that he can make you smile when your heart is hurting. :)

Love, Chelsea said...

Sending lots of love!

Courtney B said...

His smile and talk of Happy Clouds would definitely cure me as well :)
I am so sorry the hearts are breaking in your house, Mel! I wish I could give you a BIG hug! I'll be praying for your sweet family, and everyone else who needs comfort right now! I know Chuck is watching over Jax in those happy clouds!!

Mama said said...

That smile cures the soul indeed. That little man is sunshine, enjoy his light.

Andrea {kerubo mama} said...

Oh so so sorry to hear about your loss, sweet friend. You never really know how you're going to process something until you have to go through it, hey? So tough. Thinking of you and of Chuck's family. All your photos of sweet Jaxy are gorgeous. You have been blessed, mama! xoxo

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Awesome photography ~ sending you lots of hugs to heal from your loss ~thanks for sharing ~ ^_^ ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Great Scott said...

Oh honey - so sorry to hear about your neighbor. So sorry. I'm thankful he is no longer in pain and wishing peace for his family. And, on a brighter note, that's one seriously cute kid you've got there! Well done on those shots - not easy in the strong, harsh light of day! Every one is just super! Hugs!