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April 28, 2011


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Yes, I am rarely in photos -- in part because I am the only one with a camera habit, and in part because I hate most pictures taken of me.
However, I note that you look better in that photograph than you think you do!

Life with Kaishon

I love your little fence : )

Busy Bee Suz

I followed the links, and those are very wise words.
I have never seen a photo of my Mom that I did not love...but I pick mine apart. I will stop doing that. Promise.
Love your gardening capture...I think you look great, even while gardening!

green girl in wisconsin

Actually, I was thinking how great you look in this picture--relaxed and happy and busy!


You look great in that photo!

I always tell my husband that he can only take photos of me if he makes me look beautiful in them. It doesn't seem to work.

A few days ago when I was out taking photos of my garden, I took a photo of my daughter. She asked if she could take a picture of me, so I let her. I can't say I like it, but she did a good job. I didn't put it up on my blog, but I did put it in the Facebook album.

Redneck Mommy

I have to remind myself not to shun the camera. I don't want my kids not to have any physical reminder of what I looked like just because I was vain and deleted bad pics.

And I'm so jealous! You are in the garden! There is still snow on the ground here!


I'm glad you didn't delete it...you look great!


I have to force my husband to take pictures of me! I'm always saying "Will you please take my picture so Dylan knows someday that I actually did go places with him?" Jim does all the video taping, though, so I'm in all the videos and the photos are all of him!


I don't think it's an unflattering photo at all, Jenn. More like an action photo!

Slow Panic

I LOVE dianthas and petunias.

I went with marigolds this year -- and Gerbera's (which I hope come back next year)


I think you look beautiful!

And I love dianthus, as you may know!

It's true about moms and photos. We have very few of my mom, for that very reason.


Oh Jenn, thank you so much for the lovely link to the "leaving proof" blog. This is so true! I'll have to link to you and your link for a Mother's day post! Now, off to take a picture with my kids... in the snow ugh!


The picture of you in the garden is wonderful. i like to think of those really bad pictures (how i usually am when not working) as a reminder to the boys of how beautiful i COULD look...you know...if i really tried. i'm a woman of many looks...i hope they remember them all!!


When we lost my Mom there were very few pictures of her after my brother was born.We didn't have a camera for awhile and when we did get one she always took the pictures or avoided being in them. i did that for a long time too until I realized I was erasing history (however it looked) for my family, especially my kids. My son has a picture where we all look goofy as hell but what he remembers when he looks at it was what a great day it was and how much fun we all had together. A good lesson for me to stop hiding and be part of the memories, even if this IS how I look at that particular moment.
YOU and your garden look great, I love happy garden beds too!

mom taxi julie

Yep yep, I really thought about that a lot when I was scrapbooking. The mom who takes care of everything, but never seen in the albums lol. I make sure to get at least one picture of me when we go places.


This may be one of my favorite posts of yours. I was thinking of how much it would mean to your kids someday...and then you wrote that. Brought happy tears. Thanks, Jenn, for the affirmation.

Susie @ A Slice of my Life

I think you look beautiful in all your grubbiness and I'm so proud of you! I'm also really glad to know that my post touched you enough to take action. Your kids will treasure photos like this, I just know it.


I'd say you look as lovely as your garden.

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