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This year for my To the Moon & Back project, I am going to post once a month.  I am still focusing on a portrait of each of my children, but this year I want to try to include more of “them”  showing off their favorite things, hobbies and interests.  As many of you know, my two children are very different.  One is more quiet and reserved, while the other has a very big personality.  Through this project last year, and as I thought about what I wanted for this year, I noticed that while they are very different, they have some wonderful similarities.  I am hoping to showcase those differences & similarities this year, both in images and in words.  I hope that you will follow along as the year progresses.  I will also be joined by some lovely photographers as we share our images monthly on the third Thursday of each month.

This month, both kids got new headphones for Christmas.  I love that they both have a love for music!  They have been exposed to music since they were little, thanks to their dad!  Both kids have favorites, and will often ask for a particular song or CD by name.  As you can see, their style of listening to music is very different, him content to just listen and her, well she loves to sing along….loudly.  He loves rock – loud and heavy music.  On this day it was Linkin Park, but he also loves Metallica, AC-DC, and Eminem.  She loves quite a variety of music, but right now she is listening to the Frozen CD, and the soundtrack from Guardians of the Galaxy.  I love how with all their differences, I can still see just how much they are the same. Now go see what Denver Photographer Farrah Jobling and her two cuties have been up to.  Be sure to click on through all of the links to catch up with our group!


  • Kasey - So beautiful! Love the one of Harper singing!

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Last year I needed to take a step back.  I had too much going on, and something had to give.  I stopped contributing to our weekly Cherish this Day posts, and even had to take a step back with helping get the posts together.  This year, as I looked at which projects I would continue, and which ones had to go, I just knew that I needed to find a way to fit this project in.  I missed shooting the images for it, and I missed my group of wonderful photographers.  For now, my goal is to contribute at least one image monthly.   I can always do more, but feel one image a month is do-able, and will keep me both connected and shooting what I love.  This month, my contribution is the second image here.  Usually I would post the image from the Cherish this Day blog first, but this time it needed to be this way.  The part of these images that I cherish so much is how her sweet little face looks when she “poses” herself, and how much fun and silliness we have when we are together.  I love the way her eyes close when she giggles, and that you can still see the little spaces between her teeth – one of the last signs of baby that still remains.  So much to cherish.  So glad I am back.  Be sure to stop by the Cherish this Day blog and leave some ♥.

  • Erica Finnan - I’m so glad you are able to continue to contribute to it! I’ve missed your pictures! I love both these images equally!!

  • Janet Crouch - You know how much I love these! The color and the black and white are stunning <3