Weekly Photo Challenge: Wish

Star light, star bright,
First star I see tonight.
I wish I may, I wish I might,
Have the wish, I wish tonight.
We’ll make a wish
And do as dreamers do
And all our wishes
Will come true.

There was a time when I was young enough to believe these last few lines- make a wish and if you wish hard enough your wish will come true! That time of childish belief didn’t last long, since I soon discovered no matter how I wished, a puppy didn’t appear, my little brother continued to bite me all the time, and I still had to go to school every day! Sigh, how quickly the innocence of youth is shattered.

Before I had children, my wishes were pretty straightforward and rather selfish. World peace? Nope, I was wishing for a trip to a far-flung locale or maybe to win the lottery… to fund my trips to some far-flung locale. Hehe! Not that I don’t want to travel anymore, but now that I have kids I find that my wishes tend to center around them – for their health, their happiness, their success in life.

DSC07017I wish that my babies will have long, loving lives filled with happiness and prosperity! I wish that they will grow into kind, caring adults who can also stand up for themselves and for what’s right. I wish that they can make a positive difference in the world, and that wherever they end up, I wish they will always remember that their mother loves them!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Treat

Hmm… this week’s challenge made me think. It’s so hard to single out a single thing that I consider a treat – anything that’s enjoyable (and not work-related!) to me is a treat!

So you know what… I have three words for you:

Treat Yo Self!

Whether it’s mimosas, fine leather goods or a nap that does you good, go out and do it! While hopefully not breaking the bank or missing work or neglecting your children or whatnot. I advocate responsible treating!

So here are some things that I consider a treat:

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This thing of beauty is a green tea blueberry cake, and while the flavor combination may sound weird, it is super divine! Light fluffy green tea cake layered with cream and blueberry jam… give it to mama! This cake also reminds me of good times spent with friends – surprising my husband for his birthday, eating Korean BBQ buffet, and catching up on times – a definite treat!

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Sometimes you wake up and the sun streaming through the trees is so gorgeous that you just have to get out your camera and capture it! And then you remember its 40 degrees outside and you’re not wearing a coat… or shoes. But then you also remember that you’re on vacation and you have the next 3 days off! YEAH TREAT!

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And finally, the biggest treat of all is spending time with this elegant little girl right here! Just look at that lady-like eating face.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

Maybe it’s because I’m short, but I’ve always been acutely aware of scale. Especially with a tall husband, if I’m not on my tippy-toes or in heels I am dwarfed by him – and the fact that he’s tall and skinny whereas I am short and normal…. he makes me look shorter and fatter. Argh! Stupid scale!

In any case, using scale is a great way to emphasize how big or how small something is. Case in point – my daughter was born in November, a preemie at 6 weeks early and she was a tiny little thing! Her little fingers compared to my thumb make her seem even smaller and more delicate. Now she’s grown so much that her little hand wraps around my whole thumb!

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