Making Time Stand Still

from the desk of: Veronica

My dear friend’s grandfather recently passed away, and at the visitation this morning, we gravitated to the pictures. Hundreds and hundreds of pictures of him, his wife, his children, his grandchildren, and his great-grandchildren. The room was filled with pictures of him at every stage in life. We pointed out certain pictures, laughing at the stories they conjured. We smiled at the pictures of his youth. We covered the mouth and saw my friend certainly did have his eyes, then covered his eyes and saw the mouth and nose belonged to one of his cousins. We smiled, and sighed, and thought, and remembered.

It’s in moments like these that I remember what a gift photography truly is. The pictures I take of my girls every single day are most certainly for me, so I can look back and smile and cry and remember their youth. They are also a gift for my girls, who will show them to their own spouses and children to tell them all about the people they were once upon a time. They are also a gift for my children’s children, and their children, and their children, who will one day look through them with love and amazement and wistfulness.

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(That’s my little girl in the picture, by the way)

Get portraits taken. Take photos often — whether on a fancy camera, a not-so-fancy camera, or your phone. Make time stand still whenever you can. Sure, you’ll remember your life without photographs, but you’ll remember so much more with them. Every picture you take is a gift to yourself, but also to future generations of your family. Capture all the love you can. And remember to tell the people you love that you love them.

You can find Veronica at her blog, Veronica M.D. (no, she’s not a real doctor), and on TwitterInstagram, and Pinterest. Feel free to stalk her. She encourages it.

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Amazing Proposal, Vol. 2

It was a rainy day, and I had a lot on my mind. Naturally, when it came time to put together a post for this week, I thought I could kill two birds with one stone and find something online to make me smile and then share it with you!

Have I got a doozy for you: This proposal got me big time. I was tearing up, and I don’t care who knows it. It’s currently tied (with this) as my favorite public proposal.

It will make you laugh, make you cry, maybe even make you swoon. Enjoy!

You can find Veronica at her blog, Veronica M.D. (no, she’s not a real doctor), and on TwitterInstagram, and Pinterest. Feel free to stalk her. She encourages it.

Who to Follow On Twitter

We’ve already established that I love Instagram and would love to suggest people to follow, but did you know I was obsessed with Twitter? If you follow me on Twitter, you might already have an idea, since some days it’s like Ulysses up in there with the stream-of-consciousness I have going on.

ANYWAY, I have a account for you to follow if you haven’t stumbled across it already: @EarthPix.

I love seeing gorgeous pictures of amazing places from around the world, beautiful animals, and phenomena I’ve always wanted to witness. Here are just a few of the images your Twitter stream could be filled with:

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Waterfalls of Gods, Iceland.

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Aescher Hotel, Switzerland

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Aurora Borealis, Bear Lake, Alaska

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Golden Waves, California. Photo by Phil Waller.

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Friends Forever. Photo by Gregoire Bouguereau.

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Aerial View of Central Park, New York

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Jackson Lake, Wyoming

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Road to the Clouds, Alberta, Canada. Photo by Jeff Clow.

So click on over and follow Earth Pics, and follow Sean Purcell Photography while you’re at it.

You can find Veronica at her blog, Veronica M.D. (no, she’s not a real doctor), and on TwitterInstagram, and Pinterest. Feel free to stalk her. She encourages it.

Free Mother’s Day Printables

This is your official reminder that Sunday is Mother’s Day. Please don’t forget to get your mother a gift. FOR THE LOVE OF PETE, DON’T FORGET.

Hopefully you have it all locked down, but if you need a little something to add to the sweet factor, you could print out one of these little lovelies, or even use it as a card. Heck, if you have a place that will print to canvas in less than a week, you are in awesome shape.

Here are a few printables to check out:

get it HERE

(multiple colors available) get it HERE

Mother's Day Quote 8x102

get it HERE

Only One Mother's Day Card

get it HERE

DIY Mother's Day Gift

get it HERE

Make sure to take care of your mothers and all the mother-figures in your life. Happy Mother’s Day!

You can find Veronica at her blog, Veronica M.D. (no, she’s not a real doctor), and on TwitterInstagram, and Pinterest. Feel free to stalk her. She encourages it.