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I'm a child of God, wife to Charlie, mom to three beautiful girls, daughter to Dennis and Susan, and friend to as many as I can meet. (In that order.) Welcome to my bloggaroni. :) Follow me on Twitter: thatsmykimjay / Go to my site: www.kimjay.com

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Nana with a camera...

One of the great things about having a husband who works at home is, that you can schedule appointments around the time the baby naps.  "I'm going to the orthodontist, Peanut is asleep, Mom is on call if she wakes up before I get back - if you have a work problem."  The other great thing, is to have a Nana that lives exactly 2.2 miles away and can come over real quick-like, if I don't make it back in time.

I try not to misuse this blessing.  But, yesterday, I didn't make it back in time, and I came home to find the most beautiful thing.  My mom, sitting on the couch with Anna reading.  That is definitely a beautiful thing.  Can't think of many things better on earth.  Except maybe, sitting and chatting with my mom over a cold Coke Zero while Anna runs around and plays.  And, that's just what we did yesterday.  What a great break from my busy day.

Then, something happened that doesn't happen very much - especially in a photographer's world.  Nana grabbed my camera, handed it to me to set it up to auto-everything, and took pictures of ME.  I have very few pictures of me, and especially of me and Anna.  Mostly, because I'd much rather be on the other side of the camera.  Cause you know, if I could just lose that last 15 pounds, THEN you can take my picture!  Boy oh boy.  If I had a dollar for every time I've heard THAT from a mom of one of my clients.  I'm no different.

So, I thought I'd share some pics of me and my littlest angel.  Thanks, Mama.  I love you!


  1. These are great pics, if I say so myself... :() ) Nana wants prints of my long legged girls. As for being blessed.... blessings go both ways. I treasure my time with my sweet Kim. God must love me a lot to give me you.
    Love, Mama

  2. If you lost 15 pounds, you'd be blown away by the wind, girl! You're beautiful just the way you are. :)

    Also, LOVE these candid mother/daughter shots... good job, Momma Roaten.

  3. Beautiful Pictures of a Beautiful Mom and her precious daughter! You are all so sweet!

  4. Tears in my eyes!

    I wish my mom lived 2.2 miles away from me. I'd take 22 miles away. I'd probably be much happier with 222 miles. But, alas, she is 570 miles away.

    And, I am the same way about pictures - I just finished my daughter's first year photo album and there are probably 10 pictures of me in it and a million of my handsome husband.

    Your pictures are wonderful and you look absolutely gorgeous! Get in front of the lens more often!

  5. This is beautiful.. treasure these pictures!!! xoxox