A Day with Carolyn Ann, Ellen and Laura


Thursday was totally chill – all day long!  I can’t remember a day that laid around a house for five hours and I have decided that I need to do more of this…  The only problem is when you are at someone else’s house, you are not looking around at all of the cracks you have to repair, all of the walls you have to paint, all of the clean clothes you have to fold, etc…  I am sure you all know that story!  I think all of the photos I took were from the prone on the carpet position 🙂  My niece Laura put on a little kitty cat show for Theo and I with her friends.  I wish I was seven again…


My other niece, Ellen, wants to be the next Margaret Bourke White and I will do anything she needs to help her get there.  I didn’t start shooting photos until I was into my third year in college.  Sometimes, I wonder what it would have been like for me if I had started in high school or earlier – would I have burned out like I did on tennis and piano?  I guess I will never know.  Ellen is also doing video with a little camcorder I got during a Blue Pixel seminar for Best Buy.  All she needs is Final Cut Express and she will be on her way!Theo loved having his Auntie CA’s feet pressed up against his.  One day soon, his feet will be bigger then hers and it kills me! 


5 Responses to “A Day with Carolyn Ann, Ellen and Laura”

  1. 1 peter September 12, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    Your impact on the Blogsphere is unparalleled. This is really amazzzing stuff! I love the family element of the Blog and how it ties into your gift as a writer and photog. The pics are so telling- They tell a story in and of themselves. Wow, love the one of Ellen and Laura. The one with CA and Theo is absolutely gorgeous!

    xo P

  2. 2 M.E. September 12, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Is this family just a factory for strong women or what?

  3. 3 Ellen September 12, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    hay aunt juju I love all of your photos.It is true that I want to be a photographer like you. You have really ispiered me. love you


  4. 4 Carolyn Ann September 12, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Your vision regarding life as a working mother, more specifically a photojournalist and mother, is so raw and insightful. Unlike Sarah Palin, you have a balance–you’re trying to make a difference in people’s lives while being the best mother and wife you can be to your boys. She’s just trying to compete with the boys. I don’t think the feminist movement in the 60’s intended for females and moms to neglect their role as mother, but that they are given equal opportunities as men. Sarah Palin is trying to be “one of the boys”. She doesn’t seem to put family first and I believe that’s one thing need in the country’s leadership–whether it’s our immediate family, our work family, our community family, our nation’s families or our world’s families. You are a Pulitzer prize-winning photojournalist who makes a difference without extravagance, privilege, power or fame. You are passionate, talented, intelligent and giving. Keep on keeping on and keep working to achieve your dream–you will define it and get there. Thanks for giving so much to so many, especially to your family. We love you!

  5. 5 peter September 12, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    “I’ve been lovin’ you for so long, I’ll be lovin’ you, ’til I’m gone.”


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