January 20, 2012

"I dreamed a dream"...


As I posted earlier in the week, we ventured up to New York City on Sunday to see "Book of Mormon".  This was a Christmas present from Santa to Thing #3.  I know, I give Thing #3 a jab here and there due to her teenage angst that she has down to perfection.  Well there is a good reason for that. Thing #3 dreams of being on Broadway.  She comes by the theatrics naturally I guess....she must get that from the Better-Half!  Okay..I can't even PRETEND to lie about that! haha.  Thing #3 actually welled up Christmas morning when she opened up the tickets to "Book of Mormon", that's what happens when you get one of your dream.  I am not sure when the last time I've seen her smile so much within a 24-hour period as she did on Sunday.  It was definitely a dream come true for my aspiring Broadway diva.



"Broadway Dreams"
New York City, NY

I got this shot of her on the train ride home after the show.  I love it because it is 100% her reflection in the train window (which was the ONLY way I could even see her as she thought it would be cool to sit by herself so she looked as if she was travelling alone...AS IF!).  I have to take photos of her on the sly because she hates when she sees me with "James Dean".  She hates when I put her in my blog.  I hate that she probably has never even LOOKED at my blog so HOW would she even know?!?  I wouldn't be a good mom  if I didn't irritate her at least once a day...so I'm POSTING this to test my theory.  If I mysteriously disappear from the blog-o-sphere, my theory will be dispelled and you should all consider Thing #3 as a prime suspect. This was one occasion when she caught me taking her photo, and miracles upon miracles.. she actually smiled.  She MUST be living in a dream world!


Happy Friday.  Dream BIG!



--Kathy



24 comments:

  1. I remember those teenage years when all my pics of the kids are with their heads turned down or a hand in front of them! You're so clever to think of the reflection! Your PAF is intriguing and colorful and a great fit for both themes.

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  2. What a great photo of your daughter. She can use it on the portfolio! May she never stop dreaming (of us for that matter).
    And I just figured out you must have a rebel?!? I am so slow...

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  3. Not only am I not in the pic's but my two teenagers don't want to be in them either! ; )

    Love that first shot!

    And I have a dream too - I dream of time, more time.....I need more time! haha

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  4. Great capture of your daughter, I love the subtle smile.
    Wonderful use of the texture on the Statue of Liberty photo. So fun and interesting.

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  5. Great capture of your daughter, I love the subtle smile.
    Wonderful use of the texture on the Statue of Liberty photo. So fun and interesting.

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  6. Your post made me smile...I also have a daughter and remember those teen angst years. She's almost 21 now - it does get better! lol. Your trip to NYC sounds amazing, and the images you captured are beautiful! One of my fondest memories was when I went on a one-day trip to NYC with my daughter. It was magical and I'd love to visit there again soon!

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  7. Love the photograph of your daughter. And what a wonderful dream come true - boy, Santa rocks!

    Loved your post. :)

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  8. Your photography is so dreamy! Just wanted to note that I saw your hilarious comment on Leigh Vs Laundry "Freak Show Friday". For what it's worth (Nothing), you get my vote!

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  9. Sounds like you all had a wonderful time!
    Love that reflection shot of your daughter!

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  10. It's our duty as diligent parents to "jab" our teens every now again...who ELSE is going to teach them character!? Great post Kathy....she'll remember this...always.

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  11. My daughters are well past the teen years but my dream is that they will learn from their children what I learned from mine . . . ;)

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  12. Wonderful, the effect is very dramatic.

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  13. That sounds like a fantastic day! I love experience gifts...they really do last a lifetime!

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  14. I love that reflection shot of t#3. If you are pestering her, you are a good mom. Love your S of L image. I guess I missed it earlier this week-work, you know? It so gets in the way of blogging and photos.
    Glad NYC was fun for you and your dreamer.

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  15. visiting from PAF; like the image and really like the abstraction. thanks so much for sharing it. karen

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  16. very cool, love your images
    Blessings
    Suzanne

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  17. hello,

    great pics.

    greatings send you Conny

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  18. Love that you got this one of your daughter, and a great story to tie in with it. It's a very "New York City" type of picture so I bet it makes her feel cool ;-) (Which I'm sure she is!)

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  19. I love her photo. What a great story to go with it. Dreams do come true!

    Hugs, Linda

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  20. Love the statue of Liberty, Very Andy Wharhol!

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  21. Wonderful picture of your daughter!

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  22. You're right -- the colors are perfect. I like photos of multiples like this. Nice edit.

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