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November 22, 2007

Giving Thanks

Filed under: Personal,Photography,Portraits — chantal @ 12:01 am

It’s Thanksgiving!! Whether you are in the US or not, I’m sure you can find several things you are thankful for. I know I can. Actually, when I really think about all of the blessings in my life, I become misty-eyed and choked up. I am so blessed! It’s amazing to me, really. Life is so precious and fragile, and we have so much here in the United States to be thankful for. A single holiday isn’t nearly enough. But on this day, along with 350 million of my American friends & neighbors, I will eat turkey and mashed potatoes, spend the day with my family, watch the Macy’s parade, and say a quiet prayer for those less fortunate than I.

For my birthday last week, what I really wanted was a great family portrait. But not just the portrait, I wanted the experience of spending a great day with my family, having fun with the camera. Even though it was only 40 degrees outside, we packed the camera bag and tripod, grabbed the hats and gloves, and a thermos of hot chocolate, and made our way to downtown Columbus in search of the perfect place for our family portrait. The actual pictures weren’t very successful (getting 5 people to smile, keep eyes open, look in the same direction, stop laughing, stop hitting each other, generally just stand still while waiting for the timer simply just doesn’t work. I seriously need to invest in a remote release!!)…but we had fun, and that’s what matters.Ā  And this is what I am truly thankful for: my family!

I loved the red brick on this building, I’ll definitely be back here:


This is in front of the State House in Columbus, with the Great Seal of Ohio.
“With God All Things Are Possible”… the perfect line for us!


Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!



  1. Happy Turkey Day šŸ˜€

    Dave wants Turkey now…

    Comment by DAVE ID — November 22, 2007 @ 10:56 am | Reply

  2. Happy Thanksgiving to the whole Stone family. I hope it was as enjoyable as ours here. We’ll have leftovers for weeks hehe šŸ˜€

    Comment by Sebastian — November 23, 2007 @ 11:07 am | Reply

  3. Looks like a great family. Happy holidays!

    Comment by shermancharles — November 26, 2007 @ 4:39 pm | Reply

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