Tag Archives: Photography

A Trip to Our Local Museum: IMAS

25 Aug

Please Vote: Summer Nature Photo Contest

12 Aug

Hey guys!  I know I haven’t posted anything in a while…summer has kept me busy…vacation, summer photo contest, and an awesome promotion at work.  Nonetheless, I am back and asking for your support.  I previously posted something in regards to a summer nature photo contest my son entered.  This is the photo that was chosen as a contender.  I am hoping most, if not all of you, have facebook so you can go to the following link https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=558934994168769&set=a.558933164168952.1073741828.454120927983510&type=1&theater and hit LIKE to vote for his photo to win.  Thank you so much and I appreciate all your support! 😀

A Day at the Beach 07/14/13

15 Jul

Estero Llano Grande State Park 06/08/2013

8 Jun
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These are our photos from our nature walk today. Hope you enjoy them. 🙂


Storm Rolled In-6/7/2013

8 Jun


1 Jun

Hawk in Flight

While taking our second nature walk of the summer today, my amateur photographer of a son happened to snap this photo of a beautiful and graceful hawk with it’s outstretched wings soaring high above the thirsty terrain.  Upon admiring his photo I began to wonder, “do we actually still maintain this freedom we Americans have always claimed to have”?  You cannot know by simply looking at this photograph but this eye-catching hawk was gliding over the Texas/Mexico border along the Rio Grande River.  This hawk symbolizes something that in my opinion the human race has lost in light of the most horrific border violence in history, our freedom.  As a child I remember countless times in which I had the privilege of visiting some of the most charming places in Mexico including Michoacán, Acapulco, Playa Azul, Celaya and innumerous others.  These lush regions had some of the most ravishing landscapes I had ever witnessed.  As a mother now I would have loved to have introduced my children to the beauty that I once knew.  Due to the heinous crimes that are occurring just miles south of this border, this disillusioned dream of mine is just that, a dream.   I am disheartened at the fact that I have been robbed of this so called “freedom” and that my children will never be able to appreciate what I experienced growing up as child.  Immaculate stories of a once picturesque country is all that is left and for me that is simply not enough.  To be free such as this hawk, to “fly” anywhere, anytime is something that I yearn for and wish to be able to get back in my lifetime and my children’s.

Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park-6/1/2013

1 Jun

These pictures were taken by my 10 year old son.  Our second nature walk this summer.


A Few Pics from Summer Vacation 2012

25 May

Black and White

22 May
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DSCF0357, a photo by proudsinglemama on Flickr.

Just playing around with the settings on my camera, wanted to see how it looked in black and white.

Killing Several Birds With One Stone

21 May

I know us single moms are always extremely busy and we find ourselves lacking time to do many things.  I came home today not planning to go anywhere.  Generally I always make dinner, work on homework with the kids and relax for a while before it’s off to shower and bed.  But our household has become a little more hectic lately and I am needing to find ways to get everything done in one day and still have some time to rest.  Well, today I decided to take a walk with my kids and our new puppy to the park.  In doing this I found myself being able to get some exercise, the kids were able to play (and exercise), our puppy was able to get her much needed walk and the biggest plus of all, I took my new camera to snap some photos.  These are a few of the sample pics I snapped a while ago.  I am still getting the hang of it but I find myself enjoying this newfound hobby.  Nevertheless, this seems like a good routine to follow several times a week.  I’m able to kill several birds with one stone and I encourage all you single, busy moms to do the same.  Figure out how you can get several things done at once and you will realize how much free time you find yourself with.


South Texas Gamers Expo

The RGV's premier gaming and pop-culture event!

A Multitude of Drops

"My life amounts to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean. Yet what is any ocean, but a multitude of drops?"

The Laughing Mom

At Least It Will Make A Good Story

Don't Repeat This in Preschool

(This made more sense when I still had a preschooler.)

Funny for Nothing

The world as I see it

Everyone Is Special

Everyone has a story


Telling the truth about life and parenting

Things you'll want to know

From the heart of a newly divorced single mother

Where My Treasure Is

"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:21

The Single Mom's Guide to Leaning In

The Place to come when you need to know how to do it all


Seeing the best in life's challenges

Single-Mom Soapbox

Advice from the viewpoints of a Christian and an atheist

My Participant Observational Research into Poverty for the Single Mom

I'm going to be so wise when I finally pull out of this.

Sad. Funny. Truthful.

Combining depressing thoughts with comedy and brutal honesty makes for some interesting writing. I know at least one person other than me agrees so that's good enough for me.


Want to see what an Instagram with no pictures looks like? @allmostrelevant

Cordelia's Road Trip

"Women always try to tame themselves as they get older, but the ones that look best are always a bit wilder." - Miuccia Prada

Uncharted Mishaps

I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am. I am. I am. ~Sylvia Plath

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