Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgic

I am nostalgic for a great many things, which doesn’t necessarily mean I want to be back at that time and place again, but there is something about that time that brings me back. This week, our challenge is to show, in photos, things, people, or places for which we’re nostalgic.

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From age 5 through age 19, my daughter and I hung out at softball fields. Family and friends joined us, and the parents of teammates on her traveling squad became family, as well. Plus, as we like to point out, she was little and cute then.

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Less little and cute here, but still, great times.

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Those days when the biggest crisis facing the child was why Emma didn’t want to play soccer with her, or whether the “popular girls” were going to be nice to her at school on any given day.

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My PEZ collection, which I left in Oregon when we moved across the country (you didn’t see that one coming, did you?).

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The days when we shared every holiday (and many Sundays and other days) with family. It’d be nice to have just one more holiday with my mom and grandma (of course, I wouldn’t want to stop at one …).

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Bickering with my sister about who got to be the girl (she ALWAYS got to be the girl!! It’s so NOT FAIR!).

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And while I’m one of the few for whom high school was a whole lot of fun (though my senior prom was NOT), I must say, the thing I most wish I could revisit from those days is my figure. Just look at that girl! 😉

Do you suffer from nostalgia? Anything from the way-back years you’d like to go back and do differently? Join the fun here, and/or comment below!

 

 

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Home

This week’s Photo Challenge is more difficult for me, because I am far away from my home, and because I wanted to find photos that expressed the feeling of home, more than the brick and mortar house which I call home. People make a place a home, and my daughter is one of the most important people to me.

Here she is, goofing off with kids she was coaching in baseball.

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The coach in action:

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My daughter and I have called this softball field our second home for many years. High fives for us both!

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Kids, after their game, running through the sprinklers. The essence of home.

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These were all shot just a couple weeks before I left home and moved across the country. I have yet to find a community that feels like home, or a place (other than work) that is my home away from home. Until I do, I’ll keep dreaming of the day I can return with my daughter to our softball field!

Cute kids

I find myself taking pictures of a lot of children. I love their facial expressions, the way they react to situations. I have so many photos of cute kids, I’m going to have to spread them out over several posts, because nobody wants to scroll through hundreds of pics of cute kids in one sitting!

Here are some from the baseball teams my daughter and I coached last summer.

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