October 12, 2009

why family and birthdays are so great...

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my niece turned 8 yesterday
and
to celebrate it right
everyone jumped for me
~with only a little begging~
including her grandparents
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seeing my parents and her other grandpa laughing and jumping and maybe even still talking
about the experience tomorrow
makes me so happy
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life is just too short not to jump
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just fyi...my niece doesn't wear glasses. these are just play glasses that are pink and super cool
and when you're eight, you get to do and wear whatever you want.
I want to be eight again.


30 comments:

  1. How incredible is this, and so much fun. Every photo made me smile! wonderful to be with your family beth. they will talk about jumping for years. you really are an incredible woman. Take care.

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  2. Wonderful series of images. Such happy joy!!!

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  3. How amazing!! I agree with you completely... life is too short not to jump!!! I'm definitely talking my family into joining me for some fun photos next time we get together :)

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  4. Not since I was a child have I seen so many "jumping beans" at a birthday party! Great fun and great photos ...

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  5. this made me smile, oh so much!!
    xo

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  6. Hooray...what fun! Looks like your niece--and all of you--had a great day! Everyone should jump around, skip, sing and play--no matter what age! :o)

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  7. Whatever it takes to make the memory last! What a fun way to ensure a smile if not a laugh for everyone :) Happy Birthday to your niece!

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  8. this just makes me happy and smiley :)

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  9. These jump-shots make me smile so wide....so TOTALLY your signature thang...:)

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  10. This is classic. Every time I see someone jump I'll think of you snapping a photo. These make me smile. It looks like so much fun. I'm not sure I'd want to be 8 again though. Maybe 21 or 25.

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  11. Lovely and wonderful and whimsical and impossible not to smile at.

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  12. Happy birthday to your niece. Everytime I see a photot of someone jumping I think of you. I've got a great one of my son upside down in mid air on the trampoline...I'll have to post it in honour of you one day!

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  13. Such fun viewing your jumping family! heehee Sometimes all you need to feel better is taking a moment and jumping, yes?

    :-D

    (((hugs))),
    love,
    me

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  14. happy birthday to your sweet niece...I am jumping for joy here at your fab photos!

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  15. adorable!!!! such a big group jumping - so much fun

    glad you all had a great itme

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  16. What a fabulous b-day idea! I'm gong to see if I can get my family to jump together at the next birthday party. What a great memory!
    xo

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  17. Eight would be an amazing birthday to revisit... Well, maybe. I can't remember where I lived that year!

    Love the big group jump.... That's a feat in itself. What a happy, smiling, picture!

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  18. your photos MAKE ME WANNA JUMP right off my yoga ball I am typing from!! fabulous fun!

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  19. Oh what fun! Everyone looks like they were really into jumping & enjoying every moment. Wouldn't we all like to be eight again? I sure would!

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  20. Love everyone jumping in the air! It's just happiness all around!

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  21. These pictures make me smile

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  22. Hi Beth

    Oh Happy Days ...


    Happy days

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  23. I started reading this post and was about to tell you that it was the best jump shot yet. And then. And then I got to the group shot with the grandparents. Oh, I do love your family!!

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  24. Beth my grandbabies were here for the week- I needed you here to take photos for me. I do really well with still shots- kids- still shots...LOL

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  25. if my family met up with your family for a jumping contest... no doubt in my mind...your family would win! :) these are fabulous! i am so impressed at how much energy and joy radiates from everyone your photograph!

    sometime you should think about making a video with all your jumping photos? :D
    xoxo

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  26. HOw cool is that! I loved seeing Grandpa jump!

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  27. This is just so amazing!!!
    I don't know what to say, it's just the neatest thing.
    How blessed are you

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  28. That totally made me smile...and I want to be 8 again too (ok- let's be honest- any age with 1 digit would be good)

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  29. I LOVE this!!

    Some people even look like they are dancing in some pictures!

    How can that not bring the biggest smile to your face?!?!

    xoxo

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth