{ i heart faces } | Enjoying Life

This months theme over on I Heart Faces is Enjoying Life.  The picture below isn’t some fabulous work of art with beautiful back lighting and perfect technical execution, but I could not think of a photo that means more to me.  This is my amazing grandma, enjoying life, completely.  It may sound a little silly to some, but Krispy Kreme doughnuts is kind of a big deal to her.  She doesn’t have any local to her in Southwest Florida, so when on vacation in South Carolina, we went out of our way to get her to the one place she wanted to visit. I am pretty sure that it’s the happiest I’ve seen her in a long time!  She splurged on a new coffee mug, and had not one, but TWO, hot and fresh doughnuts while we were there, and of course had to bring home enough to last the rest of our trip!  This picture now hangs as a 20×30 mounted print (and even larger frame!) in my kitchen. It’s really become the focal point of my home and I believe this picture will become a treasured family heirloom.

I think we could all learn a lesson from my grandma. It really is the little things in life that make life worth living.  Family, friends, adventures and doughnuts… especially doughnuts!


  • Sue Jeffries - July 6, 2012 - 2:41 pm

    I LOVE this picture, I have been without my grandma for 23 years & still miss her everyday. This is a priceless picture & a great reminder that pictures of kids aren’t the only great ones. Well done

  • Aubrey P - July 6, 2012 - 3:52 pm

    AMEN! to the previous comment. I think this is so fun!

  • katie - July 6, 2012 - 11:20 pm

    I’m in love with this photo. What a beautiful, fun loving woman. I’d love to have a photo like this of my grandma! Good luck in the contest.

  • cindy - July 9, 2012 - 7:27 pm

    I love how you put this into words. It is so true that its life’s little things that we should never forget. She’s pretty lucky to have you as her granddaughter and I am am even luckier to you as my daughter !!!

  • Lindsay - July 9, 2012 - 10:11 pm

    LOVE this post & picture! Grandma’s are a gift straight from heaven!!

  • Kristy - July 9, 2012 - 10:11 pm

    Absolute perfection! Isn’t it funny how you can tell when someone is really happy :)

  • Jen - July 9, 2012 - 10:17 pm

    These are the BEST kind of photos. With one look I feel like I know (and love) your Grandma. You captured her. And I love that you have this blown up on your wall. I’ll take this over perfect lighting and posing any day. :-) Great job!

  • Meg - July 9, 2012 - 10:17 pm

    Love it! As the Irish say…when Irish eyes are smiling…and your Grandma’s eyes say it all! Great picture…brought a big smile to my face.

  • Lisa - July 10, 2012 - 7:08 pm

    This is just wonderful! Great image!!!!

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  • Life with Kaishon - July 11, 2012 - 10:31 pm

    I love this picture so much Christine! What a wonderful picture. Your Grandma has an amazing smile. I love that this is hanging in your kitchen. I think it is a masterpiece. Congratulations on being a winner at I heart faces this week. That is a pretty fantastic thing!

  • Jennifer Sampson - July 15, 2012 - 9:11 am

    How sweet & precious! I agree…the sentiment can be 100% more important than perfect lighting and technical execution…although I see nothing glaringly wrong in those regards here. WELL DONE…beautiful..meaningful…it WILL be a treasured family heirloom…so happy you printed BIG and showcase it in your home. From a fellow photog, LOTS OF LOVE, LIGHT & SUCCESS from me to you!

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