Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: W or X

Www, what begins with w?

Walk- Wheel- Windy

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And then there is the tale of four Woodies….Woodys….Woody’s? In order of appearance in our lives- Michael’s Woody, Andrew’s Woody, CJ’s Woody and Beej’s Woody. Michael’s Woody is an original from when Toy Story was first released. It still bears his name on the bottom of the boot. This guy has been “shelved” in my office, needing repair and not up to being subjected to little boys’ rough housing. Andrew’s Woody is slightly smaller than the others, looks brand new and holds a place of honor out of the little nephews’ reach. Woody #3 is CJ’s. His vest and hat have been missing for awhile and his belt has been repaired many times. It’s nice to know that he’s well played with and much loved. And then little Beej’s Woody is a secondhand edition, equivalent to training wheels. He loves his Woody but he really gives him a beating, too, so he will have to wait for his own new Woody.

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Woody, Woody, Woody, and Woody
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X is for Xylophone

These photos are in response to Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: W or X.

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Have a great day!

-Kat

#AtoZChallenge D is for Dreams

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“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau

My oldest son dreamed of becoming a firefighter when he grew up. And he did.

Learning did not come easy to him and he worked hard to earn each and every good grade he received. When he hit his teen years, things got rocky, as they sometimes do with teenagers. I worried. He tested boundaries. We made it through.

And a week after he graduated from high school, he began the EMT program. After working as an EMT  for a few years, he got into the Paramedic program and became a certified paramedic. With his end goal in sight, he was trained in the fire academy and was hired as a firefighter-paramedic just two years ago. He continues to study and added Engineer to his certifications.

He had a dream, he worked his butt off to achieve it, and I am in awe of him. He is an inspiration to anyone who thinks that their dreams are beyond their reach and I couldn’t be prouder of him.

This post is working double-duty today and piggy-backing onto Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Summer/Fire.

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You can read the rest of my A to Z posts- HERE.

Have a great day!

-Kat

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Spring – Wood

It doesn’t feel like spring here in the Midwest these days so I need to dust off some pictures from previous years to take part in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Spring – Wood.

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A pop of color!
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Carved in wood
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A beautiful spring day

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Have a great day!

-Kat

Cee’s Black & White Challenge: E or F

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My office elf
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One peaceful frog
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There’s always one bad egg in the bunch.
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Looking through the fence

This post is in response to Cee’s Black & White Challenge: E or F.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: View From the Side

Chairs on the sides of buildings.  These are in two different towns in Michigan. I’m not sure what the story is there.

I seriously love this kid’s hair, especially in the sunlight!

And then there is this little guy…..who is no longer this little!

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These photos are part of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: View From the Side.

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Thanks for stopping in!

-Kat