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My Photo Album

Here's just a sampling of what goes on around this neck of the woods, whether it be family or friends, each day is proven unique no matter what!  Enjoy!

Yep! A goof at heart!
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Me at the Lights, Camera, Auction - Take 5 Saturday Gala

Lights, Camera, Auction!

The Tatto Stencil
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Before it started.

The Tattoo!
 
I've done something a little radical.  Actually, I've been planning on doing this "radical" thing since I turned 40 last October.  What is this you ask?  Well, I'm now a "freak" or permanently "scarred" on my left shoulder.  I got a tattoo. 

Some might think I'm a little crazy.  But I have my reasons for it.  This was well thought over and my friends Jayne, who drew and went through a few re-designs of the pattern, and Bev who edited the pattern with her computer, helped to make a decision as to the final pattern and what it should represent.  The pattern is that of a horse (see pictures).  To me a horse represents a "free spirit", always moving forward towrds the future without looking back to the past.  Ever since I was a young girl horses have been a part of my life that I feel some sort of spiritual connection.  My turning 40 represented a turning point in my life that follows this representation.

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Trip to the Smoky Mountains in August 2003.

Two Cool Dudes!
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My son Daniel (standing) and his friend Jacob.

"Whoa! That water's cold!"
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My daughter, Krista (green shirt), neices Samantha (right) and Megan (behind Krista).

Ripley's Aquarium - Gatlinburg, Tennessee - August
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Just making sure the glass isn't going to break!

Smoky Mountain Trip - August, 2003.
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Cades Cove at sunset.

Smoky Mountain Trip - August, 2003.
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The kids line up for one last shot before heading home.

More to come.......

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The tattoo designer, Jayne and her canvas, me!

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Just before it started. I'm seated while my support group gives me the pep talk!

Half way there!
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The tatto is outlined. I'm thinking "This is Bitchin'!"

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This wasn't as bad as I initially thought!

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This is it! It's all done! I'm now considered a "Freak" by my piers!

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