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Happy First Birthday - Aurora Jean Jump

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 15 August 2011 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Today, August 15, 2011, is a very special day! One year ago today Aurora Jean Jump was born into this world in San Francisco, Calfornia to her proud mom, Lyndsy, and dad, David. Grandma Barbara (my Barbara) was there as well, to lend support and join in the excitement.

And now, one year later, here we see "AJ" enjoying a lovely meal of Macoroni and Cheese at the "Red Robin Restaurant" near San Mateo where Aurora's Aunt Linda (Barbara's sister who lives nearby) helped them celebrate one day in advance.

Even through the slight motion blur, we can all see that AJ is enjoying her "Mac and Cheese" immensely.

Part of the fun of being a grandparent, even though we were not physically there, is to remain connected in these modern times, as I noted a few weeks ago. But another great privelage of being a grandparent is the unhindered ability and desire to "show the kids off" i.e. brag about them every chance we get. In my opinion, the most exclusive "club" in the world is what I term "The Grandparent's Club," so we tend to brag alot. Thanks for letting us brag ;-)

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** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"

- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)

- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"
; Earth Wind and Fire

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