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HI! I'M CATHY BLACKSTONE.

I am a Columbus based photographer and welcome to my blog.

I love to photograph babies in the tummy, babies out of the tummy, kids being good, kids being bad, kids with special needs, kids with fur, couples in love, families being themselves and seniors in between text messages :)

I have a fun and carefree style that I think you will be very comfortable with. Of course I love to take the classic picture where everyone is looking at the camera with a perfect smile but what I really love to catch is the real "in between" moments. The candid moments that you will cherish forever.

This is my photo blog where I will share favorite images from recent sessions and blab about my interests and family.

Thanks for visiting my site and taking a look. I really appreciate it. 

SPRING BREAK

I’m starting to love Spring Break with the kids. I finally don’t have a baby. Dane is getting more and more “doable”. We went to see our first movie as a family. HUGE milestone. HUGE. And it worked! We went to the theaters at the mall so that if Dane had to bail I could shop and not be bitter and resentful:)

We always stay local. I let each kid pick the day’s events.

Brynn chose bowling …

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Dane was scared at first. I was going to be the mom and walk and talk him through it but the big kids took over. That’s when I know having four kids is allll good. Makes me all proud and warm and fuzzy to see them naturally help Dane.

I forgot about lunch. So we ate potato chips and nachos instead. They were in heaven.

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And then Dane decided to set his ball down at the line. Back up. Take a running start and kick it as hard as he could with his sock covered foot. We all went from wondering, to “STOP DANE!” to cying laughing. It took about 3 seconds for the pain to set in and then he was DONE.

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We went to Old Man’s Cave the next day (didn’t bring my camera) and then on Wednesday we went to my favorite diner called Tom’s. It’s in Zanesville. It is seriously like stepping back in 1950. We all had lunch and a huge sundae for $35! Well Dane’s lunch was a plate of bananas but still. Jackson said, “it was the best hamburger I’ve ever had even though it smelled like rotting carpet”. I just wanted them to experience their dripping over the bowls onto a plate sundaes. It was so interesting to see the clientele. Couldn’t believe how many people came in just to buy nuts, lol. I really wanted to steal one of their metal bowls but resisted. Hard one to explain to Ellie and Jackson now, lol.

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Ellie chose Delaware (city). It holds a spot in her heart from when we would go to speech therapy every week. For the first three months it was hard trying to figure everything out. I would drop off Ellie at Miss Jenny’s and then have a baby and a rambunctious toddler to deal with for an hour. I hated it. Dreaded it. And then I started snooping around and found one of the most beautiful cemeteries. A few months later I found a really great playground. Delaware also has GREAT ice cream stands with “eyeballs’ for kids ice cream. So what started out as something we dreaded turned into something we looked forward to. We would stay hours longer because the kids LOVED eating at the cemetery and looking at the graves. I bet some of you can’t wrap your head around that:) I also taught them how to do grave rubbings and it’s one of those things they remember and beg to do.

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then off to Mingo Park.

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April 24, 2010 - 10:48 am Beth - My dad in law always brings me dark chocolate carmels and cashews from Toms when he comes to Ohio-YUM!

April 24, 2010 - 9:58 am libbe - We used to live in zanesville for a couple years. So over spring break my son wanted to go back drive by our old house and go to Donalds donuts and Toms. Both great places to step back in time. On wednesday, we went to old mans cave. On tues we went to the state house downtown for a self guided tour. We also had a day of kite flying, no bowling though. My youngest choses to bowl every year on his birthday at the Palace. We had a great staycation too! I took a pics at Toms too and my 17yr old was totally humiliated

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