Saturday, December 13, 2008

Faces of the CNF


I don't remember if I ever posted about this before, but I suspect that I haven't. Some time either last year or earlier this year I was contacted by someone from the Child Neurology Foundation who had seen my photos of Samantha on Flickr and who wanted to give their website a facelift (literally). The Foundation felt that the images on the site were too depressing and were looking to brighten it up a bit with more positive, happy imagery. They felt that some of my pics of Samantha were perfect. As you can see above, she's on the Gifting Policy page, but when you first enter the site's main page, the main photo is actually a set of rotating photos, and there's another pic of Sammi if you wait. All of the new images on the CNF website are wonderful, and definitely a far cry from the old site. I'm so glad we could be a part of this!

I'm watching It's a Wonderful Life right now. I think I am truly the only person in America, if not the world, who has not seen this before. For some reason I'm just not a big fan of old movies. Even though I was a film major at school and sat through a fair share of old films (and enjoyed them!), I don't seek them out. But I figure it's about time for me to finally be able to say I've seen it. And yes, I am paying attention to it--I'm typing during the 30,000 commercial breaks that the network is using to break up a 1 1/2 hour film and re-stitch it into a 3 hour epic. So much for getting to bed early tonight...

I leave you with a couple of photos of Sammi taking her wooden grasshopper for a walk. She carries it to the door of our apartment whenever she wants to go out for a walk in the hallway, and it's just priceless to see her trailing her little toy behind her. Yes, I did a lot of editing to the images, but the originals were pretty awful. :-)

7 comments:

Carol N. said...

Your neighbours must get a kick out of Sammi and her cricket!

James is also watching It's a Wonderful Life right now . . . but it's not his first time.

Hope you are well!

Jeanette said...

That is very cool. That is confirmation of your talent with picture editing. I love your photos. Sammi is so beautiful!

Michelle said...

That's a great photo of Sammi. I'll have to check out the site.
Great seeing you all yesterday. and thanks for the preggo clothes:)

Kacey Bode said...

I love the gifting policy pic, so sweet. Walking her cricket, funny : ) I was reading a couple of posts down and saw the jammie day one, we are on day 2 so far of all day PJ day, gotta love it! It's the only way I can keep something on Ella's feet, footy PJs!

RobMonroe said...

I haven't seen it either. It's kind of a badge of honor that I wear proudly at this point!

Renee said...

I am one of the few people who haven't seen It's a Wonderful Life. I want to see it!

As usual, beatiful pictures of Samantha.

Becca said...

Haha--Jeanette, if only I had edited that photo myself... But it was sent to them in its original form, and the greyscale is the CNF's handiwork.