me and mine | 5 of 12 / by Carey

"The history of our grandparents is remembered not with rose petals but in the laughter and tears of their children and their children's children. It is into us that the lives of grandparents have gone. It is in us that their history becomes a future."   ~Charles and Ann Morse

My children are fortunate to know my grandparents, their great grandparents.  They live two hours away from us and we usually go to see them.  But they made the drive up to see us on Monday, to visit here in Kingsport.  The kids enjoyed showing them all of their special places outside to play, and I enjoyed getting to visit with my grandparents.  I spent so much time with them when I was growing up.  It is just crazy to think that I'm now midway through my thirties, a grown-up myself, with children of my own to share with them, who gave me so many fond memories in my childhood.   Shawn attempted to capture a shot of all five of us -- Little Buddy and Little Lady aren't much into posing.  This one photo, however, was my favorite.  I love how my grandparents are looking at us in the middle with beautiful, happy, genuine smiles on their faces.

Me and Mine photo project by Carey Pace, generations

This is a group creative project that I participate in with fellow photographers.  Please take a few moments to spin around our circle and see how they each creatively captured an image of ME and MINE.  Next up is Hope Toliver.

I shot these with my Nikon D800
Nikon 50mm 1.4D