{Week 6} Our Project 52: Eyes


{Eyes – A Haiku}

Are your eyes dancing?

Dancing in the songs of life 

Dancing eyes all night


Project 52: Eyes

Last week we spent the weekend at the park. The goal was for the girls to have some fun and for me to capture those moments including some great shots of our eyes. The weather was perfect at almost 65 degrees. Let’s just say we spent a total of 24 minutes at the park. I got a some great shots of the girls but none of me and a few of the Hubs. He will make a little appearance a little further down but you know how that is: He’s not about that picture or blog life. LOL 

Big Z

Her eyes are beautiful. People always inquire about her eyes. We say thank you but we also instill in her that she is more than her pretty eyes and face. She is a whole person destined for greatness. It’s important to teach lessons of self esteem and confidence beyond skin color and physical features. 


I didn’t capture any pictures of my eyes at the park. Remember we were only there for 24 minutes! Here is a car selfie I snapped a few days before while we were heading out to the museum. Ignore my eyebrows. I just can’t find a true go to person. 

Project 52 EyesLittle Z

A certain someone would not cooperate for a straight on shot in those 24 minutes at the park. Yes I keep bringing up those 24 minutes! Shortest park visit ever. LOL. I wasn’t laughing at the time. I do love this shot though. 

Project 52 EyesThe Hubs 

Here is the little appearance by The Hubs. This is actually a great shot of him pushing Little Z on the swings. He is actually smiling in this shot. I’m going to have it printed but this is all we get on the blog. Do you know how much cropping I had to do to get this? And yes, he needs more sleep. He is a watch TV until the wee hours guy. A sucker for torture is what I call it. 

Eyes 2

Didn’t get a shot of our animal children Scout the Boxer or Rio the Parakeet. Next time. 

How do you feel about the eyes in your life? Do they dance in the songs of life?




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  • Reply
    February 13, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    I love the eyes I get to look into everyday. Your girls are so cute!

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      M J
      February 13, 2015 at 11:41 PM

      Thanks Tia. Yep I love the eyes over here too. LOL

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    February 14, 2015 at 12:53 AM

    Both of your girls are beautiful and have pretty eyes. I agree we have to teach our daughter’s they are more than just being pretty. I don’t ever want my daughter to think she can survive in the world on being pretty.
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      M J
      February 14, 2015 at 3:47 PM

      Thank you Sonya and you are so right. Pretty means nothing when it comes to genuine life skills.

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    Christine @MomsNCharge
    February 14, 2015 at 1:44 PM

    Dancing in the songs of life, I love that. And these are beautiful eye. This post just made me think I need to start spending more time looking into the eyes of my loved ones 🙂
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      M J
      February 14, 2015 at 3:46 PM

      Thanks Christine. I am really loving getting back into my poetry. And yes look into your loved ones eyes. I find so much peace and inspiration when I do it.

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    February 14, 2015 at 2:02 PM

    I love that you are teaching your daughter that she is more than just a pair of pretty eyes. I was always told my eyes were my best feature by people. I pretty much always thought they were my ONLY good feature. Very cool post around the haiku! Nicely done!
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      M J
      February 14, 2015 at 3:45 PM

      Thanks Nikki. I appreciate your kind words. It is our responsibility to teach our children that they are beautiful inside and out. BTW… You are BEAUTIFUL!

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    February 14, 2015 at 5:22 PM

    That is such a great photography theme “eyes”. I love those shots. Eyes really can tell a story. Even when it wasn’t a straight on shot of little Z, I think it is a great shot and you can still see on her eyes that’s she’s having fun which is the most important thing.
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      M J
      February 16, 2015 at 4:56 PM

      Thanks Freya. Yes eyes tell a great story. She was having a blast so you are absolutely right. Thanks for that reminder.

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    February 15, 2015 at 3:15 PM

    Love this post! There is so much that the eyes tell us about each other and it comes from the heart. I love how you shared your family’s eyes. I must admit that with all the social media I sometimes don’t look into eyes as much as I should. Thanks for the reminder.
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      M J
      February 16, 2015 at 4:55 PM

      Thanks Adanna. ANd yes keep looking into eyes. All this technology makes us forget the first windows to a person! I need eye contact. LOL

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    February 15, 2015 at 3:29 PM

    I love the Haku! I could never do them so that they made any sense! LOL
    The girls and YOU are beautiful.
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      M J
      February 16, 2015 at 4:54 PM

      Thanks LaShawn. I use to write them all the time. I fell off but now I am back on it. Such fun. These girls are beautiful. Me, I’m hanging on by a thread. LOL

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    February 15, 2015 at 7:53 PM

    I think my eyes dance and sing at times. I almost wrote a haiku also.
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      M J
      February 16, 2015 at 4:59 PM

      Thanks Shon. I am enjoying writing Haikus again. Your picture is fabulous!

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    Vashti (
    February 15, 2015 at 11:07 PM

    Eyes definitely tell a story. LOL..hubby is also on that late night TV watching team but I’m the one who has the bags :/
    I love that you’re teaching Big Z that pretty goes beyond the eyes.
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      M J
      February 16, 2015 at 4:53 PM

      Thanks Vee. These men and their TV watching. SMH. Yes beauty is beyond pretty eyes, hair, skin. Those lessons are super important to me.

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    Daenel T @ Living Outside the Stacks
    February 16, 2015 at 12:03 AM

    Love the pictures and the laughter in your family’s eyes.
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      M J
      February 16, 2015 at 4:52 PM

      Thank you Daenel. These eyes keep me on my toes.

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    February 16, 2015 at 1:47 AM

    Yes, the eyes tell a lot! More than you know. It can tell if you are smiling, upset, keeping a secret, thinking… yes the eyes have it! LOL
    Cool post
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      M J
      February 16, 2015 at 4:52 PM

      Thanks Bernetta. My kids eyes either show or hide their badness. LOL.

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    Amanda @ Adorkablii
    February 16, 2015 at 4:05 AM

    Beautiful!! Eyes are always the first thing that gets me about a person. I swear, sometimes you can see everything just by looking at a persons eyes. I get sucked into shows like your husband, hahaha! I love these shots and how each week you focus on something different! Thank you so much for sharing!
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      M J
      February 16, 2015 at 4:51 PM

      Thank you Amanda. I loved this week’s series. So much fun.

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    Delia @ Happy Blogger Plaza
    February 16, 2015 at 4:38 PM

    What a great idea and cute photos! Never thought about taking just eyes pictures, but it’s so cool!

    Of course, the pics of your little ones are the best 🙂
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      M J
      February 16, 2015 at 4:50 PM

      Thank you Delia.

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    February 16, 2015 at 11:26 PM

    Your daughter’s eyes are amazing! I get so much attention with my eyes and even when I was younger it would actually annoy me and I would close my eyes so that strangers can stop looking at me! LOL

    Anyways off topic kinda I know a good eyebrow person since we live in the same city! CandyBrow Bar in North Dekalb Mall does an amazing job they even do eyebrow tinting!!
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      M J
      February 19, 2015 at 9:41 PM

      Thanks Kiwi. Yes I noticed your eyes when we met but above all your personality and smile is what makes you so special. I’ve heard good things about CandyBrow Bar. I need to go for a visit so I can get these brows in order. Thanks for the recommendation.

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    February 28, 2015 at 11:01 AM

    Eyes say so much about a person. You can see a learn so much by just looking into them. Beautiful family!
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      M J
      March 1, 2015 at 2:13 PM

      Thank you Stacie

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