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Single tired mom of four. Lover of chocolate and coffee - not necessarily in that order. Lover of Jesus, photographer by trade, Photoshop junkie and crime TV watcher.


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Wordless Wednesday – A Walk Around New Haven, CT

June 24, 2008


Well I am finally home after a long stressful day of waiting, but the great news is, my mom is doing fine.  She came through the surgery better than expected and that is a very good sign.

The surgery lasted about nine hours and the waiting was intensely emotional, but God is good and she is finally past the hardest part.   

When I left she was in the ICU with a breathing tube in and still fairly sedated, but she heard my voice and tried to crack a smile, true to the sweet always-thinking-of-someone-else-mama she is. 

Well, it’s time for bed, but here are a few pictures I snapped today while walking around New Haven trying to take my mind off the surgery.





  1. chickadee says:

    everytime i come here i’m always so delighted by your header.
    i’m glad your mom did well.
    lovely pictures.

    June 24th, 2008 at 10:14 pm

  2. Dianne - Bunny Trails says:

    So glad things went well for your mom! Praise God!!

    I love the way the colors pop in your photos. Very nice. :D

    btw – I’ll link to your WW now. it wasn’t up when I posted.

    June 24th, 2008 at 10:18 pm

  3. We are THAT family says:

    I’m so glad this day is over for you and that your mom did well. I hope her recovery goes well.

    June 24th, 2008 at 10:49 pm

  4. javamamma says:

    Beauty in the midst of the pain.

    June 24th, 2008 at 11:27 pm

  5. Dawn @ My Home Sweet Home says:

    You must be very happy about your mother, and fortunately you had your camera! I really love the one in the middle.

    After messing up my feed so much, I’m afraid to try Mr. Linky again, but it sure is tempting, considering it’s working for you…

    June 24th, 2008 at 11:36 pm

  6. carrie-the gremlin wrangler says:

    those are some great buildings! I’m so glad to hear momsie is doing fine.

    June 25th, 2008 at 12:12 am

  7. Stephen says:

    Love the photos. A few years back (pre-divorce) I gathered up my family and we took the train from Denver all the way to New Haven to meet up with my folks for a summer vacation at their CT cottage (which is not far from New Haven). Thanks for bringing back a nice memory with these great pictures.

    (Oh, and I’m glad your mom is doing well.)

    June 25th, 2008 at 12:31 am

  8. pheng says:

    hi hallie! i really love the pics you post here. they’re of great quality. how i wish i could take pics like that too. joined your egroup but i haven’t been active joining the assignments. will definitely join soon!

    mine’s up by the way. happy ww!


    June 25th, 2008 at 12:43 am

  9. Angie says:

    Glad your mother did well through the surgery. I will be keeping her and your family in my prayers!
    The photos are great. New Haven is obviously a very colorful place.:)

    June 25th, 2008 at 12:53 am

  10. Pamela says:

    Delightful photo’s in spite of your stress.
    Amazed that you could hold the camera level.

    June 25th, 2008 at 1:07 am

  11. smarmoofus says:

    I love those red red doors under the gothic arch. Brilliant, aren’t they?

    Happy WW!

    June 25th, 2008 at 1:55 am

  12. smarmoofus says:

    Sorry for the double-post, but I wanted to add that I’m glad to hear your stressful day is behind you, and that your mother is stable. I don’t know what the surgery was for, but 9 hours under GA is a long time. No wonder you were so stressed! I hope her recovery continues to be smooth and rapid.

    June 25th, 2008 at 1:56 am

  13. Fernweh says:

    So glad to hear your mom is doing well!

    June 25th, 2008 at 3:12 am

  14. Women Xplore says:

    glad to hear that your mom’s surgery turn out ok. i can just imagine how emotional it was waiting during the surgery…but like you said, God is really good. hope she will recover from the surgery soon.

    mine is up. hope you can drop by:


    June 25th, 2008 at 3:51 am

  15. Lisa says:

    Beautiful front doors!
    Glad to hear that surgery went well. I can’t image how stressful that must have been.

    Happy WW.

    June 25th, 2008 at 7:36 am

  16. HRH says:

    I am glad things are as well as can be expected.

    The photos are beautiful.

    June 25th, 2008 at 8:22 am

  17. Ginny says:

    It’s been over 15 years since I’ve been to New Haven, yet your pictures brought back the sights, sounds and smells of it.
    Glad your mom is doing well. We will keep you and her in our prayers for a quick recovery.

    June 25th, 2008 at 8:27 am

  18. Suzie says:

    Im so glad your mom is doing ok

    June 25th, 2008 at 8:41 am

  19. Elizabeth says:

    Stopped by for Wordless Wednesday, but after reading this post I wanted to let you know I’m thinking of you and your Mom. My Dad has had several surgeries and I know that feeling of seeing your parent in the hospital bed with the breathing tube-big hugs for you.

    June 25th, 2008 at 9:39 am

  20. keithsimages says:

    What grand entrances!

    June 25th, 2008 at 10:22 am

  21. Allison says:

    I’m so glad that your mom went through the surgery successfully. I hope recovery goes well for her. My thoughts are with you and her.

    The photographs are beautiful as always! I have never been to New Haven, except driving through very quickly, but it looks very cool. Happy WW :)

    June 25th, 2008 at 12:17 pm

  22. Emily says:

    I’m so happy for you. Moms are….well, they’re our MOM’S.

    June 25th, 2008 at 12:21 pm

  23. Daily Dose of Motherhood says:

    I’m so very happy to hear the surgery went well for your mom.

    Beautiful photos. Happy WW!

    June 25th, 2008 at 12:24 pm

  24. Guy Vestal says:

    Wonderful photos, count me in.

    June 25th, 2008 at 12:30 pm

  25. California says:

    The pics are so charming. Glad to hear mom is ok. Happy WW!

    June 25th, 2008 at 12:58 pm

  26. katef says:

    So glad to hear that it all went well.. gorgeous photos as usual!

    June 25th, 2008 at 10:19 pm

  27. Cindy-Still His Girl says:

    Hey, sweetie. Just getting back to town and getting caught up on all my favorite blogs. Tell me how your mom is now! Love you; miss you.

    June 26th, 2008 at 8:59 pm

  28. Svara says:

    I love photos of buildings and doorways like this. You’re blog layout is pretty cool too!

    October 23rd, 2008 at 5:54 pm

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