Photo by Loralee Beard, Magic Moment Photography

Youth brings nostalgia
By Loralee Beard, Magic Moment Photography

My neighborhood in Grayson is a Bulldog nation because my neighbor is  David Greene outstanding “winningest quarterback in NCAA Division 1 history” University of Georgia Quarterback from 2001-2004. He and wife Veronica Clark Greene met at South Gwinnett High School where David honed his football skills with legendary Coach T. McFerrin while Veronica was an outstanding soccer athlete.  David and Veronica and sons Jordan and Bear had ALMOST the ideal family but with the recent addition of Golden Doodle Jake, age 9 weeks, and some sledding quality snow, good times took a turn for even better.

Photo by Loralee Beard, Magic Moment Photography

A cautionary tale
By Loralee Beard, Magic Moment Photography

This next true life mini tale is not to engender sympathy but is included as a cautionary tale. I do not “like” pictures--- I LOVE pictures - even those family pictures from the mid 80s’ when I wore my hair like Mama Smurf and thought I was a fox.

Photo by Loralee Beard, Magic Moment Photography


Trump this
By Loralee Beard, Magic Moment Photography

I will forever think of fall 2013 as the time when I realized that for all the blessings I was born with: great family, an unforgettable singing voice and the ability to NEVER sun burn, I was ripped off by  having short legs.

Photo by Loralee Beard, Magic Moment Photography


Fall pride
By Loralee Beard, Magic Moment Photography

I may never know the “rest of the story” but there was a “Magic Moment” at Central Gwinnett Cross Country that still makes me smile.

Loralee Beard, Magic Moment Photography


Lemonade?

“Home of the Bears” is a charming nickname for Mountain View High School but it became more than a little ironic,

The Tisdale Family


A House Divided

I always feel that the things that “go wrong” make the most vivid memories, and if they’re not too bad, the best memories.