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The votes are in and a winning photo has been chosen

However, now we have to hope that the winning photo REALLY IS the winning photo!

After much debate and a huge helping hand from all of you, a picture was picked to submit for the $500 Summer Fun Photo Contest at 5 Minutes for Mom.  It was a hard choice between the one of Rachael’s goofy smile and Peyton in the sand.  Because several of you mentioned the beach photo that I had color-adjusted to be black and white with pink highlights, I am going to use that photo as my submission.

Even if it doesn’t win, it will always hold a soft spot in my heart for her little bald head shining on that day and how I was so proud that she never let cancer get in the way of having a good time.

So, here is folks, my submission photo.

Thanks so much for helping me choose!

10 Comments on “The votes are in and a winning photo has been chosen”

  1. #1 Amelia Sprout
    on Aug 9th, 2008 at 6:37 am

    It is perfect. I don’t know if I could enter after you submitted a picture like that. I’ll vote for you if there is voting.

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  2. #2 Melisa
    on Aug 9th, 2008 at 7:00 am

    Love it!

  3. #3 M
    on Aug 9th, 2008 at 9:24 am

    WoW! Great photo and great editing. Congrats to your family for making it this far through the loooooong cancer journey. We had a countdown for Ali…and it ended with a party for her OT, birthday and graduation! That was 6 years ago and we haven’t looked back! Wishing the same for you all 🙂

    Ms last blog post..Top Of The World Part II

  4. #4 Annike
    on Aug 9th, 2008 at 10:00 am

    The right choice….

    love you girl~

  5. #5 slackermommy
    on Aug 9th, 2008 at 10:24 am

    That photo rocks! It needs to be blown up and framed so you can admire it every day.

    slackermommys last blog post..Blog the Recession!

  6. #6 Double Agent Girl
    on Aug 9th, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    Beautiful. This to me is the epitome of Peyton’s strength. Good luck my dear.

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  7. #7 Kelsey
    on Aug 9th, 2008 at 5:49 pm


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  8. #8 Amanda
    on Aug 9th, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    Yup.. . Its a winner no matter what happens. What a beautiful photo! You are very talented. And have a beautiful child!

    Many blessings-

    P.S. What program do you use to do your pics?

  9. #9 Lori
    on Aug 10th, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Hey Anissa,
    That photo takes my breath away–it is absolutely beautiful and I agree with the person who suggested you have it blown up and framed!
    It is…..soulful! Hugs and prayers, Lori

  10. #10 Sarah Clapp
    on Aug 11th, 2008 at 9:27 am

    Such an angel! You’d never believe she is a Wii super ass-kicker!

    Sarah Clapps last blog post..Happy Birthday Gary!