Thursday, March 31, 2011

march 24th.

i made the decision

to carry on a

tradition that i started

in 2009...

to take my

maddy on a trip

far away from everything,

to ensure that

the focus be on

her and her

birthday, rather than

the day that follows.

i'm happy to say,

i succeeded.

so happy.

running on the beach.



(i'm one lucky dad).


  1. Wonderful pictures!!!!! Good for you!
    I also have a Madi that I have decided to take to Disney World for her birthday in Nov. Daddy died Feb 2, 2011.

    It is nice to see you moving forward.

  2. Yes those are wonderful pics! - Sarah

  3. and that is one lucky little girl to have such a wonderful father. Great pics and awesome idea to get away. I think too often we don't get away and life become heavy...need to recharge.

  4. Matthew, what beautiful pictures! Looks like Maddie had a blast!

    Take care

  5. Good job! I too am making a treck with my daughters over Easter. My husband died on 4/29/09. One of my daughters turns 10 on 4/25 and wants to see the Hollywood sign for her double digit Birthday - I said what the heck!

  6. Thanks for sharing these pictures, Matt. Looking at that sweet, happy face never ceases to make me smile. :)

  7. Beautiful - to bring joy into her life and to show her that both things can live together in one heart.
    We can live with sadness at our loss and still be happy, still smile, still play.
    You are one great Dad. But looking at her eyes through your camera - you probably already knew that.