Sasha
Sasha says…

#aleidaschallenge - our very own :)

Anyone have taken up aleida's challenge recently? I just uploaded mine today. Anybody else joining me? Just get your picture taken with your children. Forget the make up - mine was taken after a long day out and I was oily-faced and all. You can barely se

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  1. Sasha
    Sasha says…

    Anyone have taken up aleida's challenge recently? I just uploaded mine today. Anybody else joining me? Just get your picture taken with your children. Forget the make up - mine was taken after a long day out and I was oily-faced and all. You can barely see it in the black and white anyway. .

    ‎"Have you ever seen a photograph of your own mother and thought to yourself how fat she looked? Or how she wasn't wearing make-up? Or wasn't dressed in a glamorous outfit?"
    ~Aleida Franklin (1967~2008)

    now it's your turn, get in front of the camera, grab your kids. I need to take a picture with my other girl, that will happen this weekend! I promise!
    I love you all.

  2. Sasha
    Sasha says…
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  3. paperandpetals (Reward subscriber)
    paperandpetals says…

    Just read that blog post and am definitely going to do this. It will fit in nicely with my monthly project life. Must get started today!

  4. ginny (Studio Calico Creative Team Member)
    ginny says…

    i will do this!! thanks for the reminder sasha :)
    and you look beautiful !

  5. kphike
    kphike says…

    Love it!

  6. Sasha
    Sasha says…

    thank you ladies! don't forget to post your pic here if you can. . . I wouldn't want to miss this. And I really want to see Aleida's Legacy continues on SC.

  7. clippergirl
    clippergirl says…

    awwww, you look beautiful Sasha...., I'll see if I'm brave enough to do this tomorrow...will try. First time of hearing of this challlenge.

  8. charmer (Reward subscriber)
    charmer says…

    Hey Sasha can you tell me more about this? Feel like I saw it a lot on IG today...thanks.

  9. Brenna
    Brenna says…
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    Here is one I took first thing this morning!

  10. Sasha
    Sasha says…

    Laura :

    You can read about it here. Aleida was a wonderful friend and member of SC. She passed away in September 2008.
    We're honoring her by doing #aleidaschallenge - take photos with your children at least once a month.

    "Have you ever seen a photograph of your own mother and thought to yourself how fat she looked? Or how she wasn't wearing make-up? Or wasn't dressed in a glamorous outfit?"
    ~Aleida Franklin (1967~2008)

    She blogged about it here :
    http://ricanlaw.typepad.com/the_scrapping_rican/2008/08/seriousserious-in-love.html

    and here's a blog post by Emilie if you want to read more about the challenge (there's a flickr group too)
    http://pluckymomo.blogspot.sg/2013/01/aleidas-challenge.html

  11. Sasha
    Sasha says…

    Brenna : what a precious precious photo. You're beautiful, your children are adorable and I can't thank you enough for posting your take on the challenge here. *hugs*

    Thank you ladies... I still have yet to catch my 13 yr old to have our photo taken.. but it will happen! :)

  12. clippergirl
    clippergirl says…

    This is very inspiring and eye-opening.....thank you Sasha for this. What a wonderful tribute to Aleida and how true it is. I love the whole thought behind this. Thanks for the links:)

  13. Sasha
    Sasha says…
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    she posted this photo on September 5th. She was in the accident September 12th, on her way to work in the morning. The other driver ran a red light, I heard.

  14. nanns01 (Reward subscriber)
    nanns01 says…

    Miss that woman! Sasha, you have me tearing up.

  15. charmer (Reward subscriber)
    charmer says…

    Wow. I'm so sorry, but so glad you brought this up, Sasha. I love that quote from her. Wonderful.

  16. Janice Janes (Reward subscriber)
    Janice Janes says…

    What a wonderful, moving reminder. My children are in bed, but tomorrow, I WILL do this.

  17. ginny (Studio Calico Creative Team Member)
    ginny says…

    i did this morning. right after i got up, no make-up, messy hair. i just grabbed the kids that were in the kitchen with me and sat in front of the computer and took a few pics. i really need to make it more of a habit. and try to involve all of the kids!

  18. Sasha
    Sasha says…

    Ginny : are you gonna share with us? Heeeheee :) I just posted another one, this time with both girls :)

    What I'm loving now, is that my girls are grabbing me for photos saying - come mom, let's take a photo for aleida's challenge! I was floored seeing how this simple thing is affecting my family. The girls are trying to get daddy to play along and I'm all for it! Especially when he travels so much he rarely get to spend time with us :)

  19. Sasha
    Sasha says…
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  20. Elaine
    Elaine says…

    I remember Aleida. This is such a beautiful way to honour her. It's so so true. I have almost no pictures of myself and my kids. Can probably count on two hands :( and my kids are 14,12 and 9. I have already lost so much time and it really makes me so very sad. I will be taking this challenge. Thank you for sharing this here, now.

  21. Caroline Hancock
    Caroline Hancock says…
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    I take pictures of Lucy and I all the time, normally when we tucked up in bed not looking our(my) best lol. This is one i took the other night

  22. Sasha
    Sasha says…

    Elaine : I'm so gad you'll be taking the challenge. What a beautiful way to capture us right now, and honor a beautiful, wonderful friend at the same time :) I'll be waiting to see your take, my friend.

    Caz : that's what lovely photo of you! :) dont' worry about looking our best I say. (need to practice what I preach, eh?) LOL.

  23. GAmes56 (Reward subscriber)
    GAmes56 says…
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    I love the idea of this, thanks for challenging us Sasha. My pic is a bit blurry but it is a phone pic into a mirror & I'm just glad to have these smiling faces. :)

  24. Sasha
    Sasha says…

    Gina, that's a beautiful photo! My daughters now want hair like yours!! heeehee...

  25. NayNeeNoo
    NayNeeNoo says…

    I think of Aleida frequently even after all this time and was thrilled to see the challenge on IG. I have a LO of that picture of Aleida somewhere in my albums. <3