Ingrid Michaelson + Trampoline + Professional Child Photographer + Busy Kids

Equals my first stop motion video.  I had a hard time getting it to upload for the net usable format so excuse any issues I may have had.  A couple ways to view @ higher quality.  YouTube version is better viewed at high quality (click here and then click view below the image on "watch in higher quality").   Alternately if you wish the Quick Time version can be seen by clicking here,   it’s a L A R G E download but it’s better by far than You Tube.

I’d be embarassed to admit how many hours I played to get this all right:




What would I not do without You Tube?  You can bet my blog would be a lot quieter!  🙂



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This morning about 500 people showed up to the Channahon State Park rally.  Mayor Joe Cook brought tears to my eyes with his statements of what this park meant to him growing up.  I wish I would’ve brought my camera because the signs some of the kids made broke my heart.  One that stood out for me: "Mr. Governor, don’t take my fishing spot!"  🙁


Please allow me to beg my faithful blog readers, especially those of you in Illinoise.  Give the following peeps a call to show your support of the anti-state park closings:


Illinois Dept of Natural Resources, Chris McCleod  217-558-1540

Illinois Governor’s Office of Citizen Action  217-782-0244

Governor Rod Blagojevich (no prank phone calls please) 217-782-0244


You can also email from the Illinois State Governor’s site at

In the next few days the Village of Channahon is going to have a nice long list of letters to customize for printing and sending out to the various state representatives.  WE CAN CHANGE THE COURSE OF ACTION, for not only Channahon State Park but all the other State Parks and Historic Sites.  Keep in mind LINCOLN’S CABIN is going to go away too. What a travesty.  I believe our children should be able to tie in history and with actual locations that our preserved.  This is our legacy.  If we don’t stand up for this, who will?

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  • SherriW - September 1, 2008 - 1:56 pm

    That movie was perfect and much needed for me to view this morning. Thank you for sharing with us all.

  • Angela - September 1, 2008 - 2:03 pm

    Mare this is so awesome!

  • Denise - September 1, 2008 - 2:50 pm

    Maybe we should start looking at some salaries in Springfield and all the work on the roads, etc. So scary that this is how they cut money! 😥 Please email me if you get more information – I am not sure if I will have time to pop out again this week, but this makes me quite angry. Every child should be able to see Lincoln’s home – it is a lovely thing to witness history in that way.

  • Pammy - September 1, 2008 - 5:32 pm

    I loved it!

  • DSR - September 1, 2008 - 5:58 pm

    I can definitely relate! It reminded me of making small flip-books in the darkroom– long before computers, digital, or YouTube. Huge amount of work for a few seconds of Wow! But SO fun!

  • Jen - September 1, 2008 - 7:01 pm

    That video was so wonderful…what a treasure!! I must do that with my boys. TFS!!

  • Lauri - September 2, 2008 - 7:06 am

    I love this!! Such a nostalgic feel to it…like an old time home movie. And the look at the end…was a Mare look. 🙂 Sending virtual rootbeers…

  • Paula - September 2, 2008 - 7:27 am

    that. was. cool.

    I must learn how to do that.

  • Daveen - September 2, 2008 - 8:18 am

    How neat is that! What great memories for you and it’s just soooo fun! Also, good for you for really getting involved in the saving of your state’s parks! It’s people like you who can and do make a huge difference. Hoping for the sake of everyone around there that the government listens!

  • Wendi Chitwood - September 2, 2008 - 9:10 am

    SO CUTE! I really enjoyed that:)

  • diana - September 2, 2008 - 9:48 am


  • Dawnraeroberts@hotma - September 2, 2008 - 9:49 am

    Amazing. So very cool, wonderful job.

  • Holli - September 2, 2008 - 7:03 pm

    I LOVE it!!!!!

  • Jen Lane - September 2, 2008 - 8:23 pm

    You are brilliant. lol.
    This is AWESOME.

  • corey civetta - September 3, 2008 - 10:11 am

    Love, love, LOVE the video! It’s definitely worth all the hours you put into it – awesome!

  • Jennifer N - September 3, 2008 - 8:09 pm

    OMG the video is so amazing….so creative. I’d love to try something like that.

  • marla carter - September 4, 2008 - 7:15 am

    MARE!!! That video is so awesome!

  • Connie - September 9, 2008 - 8:08 am

    I forgot to comment when I looked at this the first time. I believe perhaps I was in awe! So how can I convince you to come to Annapolis and do this for my boys? I promise they will be very animated and fun for you!

  • Julia - September 18, 2008 - 4:36 pm

    Totally like watching 16mm home movies! Love it!

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