Sunday, January 31, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
So for now--here's a duck. If you click to enlarge the first one you can see the water droplets on his chest.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
As to the Emmster herself. This cake my MIL made for me. Just wonderful huh? Emma's was mostly interested in the heart cut outs. I thought this would have been hugely messy but Emma was way to enamoured with the paper backdrop and trying to punch holes into it.
Oh well, here goes. There are a lot of photos here. I hope you like 'em.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
I wanted to stay and take some shots of the girls practicing or find something good to shoot, but it was just too cold and Emma and I had to hightail it back to the house. These are the moments I'm glad Lauren has a car and can drive herself around.
So here is my lonely shot of the day. The double chunga hairdo. See how sweet she is even when she's sick???
For those who love her I have a special treat for you on my next post---------finally!!!
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Here is one photo of Emma right after her nap. Cute little bed head. I guess since she doesn't use a binky or suck her thumb she figures she'll suck her dolly's thumb.
We did manage to get out to the store for some essentials. If you haven't been to Tom Thumb grocery lately they do have some thick and hearty homemade soups that are perfect for a cold or flu.
We ran across these chippy's while were were out. We had to get them, note the "limited edition". And there is not a lot of food out there which includes the word Voodoo. I don't know what I think. Almost like a sweet n sour chip, but the bag has little voodoo dolls on it with needles sticking out and everything which is an automatic plus.
Friday, January 22, 2010
I came home the other day and saw this pile of nametapes and it suddenly became very real. Lauren had ended her involvement with the Sea Cadets. This group that our family stumbled upon so many years ago. We immediately knew Tom would become involved, but I never realized the impact the group would have on Lauren and our family as a whole.
This group came along at a time when Lauren was floundering in the normal ways some girls do in middle school. Lauren not only adapted to this organization but she grew and developed as a person. She honed discipline and gained valuable leadership skills. She made friendships, unlike any other she will ever find again.
I'm so proud of the skills she gained and the lessons she learned. I'm most proud of the guidance she gave other cadet's in the program. The friend she was to others and the skills she passed on.
We thought she would remain in the program and pipe over as she left high school. However, she has gained what she will from the program and is off to follow new paths. So, there were no celebrations or ceremonies associated to her leaving. She quietly ended her time by cutting off the name tapes and turning over her uniforms at the last drill.
Of the hundreds (possibly thousands) of Sea Cadet photos I've taken through the years, I thought this older photo quite ironic.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
I ran across a great little historical spot down in Farmers Branch while I was on lunch today. I'll go back there on a day that's not so bleak and hopefully spend some time taking some photos.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
As females..especially as "mom's", there are few times when we can let down our hair and just be. Other than our spouses there are very few people that we let so close that we drop those barriers and just "are". Real, so very real. Not perfect, not even close. Not all knowing, not even close. Lacking answers and bearing so many flaws.
They see the catty ugly bitchy side of you, they see the vulnerable, they can make you laugh with a knowing look. Conversation flows and truths flow like the wine. These are the ones who you could never give anything but the truth, even and especially if it's truths you haven't even gotten around to facing for yourself yet. Those few friends, the real friends.
So, although I was going to post some different pics tonight--this post has altered itself to this. A self portrait. I'm not a huge fan of these. I never feel like the person reflected in the glass, but this is the real me. Makes me wonder, how real is too real.
I've cut my hair off today. And I took this photo when I was debating about whether or not to color my hair again. I think I may let the salt and pepper stay. I think it might be the right thing to do for now. ( of course that may change tomorrow since this is me we're talking about here ) .
And to my friends who keep it real, I lift my glass and say........damn, this wine is crap...really. Not only did it have a screw top, but there's some weird residue .....psssh....That creeper with the wristbands is lookin' at you. Love ya, in a not so lesbian way---unless that means I'll have help with the laundry.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
We've been having a wee bit o computer issues as of late. I can only edit one or 2 photos at a time (sometimes less) before it crashes. My laptop can't handle the load of photoshop and the desktop is making me crrraaaazzzzzyyyyy.
So, to my family and friends. Yes, I know. I haven't posted doodle heads xmas or her cake smash photos. They all await editing. So, at this point all I can stand is editing one or two shots at a time for this blog.
In the meantime while we all wait resolution to my photoshop crisis, here are a couple. I have some added ones, but hence the computer crashed again before I could get them on the jumpdrive. I'll try again later or tomorrow.
Miss Muffett is getting quite tall. She is a toddler after all. I'm doing what I can to keep those bangs out of her face, but I have limited success before it all falls into her face again.
Little Miss Monchichi fell down and hit her lip....she is going to be a wild one.