I’ve been wanting to get some new pictures of Ava and Julian together for a while. With Christmas right around the corner, I got my act together, cleared everything out of my dining room, transformed into a makeshift studio, and took these shots last week. When I sent them in to Costco to have them printed (not my usual printer, but an acceptable substitute especially when running short on time and cash), I didn’t expect a follow up phone call from a Costco employee asking if they were taken by a professional. I stumbled a bit before answering, “I took them.” She asked again, “YouRead More →

I know, I know, this should be a wordless post, but I can’t help but comment on this one. A former high school friend of mine recently posted this pic on Facebook. It’s from a Brownie Girl Scout weekend camping trip. I think I was 7 or 8 years old. Can you spot me? Here’s a hint: M-i-c-k-e-y M-o-u-s-e. This picture was taken long before any of us cared about curling irons and hairspray, makeup, boys, or even how we dressed. ;) We were young, innocent and carefree, and I love it. See more Wordless Wednesday posts at the original WW home and at 5Read More →

And because I have a hard time going entirely wordless I have to add that she was flashing her Obama tummy at shoppers in line at the grocery store this weekend. I could never get away with that myself, but my 4-year-old sure can. ;) Oh, and yes, it’s only temporary. See more Wordless Wednesday posts at the original WW home and at 5 Minutes for Mom.

I haven’t written much about my political views here. It’s not because I don’t want to share them or that I’m afraid of turning off some readers (that’s not it at all). It’s due to lack of time, which I admit, with an election that is as important as this one, that’s a pretty lame excuse. I plan to write a bit more about my thoughts later this week, but for now I’ll leave you with two very cute Obama supporters. See more Wordless Wednesday posts at the original WW home and at 5 Minutes for Mom.

It’s been a while since I posted for Wordless Wednesday, so since I’ve been busy with other things and not had a chance to write much, here goes (though its not entirely wordless). Picking raspberries in a neighbor’s vacant yard. The kids ate them almost as fast as we picked them. And pickin’ green beans in our own yard. Had ’em for dinner last night. :) More Wordless Wednesday and even more WW at 5 Minutes for Mom