Together at last – (not so) Wordless Wednesday

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, “You are the photographer?” And I said, “yes.” The employee said I’d have to sign a release when I came in to pick them up verifying that I took the pictures. Now I know I’m not the first person they’ve called like this and that they are only doing their job to protect copyrights, but I was flattered. It’s been a long time since I’ve felt like a professional photographer and it was a nice reminder that maybe I could go back to photography again someday – if and when I’m ready. Thank you, Costco. ;)

This one has replaced a nearly 2-year-old picture of them on our living room wall.

Ava and Julian 12/15/08

And this one accompanied many of our Christmas cards because I just love their expressions. I won’t tell you what I had to do to get such belly laughs, but I will say I was acting pretty silly.

Ava and Julian 12/15/08

Sorry for the lack of content around here these past several weeks. I’m hoping that with the new year will come new motivation to blog and I will get back into the swing of things again.

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Flashback to the 80s – Wordless Wednesday

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.

Brownie Girl Scout Camp in the 1980s

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Her first tattoo

Ava with her first tattoo 10/26/08 “Brock Obama!”

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.

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Brock Omama for pwesident – Wordless Wednesday

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.

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Gone pickin’ – WW

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.
Ava picking raspberries 9/24/08
Julian picking raspberries 9/24/08Mmmm, raspberries 9/24/08

And pickin’ green beans in our own yard. Had ’em for dinner last night. :)
Picking green beans for dinner 9/24/08
Green bean pickin’ in our garden 9/29/08

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