Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Memoire: Golden Child

(May 1997)

Laura Jo…she is our little “golden child”. She is almost unbearably sweet. Green eyes always twinkling, a ready smile, quick to laugh out loud. Her fuzzy blonde hair glistens in the sun.

I look out once this spring-- she is silhouetted under the apple tree in early morning sunshine, bent down, ready to pick a dandelion, her hair a golden halo.

I try to mentally ‘imprint’ the picture in my memory so I won’t forget.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

4th of July Weekend in Photos

The following are slideshows I created at Smilebox with photos taken this weekend:  Friday, July 5th; and photos taken this morning...Sunday, the 7th.  This is our first fourth of July together (Joe & I & the kids), and this is the first time these kids have ever gone fishing-- they *Love* it, including little Emma.  Admittedly, there's a lot of screaming going on when a fish is actually caught, but it's getting better; and not everyone has nerve enough to bait their own hooks-- which keeps Joe busy.  But it makes for a peaceful and wonderful way to spend time together...

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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Memoire: "My Face is a Little Rougher"

John's 7th Birthday...

The night before: He gives me big hugs and kisses every time I turn around. (The last time, when I'm six," he says).

This morning he is exuberant, expectant:

"I think I look a little different this morning," he says.

"My face is a little rougher," he says, rubbing his cheeks with his hands.