Happy Birthday Sweet Izzy!
Happy Birthday Sweet Izzy!
Mia's pal, Layla
my honey showing our snapper how to write 'i love you' in the sand Mia's friend, T who happens to be Layla's lil bro...this one makes me giggle every time!
my fave flowers from Ita's garden...Ita is my mama :)
Mia with her Ita watering...one of Ita's fave things to do in the whole world
Mia's friend, Zephyr
Mia's Nana...Daryl's mom...at Port O'Connor. This is my most fave shot of her ever.
Mia loves puzzles ( i love how she's holding the one in her left hand)
ahhhh Mia the girl who's in charge of the napkins
(i heart the little specks of green paint on her L thumb)
Lovely Sophia pushing Mia on the swing....I'd know those lil piggies anywhere!
girls digging the sandbox...I heard it's Mia's fave place to hang
exactly 28 days ago this is what was going on, and it's that time of the month to revisit those feeling. instead of crying on my friends kitchen floor, this time I broke down in the middle of drum class. i was having a hard time with a new rhythm, i felt like my voice was not being heard ...add frustration and embarrassment to the mix and you get a beautiful little break down. i felt so much better once i escaped (20 min into the class) and was driving on the highway towards home.
i know this is cyclical. i've been taking great care of myself (friends and their kids came over to play, received an amazing Thai massage, had a cleaning lady in, taking my omega 3's and having a bit of chocolate when needed...super dark chocolate actually helps a great deal) and taking it easy. i have not snapped at Mia and the only harsh thing i've said to my loving and understanding husband was, in a very firm voice, 'i NEED you to get out of the kitchen'. i had planned to make a medium egg, but he preferred scrambled...wayyyy too much to deal with :) while i'm 'in it', i'm aware that i'm overreacting and that it's all hormonal, but it's real to me. i do try to keep myself in check, while still being gentle with myself, and do make sincere amends.
I just realized that I don't have a single shot of Tom and Dee, but they're always around...just look here, here, and here or my flickr family page!
I had a fun time processing these shots...even got to play with the texture tutorial from photo pal, Christina. Here's a before and after of the lovely Sheila, and then the rest.
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apparently Daryl and Andrea had been in cahoots for weeks...along with everyone that came to my Super Duper Surprise Birthday Bash! while i was innocently drumming with friends, there was a party going down at our house. the problem with it being a surprise was that i didn't know about it. so, if i didn't know about it, how could i be expected to be there on time? i was an hour late! i was so floored when i walked in and saw our entire home filled with family and friends, that i just shut the door until i was composed enough to try again...that happened three times. finally into my party and was just bamboozled by who was there. many who i'd seen that very day! i did underestimate their sneakiness!!! and it was AWESOME!!!!
Bonnie took some super fab shots, and here are some of my faves:
thank you! it was a birthday to remember!