when I told you Daisy had six new puppies and we were all excited?
Remember when I told you, I thought it would be great fun for the kids to see how puppies grow?
Remember, I told you about how Daisy disappeared for two days, and Kathryn cried
Remember how we found our new mother in the woods with her new babies?
Well. . .
Six weeks are up.
And it’s time to start looking for good homes for these little guys.
Now it’s Liz’s turn to . . .
She told me last night she just realized it was time to give them up.
and she cried
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So you know I have been taking this photography class right? And I love it! I love taking a photo everyday, and I love posting these photos. I love the fact that I am now shooting all my photos in Raw.
What does that mean?
Well, I forget.
But, it sounds like I know what I am doing so I like it.
The only down side to shooting in Raw is ~ I have to run all my photos through Photoshop, and honestly, I just don’t understand Photoshop.
I have been using picMonkey to edit my photos for sometime now and I like it.
It’s so easy.
I don’t understand Photoshop. . . . Did I already say that?
It’s so hard.
But, I found this video that explains the basics of Photoshop and I watched it.
I still don’t fully understand Photoshop. But, the video helped. I feel better about the whole thing.
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Yesterday was a busy day for us. We were out and about doing our busy thing. In all our busyness I looked down at my sweet little sunshine and thought. . .
Her hair really is a mess.”
Even though I brush it and try to pull it back . . . she just wont have it.
She likes it down.
I pull out my phone and give my hair dresser a call, and then I tell my little sunshine the big news.
She is not happy and feels very stressed about the whole thing.
She tells me: “She wants her hair to grow out like Tangles and if she gets it cute then how will it ever look good?”
We go to the park to talk about what we will do and to ease our hair cut stress. She just needed a little time to get use to the idea.
We think for a long time.
and then it was time to go . . .
I knew it could go either way. . .
Will she like her new do. . . or will she hate it.
We could have tears for weeks.
Even though we have had a lot of rain, the sun is still shining here in the South.
Little by Little
A daughter is one of the most beautiful gifts this world has to give.
— Laurel Atherton
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You know, I’m really loving the photography class I’m taking. Not only is it getting me out to take photos everyday – I am sharing the photos I take with you guys.
AND I love that.
The best thing that’s happening though is: I have homework.
Even though it may sound a little crazy to be happy about homework, it’s not. I have discovered my older kids want to help me with my homework. They are a little more eager to let me play photographer.
I have been trying to nail her down for photos for weeks, okay months. It just was not happening. I couldn’t get her to do it at all . . .until yesterday.
We had so much fun. I love this class. I love this girl.
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This week in my photography class I’m working on lines, patterns and posing.
So, I asked these three if they could give me a hand with my homework.
They were very eager to please me.
I wanted them to get in a line at the edge of the pool and fold their arms.
Not to big.
Not to small.
Fold your arms
and lift yourself up.
You can do that right?
Darn that didn’t work . . . there are to many shadows on your face.”
“Let’s try it all over again over here.”
“Oh! Now your squinting.
Darn. . . Hmmmmm”
Today is my 22 wedding anniversary.
Has it always been smooth sailing?
Some days I have thought the ship might sink. . .
but, you know what?
I’d marry him all over again in an instant. He takes my breath away, and I simply believe in him.
Smooth sailing is for wimps. I have a real life to live.
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As I mindlessly told her the address for this wordpress blog I heard her typing on her brother’s laptop.
Then she says, “Is this it Mom?” Much to my amazement. . . she’s on the site. And then I remember, at 6 years old – she has not known life without a computer. I should ask her to teach me how to use Photoshop and save myself sometime.
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“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary-wise; what it is it wouldn’t be, and what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?” says Alice
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This is about the only thing I can grow in my yard,
these and trees.
I am so glad the hydrangeas are finely here and in full bloom. Now my house will be filled with flowers for the summer.