If you know my husband you maybe surprised to find out he plays bass guitar.
If you really know my husband you would say, “He is an excellent bass guitar player.” He has played this very instrument as long as I have known him. These days, he only plays it for us. Our son’s say, when they go into a guitar store with their dad – the sales man always asks Mark if he plays – Mark always says, “No” and he won’t play any of the instruments on display. My husband steps back to give his boys a chance to shine. If you knew him – you wouldn’t be surprised at all by his humble nature. And once you heard Mark play his bass guitar, and you got over the fact “he can burn the thing up“, as they say – you would not be surprised at all by how very good he is.
Mark seems to have a magical touch with most of things he does with his hands. He doesn’t like me to take his photograph. He doesn’t like to be front and center. He doesn’t play his bass for just anyone.
He plays bass guitar for private audiences only, and he can fix anything with those hands.
That’s why this photo is the closest thing to a true portrait I will probably ever of him. I love to hear him play. . . just for us.
When I think of friendship, I can’t help but think of Tommy. He’s the hippy on the right. The man with the bandanna around his head, holding the red cup. Tommy is my brother George’s friend. He has been around for. . . well. . .I guess, forever. The other guy in this photo, holding the yellow cup, is my brother George’s son. . .Little, Bigger George, as I loving call him.
The photo challenge over at I Heart Faces this week is using props in your photos. With this I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to catch up a little bit on all things blogging and I thought I could use this picture of Liz and her giant sized teddy bear.
Honestly, since I came home from Massachusetts and my uncles funeral last week it has been nothing but go, go, go. I will be telling you all about our trip soon. The real reason I came to talk to you today is ~ hold on to your hat now:
11 DAYS ago and I haven’t posted about it yet. Can you believe that? What a bad blogging mommy I am. Honestly, I have been so swamped with things going on around here since I came home, I just haven’t had a chance to put a birthday post up. I left Mark with four kids, a business to run and lots and lots of laundry to do. While I was gone one of the things that happened last week was Stevie Wonder bought himself a new toy. You know how he loves to build and tinker. This time he bought a dremel. With this new toy, he cut his finger badly again this summer. It really does take two of us to keep an eye on things and so when one of us is gone and then we come back home the punishment is. . .more work to do.
Even though her 5th birthday was July, 7th. . .11 days ago. . . I just couldn’t get to a post about it.
I will have you know, according to her, the birthday went off just grand and The Best Nana ever bought the best present ever. AND now, she’s 5 and 11 days. and I think. . .
But, doesn’t this photo just scream whimsical to you? You can’t help but laugh and feel good as , soon to be, 9 year old Brian joyfully jumps into the pool in such an energetic and whimsical way.
I took this photo of balloons in the distance last week when Mary Elizabeth, Stephen and I went out “to chase” balloons that flew from Freedom Weekend Aloft.
In this photo, if you look closely, you can see a person in the basket of the balloon releasing the fires. You can see the excitement of people running around as the balloon takes flight. You can see the Carolina sunset sinking into the trees as the balloon and it’s passenger reaches for the sky to bid good night.
Since I’m pretty partial to this face and I feel like these little challenges are helping with my photo skills, I thought I would post this picture. I love how the blue glasses brings out the color of Liz’s eyes in this photo.