Month: June, 2010
This is the other quite handsome brother from the post I made the other day about a family shoot I was able to do with my friend. I’m sure he will be making up amazing lyrics like his older brother in the very near future. His mom needs to write a book. Not only because her kids are so cute and say hilarious things, but also because she is an amazing writer. Check out her blog, Ostriches Look Funny. You will be hooked.
The category at I Heart Faces this week has a strange twist of irony for me. We have the sweetest dog I have ever known, and I have known many dogs. She has 3 legs — she has been that way since she was a little puppy, running after our chocolate lab and swimming like she didn’t know any differently. She has never so much as snipped at anyone, including our 3 children as they tugged on her and played in her food when they were babies. My husband and I have been talking about our 14 year old yellow lab for a few months now, wondering how much longer she would make it, wondering if she is completely miserable… We had another conversation the other day, and I behaved as usual — as he talked of the tumors she has around her stomach and how dementia seems to be setting in, I kept changing the subject — acted like if I didn’t talk about it, we wouldn’t have to. Unfortunately, I knew the reality of the situation, and today my husband let me know that the appointment was made. In the past, we have been a family with 3 dogs… by the end of the week we will be a family with no dogs. I don’t even know what that is like. So I took photos of Gretchen tonight, realizing I don’t even have that many pictures of her, and how much I want to remember her sweet face. Gretchie, you are an amazingly strong sweetheart and have given us so much love. Thank you, pretty girl. We will not be the same without you.
“God will prepare everything for our perfect happiness in heaven, and if takes my dog being there, I believe he’ll be there.” — Billy Graham
I am not very good at eating fruit. Or vegetables… but I think I like vegetables more, which is really strange to me since fruit is sweet and my sweet tooth is ginormous. Somehow my kids have taken a liking to fruit, which I often get excited about, but I have no idea how it happened. I don’t think its because of anything I did… especially since I don’t act as a good role model in this area… but even my pickiest eater, our 11 year old daughter, likes fruit. Now, mind you, she tends to like the stuff that is hardly ever around the house like kiwi, cantaloupe (I really can’t stand that stuff… isn’t that sad?), etc., but she LIKES it!! Here was her breakfast this morning, and I was so proud (all the fresh fruit around the house is due to my dad visiting and stocking us up on fresh fruit from local farm stands since he loves it in his daily oatmeal… what a guy 😉 ).
Does your family do well at eating fruit?