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Saturday, October 15, 2011


Helloooooo!! Yes we are still here! Time continues to fly by.  John and I mulled the other day about how slow time seemed to creep during our wait for Renee, and now, two years have already flown by since bringing her home.  Amazing!! It's so true...."Time Flys When You Are Having Fun"!!
Our days are full, work, preschool, gymnastics, drawning, playing with blocks, cleaning up the mess that "Hurricane Renee" can make in record time.  The good news is that she's now old enough to help clean up.
It's Saturday morning and Renee is still asleep, although I expect her up any second, so I'm trying to type as quickly as I can.
We are going to a fall festival with our friends later today and to dinner later on. Renee turns three at the end of the month!!!

Enjoy the pictures!!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Take Pictures of Everything!

I had a very interesting conversation recently with a work colleague of mine.  Her children are young adults and teenagers, having grown up using and being comfortable with computers and digital cameras.  She recently visited Greece, and as we are friends on Facebook, I was able to view her vacation pictures as she posted them.

When she returned to work after her vacation, I told her that I felt as if I had traveled with her, having "experienced" Greece through her photos.  What she told me, was very interesting, and I had an "aha" moment.

She said that her children, told her that they "take pictures of everything", from the most mundane, to the most exciting happenings in their lives.  It makes sense as they grew up with digital photography and now cell phones with cameras.  Not that I'd like to age myself here, but I grew up with the old cameras with "110" or "126" film that had to go to the "photomat" for developing.  One hour photo was a big deal to me, as I could finally see my pictures fairly soon after taking them.  I can't tell you how many old film cassettes I have that I never developed.  Pictures lost forever, how sad.

I realized that either I don't know what to take pictures of, or after a holiday or interesting event,  that I missed a golden opportunity to catch a moment in time for posterity. Add to that, that I frequently don't know what to "blog" about. 
So what was my "aha"?? I am going to take pictures of everything! and blog about them as well!!

Renee has mastered the slide!

She loves this swing at the park, if only she could see!!

Notice the fashion statement of two different sneakers!!!!

Hurry up and take the picture mommy!!!

We're having lima beans for dinner???

Picking flowers and leaves our front.

Very interested in the smallest flower and leave at the park.

At the beach fishing with daddy

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Oh Where To Begin!!

Now that my blog makeover is complete, (thank you Diane soooo much!!), it's time to start blogging seriously again.  Renee has been a part of our family for over a year and a half now, and that time has been a blur of love, happiness and good times.  We couldn't feel more blessed.  I wake up every morning eager to see her smiling (well sometimes she's not smiling, lol!!) face. 
My goal is to try to blog at least once a week if not more.  I know, I know :) but actions speak louder than words, so stay tuned :)
So as the title of this blog post suggests, where do I begin to cover all that has happened over the last several months?? I'll try to incorporate bits and pieces into the blog posts to come, interspersed with the happenings of the day/week.  I'll get us caught up!!.
Where we are now:  Renee is two and a half, running, jumping, playing and loving the word "no" !! lol!!

I'm posting some pictures, it's amazing to see how much she's grown.  I don't realize until I see pictures from several months ago!!

Renee just woke up and is asking for "juice", so have to go, but I'll be back!!


Friday, April 08, 2011

A New Blog Make Over!

It's time for a make over! Renee has been home with us for over 18 months and mommy is beginning to have a little more computer time! Yippee!! So in celebration, I will have Diana create a wonderful new blog theme for us. I'm trying to come up with a new title as well, any and all suggestions will be gratefully accepted!! To be continued.........

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