Monday, July 23, 2012
So....yes....this is Mailey and William. Going to the beach every year is our vacation. We aren't big fancy trip takers. Rather we like a week to spend as a family digging in the sand, swimming in the sea and eating lots of raw oysters. Well, Billy and I eat the oysters anyways. The above photo was of my children at a very young age. Mailey lived in that white polka dot bikini. Really. Like I kept it in her keepsake box wore it all the time! I just love the way this photo captured their innocence. At 12 and 10 I will most likely not find them in this position on the beach again. And it saddens me a bit. They are growing so quickly. And changing so quickly. Not that I want them to stay young, but I have to remind myself to slow down and enjoy each growing moment with them. For too long they will be gone. Sigh.
Well, gotta go gather the shovels, pails, boogie boards and bathing suits. We want to get an early rise on the road! See you back next week.....when school starts here!!
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Over on my Jenni Horne Studios blog this week I made the fun announcement that I'm hitting the pavement running the big 13.1 in October. So....exciting!!!
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Coming off a beach trip, what better way to be inspired than with a little water canvas! At Gulf Shores we couldn't help but giggle at all the airplanes carrying banners. We'd not been to this coast in a spell. Where we usually go there aren't little planes with banners that read..."Live Bait, Dead food live music" or "bikini BOGO at Surfside"...etc...We tried to figure out a funny one, but alas I had to be thought provoking and kind with my banner. I totally think Billy should have asked me to marry him this way. Right? how cool would that have been across the concourse at Auburn?
I had such fun making this tiny airplane completely out of paper.
The rainbow cloud was too much with the banner. It got covered up. Quick.
Friday, July 6, 2012
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
This weekend my little sister brought little man to Atlanta to stay with Mom until Wednesday, the 4th of July. So Mom could get a little work done, we had Fielding over to our house for the day. Since we were headed to the beach to meet up with Molly (and maybe give Fielding back) I decided the 52 canvas HAD to be done while he was here. Or else I'd have to take everything with me. Originally I was thinking that'd be cool. But on second thought...house full of kids and two Mommas, yeah, I'll be lucky to potty alone. Much less get a painting made. Besides, I had an amazing idea that really needed to be out into the world. So while I painted, I pulled out an old canvas board and let him at it! He lasted...oh....2 minutes tops. Then stated, "I'm done. Play cars with me?" And off they went. May (that's what he calls Mailey, isn't that cute?) kept him entertained all day. Hide-n-seek is his favorite game. But he likes to tell you where to hide. And cars. "Crash cars?" He'd ask. And all day she played. I loved seeing that bond build. Honestly we never thought there'd be a baby from Molly...so the fact that he loves my children so much is real heart swelling. Really. Oh, and he wanted nothing to do with me all day. Just May and William. But mostly May.