I’m afraid I’m flaking out a little bit this week. Not only am I late, but I forgot to sign up, AND I’m not prepared. As in I didn’t go looking for a timeless photo. Let me tell you about a couple of photos I remember before I post anything.
I have an awesome black and white photo of my old dog, Beau, sitting in an old recliner on my parents front porch. It was dragged out of the house to make room for a new one, and he, being, him, took it that it was his new curling up spot. An 85 lb golden retriever/lab cross curling up spot. Hilarious. While he was merely resting, he also looked a little sad.
Another favorite of mine is always the pictures of my brothers and I, usually on Easter morning, standing side by side before going to church. In one of them, or maybe 2, I’m carrying a little puppy dog purse, with furry ears and a hard plastic handle made for easy carrying by chubby fingers. I wish I had one of those for my little girl in a couple of years. I’ll have to think on how one would make such a thing.
Rarely did we have a full family photo taken that wasn’t at church. During those we were always laughing at the 2 bit guy they hire to take the pictures. Not very staid, but clearly shows our personalities. What I really wish that I had was a photo of my husband and I when I was pregnant. Not once in 9 months did we ever capture a photo. My aunt got one, I think, when we visited them in NC, but I haven’t seen it. I wish I could, because it would mean a lot to have a photo with the 2 of us in it, frozen in time. Before.
Now, my family seems to rotate around my little girl anymore. Duh. We have exactly 3 family photos, and I think I have all of them on the computer, so I will try and find them. 1 in the hospital where we set a timer, 2 at Christmas in front of the tree with Keeley teeny tiny, and 3, one this fall from a few days ago. In none of them do I look even slightly awesome. Why is it that I’m SOOO unphotogenic? Ah well, if that’s my biggest curse, I guess I will deal with it. (Note: I know it’s not my biggest curse, but what else can I say?) Excuse me while I look, please whistle dixie or something while I look.
Oh my God there are, wait for it.. FOUR! Here’s one I had forgotten about!
Maybe this is my favorite. It shows the 3 of us. In our proper place. Our home, our land, our life as it is now.
Please feel free to scroll down, check out anything else I might have written and comment. I’m having some trouble with the blog and hope to figure it out before too long and get it ironed out so everything goes smoothly in December!