Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Another Family Photo Shoot

This is my friend's cute family.  Her husband passed away this month last year.  He was the same age as Brian.  My friend wanted his motorcycle in the pictures.  What a great idea!

Sunday, September 25, 2011


About 6:45 a.m. I woke up to a distant cry. I listened for a minute and determined that it was coming from the field behind my home. I had slept with my windows open. Next I tried to figure out what I was hearing. The more I listened, the more I thought it sounded like a young child crying out, "MOM! DAD! MOM! DAD!"

Brian woke up soon after I did. He listened for a brief moment and jumped out of bed. He looked out the window. We heard it again. "MOM! DAD! MOM! DAD!" He started throwing on his clothes and said under his breath, "I’m coming!" He ran down the stairs, out the door, and around the block to the field.

I checked to make sure our kids were all in bed. I wondered if one of them had maybe wandered out of bed in the night and woke up scared somewhere. They were all sleeping. I went back to the bedroom and watched Brian out the window. He was looking all around. Again we heard the cry. He hollered, "Where are you!?" That was the last cry we heard. I got dressed and ran out to help. He checked the canal. I checked garbage cans.

Nothing. No more cries. We were baffled.

We saw a couple cats run out of the field. Was it the cats? I swear we both heard "mom" and "dad". I guess we’ll never know!

On a positive note, I found my tripod I left in the field a few days earlier. I didn’t even know I lost it.

A photo shoot!

I recently put the knowledge I learned in my photography class to the test.  Brian's sister's family got to be the guinea pigs.  HERE ARE THE PHOTOS.

James' Birthday

Reagan's Birthday!

Back tracking a bit here.  I wanted to post some pictures from Reagan's birthday.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Please Bless...

"Please bless Easter and Halloween.  Please bless Winter.  And please bless the food so we don't die."
-Reagan during his blessing at dinner last night.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

If you say this, you must be Reagan.

"What the craps!"
"Holy craps!"
"Crazy carrots!"
"I'm gunna beat you up." (instead of saying he will beat you in a race or something.)
Last night at dinner Aubryn told Reagan that there is a real queen in this world.  She is the queen of England.  Reagan's eyes were huge and his mouth wide open.  He was speechless.  Then he said, "WHAT!?  I DIDN'T KNOW THAT!"

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Happy First Birthday, James!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Reagan is 5 years old!

I wish there was some way for you to understand the volume that Reagan has.  He is so loud!  If this picture could capture sound, you'd all be plugging your ears and running away.

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