Saturday, January 17, 2009


Yesterday, with his cowboy hat on, Owen asked, "Mommy, can Nathan take a picture of you and me? " I almost said no, because I hate what I look like in pictures, but I knew I couldn't turn him down. So while he was preoccupied, I put on a little foundation and mascara. Here are a few pictures that I love and will cherish forever! It's mostly my own fault that I'm not in pictures with the boys. I'm always the one behind the camera -- a common problem with mothers -- and nobody else thinks of it. I have several pictures of me and my sisters growing up in Christmas photos -- posing with my father! Oh well, I guess its a universal, age-old problem! Here, Nathan put the camera on two tissue boxes and put it on timer. I would never have thought to do that. I wouldn't be in control! Couldn't have that! So here's what we got. Priceless!

Oh, and I recently read in a scrapbook magazine that you should avoid using the word 'CHEESE' when posing for a picture because it makes your smile look CHEESY! Instead, say 'HI'. As your mouth rounds out the word, you have a more natural smile. That's what we did. Later, when looking at the pictures on the computer, Owen said he didn't like saying "hi" -- it sounded 'Spanish'. "Cheese is 'natural'. ???

It's been pretty cold here lately -- while it was 0 degrees here the other morning, it was 24 below an hour north of us! The highs have been only 10. We're eager to get out of the house on a warmer, 20-degree day!

Until next time...

blessings, joie

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Tim said...

Owen looks so pitiful with his sick look.


Tim said...

I pray you three get over your cold really soon.

i like the picture of owen laying on the floor being a cowboy.

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