Sunday, June 23, 2013

Nags Head 2012

I finally sat down and took the time to put together the video montage from last summer’s Nags Head Family Vacation.  I’ve said it before – but it is worth saying again, it is one of my favorite things to do.  I enjoy trying to find the perfect music to go with the pictures to capture “the moment”. 



Last night when I had finished, Pootie and I sat and watched ALL the Nags Head montages ….I started doing these in 2005.  It is so fun to watch the kids WATCH and REMEMBER and laugh – or give a mournful comment on the loved ones that are no longer with us. 


Nags Head 2005

Nags Head 2006

Nags Head 2007

Nags Head 2008

Nags Head 2009

Nags Head 2010

Nags Head 2011

Monday, June 10, 2013

When the heck did this happen?

I usually save stuff like this for birthdays or special occasions.    I am not one to typically be sappy….unless it is over a picture…and a song.  The two together can be a HUGE punch in the gut.

We (I) throw pictures up on the door from our mud room to the’s a perfect door.  Well one fell off the other day and it caught my eye.

It was me and my Lola girl.  She was 3 or 4.  I’m not really sure. 

She is the light of my life.  The only girl!!!!  …..and I’ll be honest… she is the MOST like me…and THAT scares the SHIT (just saying)  out of me.  Those of you that know why I say that – HUSH.

So here is the picture that “fell to the floor”.  (The crinkle lines are from where she actually carried this one around for a while when she was a wee lass.)

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Her hair was wild and curly!!!!  She has always been a hugger. Some of the best compliments that I’ve ever received about her is 1-her hugs are so genuine and 2-she knows when you need a hug and 3-she really means it.  (She’s like me in the sense that she is not very good at faking liking ya…)

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And here we are back in December 2012….this was a spur of the moment go to the mall to get some pictures done (hubby won the gift certificate)


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And this is mother’s day when the little Miss organized the FOUR SQUARE games for the evening…

I look at her and I am totally amazed and who she is, who she has been and who she is becoming!

And I’m so not that sappy person!!!!!


But just cause she is that damn cute – here are some of my favorites THRU THE YEARS!!!!


And yes, damnit, that is a soccer ball…

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I look at her (all my bebes truthfully) and I want to scream at them “WAIT!!!  STOP!!!!  Don’t grow up so fast!!!”  And then I need the reminder that I need to WAIT STOP and enjoy every beautiful, stupid, annoying, sweet, precious, lord summer just started moment!!!


And of course – you might as well have Kenny singing at ya to really make the point….