mommy

camping, san antonio and seaworld

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^ all my bags packed

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^ in the car

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^ meeting the charlton’s at a gas station to give melissa to them for the weekend

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^ out of the car and arrived at our destination!

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^ the key

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^ i’m not sure how they think that locking this gate will keep anyone out.

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^ on the porch swing

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^ at the pool

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^ lily at dinner

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^ at the best playground ever

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^ merry go round

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^ teeter totter

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^ swings

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^ merry go round

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^ street.  scenario for the place where i took this photo:  “please don’t turn green, light, stay red…” [4 sec. exposure time]

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^ claire, walking downtown in san antonio at night

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^ street

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^

clara:  ellie come on!

ellie: not yet i’m taking a picture of a man with guns!

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^ the alamo

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^ lights on the river/street

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^ at seaworld on saturday morning

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^ feeding the dolphins

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^ sarah!

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^me, sarah, sharlena

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^ me [through a plastic bag, if you were wondering]

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^ all wet

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^ me and my seaworld cup.  well, it was really the buscemi’s.  because you get cheaper drinks if you have one.

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^ waiting for the shamu show to start [me, clara, and claire]

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^ shamu

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^ lily in goggles at the wave pool.

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^ they sat way up close

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^ one of the shows

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^ dad and lily

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^ in front of the good photo op

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^ claire with pirates

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^ lily with my sunglasses

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^ pictures of the pictures of them on the roller coaster

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^ hey!  seaworld has funhouse mirrors too!

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^ claire & i ran around in the playground while the others went on a roller coaster

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^ really excited about breakfast [on sunday].  we got up way to early.

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^ our cabin

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^ before leaving sunday morning

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^ all squished into one side of the booth at lunch

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^ in the car on the way home with sharlena

“i wanted ellie’s advice but she goes off and tries on hats.” -clara

quilts and grass and rain

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^ i made a quilt for a friend who’s having a baby… and had a photoshoot with it outside.

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^ grass.

i’m so glad mom taught me how to quilt.

and, our garden seems to be doing okay after the big rainstorm we had.   the ground is still rather damp, though, so i didn’t water today.  and i try to miss the mud under the swing when i’m swinging.

princess-y

for any and all guys who will never go to a baby shower:  here is a sneak peek into a princess baby shower.

gus and jacque, the mice, getting ready in costume.

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cinderella getting ready.

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disneyworld pictures.

with gus and jacque, two mice.

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with drizella and anastasia, the ugly stepsisters.

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brea and claire.

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yes, cinderella drinks tea.

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cinderella and gus and jacque!

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me.

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la de da

here are some faves.

me and my bag and coat and shoes.  yes, coat in arizona.  it was cool and windy.

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this photo represents our food parties.  #1  m&m’s and water.  #2  ramen and bread and water.  #3 jello and ramen and water.

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we picked grapefruit and tangelos from our grandparents’ trees.

i love this photo because:

the focus is on the orange one.

the orange one pops.

the orange one, i guess i shall say the tangelo, is in a visual sweet spot.

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this one is rather cool.

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bit of enlightenment:

putting a jug full of water outside will detract dogs.  like un attract them.  bother them so they don’t come to the front of your house.  supposedly.  it works, i think.  i didn’t witness it work, but i heard first hand accounts from reliable witnesses.

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family photo!

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izzle and beer

… root beer that is.

and here are some jewels of the many photos i took at my birthday party.

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photo with a photo that remotely looks like you:

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what do you think?  do we look anything like the photos?

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emily wore olivia’s glasses.  because they were rounder than mine.  but you can hardly tell that the antique lady has glasses.  they’re tiny.

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i love this photo.  like the focus, and everythin.

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poor little broken bikini doll.

maybe she’s an antique barbie.

maybe she broke her neck because she dove into shallow water.

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ha! breanna looks funny.

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group photo #2

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the crazy trio.

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woohoo! boy shorts.

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i’m really proud of how many faces i fit into this photo.

oh, and this is the picture with (root) beer.

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playing quelf.  the most insanely fun random board game ever.

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team super ninja monkey!

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banana split.

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sporting our handmade AWESOME scarves.

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yes, we painted our nails outside. in the cold.  and in the wind. and in the treehouse.

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