quotes

film

It’s cool, it’s retro, and there is the surprise of waiting until it is developed. And it makes you focus on technique and finesse, not just taking 50 pictures and choosing the best one. It is more about capturing the moment, and letting that moment tell the story.

– Shawn Psarris  [on film]

i should be doing school.

but i’m not.  i’m doing american history while i read blogs and facebook.

but, ha, sometimes this abeka stuff is funny.

from american history:

” in 1619, the first boatload of women arrived in virginia to marry the settlers.”

from biology:

“Explain how grass reveals God’s care and provision for people and animals. Read Romans 1:20. What does grass reveal about God’s eternal power . Why does its widespread presence make all men responsible to God and without excuse?”

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

emporer's new groove & kung fu panda

“i’ll turn him into a flea– a harmless little flea– and put him in a box.  i’ll put that box in another box, and mail him to myself, and, when it arrives, i’ll smash him with a hammer!  or, to save postage, i’ll poison him with this!”

“well, there was this big man, and an old woman… how would you describe her?”  “scary beyond reason.”

“Poison, what poison? Oh, right…the poison. The poison for Kuzco…the poison specially designed to kill Kuzco. Kuzco’s poison. That poison?”

“sorry.  i tweaked his facial nerve.  and i may have stopped his heart.”

“i thought you might be monkey.  he hides his almond cookies on the top shelf.”

audra!!!

“don’t hit me with your carrot!”

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^ michael phelps!

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^ frappucinos

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^ ???

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^ dancing in barnes and noble

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^ which owl journal do i like better?

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^ one foot still in barnes and noble (and of course i went all the way out to take the picture)

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^ scarves

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^ trying on things inold navy

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^ batman and superman

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^ supporting danny’s  trip to uganda!

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^ what??

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^ miley cyrus ain’t a christian.

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^ kj52 at Mardel

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^ picking basil for pesto for dinner

forever and always

“People try to understand me, like they try to understand science. But there is ALWAYS something they just don’t get.”
-Audra O’Brien.

Yay! Audra is coming to our house on the 9th and will stay till the 11th.

"she's perfect in every way…"

Your mom called me, and was telling  me about you, how you were beautiful and perfect in every way.  I came to the hospital, and I thought, “Well, they forgot to tell me about her legs.”  But I thought it was really nice that they thought you were perfect even though you didn’t have any legs.  You had big beautiful brown eyes, and no legs.

Eventually your mom asks me to change your diaper, and I’m like, “Okay, how will this work.”  And I take off your diaper, and I say, “Holy cow!  She has legs!”  And your mom and dad look at me funny and say, “What do you mean?”  I told them how I thought you didn’t have any legs, because your legs were up by your ears, and I couldn’t tell that  you had legs.  Like a chicken.

I was telling your Auntie Charlotte that story, and she never really got it, why it would look like a baby had no legs.  But when Asher was born, she told me that she finally understood why one could think that.

This story is told from the perspective of my Auntie Steph talking to me.

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