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Real Life, Still Life, and Vein Ambitions

Posted May 16 2010 12:00am


I can't believe how grown-up Eliza is getting.  I still think of her as a preschooler, but when I really step back and look at her, I realize that she's halfway to college...yikes!  That's quite a reality check.


We had some old friends come and visit us today, it was so much fun!  Our kids played together pretty well, for the most part, which is always a plus.  


Eliza and Aspen hit it off especially well.  Isn't she a cutie?


Thanks for the good times!  And for being such great posers!  It's always such a fun experience to try and keep wiggly toddlers in check long enough to take family photos.  Not an easy feat, as many of you know.  Especially when everyone's tummies are rumbling and it's past dinner time and Ms. Shelley promised to only take pictures for 10 minutes.

Azalea arrangement

Still-lifes, on the other hand, are much less likely to wiggle.

Azaleas in vases

These azaleas are the last of the bunch to bloom this spring, so I had to bring some indoors to appreciate them a little longer.

Hosta leaves

I have a thing for hostas too.  Check out those amazing vein structures!  Hhmmm, why are veins on plants so much more interesting than the wreckage of purple veins on my legs?  Rhetorical question.  If my veins were a road map, they'd be depicting LA County.  That's okay - my kids are worth having to wear long pants and skirts for the rest of my days...or at least until I'm brave enough to get them taken care of surgically.  At any rate, there's no need to hide the fabulous veins of hosta leaves - the bigger, the better, says I.   Sorta like the rolls on chubby babies' legs and arms...can't get enough of that, ever!  And no, I'm not hinting anything.  If I need to squeeze chubby babies, I'll go visit a friend with one.  Much easier that way.  :-)  

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