At times I find it so difficult to believe that I am blogging. The fact that "me", a rather private person, who tends to keep many of my thoughts and activities to the confines of my own family and friends, would open up my world to those of you who so kindly stop by to visit, is a bit baffling to me. But, I am learning so much from all of you and the times that I have to pay visits to you at your blogs, has proven to be so valuable to me in my daily life. I find inspirations, ideas, admiration, and education from all of you, that it keeps me involved in this wonderful blogging world that I entered a few years ago. I learn that we are all growing, facing challenges, times of laughter and times of tears, and profiting from each others lives. It continues to bless my life in many ways. With all of that said, I will share the following three pictures with you. My dear sister-in-law has photography expertise that many of us wish we had, and has completed many courses in the photography world. Two weeks ago, she was presented with a complicated challenge of trying to capture a picture of our family in 10 minutes time. Our oldest grandson had to be a work at a certain time, thus giving us only 10 minutes to photograph our group. Please keep that in mind as you glance through these pictures:) I do wish I could include the various sound effects of these minutes.
The family pet wants to play, and tries his hardest to convince the little guy of his desire, which certainly is not helping with our "almost impossible" project at hand.
Finally, he gives up and leaves the scene. Meanwhile, our photographer is working feverishly to get everyone's attention. Bless her heart! She did a full day's work in 10 minutes time. What a lady!
Finally, one that is "the best" that will happen for this group. I used to dream of family pictures where everyone is color coordinated, sitting on a green hillside with smiles on all the faces, and each of their little hands folded...but, you know what? I would not trade this group for anything, and this truly does represent our lives at this time of life, with all it's busyness.
I hope you didn't mind my sharing a bit of our personal lives in all of it's simplicity. Hopefully, it will bring you a smile today.
After the photography session:), we headed to the porch for our spaghetti dinner together. The vinyl tablecovering and the white paper plates is also how we do things at this time of our lives. Spills and spaghetti sauce clean up easily with this tablescape.
"Just a little something" for you today.