Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Someone asked for some new pictures of Wesley...so here you go. These were from a week ago when we went swimming at a friend's house. Yes...my little boy is swimming BY HIMSELF and UNDER WATER nonetheless. He hasn't mastered it yet, but he's learning. Forgive me for for being a parent, but I'm really proud. I don't think I could swim underwater until I was well over ten years and I still don't like getting water up my nose.
Friday, August 26, 2005
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Anthony's older brother, Braden, recently had a son. He lives in Seattle so these pictures are the first we have seen of him. I think he looks like his dad. His name is Jace Everett Maurice Brawner. He weighed 8lbs. 6oz. and was born on August 3rd. Just thought we'd share the photos.
Hey guys, I thought I would post a few pics of the car we finished a few months ago. It has been filmed for the show Rides and photographed by two major magazines. We have three more shows to take it to this year( Pigeon Forge, Kansas City, and Las Vegas) before it will be sold at the Barrett-Jackson auto auction in Scottsdale,AZ next January. Unless of course it sells before then. Betcha can't guess what the asking price is. (not you mindy)
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
I guess since I have a pic of our new dog I should put pictures of our other two as well so they won't get jealous. The beagle is Mae and she's about four months old and the black lab is Mollie (I know, that's the name of our new dog, too) and she's a little over a year. The spots on her nose are where she apparently got into a wasp's nest and they weren't very friendly with her. By the way, we are trying to find new homes for them if anyone would like to take one of these beautiful, friendly companions home with you :)
Here are a couple of my favorites that I took this weekend of my sister, Megan. She only had formal shots done last summer for her senior pictures so my mom wanted me to take some casual shots of her. I am slowly adjusting to the fact that she will be in the army. I was messaging a friend today and came to the realization that maybe the reason all this is so hard for me to accept is because she's an adult now, making adult decisions. I remember her being little and me protecting her... teaching her.... yes, even bossing her around. The best way to explain what I'm feeling is that it's almost like what I'm going through with Wes... I am proud of who he is becoming and loving every stage he goes through, but a big part of me is sad each time he leaves a stage behind because I know he'll never be an infant or a toddler or a little boy again. I have a hard time letting go... of people, of moments, and I guess of my sister's childhood. Deciding to serve your country is such an adult thing to do. I am in awe of her courage and am proud that my sister is going to be defending my freedom. I guess I feel like the tables have turned. I've always been the older sister, the more mature one, and now I'm looking up to her. Anyways...this was just supposed to be a post to show off her pictures...
Friday, August 19, 2005
Yay! I got it. Thanks Brando. Can't believe my baby is starting kindergarten next year. Although he insists that he's ready for 'big school' and doesn't want to go to Pre-k (at daycare) anymore, I still feel like he's my little baby. Being a parent has to be the most amazing experience....seeing this helpless little human grow and change and become his own person...what a blessing!
Thursday, August 18, 2005
Wednesday, August 17, 2005
I can't believe my baby sister (okay, she's not much of a baby sister anymore - she's 18 - but, I remember when she was a baby) is going to be in the Army. I know she'll have the opportunity to travel and she'll learn responsibility and discipline, but it just seems like she has signed her life away to someone else for the next six years. I'm going to miss her and I know Wesley will miss seeing her when we visit my mom. I'm kinda bummed about it.
Friday, August 12, 2005
Happy Birthday to Me, Happy Birthday to Me, Happy Birthday dear Meeeee, Happy Birthday to Me. In case you didn't get that, IT'S MY BIRTHDAY! So far it has been very nice. My boss even left me a birthday card on my desk this morning. I love birthdays.
Thursday, August 11, 2005
Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Here is the newest member of our family, Molly. She's a four year old golden retriever/labrador mix and so sweet. She doesn't try to jump on you or lick you to death like our other lab and she's fixed so we don't have to worry about any puppies. (Sorry about the pic but she wouldn't stand still long enough to get a good one)
Monday, August 08, 2005
Hi...I'm new to all this blog stuff, but I thought it would be a fun way to post pictures for friends and family (thank you to Brando & Sunny for introducing me). Just to explain our title....Anthony's passion is cars-hot rods, rat rods, sports cars, matchbox cars-basically any kind of car, and I love photography-Hasselblad is a brand of camera that I dream of owning one day. Guess I should have added one of Wes's interests but one day it might be Spiderman and the next it might be Woody & Buzz Lightyear or maybe cars - Anthony is brainwashing him. His newest thing is to point and yell "Mustang" each time he spots one and I must say he is quite skilled at seeing them about five miles away.