30.9.09

contradictions.

the face of a man who didn't want a dog...
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and the face of a cat who thought he did...
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18.9.09

cats and mice.

boys will be boys, and everyone knows trimming trees is really just an excuse to make a huge fire.

this is called "encouraging the fire". yes, that's a blower.
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so pleased :)
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littles.

it's hard to get non-blurry pictures of one year olds and puppies. it's even harder when you forget your awesome camera and have only your cell phone to work with.

regardless, the comedy of a giddy twin causing confusion by climbing in the puppy's crate cannot be missed. better pictures to come when sister finishes her schoolwork and can email them :)

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15.9.09

love.

this pup. even with green snot running down his nosey.

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14.9.09

addition.

here's our brand new (future) tough guy. his name is mud. he plans to get big and protect his mommy just as soon as he stops being a sicky sick pup (we had to pay the vet a visit saturday... poor baby still isn't eating normally). for now he's a momma's boy who looks like he's starving to death.

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i'll take some better pictures when he's feeling better :)

10.9.09

doughy.

after over a year of talking about it, i finally got trav to the best donut shop in tampa, nicola's donuts. this place is...amazing. you have to get there early because they sell out every day (you see why it took us over a year to accomplish this...). they only had 4 of my favorites - sugar dusted - left, and the woman in front of us was taking ALL of them when i informed trav they were my favorite. he, of course, asked her if she could spare one for a pregnant girl :)

here's my doughboy and his one dozen friends:
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8.9.09

slow dance.



in the morning sun, i couldn't tell you
i couldn't tell you so many things
about how much i really love you
about how much you really mean
so far away but it's so easy to see you
when i'm away i want to put my arms around you
and i want to know - do you feel the same way?
'cause if you do i want to stay forever
and i want to know - do you feel the same way?
'cause if you do i want to stay forever
with you

so many colors that surround you
some so bright i can hardly see
a light reflects on all the things that make you real
things that make you truly free

so far away but it's so easy to see you
when i'm away i want to put my arms around you
and i want to know - do you feel the same way?
'cause if you do i want to stay forever
and i want to know - do you feel the same way?
'cause if you do i want to stay forever
with you

7.9.09

working sabbatical.

we took a trip to the farm for some renovations. the trip originated because we discovered the roof was in desperate need of replacement. travis also decided to paint the outside of the house. i was...bored, so the obvious solution was to attempt to paint the entire inside of the house a fresh white. due to everything requiring three coats, i failed miserably and only managed to get through four rooms. there are no pictures of the inside or the actual farm, but at least we got some of the house.

here are some old pictures of the farm house:
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and here are the new pictures...new paint (the color was called "inch worm" and i couldn't resist) and a snazzy new metal roof!
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and the muscles behind the madness:
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for those of you who were questioning the validity of my pregnancy due to the absence of a belly, behold:
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