Archive for May 2012

There are some talents we possess that we can help but brag about. Y’know….like the fact that I happen to think I am a pretty great gift giver. When it comes to gift-giving, I put quite a bit of thought into coming up with something that is not just awesome, but is super-meaningful. So this past November, I secretly had my husband’s motorcycle helmet custom painted as an anniversary gift. For almost an entire year, he constantly talked about his plans to have his bike painted by Andy at Sinister Custom Designs. So, Andy was the man I called to help me with this secret project. The helmet turned out amazing, and my hubby was beyond surprised!  Of course, once he saw it the entire idea for the paint on the bike itself changed. And I have to say that it also turned out amazing and I am so thankful for the ability to change his mind from the original orange and green layout he had planned.

bike1 1024x680 A Fresh Coat of Paint:)

bike2 1024x680 A Fresh Coat of Paint:)

bike 2 up A Fresh Coat of Paint:)

bike tankclose 1024x680 A Fresh Coat of Paint:)

closehelmet 1024x680 A Fresh Coat of Paint:)

fullbike 1024x680 A Fresh Coat of Paint:)

I mentioned yesterday that the silliness of Julian was a result of the outtakes from a session I did for my sister while recently visiting in New York. I know my baby seester is “patiently” waiting for her sneak peek….so here goes:)

jhbrosis2 1024x680 Julian & Haven: sibling rivalry

haven1 Julian & Haven: sibling rivalry

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julian4 2 1024x680 Julian & Haven: sibling rivalry

haven3 Julian & Haven: sibling rivalry

julian4 1 Julian & Haven: sibling rivalry

haven2 1024x680 Julian & Haven: sibling rivalry

jhbrosis3 1024x680 Julian & Haven: sibling rivalry

 

 

I fully expected my Mother’s Day weekend to be a little tough with my hubby being away for work. What I didn’t expect was to get little sleep while my almost four year old fought a fever and cried with pain from an apparent ear infection. I didn’t expect to actually get in to see a doctor on a Sunday. I didn’t expect my six year old to embarrass me with his apparent inability to behave himself in the doctor’s office. I didn’t expect that my three lovely children would fail to even mutter the words “Happy Mother’s Day” to me. I didn’t expect amazing news from one of my sisters.  I didn’t expect that I would actually get the chance to spend a few hours with all three of my sisters. And I am sure none of us expected that our collective group of boys would one minute be dunking golf balls in mom’s little garden pond and the next minute begin taking turns “swimming” fully clothed in that same pond.

I knew my Mother’s Day weekend would be tough. What I didn’t expect was that it would be such a roller coaster ride. And what was waiting at the end of that roller coaster? Yep, you guessed it. Monday. So, thanks to these outtakes from a session with my nephew in New York a couple weeks ago….here is to finding something to smile about on a dreary Monday.

JulianMondaysillies 1024x509 Monday silliness: um, yep....it is definitely Monday again