Monday, June 13, 2011

Almost a Week?

Wow, has it really been nearly a week since I blogged last?  I am just NON STOP busy lately and when Jess and I finally took a day to ourselves on Sunday, nothing but vegging on the sofa, it was such a welcome relief.  Nothing really too exciting the past week other than celebrating my mom's retirement.  We had a wonderful party at our favorite Mexican restaurant and what was amazing was that 4 of the 5 bosses she had during her nearly 30 year career in the school district showed up to honor her.  I had to mark the occasion with a picture. 

June 10th, 2011 - Day 161

Remember in my last post when I did a self portrait?

June 7th, 2011 - Day 158

Well, I liked the concept so much that I did close portraits of the other three members of the family as well.

June 8th, 2011 - Day 159

June 9th, 2011 - Day 160

June 12th, 2011 -Day 163

What a lovely family if I may say so myself.  In fact, Jessica's turned into a quick, impromptu photo shoot.  if you want to see the full set (less than 10) click here!

Saturday was also a close up shot, but not of the human variety.  It was after 11PM, poker had ended, and I still didn't have a picture of the day.  I went into my office to look for something simple and had no clue.  But then I saw the perfect thing - since I had no clue, the question mark on my printer would be perfect! 

June 11th, 2011 - Day 162

Today was a pretty spontaneous picture as well, but one that required perfect timing to spot. While walking to the sofa, I peeked out the side window going into my backyard and saw beautiful beams of light hitting the leaves in just the right way.  I quickly set up the camera before the light moved and snapped this leaf peaking out and illuminated in the right spot.   

June 13th, 2011 - Day 164


Miss Sassy Pants said...

I love our family close ups! Would the 4 of us look good in a frame in the hall?

Your mom is an amazing woman and I was so happy we were there to help her celebrate and bear witness to all the people who payed homage to her.

The leaf picture is absolutely stunning. It would be a beautiful framed piece.

Mom said...

Ditto to everything Jess said. I love your family close-ups. It would be really cute to have them all four in one frame. I'm liking the idea.

My retirement party was fun and it was really special that 4 out of the 5 were there. The only reason Jake wasn't there was that he didn't know. I don't keep up with him. Glad you guys were there to help me celebrate.

The leaf picture is fantastic. The lighting was perfect. I think it's cute that you say you were "peeking" out your window. Don't know why, it just strikes me as funny.

laura b. said...

Congrats to your mom on her retirement! What a happy occasion!

I like all those close up photos and reckon I see that family resemblence :-D

Churlita said...

I totally fantasize about a day of just lying around on the couch. I'm glad you all got one.

You have a VERY attractive family.

Tara said...

Lots of happy photos here! I love the group shot of your mom with the bosses she has worked with in the past. What a wonderful thing for them to be there for her retirement party!

I had four direct managers during my last job at the same company, and I've only worked there 9 years. It's been crazy.