Monday, January 11, 2010

A Photo Booth
Dear Geoff,
Thank you for finding a battery replacement for my camera. It's such a pleasure to be able to use my camera again. You know I love my camera. Our separation was painful and now more than ever I want to learn how to use my camera, so that when I pick it up I know what all the numbers and buttons mean and do. All in good time, right?

Geoff, this is kind of fun. Now you are in crunch mode at work and in robotics, I have to find creative ways to spend time with you.

With my new battery holding power in the camera, I was finally able to get some pictures taken. So, when cousin Becky came to pick up grandmother, I grabbed the camera and persuaded William to be our photographer. He did a good job. It reminds me of photo booth shots. I think it would be fun to make a photo-booth... or just create the feel of taking funny close-up portraits.

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I want Becky's lipstick. My cousin is bellissima. I thought it was enough to remember to brush my hair. But I think I need to step up my game.

Maria is the Self-Rescuing Princess, and Becky and I are the Self-Amusing Diva Cousins. Grandmother is simply her wonderful self.

Definitely. I think it would be loads of fun to make a funky-cowgirl-quilt draped, straw bale photo-booth... I can totally picture it. Can you detect a party in the plans? Pony rides. Chicas running around. Mint lemonade and hot tortillas, fresh salsa... friends and music.

Maybe it's time with family, or time in our beautiful home, but new ideas and fun, inspired fantasies keep skipping through my head. I like this feeling of happiness seeping in to my pores and soul... more happiness.

More family time and photographs. More besos and laughter. More princesses and cowgirls, aprons, scarfs, tea and chipotle-apple pie. More flowers and hand holding, hugs and long visits. Mas, por favor.

It makes us bloom, I believe.


Andylynne said...

What a beautiful group of ladies. William did a great job on the photos. I love your party idea, and you will be sure to tell us all about it when the event happens. What's this about Chipolte apple pie, sounds wonderful. Could you hint at a recipe. That sounds to good not to try. This transplanted SC girl is always in the market for something unique and different with Chiles. Thanks for the great post.

Dallas said...

You have such a great family! It shows in your posts and photos. Love Maria's shirt...

Laura Jane said...

Once again you show you are a woman after my own heart.

I am ALWAYS the one to grab a camera and make sure there are photos of the generations, and rare visitors.

That last photo of you is superb! Please crop it as a solo shot.

And I too LOVE the idea of a
'self-rescuing princess'. I want that shirt.

Tracy said...

Look at all you lovely girls... BEAUTIFUL! :o) Wonderful photos... ((HUGS))

Jennifer said...

What a joyful post!

Now, I say this in the spirit of your post, and NOT in the spirit of applying pressure or expectations or anything, but it *seems* to me that perhaps some time in the next year you are ripe for a big old housewarming party. Perhaps consider going forward with this party of your dreams (and YES, YES, YES to the photo booth idea!!) to celebrate, to share, to brush past the years of parties not held because of circumstances and to share all that joy you are feeling in the Bird House of Happiness....

chickenfarm said...

As I am searching for chicken blogs I landed in your site that what I expect is too see chickens and eggs but what I saw is a family love each other and it paused me fora while and relax my mind from work. THANK YOU for you site I will visit my grandmother next week. Thanks

Ashley. said...

WOW! You are all so dang beautiful! Your grandma must be proud of having produced such lovely women!