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Curtains….foiled again!

As I’ve mentioned, our eldest and his family are in town for a visit.
While sitting around my mother-in-laws on Sunday after our family lunch, I pulled out my handy-dandy camera phone and proceeded to try to get some better pictures of the grandkids than the ones I had gotten the other day. The 9 month old does anything but smile when I take her picture or moves every time I hit the button. I actually have one really good picture of the eldest, who is 3, but that is for another post and it’s just one. But…back to this story

Corbin, the 3-year-old, has been quite shy most of his life so far, and the distance between the states most of the time doesn’t help matters much either. His and my relationship has been an interesting one.
Having raised one very shy child myself I take absolutely no offence, and definitely do not take it personally, when it comes time for hugs and kisses and he high tails it any direction that is away from me. My daughter-in-law felt quite bad. I myself, turned it into a game.
You don’t want to willingly give me a hug? Well than I guess the tickle monster will have to tickle one out of you. After the chasing him down and tickling him, the tickle monster then swoops him up in her arms and grandma gets her hug.
After a few times of that he warmed up quite well, but as with everything, there is a price. Now, anytime I ask for a hug he takes off running from me to hide while laughing the entire way.
We have gone from the tickle monster, to the hug monster, to the hang you upside down monster. Any hugs I want are always a chase, with wonderful child laughter, that ends with me getting my hug, while he has a smile on his face the entire time.
So… as I pulled out my camera and said that I needed to get more pictures, Corbin proceeded to squeal and take off running for the curtains, laughing the entire way.
As usual, I made the best of it and attempted getting pictures anyway as he hid in the curtains, his child laughter being music to my ears, while trying to foil my plans of a good picture.
But…. I find these pictures amazing all the more just because of the joy I experienced in taking them. After all, this is where wonderful memories that will forever be cherished come from.





















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and the fortune cookie says….

Photo of an open fortune cookie

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I had a fortune cookie yesterday and it said…

You will be fortunate in the opportunities presented to you.

Now…. all I need is for the opportunities to present themselves AND the capability to recognize when they do .

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Reflection of an Az sunset

Its monsoon season here in Arizona. The time when we get our yearly rain allowance, the time when it’s no longer a dry heat, the time when you can see some pretty amazing scenery.

I am not much of a photographer, all i have is my phone, and I tend to have difficulty actually capturing in a picture what I see in person. And then theres the fact that I rarely remember to take a picture of said scenery. But…. I did try

I have a few pictures I snapped while in my backyard. The sun was setting in the west and reflecting its beautiful colors onto the clouds to the east of them and this is what I managed to get. By the time I had gone to the front of the house to try to get some pictures from that direction, the sun was down so far that all the reds, pinks, and oranges in the clouds were gone.


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Everyone needs a reminder now and then

Smile at a stranger


While searching through an app on my phone, I found these words of wisdom (and fun). Enjoy! 


*When nothing goes right… go left.


*I don’t have time to hate people who hate me because I’m too busy loving people who love me.

Crazy Kawaii Bot

Crazy Kawaii Bot (Photo credit: Jenn and Tony Bot)









*Remind yourself that it’s ok not to be perfect.


*I hate when I’m singing a song and the artist gets the words wrong.


*You can’t expect to be old and wise if you were never young and crazy.

[crazy fun]

[crazy fun] (Photo credit: RHiNO NEAL)