Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
I know! In honor of it being the fall (which means my favorite holiday is getting close....Halloween), how about some pictures from the Corn Maze a few years ago?
This is Chris and me (and the corner of Deb's head) after we had been wandering around the maze for what felt like hours....oh yeah, it WAS hours! And thus - after being chased by such horrors as the girl from The Grudge or The Ring or some such movie that I have never seen because it would induce certain nightmares, a couple of people with chainsaws, and so forth - this is what we looked like:
Hint Hint...Chris is the one wearing the Memphis shirt! (HEEHEEHEE)
And finally...a picture truly worth screaming over....
which really has nothing to do with Halloween or the Corn Maze....
Create your own FACEinHOLE
Love you, mean it, Chris!!!
Monday, September 7, 2009
Here are the goofy backseat passengers. Public service announcement....Ben does not actually have a bowl cut. We would not allow him out in public with such - its just the angle of the camera. More important is the expression on his face. Leslie and I laughed quite a bit, even though to do so was to risk the wrath of the Giant Brain, who was trying to merge onto the interstate at the time.
What happens when you try to take a picture of the moon at night from a moving vehicle with the flash on...not quite as successful as the earlier boat pictures.
What happens when you try to take a picture of the moon at night from a moving vehicle without the flash...better results. That little speck of light is actually a magnificent full moon...really! What do you mean, you can't tell???!?!?!?!?!
What happens when the oldest sister is stuck in the back seat of the minivan with the youngest brother...and youngest brother is suffering from...how do I put this delicately...the usual Mikell male affliction of excess gas? Her only hope of survival without permanent damage to her nasal membranes was to cover her face with a towel, which helped to filter out the worst of the fumes.
Saturday the girls (now with Aunt D) went on a nostalgic tour of southern Mississippi. Some of the highlights were cruising through Columbia to see the site of the old Walmart (where many a Saturday afternoon was spent with Mama) and the old LDS chapel that we attended back in the day (I was baptized there, Susie and Randy were married there. Oh - and it was also the site of my one and only spanking...because I was a model child and it only took once with me, unlike other family members). It took a little bit of winding and backtracking, but we finally found it! Its no longer an LDS chapel, but man did it bring back memories to see it again! (thankfully, NOT of the aforementioned buttwhippin')
We ended up the day by driving by the old homestead. A little melancholy inducing...but overall not so bad. Happily, the current owners are taking good care of it, and it looks to be a happy home.
That's about it for the pictures...but trust me, there was a lot of Wahoo played... And Shipley donuts....and Ward's french fries...and boiled peanuts...and did I mention Wahoo???
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Its called "Dancing Frog", and when I saw it, I thought, I could draw that! So I decided to make a customized wall hanging for the baby's room. At first I was going to use a plain old canvas, but then I saw a really cool framed cork board at Michael's, and decided to use it instead so it could be something useful instead of just a wall hanging.
First, here is the picture from Amazon:
And now, my effort:
And my wrapping (because I LOVE real ribbon):
I know, it isn't perfect. Poor Mr. Froggy's arms are way too long, but oh well. Paint on cork is NOT forgiving, LOL. I am rather proud of the gingham effect on the bib, although it doesn't show up that well on these pics.
Anyway....it felt good to be crafty again!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
So, without further ado...the first random family photo is....drum roll......
If I remember correctly, this was taken the day before we left NYC to come back to Memphis. This is probably one of my favorite pictures from that vacation, just because of the sheer glee (and surprise) on Alli's face. I don't think she expected him to grab her bootie quite like that! For those of you who may not recognize her photo partner, that is non other than the Naked Cowboy (if you couldn't read the writing on his tighty whities...and I know some of you were looking!), who has been a Times Square fixture for several years now. He literally stands in the middle of the median on Broadway, and women shove money at him to have their bootie grabbed- er - their picture taken with him. What a gig.
And, as an added bonus since this is just the beginning of much fabulous family photo fun, one more picture of Alli, from the same vacation, but with a different photo partner....