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Sunday, July 27, 2008

Heads will roll!

It's always an adventure trying to get a group photo. We took several. Most actually had just about everyone looking good. That's easy since we are such a good-looking bunch! :) And when you are having as much fun as we did, the laughter and smiles come easily.

Still one photo would have someone blinking, one of the kids looking off some where, the baby crying.... you name it. And, we didn't have a tripod or way to get everyone in the photo. So first Barb took some pics of the rest of us, then Kevin took some with Barb in them. I really wanted a photo with all of us in it.
A little playing about with photoshop.......

I started with this one













Changed a few faces and added a person... and voila!
it became this one... the winner!


Monday, July 14, 2008

Spice of Life

Into every life comes a little spice. Ours is named Pepper. A lab-pitbull mix puppy that we rescued in February.


She is a bundle of energy and "pep" - so her name is quite fitting!

She is also really strong for a little girl. Too strong for me! She's still in her chewing phase too. In fact that is a smoke detector in the picture that she is chewing on. She has also chewed through that dog bed in the picture, her blanket, her harness, and she chewed a hole in the couch!

She does love being with people, playing catch and digging holes in the back yard! She is all puppy!

She started obedience classes. Hoping she calms down. I hear I need to be patient, and diligently watch her, for the first 1.5 to 2 years. I'll let you know how it goes!





Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Autism Links

Two of my children are on the spectrum. I am an advocate. I am a supporter. I spread awareness. I am a parent.

When the first of my sons was diagnosed, I searched and delved into every piece of information that I could find. There wasn't much back then. I thought I would help by posting some links of interest. I'll add to this list. So check back.

Autism Speaks
Talk About Curing Autism
Autism Community and Researchers
Wrights Law
ASA
Autism Link

Stop and smell the roses

This one is from our front yard. But you know what I mean. Life is full of those moments when you have a choice. Rush on by and keep up, or take a moment, breathe deeply, let things soak into your mind and soul and heart.

Make the choice, stop and smell the roses!
 
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