I can’t believe I’ve gone this long without posting. But I have been busy and working more hours at work. The heat of the day and work has taken its toll. I do have an update on my progress and I do have to say that it is taking longer than I had anticipated but much of that is due to my perfectionist attitude. I know I’m spending too much time trying to get things right so I am pushing myself to get this done so that I can work on more artwork for more products.
I did do some editing of current artwork and spent a lot of time on that. I have some items on hand already but I am holding off on showing them until the site is ready but I would like to show some photos of my grandchildren modeling t-shirts because the pics I had to take before getting one that I could use was too good not to show.
So here is what I went through to get a good shot.
I had fun taking these and there is more to come.
TheWife and I went over to Charles’ and Darcel’s to visit earlier today.
Kiah greeted us at the door.
Ava was brushing her teeth.
Samuel was out cold.
They are growing so fast!
After Samuel woke up, I asked if I could take his picture and
he said “NO!” A few minutes later he was standing in front
of me and I called his name several times and he ignored me.
So I took this one.
Kiah drew the picture of the house and girl
Ava traced her hand and made a girl out of it
Samuel got to go to the library to return books and DVDs and also
to get some new stuff.
Upon returning, it was time for each of them to claim their spots
for viewing a DVD of their choosing.
Aaaah yes…such a Grand visit.
Tomorrow is TheWife’s birthday and she had the day off from work today wanted to spend it with TheGrands and Darcel to celebrate.
when we got there, we were greeted with hugs.
After awhile we went to ‘the beach’…it’s not really a beach but a place where you can be close to the water and enjoy some ‘quiet time’…except for the cars and trucks zooming by on the freeway. If you zone yourself, you don’t even notice the sounds….and the kids love it.
My knee was bothering me so I couldn’t do much walking and stayed behind while they walked ahead.
There is an area for sitting and it also has a bell and a plaque. Some of the bricks honors cancer survivors, those who lost the fight and family members giving them remembrance.
It’s called “Mary Ellen’s Bell”. After I took the pictures, I rang the bell and remembered my dad and my brother. The emotions that flooded me caught me by surprise in a way…I sat in silence and read the names and comments by others that were beneath my feet on the commemorative bricks of the survivors and loved ones who lost their beloved.
Sitting there gives relevance to the time we have to spend with the ones we love.
TheWife was really happy and the kids had a good time. It had been awhile since they saw UncleR.
I know I don’t always say how much I appreciate these moments, but it is always good to see them and spend time with them. I love to see the pictures Darcel and Charles post in blogs and on Facebook…miles and miles of smiles.