Saturday, May 3, 2008

The best money I've ever spent

I'm not normally the mushy type. I can count on one hand the number of times I've cried in the last five years. But this week was one of them.

A while ago I started thinking how I really will only have a few years with all six of the kids living at home. Which really made me terrifically sad. One day life for us would change; there would be empty chairs at the table, one less load of laundry to do a day, and one less voice saying "Hey Mom, guess what?".

And with all of this Mother's Day hullabaloo coming up, I decided that what I really wanted was a yearly picture of all of my babies, to remember our time together. Under one roof. Ticking each other off. Ahh, the good old days, we'd say.

A while back we'd gotten a card for a local photographer. I dug it out of the pile o' procastination on my desk and called her.

Not to go all gooey, but this chick rocks. I'm not sure what her day job is, but if there is any rightness to this universe eventually she'll do this full time. She captured this moment in time for me. All of my little goobers, in all of their beautiful goobery glory. And when she sent them to me, I cried big fat tears. And then I spent a fortune on prints.


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Anonymous said...

The pics are GREAT!!! What a wonderful Mother's Day gift to yourself. I did not realize how old your older boys were...or did not recall. And Ellie, CRAWLING already!??!?! Where has time gone? I have not read your blog before, but was cracking up at May 1 entry. And I thought I was busy with my Caroline. But I am one on are one on six or seven if you count your DH.

Have you read any good books lately? I just discovered Harlan Corban. I am now reading the Wedding Officer set by Anthony Capella, set in WW II Italy.

I will be back to read your blog for my daily laughs.


Unknown said...

Those are great pics Caroline!!!! You have a beautiful family.

Sasha said...

So beautiful! Look at those blue eyes!

Get you a big 11 X 14 and hang it proudly in the living room for all to see....

You make me want to think about having more kids, seeing all yours together, looking like such a happy fam.

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