Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Momma, we need more photos!

This is one of my favorite photos of me and my mom. It’s almost five years old, but I’m usually the one holding the camera. And when I hand the camera over, I usually end up with weird, bad, blurry shots.


So, happy (late) Mommas’ Day, and to my grandmothers, too. This photo is from Christmas 2004, in the house I grew up in. My mom’s mom is on the left, my dad’s mom is on the right.


I spent the weekend on a surprise visit to Philadelphia. I got home late last night, and I have to stay up late again tonight to pick up Alex from the airport. He stayed an extra day because there was only one seat at the lower fare Sunday night. Here’s Alex, his mom, and her dog. After more than a mile walking, the dog was ready to be carried.

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Plus, lately, Alex is always eager to lift and carry. Here’s a peek at what we’ve been doing for him lately.

In other (yes, completely boring) news, I went to Trader Joe’s tonight. I bought giant beans and skipped the tiny taters (they were looking ragged). My coffee was $1 more, but I bought it anyway. But I’ll be cooking, soon, unless there is another demand that I make a quick pointless trip.


  1. First off, glad to see you come from a line of oenophiles.

    Second off, the excellent high-quality video explains the mystery of why you haven't been able to post!

    Time to change your name to Mary Jane Watson-Parker

  2. I forgot what I was going to say after I watching the video of Alex....that's amazing!

  3. lol ragged:) happy mothers day!!

  4. Your grandmothers look like they could be related! And your mom kind of looks like your dad's mom, too.

    Video: um...WOW!!! I forgot I was watching a youtube video with the music when he was scaling the side of that building. Good grief! I'm going to make my husband watch this. (Apparently, he's been a little too sedentary this winter.) And tell my kids about my friend who is married to a Ninja Warrior.

  5. My favorite thing about Mothers' day is everyone's photos!

  6. I know what you mean about always holding the camera. I was shocked the other day when I relooked at baby #3's newborn photos and realized my husband hadn't taken any of me with the baby! Anyway, your dog photo does not give me encouragment - our now rather large dogs expect to be carried almost everywhere. The future...