Friday, March 22, 2013

Slow going...

  I know I'm slow. I'm slow at everything I do. It's not because I'm lazy, because believe me. I'm working on it. I just want it to be right. just right. I want it to look a certain way. I want just the right pictures. I want to make it awesome!!! So, I look at my pictures. I look at them some more. and even some more, thinking how best to share. Then I have to try to learn how to make a "new action " in photoshop so I can put a new canvas size on all my photos at once, so I can "save time"!!!  That's a hoot huh! Learn a new photshop technique to save time. Well, I didn't learn it, and I didn't save time. But I did hear from some people to just get on with it already. You know who you are. it is. Still Spring break in my blog land, though it seems ages ago really. Oh was ages ago...
   It was spring break, and it was Esme's birthday. She grew to be ten. It doesn't seem like she should be that old. She was just a baby as a matter of fact. The baby that didn't want to snuggle me. She only wanted Izzie. It was as if Esme came to us just to get to Izzie.
 Well, ten years later, she does like to snuggle me, but she sure would like to get back home to Izzie...and Eliza...and all her other loves.
Felix came to celebrate too!

he was fond of Izzie

Considering the company, we decided to head for the beach.

and go for a swim.

    Then home, for dinner, cake, and silly games....

Eliza helping me get my camera settings right.

 Esme had no trouble blowing out her candles, but then the games began. Everyone took turns trying to blow out the candles from across the room.

Esme got a little mad when she though her candle got moved.

No one could  blow that candle out.


  1. these photos are so beautiful...and i LOVE the blowing out of the candle. your girl is so big and lovely and i see a bit of all of you in her!

    you take your time, ET, cause the posts are worth the wait...(well, i say that, but really, i want you to post every day for totally selfish reasons!!)

  2. Thank you sweet Lady! I'm going to work on the speed!

  3. Hey! I found you through Plot 55 and am very excited to follow a blogger from Galveston! We live in Houston but have a family house in San Luis Pass. Too cool.

    1. So happy to meet you! Thanks for coming over!

  4. I love having a new blog to read - especially one that has pictures of people I have loved for 10+ years (Eliza!!), and people I've learned to love in the past 4 years. YOU!! I know a family that really misses you, who have holes in their hearts that they try to fill through reading your blog. So it doesn't matter how slow you think you are, it's the writing, reading and sharing that counts!!!! Keep up the good work!

    1. Oh Merry, I miss those guys so much I can't even say. This is a good way to keep the sharing up, even if it is slow. I know I'm always checking Debbie's blog to see what they are inspires me to get posting in mine! So happy to see you here reading! and thank you so much for the encouragement!

  5. Hi Little Erin! We enjoy reading your posts; it makes us feel like you're not far, far away! Love, The Groveport Tokarzs:) Your pictures tell a story; that's another reason they are so captivating:)

  6. Hey!!! Canal Winchester Tokarz here!! Love your blog and your pictures! And YOU!!! Excited for the next one!! :)