Friday, July 29, 2011

Birthdays are good for something at least!

....and it isn't for getting older! I am so over being old. Seriously. I still feel inside like I am 20, but the lines on my face and weight that doesn't fall off anymore say otherwise. I hate it. BUT I do love that you can milk your "special day" for all it's worth. You know what I mean, right? The day before we left on vacation, I quickly threw together matching (but not worries) outfits with the hopes of doing some family pictures in the mountains. The last time I took family pics was over a year ago, so it was time for some new ones. We have been putting it off all week because it has been raining most evenings and I knew we would have to get up at the crack of dawn and...well...we are NOT early risers around here. But today I used the "my birthday is tomorrow and all I want is happy family pictures" card and what do you  know? It worked. No tears. No whining. I'm so excited to get home and look through them all. I can't load my CF card onto the laptop to see them but keep scrolling through them (all 4 memory cards of them!) on the camera screen. I'm one pleased mama...and even ok with turning another year older tomorrow. Beats the alternative, right?

Here is one shot from my little camera from two nights ago. {funny side story....yes, again. I bought a new Canon Powershot to take with me to Cambodia. I bought it the week before I left and lost it the next day somehow. It had been more than a month and was driving us nuts that we couldn't find it. Sure, it was little, but it was in a red case. The day before we left for CO, Big Daddy was in the closet under the stairs getting a visor for himself and found it. Apparently, I had put it in there once when there was a tornado threat and forgot to get it out. I always put all my good cameras and external hard drives in there with us but I guess I threw this in there too since it was new. So glad he found it as we have used the fire out of it this week.}

The last double rainbow I saw was when we were leaving Poipet, Cambodia after our week there. God is so amazing. I love it. This one was huge and we could see the entire thing, from one end to the other. I couldn't get it all in one shot, unfortunately, but got a this one!


  1. Okay this is off-subject, kinda, but, did you go to Cambodia with my SIL Fawn?

  2. Yes, Maam...sure did :) I'm thinking we have met before too...when I did Cannon's baby pics...seems like you all were there??? I might be mixing you up with other O's though. ;o)

  3. Yep that me. I was there with my Mom, and Skip as Harry was still waiting for us in Russia. You took two of my favorite pictures ever. One of Reia, dressed in her cheerleader dress standing back to back with Skip, both barefoot and arms crossed. The other of me with my mom & my "baby brother" Bob! Cool stuff! Didn't even make the connection!

  4. Happy Birthday Leslie!

    I love that rainbow shot. :)

    Can't wait to see the family pictures!

  5. I'm glad it worked in your favor! ;) Looks beautiful!


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