So anyway, we went, the lucky attendees being MOI, and Andrew, since he's the safe driver. Annabeth, Leif, and Elliott. Leif is OBSESSED with "army" ANYTHING, so visiting a cool abandoned Fort was RIGHT up his alley. Annabeth is very laid back and likes to go anywhere, as does Elliott, so i knew they'd be a good fit for this road trip. We took some time to recreate pictures from the first trip, almost exactly ONE DECADE ago! (wow!) except with different children entirely. The first picture occurred when we only had 3 children on the outside and this time we had the NEXT 3 successive children, not counting Asher, but he is the 2nd born twin anyway, so its all good.
Here's some comparisons i posted on facebook earlier.
|ok, so i was QUITE preggers with Annabeth in the right side, and the left is she and I. Bummed that i missed the water bottle though...|
|This is the comparison mentioned above. Striking how similar the children look.|
I was taking time to actively practice mindfulness- something i'm working on, being fully present in the moment, absorbing all the sounds, sights, smells, touches, tastes.. (less of that sense) And i got some time to sketch which was so nice :) ok, enough talk, on to pictures.
|This is the lighthouse i drew below, from a different angle.|
|Ok, so i really really enjoyed the graffiti! i opted not to share my favorites because they were obscene, but i just HAD to get a selfie next to the smiley face!|
|I find this picture to be hilarious... its the "please don't take my picture" look :)|
|Turkey looking beautiful as always.|
|Wow, do I look like my dad! this is an excercise in taking a good selfie, a rare creature that i'm afraid was not caught today, but i thought this one was cool anyway, captured my freckles and desperate lack of EYES.|
|I found a pretty rock. Yes, i get excited very easily! That is all.|
|This is the finished product of my drawing and narration. i was pleased. I have to say, having good supplies is over half the battle and using pen without the ability to erase is so freeing.|
And that is ALL! i'm off to commence the FIRST day of school! and will come back later to blog the pics we took this am which were off the charts hilarious!