Monday, July 06, 2015

The apparently invisible Beautiful Comedians.

Over the weekend Michael Eisner (head of Disney) said,

"The hardest artist to find is a beautiful, funny woman."  

I'm just so confused.





I can list a million beautiful funny women!

Courtney Cox
Jennifer Anniston
Lisa Kudrow
Christa Miller
Busy Phillips
Mindy Kalin
Tina Fey
Amy Pohler
Melissa McCarthy
Jane Fonda (hilarious in Frankie and Grace)
Sophia Vagara
Betty White
Ellie Kemper
Sarah Silverman
Chelsea Handler
Julie-Louise Dreyfus
Maya Rudolph
Kristen Wiig
Sandra Bullock
Julia Roberts
Sheri Shepherd
Ellen DeGeneres
Sheryl Underwood
Renee Zelwegger
Aisha Taylor
Cameron Diaz
Leslie Mann
Elizabeth Banks
Rachel Harris
Mae Whitman
Lauren Graham
Kristen Bell
Goldie Hawn
Kate Hudson



I mean. Seriously.  This is just a list off the top of my head...and I don't watch EVERYTHING.  Almost....but not quite.

Look around Michael!

Beautiful, funny women are everywhere!


Encourage one another,
Donna










Thursday, July 02, 2015

4th thru the years

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Happy 4th of July weekend from little Katie.



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Honoring our Vets

Veterans standing during their anthems at the Concert on the Square.


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In which I celebrate.
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4th


Happy Fourth of July


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*****  (2014)

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“You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.” 
~Erma Bombeck



Encourage one another,
Donna












Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Just do it.





11photoed

I lost all my phone photos a few months ago.  The pictures I put on Instagram or on Flickr are safe.
But the pictures between 2012 and 2015 are gone.

My phone died and when my husband tried to get it restarted, everything was wiped out.
I did, however, have a back up from 2012.    SO.


Found photo

I gained some pictures I thought were lost and lost some very precious pictures.  You know.  Like babies being born!

That firework picture above is a favorite of mine.  The thing is I took a dozen that night and I liked many of those too.  BUT.  This is the only one I have left.

It's really a bummer.  So the moral to the story.
Put your pictures on your computer, or in the cloud, or print them.

It's important.


Miz Boo says back up!


Encourage one another,
Donna



Monday, June 29, 2015

In LIving Color

If you are older you will remember that saying...it was NBC's motto.
They would show the peacock and then say 'In Living Color'.  I think they were proud of the change from black and white to color.



When I look at these pictures of Katie, I think.... 'in living color'.
pinks and greens






I think.  I would never want to see her in anything else but color.











Until she makes this face and then I know....this one needs to be black and white.










But gosh.

The colors are just bursting out of these pictures.  They make my eyes happy.



Encourage one another,
Donna











Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Middle Child Love


As you can see we brought Ginny along on our trip....
it was a terrible decision.
She is smiling like a nut in this picture but she was unsettled the whole time.
Malachi liked her but she scared Ezekiel.  Just by being big I think.

I tried to get a dog sitter too late and she did not have an opening....and actually I thought Ginny would have fun...
but she didn't.  










Fun game with Emma!


Again.
Again.

Again.

Malachi touched Emma's tattoo and then looked at his finger to see if the color came off.





I like his hands in this picture.



Middle Child Love.



Malachi called both Patrick and I "Yaya".
How cute is that?

Thanks for all the nice comments on the last post.  
Love
Donna





Monday, June 22, 2015

The relatives came.

We went to visit Matthew and Melinda and the boys over the weekend.

It's been very hard to find a weekend that worked for all of us. (Emma, Patrick, Katie and me) Unfortunately, Melinda's work schedule refused to cooperate so we didn't get to spend as much time with her as we would have loved...but we made sure to fit in a photoshoot.

Here is a peek into our busy, exhausting, sweaty, wonderful time together!


Emma and Asher





We went to a College World Series game on Friday. 
This is Malachi who turned two in May. And Ezekiel behind Malachi.  He kept his hat on which was a tremendous feat for a seven month old.  :o)





I have not seen Ezekiel since he was born!  He is on the move and sweet and content.  His eyelashes remind me of a cartoon character.






I tried so hard to get a good family picture.  These two will have to do.






I think this one is the best of the bunch.





Gosh.  They are beautiful.





so cute




Melinda is just remarkable!  She is not afraid to work hard for her family and her dreams.












Trying to catch up on the Ezekiel baby pictures :o)
I love this one!























So very proud of Matthew.  He is the best dad I know.











I have more pictures to edit.   I'll post more tomorrow.

Love wins. 

Donna