22 June 2006

thursday/brown/white/black











nothing says summer like muddy feet. or impromptu sidewalk chalk drawings. or road trips.

there are no photographs (yet) of the road trip I'm about to make today with two children, two grandparents, two italian greyhounds and myself in one regular-sized car. we are headed to southern illinois and people, I'm praying for sanity. I will be the snack-disburser, the activity director, the dvd player holder, the fire putter-outer, the question answerer. sure, this is what I am all the time, everyday, but for ten plus hours in the backseat of a car? that's a whole different world, another level of skill, yo. I'll be pulling out ALL my tricks. ah, but on the other side of the craziness lies time with family and friends, quite possibly a tiny bit of time to myself and-- a most excellent small town thrift store. say a prayer for safety and wish me luck. may the force be with me.

16 comments:

  1. Holy smokes, batman. Keep your eye on the prize(s).

    We'll see ya' when you get back!

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  2. I'm going to miss you all terribly. And even though you think I'm happy to have the whole house to myself, it's empty and soulless without you and the kids. Really.

    And I can't believe that you just dropped a Star Wars line in there.

    Love you, sweetie. Best of luck. Can't wait to see you again.

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  3. Me, too, with the Star Wars line. Think we've converted her?

    Be safe! Prayers are surrounding y'all. Have fun - I'll take care of Ward - we'll go see "Cars" -or as Ezra says it "Darsh." Love you!

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  4. Drive safely and I adore the photos for today, truly inspired!

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  5. Make sure you pack you sense of humor. :0)

    Some of my fondest memories as a child are of raod trips through the prairies and to the lake.

    Enjoy!

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  6. I don't envy your drive, I wish I could help you out somehow. Enjoy your visit, recharge your roots. I hope the heat isn't as brutal as it is here. I'll pray for yooz guys and for poor lonely Ward. And for rain, unga bunga it's HOT!

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  7. woow, you're more amazing than i thought;) skills!
    ps- i love that your man & his mama comment here. cuteness.

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  8. very clever with the use of color....
    Have a great trip!
    I am both excited and scared for you (roadtrip + kids+ dogs...)

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  9. wow, a family road trip! have fun, be safe, and can't wait to see the pictures :)

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  10. if anyone can handle it - it's you!

    have a fabulous trip. poor ward. misses you already....

    great photos!!

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  11. oh have a lovely time! and i owe you a big long email!

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  12. Lovely photos, so full of life!

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  13. ooh i loved reading about your family's cute little town last summer. sounds like fun times await you. good luck in the car, may it be drama free.

    my white and black and brown is up

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  14. Ah, I just did this, in a 9-hour trip to SW Missouri. I hope yours went well!

    I love your images from this week ... beautiful.

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  15. i love all your photos this week! spectacular!!

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  16. among many other things, you are a beautiful photographer. and jonas has some black all-stars too!

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