We had the entire family over for lunch today. Cooking for twenty is hard, ya’ll. Despite the work, it was a fun, busy day. And then I took a nap.
On Wednesday, I took a day trip to Hot Springs, Arkansas for the purpose of portrait taking. It’s about a 2 hour drive, so its a good location when I’m tired of local backgrounds. With me were my oldest and his girlfriend and my youngest and her oh so very tired feet. To be fair, we did a lot of walking. Honestly, though, you’d think I’d tire out first since I’m old, but no. The kids don’t have nearly as much energy as I do.
In addition to photos, we toured a bath house (Hot Springs is known for this – there are natural springs there with a temperature of 143f, hence the name) and learned that lots of the bath treatments were therapy for syphilis. Fun! Also, turn of the century massage therapy instruments look very concerning. The whole place had a very haunted feel. It was cool.
Before we left, we treated ourselves to cupcakes from a bakery called Fat Bottomed Girls. Appropriate. I had lemon and lavender. It was excellent.
Not just the name of a month, but the action of moving along with purpose. This is my birthday month and I’m facing one of those “milestone” years. I guess its better than the alternative, right?
I spent a lot of time at this piano as a child, but not quite enough to know how to play it now.
[one_third][box type=”info”]Taken December 27, 2011.
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[two_third_last]I’m bringing back some older shots since the old blog was lost. This was among my first experiments with night sky photography. If you look closely, you can see the Milky Way near the center of the frame. [/two_third_last]
Ryan is sixteen now. That’s a little weird for me. He recently attended the annual Sadie Hawkins dance with his girlfriend and this shot represents his personality well.