Posts tagged ‘sister’

March 2, 2012

Downtown Staunton Lifestyle :: Eli

As I was working on these images, I was trying to think of a story of when we were younger (my brother and I) to post with these pictures, but I was drawing blank.  Until, I remembered a simple and short memory instead.  I remembered a time when my brother hugged me.  It wasn’t the kind of hug that your mom makes you give to your little siblings because you had to as part of your apology.  It was a simple hug that meant the world to me because it was…  Just because.  It wasn’t the first hug, but it was a different kind of hug.  Something that felt like I’m-so-glad-you’re-in-my-life kind of hug.  Remembering that small memory, I thank God for blessing me with a brother and two sisters.  He could have just made a couple have one child and no more, but no, we are able to have someone who we call, brother or someone who we call, sister.  I thank Him for that.

Older siblings are better than young, I don’t know how any of them put up with me when we were younger.  At age three I’d always break their toys, scribble on their homework, or spill drinks on their things.  I would not have liked me if I had myself as a little sister.  But God shows mercy upon each and every one of us and to me, He made me the youngest. Ha ha.  He just somehow knew that I needed older siblings than young ones.  He knew that if I was the oldest and had three younger siblings, I wouldn’t be able to survive the pressure, the responsibility, and the diaper changes.  ;)  Therefore He made my wonderful sister Ann the oldest and she was a great role-model to us all.  Which by the way celebrated her birthday yesterday.  Eli following her, with being the only brother we three sisters needed.  Olga, the third in row, being the first of us to make it to a classy University…  And me…  Just plain me. :)

I have a lot to be thankful for.

Eli, I can’t say thank you enough times for coming out and being my model…  You were a natural pro. ;)

March 1, 2012

Animal Loving

Came across some warm and sunny pictures taken last Summer, that I’ve never had the chance to post up.  They made me feel all warm and fuzzy, almost as if I was right there in real life.   I remembered how nice Summer was and all of a sudden wished the cold days good-bye…  Those that know me, know how crazy I am about Fall and Winter!  For some reason the colder weather really brings out the “let’s look on the bright side” attitude.  And snow…  Well let’s just say if I lived in a place where snow is a daily thing, I wouldn’t complain about cold for a minute.  I even somehow tend to over-look the grey and dirty snow the next day after snow fall.  And those early morning snowy visits to Momma’s house with hot cocoa…  Mmm, need I say more?

Back 10 years ago, when our family moved from Broadway, Va to Bridgewater, Va, we were about half a mile away from a house who we quickly became friends with.  They had four kids and there was four of us, so every snow fall they’d walk over to our house, (and back then Virginia was more snow-covered then these years) so you can only imagine how tough that walk must have been (they deserve the credit).  They’d come over from morning and stay all the way to the evening and we were outside until our fingers froze.  We’d run inside for an hour or so, wait till our gloves dried a bit, drank hot cocoa and run back out.  I keep saying we, but I believe it was more of me being the observer of how much fun they were having.  I was only about 8-9…  The rest of the kids where in their two digit number years, so I was considered to be “no fun”.  I remember though…  Watching them rub snow in each others faces, sneaking a snow ball inside someone else’s jacket, or some even thought about putting a rock into their snowballs.  I thought they were all quite clever.  Those were really the good ol’ days…  Even if I wasn’t part of them, I had quite a good laugh or two from watching them.  :)

Did the room just become cold?  Thinking of cold weather will do that, so shifting the subject onto warm and sunny.  I have to admit, I think my skin, body, and health are longing for the warmer days.  Beach, Pina Coladas, and bikinis all sound good right about now.  Hey even if you’re not at the beach, days spent in nothing but shorts and tee-shirts is good enough!

Polly’s Kitty…  She was so tiny back then and even though Polly aged a year she looks the same.

Subie meeting a friend.  I was quite surprised how “ok” the cat was with her.

Getting playful.

This is where they start getting rough, once Kitty clawed Subie’s eye.

I love how this cat is so brave… Taking on some one three times her body mass.

Snif snif.

And they make up. ;)

I think the next shot is my favorite…  You can really see the tongue.

Have a blessed day!

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