Saturday, August 31, 2013

the lighter side of syria

several weeks ago, we headed up to omaha for a little family reunion type of affair.  my grandpa, on my mom's side, was born in the US, but his parents (my great grandparents if you are following along) were from syria.  every summer, and usually on easter, there is a pretty massive syrian dinner that commences.  in light of recent events, i thought a few uplifting photographs representing a little taste of syria, were in order.  so put on your stretchy pants and see who can fill their plate the tallest, this is the 2013 syrian family picnic.

see entire album HERE

Friday, August 30, 2013

a garage razing

we're going to pretend that the garage is already pretty much done, because what fun would a final shot be if we didn't get to detail the process?  i have held off on posting about it because evan really wanted to walk you through the build (inch by inch...) but since he has devoted every moment of free time to getting this thing up, with the help of some of our bestest friends and fam, we've been pretty scarce in the play-by-play.

so here are a few pictures of the first few days and the first few steps...

stay tuned.  lots of shirtless boys on top of buildings coming up....

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

third grade

when this day rolls around each year, i view it the same way.  1.  i can't believe it is happening.  2. where did the time go?  and 3. i am not at all prepared for this so soon.  same story different year.  today is alex's first day of the 3rd grade.  she is an inch and a half taller.  two shoe sizes bigger.  and can see 100% better than last year.

i on the other hand am exactly as i have been in each of the previous years: completely overwhelmed, excited, a little bit sad and very, very hopeful.

the good news is, even though she started at the big campus this year, she wasn't completely humiliated by having her parents walk her inside and take pictures of her - a thought that kept me awake for much of last night.

this is my baby.  my dreamer.  my animal lover.  my butterfly catcher.  my artist and my world. and now, she is my third grader as well. sigh.

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