Monday, March 23, 2009

A Photo Post!

Sam in the snow yesterday.
My dad-New Year's Eve 2009, with half of Steve in the background.

Owen-a little chilled, it looks like.

Our favorite tree at Emerald Lake.

Owen and Lola (Eli's dog), 2008.

The new house from the outside; this was yesterday. It was 69 degrees on Saturday, and we woke up to snow on Sunday.

Steve and Owen, New Year's Eve 2009

Christmas 2008

The above four were early fall 2008 at Emerald Lake.

Owen and Harley; he apparently thought she was cold and needed to be read to, because I came out of the bathroom and found them like this on Saturday night.
The above two are simply showing Owen's newfound ability to choose and put on his own clothing. Note the boots. Stylish, eh?

Owen in the snow yesterday. And yes, that would be one glove and one sock on his hands; we couldn't find the second glove.

Sam, who has graduated from the Easy-Bake Oven to the REAL oven, with help. We needed some brownies yesterday.

I do apologize for the odd spacing and out-of-sequence-ness of the photos; I am not yet proficient enough to get them all where I want them and in the right order, not without a LOT of time and effort invovled, and though of course you all are worth the effort, my time is limited at the moment.
A brief recap of the last week is that I have been out sick, hence my lack of presence in the blog world. I did come in for two hours on Friday to take care of some stuff that was urgent, but that was as long as I lasted. I won't bore you all with the details of being ill, but I will say a heartfelt thank you to Linda for the book and treats; they arrived JUST as I was finishing my current read! How fortuitous, no? Anyway, I was sick, terribly, and though I am back at work now and feeling better, I am not quite well yet. Haven't been that sick for years. In fact, Friday was the first day I had washed my hair since Monday morning, because it hurt my scalp to shampoo. Nasty, huh?
However, I finally got a new USB cable thingy for the camera, plus a charger, so I will be able to put more photos on the blog~THAT makes me happy. And even though we had snow yesterday, the almost 70 degree weather on Saturday gave a true indication that sometime soon we will be hot and bitching about it, and I can't wait for that.
Have some really, really sad news, too. A friend of mine was killed in a car wreck earlier in the week. Well, I should say he was more the son of a friend than MY friend, though I knew him rather well. 33 years old, leaving two small children and a bucketload of wreckage in his wake. Fucking alcohol, fucking drugs. His services are tomorrow, but since I missed all last week I don't think I will make it. I haven't been able to reach his mom yet, this wonderful woman whom I get to call friend; selfishly, I am almost glad, because I know that any words I can offer are going to be meaningless. I call and leave messages telling her I love her and am thinking of her, which is just not enough but-all I have.
With hope, there will be more to write about now that I am at least up and around and back to work. And I will practice with the photos, too, so that it isn't like some eye test to look at them! I have missed you all, though, and am glad you are still around. Thanks for being here!


April said...

LOVE all the photos - the spacing isn't weird at all! I do note, however, a glaring omission. Where are the pics of YOU?
So glad you're feeling better. You seriously need to be well SOON.
Love you.

Martin said...

handsome handsome family you have there

Anonymous said...

Glad you are back dear girl. That little Owen is getting BIG!

Tara R. said...

Sorry to hear about you being down with the ick, hope you're on the mend.

Loved the photos. You have a gorgeous family. The one with Owen and Harley is so sweet.

Ms. Moon said...

I'm glad you feel better and really, you're children are beautiful.

Ronda's Rants said...

I love the pictures...your children are beautiful! I am having trouble with blogger pictures and I am having trouble leaving my comments.
I am sorry about your is a tragic waste of life and potential and devastating for his family. So sad...your heartfelt messages are more than you might imagine!

Anonymous said...

Yay for pictures! Owen is so much bigger than your profile picture! Glad you're back in blogland. We missed you. It snowed here too this morning after a 70 degree weekend. Friggin Rocky Mountains.

Unknown said...

This is a great post, i've missed you and love the pics! Hope you are feeling better!

Genie said...

Hooray photos! But yeah, more pics of you, please :)

FreedomFirst said...

Awww, Owen is so cute! And your favorite tree is awesome! Can I borrow it for a favorite? Lol.

I'm sorry you've been sick. I came down with something nasty on Friday that's still hanging on, but it only had me bedridden on Saturday. Now Mark's caught it. Andy had it before me, and Hunter has it with me. Ugh.

That's really sad about your friend's son. I hope this week goes better for you.

Mnemosyne said...

Beautiful photos of a beautiful family!

Unknown said...

Love the photos...what a beautiful family!! SO SORRY to hear about your friend, I'll keep them in my thoughts and prayers...and you too. Hope you feel better soon!!

Anonymous said...

Snow? What the hell is that? Kidding...

You're family are beautiful. Hope you get better soon!

won said...

Wow....what a week.

Here's hoping for a gentler one this week.

Loved the photos. Where are you??

Shiona said...

Love all of the pictures. Hope you continue to get better. And so sorry to hear about your friend. You have a beautiful family!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the photos. I think Owen's fashion sense - boots with shorts - is a sign that before we know it, he's going to be living in NYC with his Crazy Aunt Dingo and going to FIT. I'll try to curb his wild and crazy ways but you know those artistes have minds of their own.

Um, where are the pics of YOU? Are you always behind the camera?

Glad you are feeling better.

Rachael said...

Love the photos! I have been sick too, bad cold and a cough now and am hoping I can get to my class at the gym tomorrow and not hack up a lung. We'll see!

I hope you're feeling lots better!

justme said...

It is soo nice to see some photos, Kori!! The kids are all so CUTE!! And, as we have mentioned before, it is so fun to put faces with the people we come to know through words only. Makes them more real.

Glad you are feeling better; that nasty crud is going around 'round here, too.

Sorry to hear about your friend's son...Fucking alcohol, fucking drugs.

The glimpses of Spring are soo fabulous, and sooo needed, aren't they?

Mrs4444 said...

The photos are wonderful. It's clear that your kids are well-loved and cared for. My favorite was the first; he looks like he has a terrific temperament.

I'll say a prayer tonight for your friend and her family...