i had a loooong day yesterday with the kids and then finished the evening off with a unsuccessful, last minute attempt at a smock for may's tie one on challenge. but after seeing whats out there, i will certainly revisit this project soon. i would have worked on it tuesday night but ended up going out to my parents to help my mom pack. she left yesterday to spend a month in bogota with her family. my youngest brother michael went with her. i must say that at the last minute i was feeling pretty jealous since the last time i went to south america was 14 years ago. wow. really? fourteen years have gone by? how sad. someday family, someday. while i was out there i rummaged around in my moms picture drawer (you know the drawer in an old dresser that is just crammed full of old photographs) for a specific picture of my dad that popped into my head a few weeks ago. i cant remember what on the internet sparked the memory, but it is one of my most favorite pictures of my dad.
thats him in the background, grinning at the guy on the bike(?). pretty obvious why i used to just stare at this picture, huh? i have no idea where this is or what was going on, or even who took this picture, but i just love it. i used to make up stories for this picture, maybe i will write one down this time. i also came across a favorite of my mom as well.