Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Girl's Got Talent

I am so glad to be home, on domestic soil, where there is no doubt in my mind if the toilet has a seat and where to flush it. I'll save that juicy story for a day when my body isn't still 7 hours ahead of itself. The trip was just wonderful but my place is at home with my people. Try mothering from a continent away....

I have so much swimming in my head. I know you have no desire to hear ALL about the trip, but I will share some comical and unique encounters from the last 11 days later in the week. Right now, I am pretty overwhelmed and at times, just frozen. Don't get me wrong....Tray did a magnificent job with the boys, our dog and the, an INCREDIBLE job just living out life with two boys in school and involved in sports. But there are things I need to do now that I am home. And once my feet hit our driveway, I have been on the move. The laundry is pretty daunting....and most of it is mine. Dinner tonight? We might have something as fancy as waffles. By then, my body will think it is in the middle of the night. I pray my family has grace over the next few days.

But, I decided to take a break from it all and take this opportunity to introduce you to a friend of mine with incredible talent. Her name is Audree Garcia (audreegarciaphotography) and she has an amazing gift of capturing life on film. And as if that is not enough, she then transforms the pictures into amazing collections, posters, books, cards....just about anything you can dream of. She does everything from portraits, to Christmas cards, to sports posters to team books. My words could never describe what she creates, so just head over to her site and take a look. The picture at the top was from a game I missed while in Italy. I heard of the interception from my Man, but she captured it for me to see when I returned. She has captured many a memory for us. I DIG that about her!

I know she is currently booking appointments for the ever famous Christmas card season. Don't act like you don't know what I am talking about. I see you scanning catalogs for matching clothing and searching for ideas for the card that will blow both family and friends away. I LOVE checking the mail during December. I actually receive my first of the season the week after Thanksgiving from a darlin' Aggie friend that was a freshman of mine from Fish Camp. I am a lover of the Photographic Christmas Card.

Let the bribery begin.


Michele said...

So glad you're back and I can't wait to hear about your adventures.

What a great picture and it captured the moment perfectly. Moms love that.

Ahh, yes the Christmas picture is upon us. I was working on the outfits today.

Talk soon!

Nancy Mon said...

Welcome Home. Sorry I had to miss the other night.