The post you now see before you has gone through quite the evolution.
My original intent was to share this pic from my parents front porch and wish you a quick but sincere Happy July 4th!
Along the way it began to morph…
What I Realized While Attempting to Write a Short Patriotic Post
1. I don’t like short posts.
With this in mind, my next thought was to search out a few subtly patriotic home decor photos. These were my two favorites. Find more here.
Even though I love both of these rooms (love the mix of patterns)…
2. I was ready to move on. Two subtly patriotic bedrooms is enough.
Next, my search turned to photos stored on my own computer.
I found three. (4 counting my parent’s front porch)
My own Betsy Ross style Rag Quilt Flag Pillow…
This pic from my sister Sheri’s house. Her son, Tyler’s bedroom…
And this artwork of The Boss that my husband created.
4. You cannot take a picture of a glass covered piece of art without getting your reflection in the glass.
5. I could have edited out the reflection but then where would #4 be?
Then I remembered this photo of my girls!
The next 30-45 minutes commenced with an all out search for this photo. I just knew it was stored on one of the computers. Not there.
I went searching through photo albums. What I found instead of my beloved picture was an empty spot. Blank, as in nothing was there, as in WHERE IS THE ORIGINAL?, as in WHO TOOK THE ORIGINAL?, as in WHY CAN’T MY KIDS PUT THINGS BACK WHERE THEY BELONG? What I learned from this was…
6. My photo albums are a wreck! I used to pride myself on my photo organization. Albums were dated, photos in chronological order. Every photo had a place and was in it’s place.
7. Three graduates + numerous HS sports, drama, student council, theater dance, graduation and wedding slide shows have reeked havoc on my photo organization.
That and digital cameras.
I ended up copying the pic off Courtney’s blog in order to use it here! That’s just sad folks.
While perusing through family photos in search of the missing one I realized…
8. As a young mother I had a slight obsession with dressing my children in color coordinated outfits (which I can’t, in all consciousness, apologize for).
9. Many of the aforementioned color coordinated outfits involved, but were not limited to, red, white and blue.
Since color coordinated family pictures from the pre-teen years do not go over well with my kids I’m drawing this post to a close with one last pic of my baby girl.
Who will turn 16 later this month!
Notice the holiday appropriate bow, tank, shorts, shoes as well as bejeweled socks.
Those were the days. sigh
10. I sincerely wish EACH and EVERY ONE of YOU a BLESSED and HAPPY July 4th!