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Saturday Scavenger Hunt – Time November 25, 2006

Posted by clumsyraine in Family, Memes, NaBloPoMo, PSHunt, step-munchkin.
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I almost skipped this Hunt – I just kept drawing a blank. But the best ideas come when you stop looking, right?

I was goofing around on the computer, Harry and Olivia were watching Veggietales. I heard Harry quietly say I needed to come look at them. Seeing her laying with him nearly brought tears to my eyes, and I instantly had my “Time” portrait.

Without expounding upon the history too much, I’ll try to explain. Harry didn’t know Olivia existed until she was nearly a year old. We were newlyweds, still sorting out newlywed things like finances, and newly graduated things like jobs. With these and the new stresses of child support and custody proceedings, along with living 150 miles away from Olivia and her mom, we only saw her about 5 times during her second year.

Olivia’s mom and I look a bit alike, so she took up with me pretty well. But Harry had alot of discouraging moments because she just didn’t know what to do with him. Her primary caregivers – her mom, grandmother, aunts and great aunts – were all female, so she really wasn’t sure about this foreign creature that kept coming around. There was lots of screaming and crying and frustration for a good long while.

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She’ll be 4 next March. It’s taken alot of persistence and even more patience, but we’ve been rewarded with less and less frequent reminders of where we started. We’ll never forget; but every successful moment we can capture puts it a little farther behind us.

Saturday Scavenger Hunt – Plush November 18, 2006

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 I surprised my husband with this giant skunk on our first Valentine’s day together. My Computer Imaging club was selling and hand delivering carnations, so I gave it to a couple of friends in the club and had them deliver it at lunch. Luckily, I have a husband who was not offended or embarrassed in the least by receiving a 4 foot skunk in public 😉

Scavenging for Growth November 11, 2006

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I used my dear husband as my subject for this one:

 

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The facial growth, it is a new thing (over the past 2 months or so). He keeps threatening to chop it off, so I made him let me take a picture in case he up and does away with it one morning.

 

(Pardon his sleepy expression, he’s been working 12-14 hours days, poor dear.)

 

What do you guys think? Like him better with or without?

 

Saturday Photo Scavenger Hunt – Window November 3, 2006

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This brooding young man and I were considering each other through my car window when we visited the Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch outside of San Antonio earlier this year

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This guy was my runner up for this theme… but I just liked antler dude better.

You can see some of our video clips from this adventure here. (Was going to embed but I gues WP doesn’t like YouTube?)

Safe October 28, 2006

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So maaaaybe I took a little creative liberty with this theme…
but really, what’s more safe and secure than packing peanuts? 😉

Stitch 2003

Dreaming October 21, 2006

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Seems like a good way to break in this blog. Today’s Theme – Dreaming.

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Father/Daughter morning

Father/Daughter Morning 2