Tuesday, February 23, 2010

75 and short sleeves on Sunday to snow on Tuesday, welcome to Texas! It's that time of year again when you have to stand on the porch in your pajamas every morning to figure out what to wear the rest of the day. Shorts? Parka? Who knows?! I'm sure the weatherman might, but the pj's on the porch is a lot more fun to make fun of. Unless the weather changes halfway through the day, which it is wont to do, and you sent your kids to school in flip-flops and tanks only to run their cold-weather gear down when the freezing rain kicks in while their teachers wonder what kind of mother you are anyway. Not nearly as much fun, but a good story for CPS nonetheless.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Piano kids

My kids take piano with a wonderful teacher in the beautiful Parker Piano Studio. Recently I had the chance to photograph them for promotional photos for her blogsite. It is a joy to watch my children learn to love creating music and learning all of the other wonderful lessons that come with time spent at a piano.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Happy Chinese New Year

Seems for a bunch of white Americans, we have a lot of Chinese ties going on. Maybe it's just a sign of the times: half our possessions lived there before they lived with us. Troy and I visited Tianjin, China about 8 years ago, and visited the Great Wall, Beijing and Red Square, the Summer Palace, Forbidden City, all that first-time tourist stuff. I bought this red vest during that visit. Then my sister's husband lived in Beijing several years for business. Troy's parents moved to Tianjin for 2 years and bought this little girl's red dress as the one I had bought was worn out by my numerous other daughters. On the opening day of the Beijing Olympics, 08/08/08, my daughter Zoey was born! It was fun to get photo updates of the Olympics from my brother-in-law, and hear how my in-laws' students praised their luck for having a grandchild on such an auspicious day.

We went to Austin's "Chinatown" for their new year celebration yesterday, and I was motivated to go red for church today! Troy is getting pretty handy with my big camera, and obliged a photo op for us as requested by my friend Brae. Here you go!