Friday, May 30, 2008

Ring bearer

I shot these candids of the ring bearer during the rehearsal for my niece's wedding.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day

A couple of days ago I glanced out the den window and caught my breath. George had hung our American flag, and the setting sun made it glow almost as though it were lit from within.

Today we honor those who've given their lives to preserve freedom. May their memory glow just as bright.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Curtis' Birthday Dinner

At our house a birthday person gets to pick whatever he wants for dinner, and--as the newest member of our family--Curtis made the most of his debut selections.
The table.
The menu: Lamb Tikka Marsala, Vegetables in Saffron Cream Sauce, Basmati Rice, Garlic Naan, and Mango Lasee!
We'd never made any of these dishes before, so it was quite an adventure in the kitchen. Everyone pitched in and, wow, was it ever yummy!
For dessert, Curtis by-passed a traditional cake for banana splits with a Hawaiian twist.
We started with bananas, of course. Then three flavors of ice cream: coffee, chocolate, and pineapple coconut.
Next we drizzled hot fudge sauce . . .
Added freshly whipped cream . . .
Sprinkled chopped pecans . . .
And crowned the masterpiece with a maraschino cherry.
Curtis got a candle, too.
Happy Birthday, Curtis! And thanks for expanding our culinary horizons. We love you.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Preserving History

The newly renovated, original Harrison County Courthouse, centerpiece of downtown Marshall.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

all for the love of you

Monday, May 05, 2008

Beautiful Music

Saturday evening we attended the senior recitals of Jordan and Heather Yerkes. I don't know many young couples more beautiful than these two. Beautiful faces. Beautiful hearts. Beautiful music. They make me happy.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Tons o' Sudsy Fun

Erin Lambers, the potter I featured in my Christmas Platter post, recently gave me a bag full of beautiful, fragrant, artisan soaps and an assignment. Her mom makes the soap and wanted photographs for contests and advertising. The goal was to capture the soap's artistry and sudsiness. Yesterday my neighbor and her daughter came over, and we went on a soap shooting spree. I'm very pleased with the results.
Amanda was the perfect model--natural, cooperative, and so cute.
The soaps are wonderfully scented, so I added flowers to suggest fragrance.
Who wants to wash hands? :)

Thursday, May 01, 2008

But in herself alone she is more important than all the hundreds of you other roses: because it is she that I have watered

On our 15th anniversary, George gave me a small, potted rose bush with miniature salmon-colored blooms. When it outgrew the pot, he transplanted it to the corner of the house, where it took root and flourished. A nice metaphor for our marriage. In four days we celebrate our 29th.

(Title quote from The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery)