Today, we celebrated my mother-in-law's birthday (she's eighty-something, but I keep telling her that eighty is the new seventy...don't think she's buying it!). Of late, I've not been posting as much family stuff as I have projects, classes, kits, etc. and I wanted to share a few of the pix I captured today. My indoor lighting wasn't all that good so the best shots were taken outside.
Here's one of Ashley...I love her smile and how she is almost always willing to pose for the camera!
This is my nephew, Michael...he's quite the handsome guy...cover material for Junior GQ, don't ya think? He's single and available...inquiries are welcome...smirk. He's going to kill me for this post!
This is my nephew, Joshua, with my sister-in-law's dog, Austin. Love how the two of them are sitting. At this point, neither of them knew that I was taking their picture through the arcadia door. By the time I took the next shot, they were both looking at the door.
Here's my sister-in-law, Beth, with her other dog, Dallas. Miss Dallas is being naughty...she has Beth's shoe in her mouth and spent quite a while walking around the house and the yard with that shoe...she loves carrying things and around there, what's yours is hers!
These three lovely ladies are my sister-in-law, Blanca, on the right, her mother, Nellie in the center and my mother-in-law on the left. I think someone told the grandmas that they weren't allowed to smile for the camera today. Everytime I pointed it in their direction, they got quite sober...I couldn't catch them off guard today.
Blanca and Josh...Josh is not going to be happy with Tia Carol for posting this...at all. I thought it was such a great, spontaneous shot of the two of them. Josh just turned 11 and he doesn't want any of us treating him like a baby...I told him that his mama was just lovin' on him!
Here's one of my mother-in-law opening her gifts. What cracked me up was that my father-in-law was opening them too! I guess that's what all the years of togetherness does for you. Mom got lots of clothes and bath stuff...she still loves getting clothes even though my father-in-law says that every closet is jammed...some of the clothes still have their tags!
These were the best of the shots...didn't capture everyone but just wanted to share a bit of the day.
Hope you have a great week!