Tuesday, March 16, 2010

All dressed up...

My boys get dressed up, and then Brian sez, "Hey Dad, turn for a mug shot." Boys will still be boys, no matter how old they are!

Straighten up and smile for the camera...

My two sisters, Delle and Nan...I didn't realize how much taller I am than they are...

We all clean up pretty good when we have to do it. I just wish we had gotten all gussied up for a fun occasion, but death is part of the cycle of life, and we celebrate that to give our loved ones a final farewell. And so we did.
Now it is time to try to get back to normal...paperwork, concrete, laundry, dinner...all those mundane chores that mark everyday life. And get an annual eye exam (yesterday), where I learned I have the beginnings of cataracts, but not to worry, sez the doc. It may take 10 years before they bother me. Great. Something else to look forward to as we age. But I am happy to be aging. Aren't you?
And I am blessed with family and friends and good health. I like that.
Enjoy your day, y'all. It's all you are promised.


ivana said...

Wellcome Sandy!

Fine photos!
So you do your normal life, as we have to continue, and do our best!!!
Have a lovely Tusday!


Sandee said...

You are all indeed very beautiful people. You are also taller than your sisters too.

Yes, on with life. It's what we must do.

Have a terrific day. Big hugs. :)

Barb said...

Thank goodness I had 4 brothers because I am taller than all 3 of my sisters. They use to call me the jolly green giant in school. Well, that's what they called me to my face anyways.

Big Hugs xo

Haley D. said...

Those boys just need some shades to be the Blues Brothers!

It was great to see everyone this weekend even though we would have liked to put off the reason for a long time. At least we know that Mickey is healthy and whole now. We are looking forward to your return to Mayberry.

Linda said...

Love the "mug shot"! And you're right, boys will be boys even if they're wearing their Sunday best.

I'm sure that a happier occasion to dress up would have been preferred by all but death is a much a part of life as birth is and there's no getting around it, is there? Just be sure to come up with a happy occasion for the next picture taking session and I have no doubt your brother will be there in spirit right along with you.

Big hug to you!