Monday, June 20, 2011

Daughters, Pooches and Porches

Yesterday when I came downstairs, I looked through our front window and saw this sweet sight.

A porch swing.  A laptop.  A daughter.  A dog.

Sarah was hard at work on her novel (which she started when she was ten) while Snowy was doing his diligent utmost to be of assistance.  Sarah didn’t have the heart to inform him that typing around six pounds of fluffy fur is not really the most efficient way to write a book; she didn’t want to damage his little doggy self esteem.

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Finally, after a few minutes had passed, Snowy made the executive decision that he’d lent enough invaluable help to his sister for one day and went off to secure the porch perimeter.  After he left, I appeared on the scene to photograph my lovely daughter/writer;  she continued to stay hard at work, even as I meandered all around her in fine picture-taking form.   She is a very focused young lady.

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Finally though, the fact that she was being stalked by a rabidly enthusiastic member of the mamarazzi burst through her writerly consciousness and she favored me with a few glances.   

Sideways . . .

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. . . and upward.

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. . . and forward.

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I may be just a wee bit biased, but I think she’s one of the loveliest writers I know.

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I’m working on a longer, more serious post in which I share the story of how I recently burned some words that had been hurtful to me.   And you know what?  I highly recommend that particular practice.   More on that to come . . .

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And finally, a few things from the Comments Corner:

Jodi said, Where are the "soon to be" bride and groom registered (about a month left, right)?

Yes, the wedding is just a little over a month away!  Hurray!

In addition to Jodi’s question, I’ve gotten several e-mails on this subject as well so I’ll go ahead and let you all know that Nathan and Meagan are registered at Bed, Bath, and Beyond and Target.  I believe they are listed under “Meagan Hawley.”  

They’ve already gotten a couple gifts from members of the Smithellaneous Family which just completely blows me away.  You guys are just the most thoughtful and amazing blog readers.

Catharine said, “How is the wedding news developing? Such excitement this summer for your family.
So the new Mr and Mrs Smith will live in FL with in laws? Have they a honeymoon planned?

Catherine, the wedding plans are coming along great.  Since we’re getting so close, I imagine I’d better get out soon and do some dress shopping!   It’s been so long since I’ve bought something that wasn’t at a thrift store—I hope I still remember how to shop at a “real store.”

For their honeymoon, Nathan and Meagan are taking a 4-day cruise from Miami to, well, somewhere.  I really can’t remember their destination at the moment but as we all know, the location will not be as important to them as their special time together.

For a few months after the wedding, Nathan and Meagan will live with Meagan’s sister and brother-in-law; they have a large house with plenty of space and thankfully, the four of them get along famously. (Plus, John and Joy have the world’s cutest little baby boy, so that will be an added bonus.)

Here is little Spencer with Frank, Meagan’s Dad.

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9 Had Something To Say (Just click here!):

Love Being A Nonny said...

Love that Sarah is still writing her book! So glad she hasn't lost interest!

Can't wait to hear all about the wedding!

Jan said...

Can't let Spencer's photo go by without a huge "Awwwwwwwwwwwwww!"

Jan Reuther

Judy said...

My sister shopped all the "real stores" for her mother of the groom wedding dress and found just the right thing at a consignment shop. Wishing you happy shopping!!!

kimmy said...

Beautiful pictures of a beautiful daughter.

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