Category Archives: Imaginative one

8th and 10th

How can it be? My boys are in 8th and 10th grade now. They both allowed me to take their photos in the morning. In the afternoon, it was touch and go with the Youngest.

Before I left the house, I got a few photos of the Youngest. I was lucky he was willing to go outside with me. This was taken at almost 7 am.

After yelling at the Oldest to get moving because car drop off was going to be busy because it was the first day of school, I was able to get a photo of him in front of our tree. I took a few other photos in the car during drop off.

A tradition is to take photos on the first day or close to the first day of school in front of our tree in our yard. I do a photo session. Some years, the photos are great. Other years, well they are quite interesting. This year was a combination.

For some reason, Youngest decided we needed to include Dobby, our 15-year-old dog, in the photos. As you can see, Dobby was not impressed.

Next one to get his photos was Oldest.

Then I asked the boys to take photos together. They decided to be silly about the whole experience.

Next the red nose and Davy Crockett hat came out and the silly photos were taken.

Finally I asked the Youngest to take photos without Dobby. This is what I got.

I guess the photo session was done at that point. There wasn’t going to be anymore cooperating with me.

Have a magical day,
Traci

Sometimes Life Needs to Slow Down

Today I chose the writing prompt – Write about something that surprised you.

I’m not going to write about my car being broken into the other day. Yes, that did surprise me. And yes, it did surprise me that we had cleaned it out so there was nothing in the car except for coffee mugs, trash, flossers, my lunch bag, a stinky gym bag, and a towel. And no, it did not surprise me that Hubby did not lock my car even after I asked him to do that. (Don’t ask why it didn’t surprise me.)

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Zoo Atlanta | August 2013 – Super Trip Day #10

As I was organizing my posts from this site, I realized I never finished writing about our Super Trip in 2013. The Super Trip took place almost 6 years ago when the boys were 8 and 10. Now they are almost 14 and 16. Oops!

When I left off, I got as far as Georgia Aquarium but not Zoo Atlanta and Huntsville, Alabama.

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Random Thoughts

Welcome to the writer’s workshop day. I had to chose a topic to write about. I was little torn this week between a few of them. For example, I could write a blog post inspired by the word pair or something my child has said that made me smile. The third choice was to write about my favorite musical artists from back in the day. So what did I choose?

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Ark Encounter – Part 2 – The First Floor

Part 1 – The Drive Down

In December, my church made a trip down to the Ark Encounter in Williamsport, KY. Join me on Saturdays as we explore this majestic building.

After you pull up to the Ark Encounter, you usually have to park your car and then ride a bus to the actual ark. We just stayed on the bus. It’s a surprise when you actually pull up to ark. You see how massive it truly is.


The Oldest thought it was funny to put his feet on the grass just because it said keep off the grass.

These topiaries that were lit up after dark.

Some of the decorations on the first floor

Some of the storage areas on the Ark

Noah’s prayer

More storage

Some of the animals that could have been on the Ark.

Looking Up – The boys thought it was funny to go up to the second floor and say high to me. This was right before the Youngest decided to throw his hat down to me.

This was right before you went up to the second floor. There was a model of the Ark and information about how truly big it was when Noah spent 100 years building it.

Join me next week for the tour of the second floor. You’ll get to see the door that was used to get in and out of the Ark and a llama.

Have a magical day,
Traci

Beginning of the School Year Photos (7th and 9th grade)

Every year, I love to take photos of the boys on or near the first day of school.  I took some before they headed out on their first day.  Then 2 days later, we took the official photos.  I love seeing how much they have grown in a year.   Continue reading Beginning of the School Year Photos (7th and 9th grade)