7.10.2012

10 on 10


the blog is being revived!
some fellow bloggers finally motivated me to jump back in and i couldn't be in better company. i'll probably start off slow (blogger feels rusty to me), so bear with me and pardon the cobwebs and piles of dust lying around here. i'll spruce things up as i get the hang of this again. in the meantime, i've joined an amazing circle of photographers to do a monthly project called 10 on 10. on the 10th day of each month we'll post 10 photos and give you a link to the next photographer.

the heat here (as well as everywhere else it seems) has been brutal. we had a stretch where we weren't spending a lot of time outdoors. well, we'd had enough of that and decided to make a day of getting out of the house. we started off downtown playing in the fountains, sweating our asses off at the playground, grabbing googie burgers for lunch, playing frisbee and chasing pigeons.

we ended our day closer to home and checked out the local first friday (though we did more people watching than anything. matt kept pointing out people he thought looked like kenny powers). the heat was still stifling but we fought it back by enjoying some gelato and an adult refreshment or two (this ramped up the spot kenny powers game as you may have guessed). we headed across the street when the kids spied a large bounce house only to discover that there would be a free screening of the sandlot (one of my favorite movies) when the sun went down.

it was a nearly perfect sweat-soaked day.










now, if you want to improve your day, please do yourself a favor and click over to carmen farrell's blog and see what she has in store for you!






23 comments:

  1. In love with Bea's love of Care Bears . . . might be time to give something away (especially if it's for her).

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    1. she's obsessed!! she no longer wants to marry willy wonka, she wants to marry the care bears. all of them.

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  2. oh how I miss seeing Bea's antics on flickr! I also love Hippies but the cabbage patch kid head is freaking me out a little.

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    1. Mt. Mama7/10/2012

      Me too! I zeroed in on the cabbage patch head immediately.

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    2. sadly, flickr has taken a back seat to everything. i miss it though!
      that car is full of all kinds of freaky, but the kids love checking it out. unfortunately, they want half the toys on it!

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  3. Bea's Care Bears take me back....
    looks like it was a fantastic day!!
    so glad we're doing this!!

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    1. oh, me too! i ordered her some vintage care bear sheets on ebay. they were the same ones i had when i was around her age and they look new!

      it really was a great day. the kids were owed a fun time, henry has not liked all the time i've been on the computer editing the wedding photos :(

      i'm really excited about this project. perfect way to ease back into blog life and i could not be in better company!

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  4. I think I love every single shot. Bea towel planking... so, so, so good...

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    1. towel planking, ha!
      she was miserably hot and not entertained by the fountain show one bit.

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  5. These are fantastic. SO glad you are reviving the blog. SO wish you had all the Kenny P's in a photo mosaic. ;)

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    1. hmmmm, maybe a new project in the making?
      metro atlanta's kenny power sightings? i might be able to tie it in with the other project i'm thinking of cooking up.

      i'm happy about the blog, too. though it does need some serious sprucing up. and i need to master the diptych thing. glad i've got you giving me the shove.

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  6. These are all so marvelous. I love the lights on the fence! So pretty. And the hippy car is totally rad. Especially with that light wrapped all around it.

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    1. thanks! that car is a lot of fun to check out. there is some twisted stuff on the other side, too!

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  7. SO. MUCH. FUN. why cant my town have a little sprinkler park like that... really? & that car! so neat.

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    1. that was the first time we've enjoyed the fountain and it was a lot of fun! we'll definitely be going back.

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  8. wish we were neighbors. you know, the ones that talk over the fence and share a bottle of wine while ignoring their kids. We have an art car here too!

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    1. that would be so nice! i think our kids would be fine with being ignored for a while - they would relish the trouble the could make : )

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  9. GAWD! I love that Hippie mobile. And I love the rest of this series too. I want to be adopted by you and Matt. Coolest parents ever. No wonder your kids are so rad. xo

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    1. i would adopt you and your whole clan. we could take radness to the extreme!

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  10. Love your little girl pressed down into her towel. I remember swimming till I was freezing as a kid and then laying on the bricks next to our pool to warm up. I also loved that hippie van. I must say it's kind of weird looking at summer photographs while we are all bundled against the winter chill over here.

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    1. my girl does not mind the cold. she will swim no matter how cold the water is. we call her our nordic baby : )

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  11. Oh Im so glad your blogging again, I used to read your blog and also on flickr and you were one of my favourites! please make sure you keep it going. Monika.

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  12. your photos are beautiful <3

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