With the Super Bowl coming up, I thought it would be fitting to share pics of our football game we played over Christmas. It wasn't a typical football game, as we were playing against a pack of dogs who were very fast and very slobbery. For every pass, the receiver was met with the whole pack, trying to get their teeth on the ball.
At first, it seemed like the dogs were no match for their bipedal opponents. The ability to throw and catch, and special tactics like sitting on the ball seemed to put the shirts at an advantage.
But as soon as one of the dogs took hold of the ball, their speed and agility dominated the field.
And if we ever got the ball back, well, it was met with mixed emotions and a slobber-coated football.
All in all, it was a good game, and though we played our hearts out, I think the furs won this one.
This is my latest portfolio piece. Lucy, as my son dubbed the spunky redhead, has inspired a new picture book idea, which I started writing last weekend. I'm not quite sure how her story is going to end, yet, but I've got to set it aside to finish another story first. It's a little hard to focus on current projects when this wild, bright red hair keeps interrupting my thoughts. All in good time, Lucy, all in good time.
I know the calendar says that it's been thirteen years, but I still think of you as this little girl...
Oh, sweet Audrie, what a beautiful young woman you are growing into. You are funny, intelligent, talented, beautiful, and nothing short of amazing. How very blessed our lives have been since you made your way into the world on a cold Sunday morning thirteen years ago.
I love you so!
Happy birthday, my sweet little girl.
**I had scheduled this to publish last Monday. I don't know why it didn't, and I've been so busy that I hadn't even noticed until I sat down to write a new post. I've officially been a mom of a teenager for a week now. It seems so surreal. I'm in a state of denial right now. I forget how many other steps come before acceptance, but I know it will be a while before '13' sinks in. **