Haunted

haunted
photo cred: jason conlon

 

Sigh. My days are haunted by ghosts of bad friendships past.

Why do you make me so uneasy still each time I venture out?

I long for the day when my heart can move freely and without fear.

Hope keeps my heart soft, though the hardness creeps on me still.

 

Photo Fun II: Roenne

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Queen of Pops. October 12, 2013

What an epic week of celebrating the first born’s 7 years of living: Day-of party whilst visiting family in Tampa, class party, and a dance party extravaganza; we (the parents) have celebration fatigue, but perhaps that is what happens to 30 years oldish people. No, just us? ok. We do it up big because we only party every other year. 2 years maybe just enough time to recover for 9th birthday festivities (cross fingers).

Which reminds me…after being sucked into, spun around, and spit out of a mind numbing busy season, I am finally getting around to part II of my family photo series. I find a lot of sense in posting Roenne’s solo photos to punctuate the close of 7th birthday mania, but I may be feeling some procrastination shame that these were taken days before she turned 6. Sigh, each year she loses some of her childish qualities and I’m feeling nostalgic for those baby faced times!

Lest I forget, Family Photos Pro Tip #2: Magic words! Our older girl has trouble producing a “natural smile” for photos, but if we have her say her favorite food, “Chocolate” it brings the sweetest smile to her face!

And now for your viewing pleasure: Roenne Easter Saddington, age 6! One year late or shockingly well timed year of growth documentation? I report, you decide. 😉

Esther Havens 2012
Esther Havens 2012
Esther Havens 2012
Esther Havens 2012
Esther Havens 2012
Esther Havens 2012
Esther Havens 2012

Roenne the artist, dancer, poser, poet, singer, talker, charmer, bouncer, rule police, partier, trouble maker, sister, daughter, friend–you are a perfect little package of life. We see you–all of you! Happy 7 years, Roenne Easter!

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Queen of Pops. October 12, 2013
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King of Pops birthday breakfast. Showing off some big sister skills. October 12, 2013