Tuesday, January 17, 2017

small town charm - Dublin, Texas

I am no photographer but it won't stop me from enjoying snapping some shots of my family during a good visit to the country. I had asked them if they wanted to take a few pictures at the new Dublin Original soda that they've installed in downtown Dublin. Of course, my family obliged and my little brother even dressed up!
This new 'soda bottle' was installed back in November and I figured it was the perfect tourist spot for these native Dubliner's to enjoy and have some memories. 
Photo Credit: Dublin Bottling Works, Dublin, Texas
And as soon as we arrived, Elena took off like a madwoman. She ran circles around that thing and escaped my camera more times than I could count. Jonah was whiney because he didn't bring his jacket and Andrew learned to drop the peace sign, still with a toothless grin.
Moomie was selfie-ing it up with all her children and grandchildren. Next, she displayed her pint-sized love with the enormous bottle of pure cane sugar concrete. hilarious!
...and I was actually in some pictures too! i can't believe it.
this belle was as easy going as can be. she's down for anything, whenever, with whoever. I wish i had half her demeanor --she's my best subject. 

Of course we had to do the "jump" shot. I love that air and the enthusiasm!
this little girl had a lot of sass that day. it was adorable and scary. 
we took family portraits even though a sister was missing. and someone just really wanted to be in the photo...
you'll have to forgive my frizz mess....I have no excuse.
These cheese heads just wanted to goof off, which I love because it's fun to watch them but it was getting so cold I just wanted to finish up.
Loved watching the kids run around and play around with their aunt and uncles though. Sweet pics for the scrapbook now :) 
I'll leave you with these gems. If you're ever coming into Dublin on Hwy 377 from Stephenville, - look to your right and you can't miss this beautiful yellow wall depicting a rainbow gone terribly wrong and all things cowboy. It's the best.
Dawna and I tried getting the "jump" shot together and it was a no go--ha!
this wall.....it's my thing...i hope you understand.

I hope you've had a good start to your 2017. We have. So let's have another great week, do good and be good! 
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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Merry Christmas from the Witty's!

Every year I post some 'outtakes' from our Christmas card I send out. Obviously I send you only the best one. You're welcome. 
But if you're curious, you can take a look at previous ones here: 20122013, 2014, 2015
Also, I must confess--I'm not a very good planner! These were taken in December and let me tell you something: DON'T WAIT TIL DECEMBER TO TAKE FAMILY PICTURES. Ugh, the weather. Texas weather anyway... In ONE day it can freeze, rain, fog, and feel like summer within a few hours. It's nuts. And actually, I did plan on making an elaborate background for our pictures and that idea was just too much to bear with everything else on my plate. 
Now, if you're wondering, "Lynet, you're a stay at home mom, what do you do all day?" That my friend, is a question I assume you know better than to ask a SAHM mom. But if you must know, our paper shop took off with a bang mid November and I have barely had any time to breathe let alone cook supper every night and pick up my family's dirty socks. 
SO. I did what I could with what I got and this, THIS is what I got. And I will cherish in absolute what I've got because to me, it's the most important thing. 
So enjoy our ridiculousness and my totally made up words....
So this is it before the big day! We hope your time with family & loved ones is the most warmest, beautifullest, precious time of all. 
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