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Moody Monday #2: Fresh


  • newly made or obtained
  • new; not previously known, met with, etc.; novel
  • pure, cool, or refreshing
  • not faded, worn, obliterated, etc.

Front Row (l-r): Uncle Cy, Aunt Sissy, Grandma Gene, Jon

Middle Row (l-r): Dave, Elliott Richard (held by Aunt Kate), Gavin, Emmett John (held by Aunt Teri)

Back Row (l-r): Pa-Pa G, Grandma G, Tim, Brian

Grandma Gene and her family celebrating Grandma’s birthday!

I chose this family portrait as my representation of “fresh” because Grandma Gene is just that – not faded, worn obliterated. Plus her stories always have a way of refreshing my perspective and view-point.

camera: FujiFilm FinePix Z35

If you’d like to join the fun of Moody Monday, head on over to and visit Jan at Murrieta365 to play along.


Gavin, the handyman

Yesterday, while Rob and I took Elliott Richard and Emmett John to see “Toy Story 3” to celebrate Emmett John’s 2nd birthday Gavin had plans of his own made. =)

Gavin doesn’t do well with movies in the theater setting. Like Rob said yesterday, it really is unfair of us to expect him or try to force him to sit through one when he is unable to do so just so the Boys can have the experience. Likewise, it’s unfair that the Boys should miss out on the experience that they are better equipped to handle simply because Gavin is unable to. So we made alternate arrangements.

While Rob, Elliott Richard, Emmett John and I were at the movie. Gavin went on a bit of a road trip with Pa-Pa G to see Grandma Gene. Grandma needed some things done, fixed and hung up around her house. Pa-Pa needed a “Right-hand Man” to get the work done. Gavin was that “Right-hand Man”! =)

★ ★ ★ Congratulations, Gavin, on a job well done! Mommy and Daddy are very proud of you! ★ ★ ★