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Thank you for visting my blog. When I started this blog, it was just the vehicle for which I had hoped to share photos of our life in Chicagoland with our loved ones, but it has turned into so much more for me. Life is ever evolving in our household and time no longer stands still. Every moment is precious and worthy of being captured and treasured. In addition, through my love of the camera, I have had the opportunity to meet and also capture moments in others' lives. It is my hope, with this blog, that when my memory fails me, the words and photos on this blog will remind of where we were. History...Through My Glass...

Thursday, August 28, 2008


That I should just give up on my attempts at non-people portraiture. I took some photos when I was in Manhattan about a month ago and I just can't stand them. There is nothing special about them. :( I guess I need to keep practicing.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

celebrating family

Have I mentioned how much I love my family? We spent the weekend at a very large cabin at a resort. The time flew by so quickly. I was sad to leave. It was also my parent's last weekend in America. They are headed back overseas for work.

Here is my youngest brother. I always post his pictures because I know that he doesn't mind.

We also celebrated Aleah's 2nd birthday. Most of us didn't know we were going to celebrate it, but it's always fun to have cake and ice cream. Her retro stroller and baby doll caused mayhem with the kids. Everyone wanted a turn. She just wanted to mother her new baby. It was adorable!

Today, I completed registering Roan for preschool. It was bittersweet. We'll be going back next week to get orientation on how to ride the bus. A bus will pick him up from daycare and take him to school and then back. I can't imagine how he'll be in the bus. I have to admit that I got a little teary-eyed when I looked at his school supplies list. It made it all real for me.

Roan has learned to assert his independence. In the mornings, he asks for chicken and french fries...and then cries when we bring him pancakes and eggs. He's also learned that when Mama says, "No thank you" that she doesn't have to take what is offered to her so his new favorite phrase is, "No thank you". At least he's polite, right? Sometimes, we let him politely decline, but we're finding that we have to make sure that he knows that he has to do most of the things that we ask of him or accept most of the things that we offer to him.

Friday, August 8, 2008

a boy, his stick, green grass on a hill, and one little clover

Our impromptu photo session. I realized yesterday that Roan doesn't need playgrounds. All he needs is nature. He had a ball running around on the hill and picking up sticks and throwing grass.

Above: you can see it, but he picked a clover for me. He's putting it on top of his ear.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

channeling kojak

We had a special celebration to commemorate Roan's new haircut while Choua was camping with his buddies over the weekend. It included candles and singing, "Happy Birthday." I don't think I've ever seen Roan's bare head before. He came out with the softest, sweetest hair.

Now that he can change his own clothes, he'll go into his own drawers and look for his super hero PJ's and change into them at a whim. I found him like this on Sunday before Choua got home. He was completely dressed. BTW...I went back to Walmart to get more of these cute PJ's (and in Superman also), but they were all gone. If anyone finds any size 3s or 4s, please let me know or pick them up for me. I'll pay you for them.

Don'cha love the twisted shorts? He hasn't quite perfected the pulling the bottoms up right.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

kicking my butt

Just popping in to say 'Hello!' Just trying to keep afloat in the ocean of life. I have mentioned that I am lame, right? We cut Roan's hair again...very short! I'll post up in the next post. He looks so different now! I had a hard time looking for him at the splash pad on Saturday.