Mac turns 10

The pictures tell the story here.  Friends, movie, gifts, Six Flags!

Just Girls Playing

Playing around on a Saturday

Thanksgiving

Fifteen years ago, a college freshman girl took a “friend” home for Thanksgiving because he had no where to go.  Three years later they were married.  It’s 2009, and we’re still making the trek to Sulphur Springs, with children of our own.

Playing around.

Lounging (left: Adam & Maigan; right: lazy dog Brownie)

Happy Thanksgiving!  And just for fun, because no day is complete without a tumbling pass:

The State Fair of Texas

It’s become an annual tradition.  School gives kids free tickets to the State Fair of Texas.  Mommy has inservice.  Daddy withdraws obscene amounts of cash and takes girls with their “free” tickets.

Facepainting is always a hit.  Libs was up for the activity but removed it in the car!  Ash enjoyed closing her eyelids to reveal the snake eyes.

This were hasty snapshots that were inspired by better photos.  Having fun with depth of field.

First Day of School 2009

Ok, it’s that time for obligatory pictures of kids and teachers!  Much has changed since The First Day of School last year.  Here are side-by-side comparisons!

mac LCS 2008-2009

libs LCS 2008-2009
ash LCS 2008-2009

Family Portraits

Ed Brock and I had a running joke.  We could guarantee rain by scheduling a time for outdoor pictures.  Our first scheduled date, 6/11/09, was the date of the Flower Mound tornado.  The second time was rained out, too.

As Jamie reported in her facebook status, on July 16 we overcame tears over ants, 100 degree temps, Ashton’s sick tummy, and in-coming storms (again!)

A few items of trivia:

  • Official high temperature for Highland Village on 7/16/09 was 102°
  • Our photographer, Ed Brock, once won the coveted Golden Egg by the DSVC for his work in commercial design.  Stan Richards writes about Ed in his book (find an excerpt here)
  • He used a Canham field camera and a Horizon panoramic camera (read: not digital)
  • We were a stone’s throw from Super Walmart
  • Our photographer is legally blind

…a few more pics…

some more pictures from Liberty choir presentations and taekwondo belt test:

Presentations Galore

It’s that time of year again…when kids’ activities culminate in a show-off of what they have learned!  This is just the beginning for the Michael family…the end of our week included:

stay tuned for some gymnastics & cheerleading thrown in as well!

Another First

Liberty begins offering girls basketball at 3rd grade.  Mac decided to give it a try!  Here are a few pics from the first half of the season.

…you’re going down…

…wait for it…about 0:16…turn up your volume!

Two years late, the Michaels have discovered Wii.  And boxing.

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