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    Quote Originally Posted by ftmom View Post
    This week hasn't been fabulous for me so far. I lost my wallet on Sunday and it still hasn't shown up, and now the baby is down with Croup. He is miserable, not sleeping, and DH is leaving town for a course this afternoon. We dont finish school till the end of the month, but preschool is done tomorrow. DS and I have been painting flower pots for his teachers. We did them in blue and orange (his favorite colours) and they say 'thank you for helping me grow' around the rim, and then his hand prints underneath. We just finished this morning and will be planting the plants in them this afternoon.
    Sorry you have not had a great week. Sounds like a fun craft though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ftmom View Post
    If you dont want to be too matchy, find a colour wheel and pick colours either next to each other, or directly across from each other, then keep everyone's clothes in those colours. This is what our photographer recommends. If you want to match, I love jeans and white button downs.
    Boo, sorry you are having a bad week so far. I hope it gets better!

    I'm definitely not into being to matchy. I've been scouring google images and pinterest for what I like and what i don't like.

    I think part of the problem for me is that there are so many of us. If there were just 4 of us, i think i would find it easier, but with 7 of us I am finding it more difficult. And the other problem is that I'm just worrying about it too much. I should just pick something and go with it. Anywho....

    For example I like this:
    (Minus the giant barnacle on the baby's head)

    I think i like this, even though the colors aren't something I'd pick:


    And i like these:




    But even the last two i'm afraid borderline on a little too color coordinated for my taste

    I saw some where everyone was wearing something very different and i still liked it:


    I DON'T like these:






    And no one get on me for sharing random people's photos! I found them on the internets where the world can find them! They look like lovely families and I'm sure they are all wonderful people and all that jazz

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    I am sure the pictures will be lovely no matter what you decide.

    I have been working on freezing radishes for the first time. I needed to pick them from my garden because they had started to bolt. I really have no idea what to do with them other than soup. I am going to make home made soup and try it out tonight. If we just can't stand them, I will take them to church and give them away. I cut them up really small so they will not be something my girls can see easily. The reason I planted them in the first place is because they were supposed to help repel bugs naturally. I hope the girls like them because they are supposed to be really good for you. (I confess to hoping I like them too) I also have been getting a small bowl of snap peas a day. Those get eaten up right away though. We have gotten lots of lettuce already. I have dozens of green tomatoes and small cucumbers growing, but they are not ready to eat yet.

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    I totally agree on those matchy matchy pictures...not a fan. In the first pic you posted (holy crap that kid's headband flower is HUGE), I love the yellow and grey (which is a popular combo these days) and I think it looks good with some turquoise thrown in, but to me the standing up little girl looks like she doesn't match...like they forgot to include her in their clothing choice consideration

    I do think that the clothes make a huge difference in family pics, and I can't see all the pics that you posted (for some reason some show up and some don't) but I think shades of grey with any splash of color usually look great.

    Bonita, have you tried the radishes raw? I grew up eating them on salads, etc...or they are great with just a little low-fat ranch dip or dressing. I personally have never had them cooked!
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    I found out I did NOT get the job, they went with an internal candidate who could start immediately ( I could not start till July 15 due to childcare). I'm very relieved, honestly. I wasn't suer that I was going to take it and this makes the decision easy. Have been in knots for two weeks at the thought of coming out of retirement .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    I found out I did NOT get the job, they went with an internal candidate who could start immediately ( I could not start till July 15 due to childcare). I'm very relieved, honestly. I wasn't suer that I was going to take it and this makes the decision easy. Have been in knots for two weeks at the thought of coming out of retirement .
    I am glad that you are feeling good about the decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SID081108 View Post

    Bonita, have you tried the radishes raw? I grew up eating them on salads, etc...or they are great with just a little low-fat ranch dip or dressing. I personally have never had them cooked!
    I ate one straight out of the garden (After I washed it). It was ok, but I do not see myself eating tons that way. I also wanted to use the greens and not just throw them away. I also tasted those. They tasted like grass to me. I figure though in soup some of the good stuff will seep into the broth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KimPossible View Post
    We are having family portraits done on Sunday and I really need to think about what we are going to wear. This is not something we regularly do so I really want the pics to come out well. Picking clothes for this type of thing is NOT something that comes naturally to me.

    I still have to buy Seamus a Father's Day gift.
    I've never understood this. Why are you buying a Father's Day gift for your husband? Of course I've never understood giving gifts beyond a token heart-felt-hand-made-by-the-kids-something for these so-called holidays, either.

    I don't have either of my favorite family portraits on my work computer, but I'll try to describe them. The first, we had nine people and we chose four coordinating colors (beige, white, black, and blue) and tried to get a variety of patterns & textures mixed with solids. Nana is sitting in the middle, the rest of us are sitting or standing around her. Me in a beige ribbed turtleneck, Tiven is a baby in light blue fluffy jacket over a blue & pink flower print skirt, my mom in a beige top with black piping around the neck and in a design down the front, sister in white button-down shirt with black jacket, another sister in blue ruffly blouse with white sweater, Nana in a white top with rows of small blue & pink flowers, neice in a pin-striped black tailored top, little nephew in a blue & brown plaid shirt, older nephew in a black t-shirt with orange flames. We sat him on a low stool so only his shoulders are showing!

    My second favorite family photo isn't my family, but my sister's extended family. It wasn't an organized shoot, they just decided to snap a pic since everyone was together at her ILs for Thanksgiving a few years ago. Someone noticed that most of the people were wearing solid colors, so they arranged by color, in a rainbow effect. The end result was something similar to this, but I'm not sure if it would work with only seven people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacers View Post
    I've never understood this. Why are you buying a Father's Day gift for your husband? Of course I've never understood giving gifts beyond a token heart-felt-hand-made-by-the-kids-something for these so-called holidays, either.
    Because he's the father of my children and I value his role as a father probably more than almost anyone else could, aside from the kids...who also show their appreciate that day.

    And we enjoy giving gifts to each other

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    I found out I did NOT get the job, they went with an internal candidate who could start immediately ( I could not start till July 15 due to childcare). I'm very relieved, honestly. I wasn't suer that I was going to take it and this makes the decision easy. Have been in knots for two weeks at the thought of coming out of retirement .
    David Letterman is retiring. Such great memories of watching him over the past thirty-two years!

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